Hello to all my fellow Audi TDI owners out there. I started this new thread to hopefully consolidate this discussion for all us Audi TDI owners affected by this fraud committed against us. It appears now that we are a couple of months away from some sort of settlement offer. With that possibly on the horizon, I thought it would be a good idea for all of us to have a single thread, starting with this one, so we can voice our concerns and fortify our alliance into one single voice as we get closer to understanding the details as to how VW/Audi will make this right with all of us.
Some of you I know have been following the news closely and I would like to welcome you all to post your opinions and/or concerns about this situation so we all can learn and be more informed as one consolidated group of about 85,000 strong. We are the minority of the total as evidence that most of the news doesn't seem to mention Audi much.
I will start this discussion by stating I absolutely love my car. I drive about 500 miles per week so my decision to purchase a diesel primarily was for the range I could get between fill-ups. I regularly drive 650-700 miles between fill-ups and I just love that. For a car that weighs almost 4,300lbs I am just amazed at this fuel economy. On top of that of course is its performance. The low end torque is phenomenal and the 5-star safety rating are just a few reasons I went this way. I would admit also that the "Clean Diesel" moniker just wasn't a big driver for me in my decision process. With that said, I am deeply concerned, as with most of us, about the fraud that took place. Regardless of their reasons, the plain truth is we were all sold something that was not true and they knew it at many levels corporately.
Audi/VW needs to make it right with us whether we want to keep our cars/SUV's or not. I plan to keep mine but Audi better come up with something better than a gift card and roadside service. I would also add that if the plan is to "Fix" our TDI's with some magic pixy dust, then they better not fuss with the performance at all. I advocate we should not accept any reduction in performance!
Thanks everyone. I look forward to a spirited discussion.
I added this report about more senior level changes at Porsche. A 3.0L "fix" may not be in our future anytime soon.
Suspended R&D boss at VW's Porsche quits | Reuters