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 Post subject: New VW Diesel emissions test news.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:34 am 
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Fresh VW gate news.

The approved VW fix results in increased fuel consumption and corresponding carbon footprint, negligible NOx reduction.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/5788903/new-dieselgate-claims-as-volkswagens-use-14-more-fuel-after-emissions-cheat-fix/
https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/3434697/the-vw-customers-terrified-to-drive-after-software-update-caused-their-cars-to-lose-power-on-the-motorway-doing-60mph/

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 Post subject: Re: New VW Diesel emissions test news.
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For what it is or is not worth The Sun is a UK tabloid "newspaper" with at best an interesting history when it comes to factual reporting.

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 Post subject: Re: New VW Diesel emissions test news.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:33 pm 
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papaindigo wrote:
For what it is or is not worth The Sun is a UK tabloid "newspaper" with at best an interesting history when it comes to factual reporting.


This. The Sun should not be taken as in any way a reputable or accurate source of news. Page 3 (Google it; NSFW) is about the only thing it does with any sort of trustworthiness.

Also, speaking as the owner of a Dieselgate Jetta that went under the knife for the fix... We've seen negligible differences in performance or economy since it was performed nearly six months ago. Perhaps the EU-approved modifications were different and had a greater impact, but in our usage on a US-model vehicle it's barely perceptible.

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 Post subject: Re: New VW Diesel emissions test news.
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Hey now... Lets not all pick on The Sun too terribly. Page 3 is a fine institution, supported by only the UK's finest daily-delivered fishwrap.

It was also something of a given that anything that VW did would be picked apart by regulators and hungry shar...Lawyers. Announcing that the fixes reduce fuel economy plays into that narrative which could be a basis for further legal fees and long-running lawsuits, reality be dammed.

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 Post subject: Re: New VW Diesel emissions test news.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:14 pm 
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Ok I'll rephrase. The Sun is a shining (pun intended) example of quality UK journalism.

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