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Post  mtbeerwah on Wed 23 Sep 2015, 9:44 am

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So...one of the worlds biggest brands tarnished by lying of emission claims!!

They purposely developed software, to cheat emission standard claims while been tested.

It is now stated that 11million cars world wide, have been fitted with cheating software, to pass emission laws, and VW, well, they`re in big trouble.
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Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 7:20 am

I`m quiet disappointed by that photo!!

I thought she`d have a "Tramp Stamp"
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Post  madmax on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 7:32 am


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Post  Hammy on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 8:00 am

@madmax wrote:

lol! lol! lol!  That's Gold.

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Post  Hammy on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 8:03 am

Thanks to Volkswagen, I'm now even starting to doubt if Herbie was a true story.   Crying or Very sad

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Post  paul on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 8:43 am

@Hammy wrote:Thanks to Volkswagen, I'm now even starting to doubt if Herbie was a true story.   Crying or Very sad
When I was 17 I had a VW & the local drive in had a night you could get in for free to watch Herbie if you drove in in a VW . ..................10 of us got into mine around the corner from the drive in to drive through the gates so we could get in for free, including one in the boot LOL .......( they had a place by the kiosk you could sit & watch the movie ) You couldn't get away with that shit these days .

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Post  truck on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 9:23 am

@paul wrote:
@Hammy wrote:Thanks to Volkswagen, I'm now even starting to doubt if Herbie was a true story.   Crying or Very sad
When I was 17 I had a VW & the local drive in had a night you could get in for free to watch Herbie if you drove in in a VW . ..................10 of us got into mine around the corner from the drive in to drive through the gates so we could get in for free, including one in the boot LOL .......( they had a place by the kiosk you could sit & watch the movie ) You couldn't get away with that shit these days .

In the boot? how big was your friend?
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Post  Hammy on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 9:30 am

Paul has very small friends.   You may be familiar with some of them.  Ken. Barbie. Raggedy Ann.     Razz

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Post  paul on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 9:37 am

lol! lol!

We couldn't close it , & the lad in there kept lifting lifting it up to wave at other people, which made it interesting to see where we were going Shocked

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Post  mtbeerwah on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 11:17 am

Bloody VW`s...my Brother is 52, and still has his first car(beetle) he bought when he was 17.

He`s one of those nuts, that has devoted his life to VW`s, and has almost every model ever made..."almost"

When I first told him about this story, he was in denial, and that VW would never do such a thing, and was trying to come up with excuses, that it was a scam.

I just laughed.  He was serious too.

He now doesn`t talk about it.    Reality has set in!!!!
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Post  truck on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 12:30 pm

@paul wrote:lol! lol!

We couldn't close it , & the lad in there kept lifting lifting it up to wave at other people, which made it interesting to see where we were going Shocked
My mistake, I thought you were talking about the back boot not the front boot - I am old school where the boot was at the back of the car not the front. 
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Post  Chook on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 1:02 pm

@truck wrote:
@paul wrote:lol! lol!

We couldn't close it , & the lad in there kept lifting lifting it up to wave at other people, which made it interesting to see where we were going Shocked
My mistake, I thought you were talking about the back boot not the front boot - I am old school where the boot was at the back of the car not the front. 
The old school VWs boot was at the front, only the newer ones figured out they were getting it wrong
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Post  BanditDave on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 2:34 pm

Isn't the Volkswagen country of origin on the short list to build Australian submarines??

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Post  Re-Cycled on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 4:02 pm

@BanditDave wrote:Isn't the Volkswagen country of origin on the short list to build Australian submarines??

We can wipe out our enemies with our emissions! lol!

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Post  Bosco15 on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 4:48 pm

I had a VW with a boot at the front and at the back.
A '67 type 3 notchback. Awesome.

