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VW settlement

2016-08-11 21:58:03.898607+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Ugh. Just read the "Exhibit 3 Long Form Notice" at https://vwcourtsettlement.com . Wow, VW is totally getting off with a slap on the wrist here. Unless we opt out and pursue a lawsuit separately, we're offered $13,600 for the car the fraud, or we can keep the car, get a fix (when that becomes available), and get $5,100. The only way this'd be a deterrent is if there's a reasonably high chance that future cheaters will get caught, but from what we've learned about diesel emissions in light vehicles generally since the VW cheating came to light, this pittance isn't gonna change a damned thing.

Pissed off, but tempted to take it because I'm skeptical that there'll be any other justice laid out here.

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#Comment Re: VW settlement made: 2016-08-12 11:30:48.464518+00 by: DaveP

Might just be me, but I would be taking the money as quickly as possible, before they buy a judge somewhere to get a better deal.

#Comment Re: VW settlement made: 2016-08-12 13:12:29.056821+00 by: TheSHAD0W [edit history]

When you consider the lawyers probably got paid a lot more than that... :-P

IMO I'd either take the full settlement amount, or if I really loved the car and had the option, never get it "fixed". (The fix will affect the car's performance - but local regulators may not allow you to skip it.)

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