Dear VW, Hell Hath No Fury..
… like a Hippie scorned!
I am lucky enough to live in a hippie enclave just outside of Los Angeles. Because, let’s face it, hippies are better than yuppies!
But here’s the thing about hippies, while they’re mainly mellow, cheery pacifists, you really don’t want to piss them off. Here are the things that generally irritate this delicate demographic:
*Republicans (all flavors)
*Wars (all flavors)
*German automakers that charge a premium for seemingly environmentally friendly automobiles but then turn out to be liars.
I took a casual poll of VW/Audi TDI owners here in Topanga, CA and here’s what they had to say about the infamous VW Dieselgate: (click here if you have no idea what that is)
Alex: “here I was, super proud that I’d found a car that was doing relatively right by the planet, mocking the gas guzzlers out there…& it turns out that I’ve spent 4 solid years spewing 40x the legal limit of emissions into the atmosphere..awesome”
Sarah: “I bought the (Jetta Sportwagen TDI) for the safety record, the room, the mileage and the clean emissions… I love my car except for the fraud and the pollution..”
Lynne: “We feel duped, betrayed and lied to.”
Caroline: “I’m outraged by the VW scandal. I feel swindled.”
and last but not least, Amanda:
“I fantasized yesterday about reversing my car into the doorway of the dealership and leaving it running until they gave me a new car. Gorilla class action!”
So buckle VW, these people trusted you, they put their faith and their money with you. And now, they’re pissed, they’re disappointed, they’re Farfromgroovin’.