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300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:51am On Mar 31, 2018
Thousands of Reacquired Volkswagen and Audi cars sit in a desert graveyard near Victorville, California.


Shocking images have emerged showing lines of cars stretching out as far as the eye can see in the Californian desert after Volkswagen was forced to buy back 350,000 cars for $7.4billion over the diesel scandal.

The German automaker has been forced to get creative when it comes to responsibly storing the hundreds of thousands of vehicles they had to buy back.

Storage lots include a shuttered suburban Detroit football stadium, a former Minnesota paper mill and the desert site near Victorville, California.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5562609/Shocking-images-VW-cars-dumped-Californian-desert.html

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Explorers(m): 3:53am On Mar 31, 2018
'These vehicles are being stored on an interim basis and routinely maintained in a manner to ensure their long-term operability and quality, so that they may be returned to commerce or exported once U.S. regulators approve appropriate emissions modifications,' she said.

While it was originally suggested Volkswagen may scrap the hundreds of thousands of cars for parts, it now appears that the manufacturer is hoping to return them to the market once they meet emissions guidelines.

But it may be some time before stung customers rush out to buy another VW.

In total, VW has agreed to spend more than $25 billion in the United States for claims from owners, environmental regulators, states and dealers and offered to buy back about 500,000 polluting U.S. vehicles.

The buy backs will continue through the end of 2019.

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by littlewonders: 3:57am On Mar 31, 2018
Just imagine this is Nigeria with such fleet of cars. What will happen?

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Explorers(m): 4:02am On Mar 31, 2018
Concerns over nitrogen dioxide emissions have grown since Volkswagen was found in September 2015 to have cheated air pollution tests for 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide.

In April 2017, Volkswagen was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to three felony counts and paid $4.3 billion in federal penalties.


VW must buy back or fix 85 per cent of the vehicles involved by June 2019 or face higher payments for emissions.

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by HungerBAD: 4:03am On Mar 31, 2018
Ok

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Nobody: 4:54am On Mar 31, 2018
They are not dumped. They are stored after buyback from consumers.

They will be sold after legalities are resolved.

Not all consumers gave the vehicles back since they are not actually bad. They were just not getting the MPG that the manufacturer advertised.

I see new VW all the time here and people are still buying them.

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by divinehand2003(m): 5:28am On Mar 31, 2018
I only need 3 of those cars now. Only 3 biko at a cheap rate.

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by hopeforcharles(m): 6:10am On Mar 31, 2018
This is massive, but a great loss to VW, this is why I encourage people not to cheat but try and follow due protocols it will help you avoid this costly buy backs

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Flexherbal(m): 6:13am On Mar 31, 2018
Concerns over nitrogen dioxide emissions have grown since Volkswagen was found in September 2015 to have cheated air pollution tests for 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide.

In April 2017, Volkswagen was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to three felony counts and paid $4.3 billion in federal penalties.


VW must buy back or fix 85 per cent of the vehicles involved by June 2019 or face higher payments for emissions.


Hope they do air pollution test in Nigeria!
Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Specialist900(m): 7:07am On Mar 31, 2018
Flexherbal:



Hope they do air pollution test in Nigeria!
in which Nigeria? cool

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by twentyk(m): 7:40am On Mar 31, 2018
Are we there yet?..
Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Xgz1(m): 7:41am On Mar 31, 2018
No wonder VW no Many for Nigeria as b4

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by igbsam(m): 7:50am On Mar 31, 2018
I smell frontpage.

But this is a beauty sha. How organised they are.

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Nobody: 8:15am On Mar 31, 2018
May God continue to Bless America

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Magician1503(m): 8:18am On Mar 31, 2018
I came here to see the forest but.....
I'm still searching
Probably need a new pair of glasses

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by cassidy1996(m): 8:22am On Mar 31, 2018
I beg make dem give me one
Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Explorers(m): 8:31am On Mar 31, 2018
Magician1503:
I came here to see the forest but.....
I'm still searching
Probably need a new pair of glasses

Wey u see forest na

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Magician1503(m): 9:00am On Mar 31, 2018
Explorers:


Wey u see forest na
Baba you sharp... I saw what you did.
Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by TemmyWon(f): 9:01am On Mar 31, 2018
shocked
Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by bossrillboss: 10:36am On Mar 31, 2018
Specialist900:
in which Nigeria? cool
..Somalia Nigeria.lol

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Explorers(m): 10:53am On Mar 31, 2018
Magician1503:

Baba you sharp... I saw what you did.

What did i do o?

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by adeyoye1954: 10:59am On Mar 31, 2018
What is the cost of Volkswagen sharan engine, 2005 model , manual transmission

Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Liftedhands(f): 11:42am On Mar 31, 2018
sad
Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by BlackDBagba: 11:43am On Mar 31, 2018
Ok
Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by BabatCargo(m): 11:43am On Mar 31, 2018
Dumped,but in orderly manner...

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by Judolisco(m): 11:44am On Mar 31, 2018
I don knw say na explorer
Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by SarkinYarki: 11:45am On Mar 31, 2018
Inspired autos and other fraudulent Nigerian car dealers based in the US would be salivating over this and wish the can lay their hands on some to sell to Nigerians

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by wwwtortoise(m): 11:45am On Mar 31, 2018
shocked

See money
Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by femi4: 11:46am On Mar 31, 2018
Autojosh go soon bring them come naija market

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by ruggedtimi(m): 11:46am On Mar 31, 2018
nice..I need one Audi!!
Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by masciv: 11:46am On Mar 31, 2018
When the cars are ready, I won't mind getting one for myself. V's are crazy durable and can go on and on for miles without coughing or giving you engine troubles...unlike some brands people like in Nigeria angry

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Re: 300,000 Volkswagen Dumped In California Desert (Photos) by zombieHUNTER: 11:46am On Mar 31, 2018
EVILFOREST:
May God continue to Bless America

And may the devil continue to rule the shithole country

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