I'm starting this tag because I suspect this is going to be a long one and I'm going to watch it ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the way down. Especially as this is now 11 million cars. Especially as VW's stock was hammered for $18b yesterday and another $11b today. Especially as -
Okay, I'll admit it. I fucking hate Volkswagen.
Our first Volkwagen was a piece of shit 67 beetle. it broke all the time. Also, since we were at 7200 feet its normal "gutless" response was positively anemic. Goddamn that car was a piece of shit.
Then in high school we rolled with this kid named Scooter. Scooter had a baja bug. Baja bugs were always driven by assholes offroad that would burn the fuck out of the road with their shitty traction rather than crawling up stuff like someone respectful. Fuck baja bugs.
Then the GTi came out and it was a cheap car that went too fast and didn't brake very well. And they were fucking everywhere and they were driven by douchebags that knew fuckall about tuning and thought Fahrvergnugen was the coolest word in the world.
But I didn't truly understand how much I despise VW until I moved to Los Angeles and discovered that while everyone in LA is an asshole on the road, flagrant assholes are 95% in german cars. Granted: BMW are worse than VW and Audi and Mercedes are better, but considering VW ag represent VW, Porsche, Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Ducati, they damn near have the asshole market of Southern California sewn up.
So know that if you're going to post about VW, I'ma share it. And if you follow me and you don't wanna see my deep, dire, desolate schadenfreude for VW Group, you oughtta filter that tag. 'cuz I got my popcorn and it is salty.