Volkswagen...an unbelievable thing

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    Through means which it would be indelicate to divulge, I have come to learn that Volkswagen of America has a parking lot in my area in which are stored approximately 3,500 beautiful, late-model used cars, all of which are "in limbo" due to the infamous airbag recall. They are mainly perfect, and include very desirable as well as not-so-desirable models.

    They are paying a contractor to start the cars and run them periodically, and ensure that the tire pressures are maintained. This has been going on for months on end. VW is paying weekly, on a per-car basis for this service. The cost must be stupendous.

    What will this mean for the used car market for VW's when and if this finally resolved? Will the airbag manufacturer possibly be able to make VW whole? I can't imagine.

    This is one lot in a tiny corner of one state. Presumably it is duplicated at what...hundreds?...of other lots around the country, and possibly around the globe.

    It is an interesting and unbelievable thing, though true.
     
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    Probably the TDI recall, not airbags.
     
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    I would love to have a TDI Passat. Can I buy one?

    Great cars. Fuck the government.
     
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    And yet you're still here.
     
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    Meaning???
     
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    VW diesel vehicles not welcome in Britain...
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    Protesters storm cargo ship to keep VW diesel vehicles out of Britain
    Sept. 21, 2017 -- Members of the environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday climbed aboard a cargo container carrying diesel-powered Volkswagens -- in an attempt to keep them out of Britain.
     
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    Diesels are very fuel efficient and emissions are nearly zero.

    Stupid people do stupid things.
     
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    Unbelievable...
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    Volkswagen Beetle to end next year

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    Volkswagen on Thursday announced that it would end production of its iconic Beetle cars next year after adding a pair of final editions of the insect-inspired vehicles.

     
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    Never been a fan but it sucks to see them go.
    The newest Beatles actually looked pretty cool and were fast for what they were.
    They almost kept up with my Supercharged Tacoma.
     
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    To a true VW fan, the current "beetle" has always been a sham. The original car was ingenious, efficient, long-lasting, easy to repair, and somewhat fun to drive. The list of its shortcomings would fill a fairly large page. It was unsafe, rust-prone, slow as a rock, not particularly fuel efficient, not very comfortable or useful, and, to put it bluntly, ugly.

    But so what? People loved them, and the idea of fixing all the flaws was a little bit sacrilegious.
     
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