Pedestrian safety laws in Europe are paying off.
I’ll second NegativeEd, knock off $5k and it'd be NP.
These should be quite fun actually, any Beetle or Golf TDI was built on a GTI, so this will have GTI brakes and suspension, not the regular non-turbo Beetle brakes and suspension. I drove a turbo gas Beetle and it was an absolute hoot. This one isn’t yet broken in, TDI break-in period can take up to 60k miles.
Or a Fancy Kristen article, to talk about how the poors have to choose between having one or the other.
David Tracy: “17 million postal jeeps”
Ah! A voice of reason on an alarmist site. Our 2015 after fix is not noticeably different. We are in Iowa. Can readily pass on two lane rolling blacktops. Have a 160,000 warrantee. Get 50mpg all the time. 2.5 gal of DEF lasts almost 10,000 miles. There sure seems to be plenty of self righteous environmentalism here to…
Partially burned hydrocarbons are cancerous, no matter what fuel source they come from. Particulates from diesel emissions are very much uncool. But you know what? VWs cheat mode improved fuel economy on the road and REDUCED particulates. They only increased NOx emissions, which authors like Jamie here don’t seem…
Agreed, here in the upper midwest, I couldn’t give two shits about NOx emissions, they dilute instantly and wash away. We don’t have smog. I’d vastly prefer better fuel consumption, lower carbon emissions, and lower cancerous particulate output. The EPA forced a tradeoff here that only makes sense for urban areas (so,…
Thanks for this. I’ve been trying to yell this bit of nuance in the comments on nearly every diesel gate article, but it never seems to land. Jamie here writes about “the cars spew 91 times more pollutants!”. Uh, not quite, only NOx. There’s a serious case to be made for the very valuable reduction in fuel…
I owned a 2010 Touareg TDI. Excellent vehicle. Except for the insanely huge settlement ($30,000 for a 7-year old SUV with over 100,000 miles on it - I paid about $46,000 new), I would have driven it until the wheels fell off. I followed this very closely as it unfolded. So to answer,
You drive ICE engines? You should be riding a solar powered bike if youre going to complain about a car.
I. Don’t. Care.
Counter counter counter point, those cheating diesels were still exponentially cleaner than the ones in the 70's, 80's and 90's. To date, those alleged “deaths” still are unquantifiable, and we all somehow managed to breathe without dropping dead upon inhaling.
Yes, because I see a lot of people sucking on a tailpipe all around the world. Wwhich is the only way you can directly die from exhaust. Yes, there are a few of these cars driving around cities, but not enough to say people are dropping dead when a diesel drives down the street.
His counterpoint is to simply point out that efficiency and CO2 output is still an important goal, and if climate change is a bigger, more important goal to control than local air quality, then maybe going a little easy on a technology that reduces CO2 isn’t a bad thing.
Typical lawyer/journalist, doesn’t actually fully grasp the technical realities at play here.
we’re talking about nitrogen oxides and particulates which are extremely toxic to humans.
I really like the C2. I love the early c3 (68-72). Never mind the rest of C3.
The early C3's with the thin chrome bumper will always be my favorite Vettes. They were an iconic, beautiful design that didn’t look like anything else at the time: