Originally Posted by xylene
The only reason why there is the issue is because a corporation lied and deceived hundreds of thousands of consumers and couldn't get completely away with it...
OHH MY GOD! CORPORATIONS LIE!?!? These capitalist bastards are willing to tell me anything and manipulate data to get my money!
Are you telling me that some HEARTLESS, SOULLESS business is only after my money and not about being friends?!?
But i thought that when i paid for something, that meant the guys that sold it are my buddies and buddies don't lie to each other. To think that after all that, they would overestimate the mileage by 1 mpg! THE NERVE! And then, they had the temerity admit to it, and want to TRY to make it up to me by PAYING ME BACK, in (plastic) cash, AS LONG AS I HAVE THE VEHICLE?!?
THOSE SNEAKY BASTARDS!
You must be new around here. Welcome to America!
But seriously, if you were all about mileage, you should have got a prius. And if you are surprised that any company, LET ALONE AUTO MANUFACTURERS, would have any qualms about elaborating on the truth
or just straight up manipulating the data
, then you are gonna have a tough time here on earth.
It's a dog eat dog world out there. Woof.
Enjoy the maintenance bills on the Touareg, i hear the shipping is almost more than the service rate. And you'll probably only need to wait a week or so to get them in. Also, if your DIESEL is only getting 30mpg at 70mph, you aren't doing something right. They usually get 40's to 50's, at least, according to the commercials. VW lies too, guy.
If it's not about the money, then WHAT IS THIS WHOLE THREAD ABOUT?!?
PS: Excellent point on the prius. My condescending sister-in-law and her "environmentalist" husband have 2 hybrids (1 insight, 1 prius) and can't stop raving the mileage they get and how much more i burn, and how much more i spend using the car, and how much better theirs is for the environment. It's sad, because HE drives them like a bastard when she isn't around, flogging them and racing as best he can. I begged her to convince/let him buy a nice Toyaburi RWD or a truck, but he "wanted" the prius. When they get extra smarmy, i ask them what they are going to do with all the lead in their car, not to mention the toxic chemicals it's soaked in. Furthermore, the new Prius cost MORE than my SX. Also, they live in Houston and bitch about the AC not being good (or not running at stop in the case of the insight). personally, i use mass transit to reduce my trips, which reduces pollution overall.