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Re: Volkswagen in deep scheisse

Postby xjrguy » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:43 pm

jhwalker wrote:
xjrguy wrote:Looks like I got rid of my VW just in time.

Granted it was a VR6 gas model (CC VR6) but I would imagine resale would still take a hit due to the cloud of all this hanging over the brand.

My new Porsche Twin Turbo was a worthy replacement. :)

VW is definitely in hot water. Can't imagine why they thought this was a good idea or that they would get away with it.


My Porsche TT was a massive ticket creator. It was pretty impossible to drive it slowly. Details?


Picked up a 2009 997 TT cab with only 6400 miles. CPO car too. Auto Gallery.

....oh and a Prius too.

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Re: Volkswagen in deep scheisse

Postby jhwalker » Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:38 am

xjrguy wrote:
jhwalker wrote:
xjrguy wrote:Looks like I got rid of my VW just in time.

Granted it was a VR6 gas model (CC VR6) but I would imagine resale would still take a hit due to the cloud of all this hanging over the brand.

My new Porsche Twin Turbo was a worthy replacement. :)

VW is definitely in hot water. Can't imagine why they thought this was a good idea or that they would get away with it.


My Porsche TT was a massive ticket creator. It was pretty impossible to drive it slowly. Details?


Picked up a 2009 997 TT cab with only 6400 miles. CPO car too. Auto Gallery.

....oh and a Prius too.

Sorry for OT :dance:


Nice, sounds like some history there. Was the prev owner a collector? From the 4 years that we kept the 2004 TT Cab that I had, I have fond memories. If you have a set of pics, would love to see. :-D
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Re: Volkswagen in deep scheisse

Postby xjrguy » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:00 pm

jhwalker wrote:
xjrguy wrote:
jhwalker wrote:
xjrguy wrote:Looks like I got rid of my VW just in time.

Granted it was a VR6 gas model (CC VR6) but I would imagine resale would still take a hit due to the cloud of all this hanging over the brand.

My new Porsche Twin Turbo was a worthy replacement. :)

VW is definitely in hot water. Can't imagine why they thought this was a good idea or that they would get away with it.


My Porsche TT was a massive ticket creator. It was pretty impossible to drive it slowly. Details?


Picked up a 2009 997 TT cab with only 6400 miles. CPO car too. Auto Gallery.

....oh and a Prius too.

Sorry for OT :dance:


Nice, sounds like some history there. Was the prev owner a collector? From the 4 years that we kept the 2004 TT Cab that I had, I have fond memories. If you have a set of pics, would love to see. :-D



I was told by AG that the first owner was a professor at Pepperdine University.

Car was almost new. Wind deflector was never used. Not a scratch on it and completely stock.

My first Porsche and I love it.

Will take some pics soon and post.
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Re: Volkswagen in deep scheisse

Postby jhwalker » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:48 pm

Amazing background.

We loved our 2004. It was "stock" but stock included over-sized turbos from the factory. It made so sense to keep it as we had just purchased the land in Mexico. The warranty was running out, it was beginning to accumulate miles. The annual tune was due, insurance was due, and I was feeling poor. After 4 fun years of ownership, I sold it for just a hair over 60% of the original cost. (gulp) Painful. Terri was really po'd that we sold it.
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Re: Volkswagen in deep scheisse

Postby Tetge » Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:32 pm

Lucky that you sold it. AP has published that VW has killed thousands a year because of their deceit and Audi has now admitted to using the same device. Porsche is part of the killer family, and, may also suffer the same fate as all of VW. Thousands dead and gassed by the Germans. Can you say war crime like trial? And, we all know that if AP said it, it must be true.
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Re: Volkswagen in deep scheisse

Postby jhwalker » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:39 pm

lol
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Re: Volkswagen in deep scheisse

Postby Tetge » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:14 am

It turns out that, believe it or not, diesels are dirty. Who would ever have imagined that? And, it also turns out that it is quite likely that everyone cheated to get their diesels certified. Of course, VW got caught first, and this opened the door to wondering about the others. So, after they hang VW, won't they have to take equally severe measures against all the others? Will the diesel scandal finish off a bunch of car companies? If so, it is looking good for Ford and GM since they will be the last players standing.


>>>>>>>>>>>Another four car makers have joined the list of those whose diesel cars emit more pollution on the road than in regulatory tests, the issue that has created a massive scandal and major recall for Germany's Volkswagen AG VLKAY, +6.87% VOW3, +1.83% the Guardian reported Friday. Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi vehicles were all found to perform differently on the road than in test conditions, the Guardian said, citing data from Emissions Analytics, who tested the cars. The paper quoted Nick Molden from Emissions Analystics as saying the the issue is systemic across the industry. The report comes after the paper last week reported the same issue was found with cars made by Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat, Volvo and Jeep<<<<<<<<<<
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Re: Volkswagen in deep scheisse

Postby xbacksideslider » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:58 am

And who butters the bread of Emissions Analytics?
Cronies in action.

I have no doubt that what this Nick Molden says is true.
I also have no doubt that the regulators will reward him, and his company, for his having said so.
Anytime something is regulated, it is becomes legalistic.
Legalistic, in the sense that the edge goes to those who best finagle the rules.


Here's more, VW withdraws certification applications for 2016, no more VW diesels.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/10/eri ... e-diesels/
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Re: Volkswagen in deep scheisse

Postby xbacksideslider » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:18 pm

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... CMP=twt_gu

Turns out most, if not all, manufacturers emit more in real life than on the test dyno.

But, Hollywood will write the history -
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/ ... 7020151012
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Re: Volkswagen in deep scheisse

Postby xbacksideslider » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:32 pm

http://ericpetersautos.com/2015/11/09/t ... n-nickels/


Pre-paid credit cards, but a re-flash first.

VW buying indulgences from the high church EPA?
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