Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 38

Thread: VW. Tip ofthe iceberg? Death knell for diesels?

  1. #21
    Senior Member Lighttouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    3,800
    The software that is in question was designed by Bosch back in 2007. Even then it was known internally that emmission testing equipment could be duped but nobody thought it was a big deal and the story was buried.

    What's interesting is that lots of people who bought new VWs will be in for compensation. This will be good for the auto trade as people will have compensation that they want to spend on . . . a new car!

    One way to boost the economy is by getting big companies to 'splash the cash' in compensation payments.

  2. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1,265
    VW have put £5b aside but cost could top £30b. Politics will rear head if Germany government try to save VW. Very serious times ahead. We need to know who knew what. Another example of corporate entities putting profit first. Who can be trusted now?

  3. #23
    Senior Member Lighttouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    3,800

  4. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    386
    Quote Originally Posted by CTCELT88 View Post
    How can you be so sure Warkman? I wouldn't be surprised if other manufacturers are doing the same thing.

    Your dislike for German cars is well known on here.

    You drive a Skoda. They could end up implicated in this as they are part of the VW group.
    Warkman hates german cars (ok I hate fords Ill admit) but he drives a Skoda mmm now mmm to Warkman he owns a Skoda thats owned by vw and they all have all their engines drive trains you name it by vw mmm double standards then just a thought!!!

  5. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1,265
    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty View Post
    Warkman hates german cars (ok I hate fords Ill admit) but he drives a Skoda mmm now mmm to Warkman he owns a Skoda thats owned by vw and they all have all their engines drive trains you name it by vw mmm double standards then just a thought!!!
    Seat and Skoda in reality are quasi - German cars. Damaged brand now? Will second hand values plummet?

  6. #26
    Senior Member Lighttouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    3,800
    Looks like VW are changing course and ramping up the hybrid/electric car area. They are going to invest more into research and development of electric cars than the combined budget of the top four car companies combined.

    It looks like the electric/hybrid car will be coming of age.

    Let's see what happens.

  7. #27
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1,265
    This may be the case but VW certain to have very bad publicity over next few years further damaging brand. Bit like FIFA story it will run and run. We already seeing VW second hand prices suffering.

  8. #28
    Senior Member nukecad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    West Cumbria (Lake District)
    Posts
    9,728
    Quote Originally Posted by Lighttouch View Post
    Looks like VW are changing course and ramping up the hybrid/electric car area.
    I've heard their new model is going to be called the Volkswagen Fiasco.
    I don't know everything. - But I'm good at searching for, and finding, stuff.

    Migration from ESA to Universal Credit- Click here for information.

  9. #29
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1,265
    Perhaps a big cat theme starting with the 'cheetah'

  10. #30
    Senior Member Lighttouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    3,800
    Or perhaps they can start producing just 'Electric' cars and rebrand themselves but still keep the Volkswagon / VW logo but call themselves 'Volts-Wagon' instead!!

Similar Threads

  1. Scared to death of PIP medical / What should I expect?
    By leeappleyard61 in forum Benefits - help & advice on disability benefits, incapacity benefits, ESA and DLA
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 23-06-15, 14:17
  2. Payment after death ???
    By smokie899 in forum Benefits - help & advice on disability benefits, incapacity benefits, ESA and DLA
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 26-09-14, 19:28
  3. Another death - bedroom tax
    By sea queen in forum News and general discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 26-06-13, 16:09
  4. ATOS Death toll....
    By ***Force_Majeure_007*** in forum News and general discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-12-12, 17:53

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •