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SKODA are now being dragged in

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SKODA are now being dragged in

Just seen on ITV news at ten (tune into freeview channel 33 to see it at 11pm)
SKODA models HAVE been hit by the VW test rigging.
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Part of the VW group - same engines. Seat and Audi will be next.
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Presumably only the urine powered ones are effected?
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Well, I don`t care..... not my problem....My car is legal... and, as previously mentioned in another thread denigrating diesels, if VW/Skoda want to call my car in and do some work on it, to alleviate THEIR problems, then that is fine with me..... until then... I`m not worried about it... I shall still drive economically, and in doing so, will be doing much less polluting than those boy racers in their petrol engined go faster mobiles...  Cheesy
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My car is legal..

But is it? It may have passed tests but we know they have been rigged! So if the results were not real and did not comply with EU law / targets then how can it be legal?
And if they do call it in, short of replacing the engine, what are they supposed to do to make it less toxic?
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Yes it is legal..... it has passed the MOT and smoke emission tests...  If the government decide that test is invalid, then they will have to write to me to say so... until then... it is legal.
as mentioned before... it is not my problem... it is for VW/Skoda to sort out...
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it is not my problem

Thats what VW / VAG thought about the emissions rules too... look where thats got them Tongue
Nothing changes with the Germans does it.
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Don't mention the war ... oops too late. (sorry couldn't resit the Fawlty Towers bit)
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Just to be clear, this applies only to certain current vehicles claiming to comply with some of the most stringent emissions standards.
California has been famous for smog going back several years and NOx emissions were identified as a contributor to this so California in particular has had very strict NOx requirements for some years now covering all fuel burning equipment (vehicles, heaters, generators etc.), the required emissions levels (as with Europe and other places) have become more strict over time.
The tests that VW cheated on are the latest, strictest standards and do not apply retrospectively to any older vehicles.
Certain current VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda and even some Porsche models may be affected by this.
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My wife has got a Skoda Fabia 1.4 TSI and we are very pleased with it. Plus my Son, who drives a Fabia estate, has a new addition to the family so I am looking to buy him a larger car. So I'm on the lookout for a cheap vehicle from the VW family  Cheesy
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If you don't mind left hand drive then you might be able to get a USA spec Passat or similar really cheap (though the delivery cost might be a bit high).  Tongue
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So I'm on the lookout for a cheap vehicle from the VW family   Cheesy

Why would you want to buy a VW now they've been exposed as liars and cheats? - They're not interested in your welfare at all.
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But they do build good economical cars and I should be able to get a bargain  Smiley
I already have two Skodas and a Seat in the fleet!
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they've been exposed as liars and cheats

If I can't buy a car from a liar or a cheat I guess I'll have to get back on me bike then.
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I never said you can't.. I just asked why he (or anyone) would want to?
Perfectly reasonable question if you ask me given that everyone is weary of dodgy car salesmen and the like.
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