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Old 09-18-2015, 09:39 AM   #1
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VW recalls 500K cars ,fined $18B


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Old 09-18-2015, 10:30 AM   #2
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Clean diesel, huh. I had a diesel Jetta wagon for a rental once and thought to myself that it can't be as clean as they claim when I can smell the exhaust. Driving behind other VW diesels in the Boxster I can always smell the exhaust and I try to get out from behind them ASAP. If this is really true VW deserves what's coming to them.
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:56 AM   #3
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Typical. The U.S. isn't allowed to have efficient diesel cars.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:22 PM   #4
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Not true.

They have admitted culpability in defeating smog controls on 4-cyl diesel cars from 2009-. The amount of the penalty could be UP TO $37k per car or UP TO $18B. Criminal actions could also occur. And expect class action lawyers to feed as the recall changes the MPG and cheats the owners of the cars of the claimed MPG.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:46 PM   #5
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Yeah, I am sure the good old US trucks are no threat to public health, but those few diesel cars are...lol...hypocratic lobby BS...
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:15 PM   #6
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Bigger crime is the joke penalty to GM of $900M while admitting criminal wrong doing re: ignition switches which knowingly killed at least 150 people...
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:21 PM   #7
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And then there's these winners:


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