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    Chevy Cruze Diesel 2017

    It seems that Chevy is planning a diesel Cruze with a six speed manual for 2017. It seems that the engine size will be around 1.6 which is the sweet spot for size. Maybe there is is hope for this forum. The Cruze is a nice car (I have a 1.4 turbo eco six speed manual). I will link the story when...
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    No more Diesel for US from VW

    Welcome to Pennocks Fiero Forum. Choices and consequences and I am not just talking about what VW did ........
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    VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it

    Simple: Compare the fuel needs of a vehicle that obtains 20mpg vs. the fuel needs of a vehicle that obtains 30mpg or a vehicle that obtains 40mpg to travel the same distances. How does that extra fuel needed arrive at the fuel station? Magic is not the answer. Does that extra fuel need...
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    VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it

    One more time. It is hard for some people to accept the truth. Most are blinded by their own set of beliefs that override reality. Reality will always challenge these self imposed blinders and will continue to become inconvenient requiring more fantasy to restore the balance. This seems apparent...
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    Where or how to get a wheel bearing fixed - 2004

    It is far easier and cheaper (then a shop would charge) and requires few tools to buy the front knuckle assemblies for both driver and passenger side with new bearings already installed and swap them out with your existing knuckles then it is to pull and replace the bearings. You will need a...
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    VW Won't Attempt to Regain Diesel Leadership in US; Many TDI Models May Never Return

    The agenda that some have against diesel made this outcome all too predictable when this whole mess started. Re-read the news articles and this is apparent with the attitude that regulators have for diesel. This club straddled the fence while it was happening. Welcome to Pennocks Fiero Forum, an...
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    Unfair for recent sellers of tdi?

    It is a matter of perspective. The car did not stop running. The interior did not melt. The car produces tremendously less environmental impact than that of most other vehicles on the roadway measured from the oil well forward. Like a stock receiving bad news the impact of the software program...
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    Wait, so the forum dedicated solely to TDI's won't allow people to post about the TDI

    This site exists for the discussion of tdi related matters. Content comes from the people who visit this site. Content comes from the vehicle engine for which the site is so named. By analogy, 10 people post different threads regarding their upgrades to their vehicle for shocks/struts. Should...
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    Wait, so the forum dedicated solely to TDI's won't allow people to post about the TDI

    Name calling toward the moderators is completely unwarranted. They are following their instructions. The answer to your question though is "yes there is no meaningful discussion of what occurred allowed". What little is allowed is lumped into a super-thread which effectively destroys such...
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    VW Diesels loss of value

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/vw-diesel-owners-lost-1-500-value-cars-154000398.html Interesting as those waiting for a bailout now have to wait till June 28 to find out what that bailout will be. It is also interesting how all sales on this forum have stopped pending the hope of such a bailout to...
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    European Approval on Emission Recall

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/volkswagen-receives-approval-fixes-more-131002328.html
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    What's up with VW Vortex?

    No different than this site. No meaningful coverage or dialogue. My turbo diesel site has surpassed this site sad too say. Actually surprised VW has not enforced their trademark here.....
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    2006 Diesel mileage ? ? ?

    That mileage is in line with what that vehicle should return, especially with an automatic transmission.
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    VW US CEO resigns

    The issue is "viable" and that is in the eye of the beholder per my above post. It appears that the regulatory agencies are content to drag it out. VW is caught in a haze of not understanding how to deal with the situation. A piecemeal campaign of VW loyalty and staged proposals will not and has...
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