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One of the problems creating such a bad image for diesels is the number of owners who fit a "tuning" device that simply makes more fuel get injected, which has the obvious side effect of increasing some emissions - especially when accelerating.

I drove behind (a LONG WAY behind) a van last week that emitted so much smoke when accelerating that you could see the strip of smoke particles lying on the road where he had accelerated!
 
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One of the problems creating such a bad image for diesels is the number of owners who fit a "tuning" device that simply makes more fuel get injected, which has the obvious side effect of increasing some emissions - especially when accelerating.

I drove behind (a LONG WAY behind) a van last week that emitted so much smoke when accelerating that you could see the strip of smoke particles lying on the road where he had accelerated!

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Me too movement...... and in TDI VE Mechanical supercharged 4 + 2 stroke scavenger Diesel + 4 motion & manual 6 speed with a 4 wheel lock function in my dream, oh and all black carbon fiber foils and Recaro plush racing seats!
 
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New Skoda Octavia 4 revealed (Skoda equivalent of VW Golf 8) including mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions
It sure looks a lot smarter than the MK8 Golf.

But still the stupid touchscreen thing...
 
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But still the stupid touchscreen thing...
Many similar comments from Octavia III owners, for example - I come behind a smelly diesel truck and want to switch the A/C to recirc mode? On the Octavia III you just press 1 button, but on the Octavia IV you have to work through the touchscreen menus to find the Recirc soft key (while driving along...).

Seems VAG have gone for style over function :banghead:
 
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VW getting fined again! They're gonna be bankrupt at this rate:

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen fined €100m after forming cartel to buy steel
http://news.sky.com/story/bmw-daiml...0m-after-forming-cartel-to-buy-steel-11866387
BMW said it would pay a penalty amounting to €28m.
Daimler will have to pay €23.5m
Volkswagen ... declined to comment on the amount it would pay but welcomed the end of the cartel probe.
So if the total is €100m, VAG's share is less than €50m. That's pocket change to them. :D

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If you read the last paragraph it appears that there is an ongoing investigation by the EU in German car manufacturers colluding on emission technologies. I think their bank balance is going to take a bigger hit than 50millon
 
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Mere Pennie's when funds are backed with Nazi Gold or other collected treasure that already made interest on, huh?
 
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Mere Pennie's when funds are backed with Nazi Gold or other collected treasure that already made interest on, huh?
The way it's going the German govt may want to wash their hands with them. Shut the company down and re-open as WV lol!
 
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