Volkswagen Really

@Marcyaz (35589)
United States
November 9, 2015 2:01pm CST
Why won't they buy back those vehicles that do not meet the Emissions Test. The people who bought the volkswagen will receive a Gift Card for $500 that can be spent anywhere and also they will be receive another card worth another $500 but that one can only be spent at Volkswagen dealorships. Another perk will be free roadside assistance for the next three years. I don't feel this is enough compensation for cheating. They are trying to make up for the cheating on their emissions, wonder if they would have done this if they had not been caught.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
9 Nov 15
Since the intention was to deceive the emissions test it seems logical to assume that nothing would have happened if they had not been found out.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
It does seem that way.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
9 Nov 15
That sucks to hear, im a VW driver. I have the Amarok pickup turbo diesel
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
After hearing about this when it is time to buy another vehicle will you buy a VW or do you now have second thoughts on their honesty.
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
10 Nov 15
@Marcyaz I have never owned a VW although I had thought about it back when they were punch buggies. At the time they were the only car that was gas efficient. Now most cars are gas efficient and I would never consider a VW, mostly because they are small and it is hard for me to get in and out of small cars now.
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• United States
9 Nov 15
@Marcyaz The VW corp. should be replacing the entire vehicle or refunding the money spent on the vehicle. As long as it does not meet EPA standards it is not drivable!
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@jstory07 (72272)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Nov 15
They should have to fix each car.
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@LeaPea2417 (23127)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Nov 15
@jstory07 I agree.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
Bernie, I think they should buy the vehicles back.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
9 Nov 15
should be able to take it to the dealership and get it fixed for free plus roadside
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• United States
10 Nov 15
The fix is coming.
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
10 Nov 15
While I admit that I had not heard of this before this discussion, in my opinion they should definitely be required to fix the cars or replace them as the first line of correction. Then the gift cards and the road assistance should be required as punishment for trying to cheat.
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@WorDazza (10089)
• Manchester, England
9 Nov 15
I'm in two minds over this! On the one hand (OK two hands!!) it isn't acceptable to mislead consumers (and the regulators) in the way they have done. On the other hand, taking into account individual parts manufacture, transporting of parts for assembly etc. a car will generate many, many times more pollution during it's manufacture than it ever will during it's operating lifetime. So, essentially, imposing stricter and stricter vehicle emissions regulations on manufacturers is akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic!!!
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
No it isn't acceptable to mislead regulators and if they didn't want to follow the rules then they shouldn't ship their cars over to the US or any other country that has emission rules.
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@WorDazza (10089)
• Manchester, England
10 Nov 15
@Marcyaz I completely agree. Them's the rules. Stick to them or suffer the consequences. I just think the regulators are targeting a comparatively insignificant aspect of vehicle pollution!
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
9 Nov 15
I also think they should pay something to the states to cover environmental damage
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@dodoazo (22044)
• Philippines
9 Nov 15
I don't have any car of any built nor I have gotten one. I don't have any knowledge about it, but I do understand what is emission test all about. In our place, our local Land Transformation Organization is too strict in implementing the control of emission from any vehicle to avoid strong air pollution. I don't think it is a form of cheating for that promotion the Volksvagen company.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
Of course it is cheating no doubt about it.
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@dodoazo (22044)
• Philippines
11 Nov 15
@Marcyaz Well, if it is that so. They have to stop it and refrain making people fooled. It is not good.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
11 Nov 15
@dodoazo No, it is not good to try and fool people.
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
10 Nov 15
Somewhere on the daily newspaper, I read that they are now thinking about some payouts to the people who purchased those pieces. I would have to agree with @Berniezeitler in that they should have replaced the defective vehicles. But then, they know not many countries where they sell have these strict rules and so that is a bad idea (or rather an expensive idea) to them. I could also suggest - getting these vehicles fixed free of costs along with the perks. Though the one of 500 to be spent at VW too is too much.seems to be a botched affair.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
I would not like what they are offering as it is not enough, fixed or not.
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
10 Nov 15
I agree. Really what could they have for sale at VW that you would want after this. So that gift card is no gift at all since the money comes right back to them.
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
11 Nov 15
@savak03 Good to see you mate. Hope all is going well healthwise and happiness wise at your end
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@jstory07 (72272)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Nov 15
They only cared to do something when they got caught.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
That is exactly how I feel if they hadn't been caught they would have done nothing.
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
10 Nov 15
That is the way with all business. They will market an item and even if they know before marketing or shortly after they will not do anything about the problems until enough people raise a fuss over it. My grandmother always said the squeaky wheel got the grease. The thing business is looking at is the amount of money they can make before they are required to recall their defective product. It is definitely a buyer beware situation.
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
9 Nov 15
I sure would be upset if that is all i would be getting..such a shame they don't seem to want to help but instead throw a tiny GC at them..
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
exactly how I feel.
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@zebra2222 (5198)
• United States
9 Nov 15
Volkswagon is going to pay dearly for the cheating and false data on emissions that they were attempting to hide.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
People who were thinking of buying a Volkswagon will now rethink. I do believe the company will lose money in the long run.
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@MALUSE (45837)
• Uzbekistan
9 Nov 15
Isn't that a shame. German cars used to be admired the world over. 'Clean' car makers are also affected because now buyers think that if one German car factory cheats, the others may not be better.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
It is a shame as this is the first I have heard of Volkswagon doing something like this. I would like to know who authorized this, I think it must have gone from the CEO and he should lose his job and also the engineers who let this go.
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
9 Nov 15
Of course they would not have done this had their cheating not been found out
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• United States
10 Nov 15
I live right up I75 from VW and this is all we hear and see on the news. They aren't going anywhere, they are expanding.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
How foolish for them to be expanding with this scandal coming out.
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• United States
10 Nov 15
@Marcyaz time will tell.
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@savak03 (6676)
• United States
10 Nov 15
@Marcyaz Oh they will sweep it under the rug. Just you watch and see.
@dianadee (1784)
• South Africa
10 Nov 15
Dishonesty is rife in the business world!
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
I certainly is and the consumer can no longer rely on any product.
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@dianadee (1784)
• South Africa
10 Nov 15
@Marcyaz The cars are so expensive too!
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
@dianadee Yes, they are all expensive.
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@yalul070 (1750)
• Manila, Philippines
10 Nov 15
do they still need to sell such vehicles? shouldn't they just junk them?
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
I assume you are talking about the company, I think the company should give people their money back and do whatever they want with their defective vehicles.
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@yalul070 (1750)
• Manila, Philippines
10 Nov 15
@Marcyaz oh i see! lol i'm sorry i got that all wrong yeah that's bad. instead of bribing their customers they should improve their product.
@gudheart (12740)
10 Nov 15
I read about the free roadside assistant. I think that is good, but still don't think they are the most reliable make.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
There are other companies that give free roadside assistance so that is to me nothing from them.
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@vickyrose (2031)
• Canberra, Australia
10 Nov 15
I am glad that I didn't buy this car. I believe that they should recall these cars and fix them.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
They should fix these cars and not think people will buy them again as they are liars and cheaters now.
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@LeaPea2417 (23127)
• Toccoa, Georgia
10 Nov 15
They should buy each one back. It is awful how they were dishonest.
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• Exeter, England
10 Nov 15
No of course they wouldn't - and I bet they aren't the only company who have done it. I'm pretty sure there are plenty of people sat around with quite a bit of heat under their collars!
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
10 Nov 15
I would imagine other companies have done a similiar thing.
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