Hi Mr B........I believe Mr Thomas already owns a diesel flavour a5 hence his question.
And it is up to each individual what they do.
As the euro test is totally meaningless and already permits over inflation of tyres, removal of alternators and a miriad of other allowables which remove the results further from reality I couldn't get excited by a software cheat. Especially as a load of other manufacturers real world nox figures are up to 40 times more than their official tests.
in UK we may allow co2 figures to sway our choice of car because of the tax implications but anyone seriously concerned about the environment won't be buying a diesel, or anything made in china, or india or the far east in general due to the uncontrolled pollution at source and the increased transportation emissions due to the distances involved.
On a personal level I would rather sue the bastards for lying about fuel economy, both in the EU tests and on the dis.......my dogmover is a claimed 67 mpg, shows 53, actually 48 fill-up to fill up and even that isn't right because the odometer over-reads by 5%.........so more like 46mpg.
Its true if the money is on offer why not take it because others will, especially the ambulance chasing parasites who will be handling the class action (apologies to any legal bods here...I don't apply that term to your entire profession)
But we will all end up paying for it in the end, just like we all pay more for our insurance to cover the cost of accident express et Al charging £300 a day for your 3 series hire car when your A5 is in the repair shop for 2 weeks having the bumper resprayed.
And the fines and the ensuing owner compensation is because they got caught cheating on nox emissions. ....it's nothing to do with fuel economy.......unfortunately. ....
Sober since 1st January 2016......unfortunately it is now clear to me how fucked up our world is. It's enough to turn a man to drink.....
Last edited by rackingman; 11th January 2017 at 11:57 AM.