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The Tsunami in Wolfsburg continues...

To my mind, striving to be the "largest" was the dumbest strategy all along....

"The goal now is to achieve 'qualitative growth' over sheer volume supremacy."

VW: We Won't Be No. 1 Automaker by 2018, Every Model Under Review ? News ? Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog

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The name "Made in Germany" is destroyed, they really fucked this up big time!
Got a friend that just bought the new VW Passat 2.0 TDI, with the engine with cheat software, he just rolled back to the dealer, dropped the key on the desk and said "give me my money back, you sold me a false product" and went out an bought a Mazda6 instead
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I was on the verge of getting a GTI, but the news hit and now I'm strongly considering a 3 (though, honestly, it's hard to walk away from a GTI).
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splash.... now's the time to go get a heavily discounted GTI.... I've heard that a base GTI can be had for between $20-$22K w/loyalty discounts.

Oh Good: Volkswagen Understated CO2 Emissions On Some Gasoline Cars Too

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VW Reveals It Misstated Emissions of Gas Cars

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Bob Lutz, pinning the tail on the donkey...

"That's the way he [Ferdinand PiŰch] ran everything. It's what I call a reign of terror and a culture where performance was driven by fear and intimidation. He just says, 'You will sell diesels in the U.S., and you will not fail. Do it, or I'll find somebody who will.' The guy was absolutely brutal."

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Wow... never thought I'd see a day when VAG execs had to start approaching their plans for international travel like Roman Polanski and Hank Kissinger do....

Volkswagen managers afraid to travel to the US for fear of prosecution

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Never liked vw.I test drove a gti in07-08 when I had a06 rsx-s.The gti was dull compared to the acura.Very happy with my 14 mazda3.
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building a better mouse-trap

"The new and more unpredictable testing represents a sea change from the traditional, highly controlled lab setting where vehicles are put on a treadmill, wired up with sensors and run through a standardized and familiar routine.

"'Manufacturers have asked us what the test conditions would be, and we’ve told them that they don’t have a need to know,' Mr. Grundler said. 'It will be random.'"

E.P.A. Expands On-Road Emissions Testing to All Diesel Models


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Apparently, what Bob Lutz has said (see post #6 above) is valid....

"Employees were afraid to admit to Mr. Winterkorn that they could not meet the goals, and decided to cheat, Bild am Sonntag reported. The newspaper’s reports about Volkswagen have been reliable in the past, and a person close to top management, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said he had no reason to doubt the information."

Volkswagen Says Whistle-Blower Pushed It to Admit Broader Cheating

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