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So, my Macan S Diesel made it's first birthday on the 19th October, today I've received a present from Porsche, a letter to get a software update to solve the emission cheat, which I though my car wasn't affected since it has the AdBlue.

I guess I'm going to skip it, I see no point in wasting my time with this, probably getting worse performance or more consumption or both, otherwise if it could been solved with a simple software there wasn't any need cheat in the first place.

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You are right. Clean air is overrated.

I suspect if you don't take it in, the dealer will do the update the next time you are in for service. They would probably be fined heavily otherwise.

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The letter mentions it's "free willing".

I'd bet my car is way cleaner than most of the trucks and buses I see everyday, specially the ones from eastern Europe.
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The letter mentions it's "free willing"..
Isn't that an old movie about a killer whale?

What does "free willing" mean? Never heard that term before.


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I wonder when I'll get a letter from VW about my 2013 Touareg Lux TDI?
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I had one of the first Audi TTs back in the early 2000s, and they sent me a letter about a recall to install a spoiler because some of the cars were lifting off the ground at high speeds. I adamantly refused to them installing a spoiler, and they allowed to me to refuse it if I signed a waiver stating I had declined it. The whole reason I bought the car was for the design as it wasn't very fast, so that would have ruined the car for me. I literally would have rather sold or traded the car than have the spoiler installed, and they worked with me while covering themselves legally. Who knows if this could be a similar situation, but I doubt they'd be as willing to compromise on things like emissions with the magnitude of the recent scandal.

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Isn't that an old movie about a killer whale?

What does "free willing" mean? Never heard that term before.
According to the Oxford Dictionary:

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"ADJECTIVE

That possesses the faculty of free will."
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I had one of the first Audi TTs back in the early 2000s, and they sent me a letter about a recall to install a spoiler because some of the cars were lifting off the ground at high speeds. I adamantly refused to them installing a spoiler, and they allowed to me to refuse it if I signed a waiver stating I had declined it. The whole reason I bought the car was for the design as it wasn't very fast, so that would have ruined the car for me. I literally would have rather sold or traded the car than have the spoiler installed, and they worked with me while covering themselves legally. Who knows if this could be a similar situation, but I doubt they'd be as willing to compromise on things like emissions with the magnitude of the recent scandal.
The German authorities left the recall voluntary meaning that the manufacturers can sidestep any claim from the owners have not been disadvantaged and do not deserve compensation, as they like how their cars work.
All that money VW gave to the lobbyist have paid off.

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