Volkswagen is one of the largest automobile companies in the world. They are known for their reliable, sporty, and efficient cars.
But efficiency comes with a price – now that price has risen astronomically.
VW has been lying to their customers since their “clean diesel” cars have been in production since 2009.
Their cars have been programmed to cheat in emission tests in the United States, giving a false reading of true efficiency in some 11 million cars.
My recently purchased car, a 2012 Jetta Sedan TDI, is affected by the scandal. I have taken this issue personally because I chose to purchase a car that promised efficiency without an environmentally damaging cost.
Now I know this is not true in the slightest.
Even though my car is yet another material item, it is something I use every day for hours on end. I spent a lot of time thinking about what car company to purchase from, and I am now regretting my decision completely.
I feel violated.