Hey - just checking in webby.
Did Mitsubishi get in trouble here in the US for falsifying fuel economy ratings?
Yes - we can ALL agree that whoever is behind these IDs, and quite a few more, is a complete and total loser. A waste of oxygen and skin. His mother should go downstairs to the basement to slap him silly...
"Persie have you come up with an explanation yet about how anyone can reduce their warranty claims by 400% like the author of your article wrote?"
You miss the point, moron, as usual. Who CARES how much tesla is improving if their warranty levels are much higher than the more mature competitiors!!! That only means that their quality SUCKED 400% more than they do now.
Geez you're thick...
"Several of Renault’s cars “exceeded [emission] limits” in real-world driving conditions, the French authorities found in January. Then last week four of Peugeot’s cars failed emission tests"
LOL!!! Wow - you're thick. OEMs validate to the letter of the law, NOT real world driving conditions. IF the real world conditions are not represented in the test protocol, you can't blame the OEM for engineering their vehicles, in this case emissions, to meet requirements.
You can take ANY vehicle, and depending on how it's driven, will NOT meet emissions. You can have a very heavy right foot and I guarantee much greater emissions.
Nice try moron.
"You've got nothing then, eh? I thought not"
No - webby has nothing. As usual.
Of course, diversion tactics were fully employed by the windbag. You did your due dilligence and read that article. You of course got the message that webby simply couldn't comprehend. What the moron simply can't accept, because it cracks the shiny tesla showroom window, is that their quality stinks. I see it getting WORSE over time because of their collective lack of experience in this industry. It's going to cost tesla a small fortune (small, because they simply don't produce a lot of vehicles or models) that they can't sustain.
Let's call it like it is - webby ain't that sharp...
It was easy to predict that webby would cherry pick to divert from the truth on #$%$ tesla quality
" I apologize. I don't know what I was thinking there."
LOL - you never do...
There's a new article out there today - Tesla Warranty Costs Reflect Tesla's Struggle With Quality
Be sure you read it. It think it's hilarious that you think "tesla got it right on their first try"
BLAH BLAH BLAH you pompous windbag...
"There is mounting evidence that more than VW cheated on CAFE requirements and it's just a matter of time before the EPA brings action."
Really? Did VW get caught cheating CAFE requiremnents? Wow - you're a smart dude...
Make sure you know the real reason that VW got absolutely busted. Then you can apologize for being stupid.
"I've got $1 to a dime that Brain_less will argue that an out-of-court settlement isn't the same as a lawsuit."
Nope - both stink and affect the bottom line. One will affect public perception more than another, however. Are you smart enough to guess which?
"Fiat is accused of having its NOx emissions control systems operate only for the first 22 minutes when the car starts up."
Another example of "procedure" vs. malicious hardware or software designed to deceive. Yes, with this and with Mitsubishi, the deception is with the customer and regulatory agencies in terms of reporting emmisions. We'll probably find out that it was an "don't ask for permission when you can ask for forgiveness" type of mea culpa.
Similarly, those OEMs totally busted for overzealous FE ratings also did it to deceive, but most impacts the customer. And yes, the cheating for FE ratings likely were to allow for better emmissions.
I think we can expect heavy fines and further enhanced regulatory procedures with some independent oversight.
We haven't seen GM involved though, have we...
"Mitsubishi has now admitted that it cheated on emissions standards tests for a quarter of a century"
That will likely cost them dearly - both in Japan and here in the US (and likely other regions).
What we don't know is if their procedure just was never updated to allow for "coast down" because they were lazy OR if they intentionally didn't update their procedure.
What we do know is that there isn't any "defeat" hardware or software that was intentionally created to deceive like VW.
FCAU is probably not going to make it.
I shared at least 5 reasons a couple of weeks ago. Here's 2 more:
- can't shed recalling gobs of vehicles. Just announced another 1.1M today.
- Ford too has said they're not interested in a tie-up with FCAU.
Bad news keeps pouring in.
"the Detroit area is doing well"---yah right---ask the people who live there.Only 770,000 remaining!!!!!"
Hey moron - did I say the city of Detroit? No I didn't moron.
Does GM engineer and manufacture vehicles or parts in Detroit? No they don't moron.
Are GM's results in ANY way tied to the city of Detroit? No they are not MORON.
Now, on the other hand, the Detroit Metro area is doing very well. More jobs available than you realize (but you have to be qualified - which you would not be).
Have a nice weekend moron.
You DON'T understand GM's debt or other auto OEM's debt structure, at all.
Are you one of those that don't understand debt?