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Post  paul on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 7:42 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:I had a VW with a boot at the front and at the back.
A '67 type 3 notchback. Awesome.
The beetle also had an area behind the rear squab .....sort of a boot but not like the type 3 notchback ..............showoff lol! , but any self respecting VW owner made a parcel shelf for it & fitted speakers in it  Laughing

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Post  Re-Cycled on Fri 25 Sep 2015, 11:21 pm

@paul wrote:
@Bosco15 wrote:I had a VW with a boot at the front and at the back.
A '67 type 3 notchback. Awesome.
The beetle also had an area behind the rear squab .....sort of a boot but not like the type 3 notchback ..............showoff  lol! , but any self respecting VW owner made a parcel shelf for it & fitted speakers in it  Laughing

Never did get around to securing that shelf, periodically the shelf would fall into said cavity, don't remember actually storing anything there.

I did upgrade the manual pump windscreen washers to electric jobbies purchased from K Mart.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 26 Sep 2015, 12:54 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:I had a VW with a boot at the front and at the back.
A '67 type 3 notchback. Awesome.

ha ha..do you want another one mate!!
 
my brothers got one sitting there, that he`s going to do up for the past 10 yrs

He`s got:  Type 3`s
                Kombi vans and ute.
                Beetles
                Golf
                Passat
                VW powered Army Generator
                VW power ride on mower 

TO MUCH...
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Post  Chook on Sat 26 Sep 2015, 1:24 pm

I can remember one of my old trade school teachers building himself a light plane powered by a supercharged VW motor
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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 9:30 am

I now see that Porsche have been pulled into this game.

But if your buying a Porsche, your not going to care about emissions anyway Smile
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Post  reddog on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 9:35 am

A work mate of mine has just been through the wringer with vw Australia over a warranty claim that they won't honor. It has to be one of the worst cases of poor customer service I've heard of in years. Worst is that he can not even trade the car due to this ecu software problem not being rectified in Australia
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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 10:03 am

@reddog wrote:A work mate of mine has just been through the wringer with vw Australia over a warranty claim that they won't honor. It has to be one of the worst cases of poor customer service I've heard of in years. Worst is that he can not even trade the car due to this ecu software problem not being rectified in Australia

I think that needs to be publicly recognised.
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Post  paul on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 6:17 pm

@mtbeerwah wrote:
@reddog wrote:A work mate of mine has just been through the wringer with vw Australia over a warranty claim that they won't honor. It has to be one of the worst cases of poor customer service I've heard of in years. Worst is that he can not even trade the car due to this ecu software problem not being rectified in Australia

I think that needs to be publicly recognised.
+ 1 ................name & shame  Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Chook on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 7:22 pm

@paul wrote:
@mtbeerwah wrote:
@reddog wrote:A work mate of mine has just been through the wringer with vw Australia over a warranty claim that they won't honor. It has to be one of the worst cases of poor customer service I've heard of in years. Worst is that he can not even trade the car due to this ecu software problem not being rectified in Australia

I think that needs to be publicly recognised.
+ 1 ................name & shame  Evil or Very Mad
VW got caught, my gut says there will be plenty more to come yet
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Post  paul on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 7:31 pm

@Chook wrote:
@paul wrote:
@mtbeerwah wrote:
@reddog wrote:A work mate of mine has just been through the wringer with vw Australia over a warranty claim that they won't honor. It has to be one of the worst cases of poor customer service I've heard of in years. Worst is that he can not even trade the car due to this ecu software problem not being rectified in Australia

I think that needs to be publicly recognised.
+ 1 ................name & shame  Evil or Very Mad
VW got caught, my gut says there will be plenty more to come yet
Wouldn't surprise me ..............

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Post  reddog on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 9:50 pm

@paul wrote:
@mtbeerwah wrote:
@reddog wrote:A work mate of mine has just been through the wringer with vw Australia over a warranty claim that they won't honor. It has to be one of the worst cases of poor customer service I've heard of in years. Worst is that he can not even trade the car due to this ecu software problem not being rectified in Australia

I think that needs to be publicly recognised.
+ 1 ................name & shame  Evil or Very Mad
Don't buy a car or get it serviced at geographe motor group, especially a Volkswagen http://www.bunburyvolkswagen.com.au/vw/

Vw Australia have no morals. I have a vw jetta diesel and will continue to service it myself.
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