“VW is reporting that around 800,000 cars, mostly with 1.4-litre diesel engines, may have an issue with their carbon dioxide emissions as well. The two main cars affected are the VW Polo and Golf, but some cars from the Audi, Seat, and Skoda brands are also included. VW says that some 1.4-litre petrol engines may also be affected”
When the scandal first broke, I was worried, because I have a diesel Seat Ibiza (Seat is owned by VW). But then VW put up a website where you could check your VIN to find if your car was affected by the cheating software, and mine was in the clear. It turned out that the 1.4-liter engines, such as my car contains, weren’t affected.
Well, now we know that Volkswagen has probably cheated with every car they have sold; not just with nitrous oxide levels, but also with CO2 levels.
I wonder what effect this is going to have on my car, and my wallet. I don’t think the government here in the UK will make car-owners pay a higher road tax; the tax is based on CO2 levels, and we bought the car with the understanding that its level was as announced by the manufacturer. But I have a feeling that VW is going to have to compensate car owners, since this means the car is burning much more fuel than it should.
Liars, cheaters, and scumbags.