Germans Take Issue With American Outrage Over Volkswagen Diesel Cheats
Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheats have put them on everyone's hit list. It doesn't matter if it's a government, an environmental advocacy group or consumers. Everyone is hating on them. Germany has had enough of the U.S. and our holier-than-thou attitude and they let us have it in a recent video. According to Jalopnik, it's not so much that they claim they've done nothing wrong or that they were framed, but that Americans calling out a German company for being unkind to the environment may be a tad hypocritical. Why? Because the best-selling vehicle in the country is a full-size truck. Rolling coal is so very American. RELATED: Dieselgate Not Slowing Used Volkswagen Sales
The video is in German, but you don't need to sprechen sie deutsch to understand the message. It's full of big trucks doing big truck stuff like mucking around in the mud and being all tough and not at all environmentally conscious. At all.
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It's no secret that Americans like trucks. We also like powerful engines and bald eagles and we are all cowboys. Seriously, I have my hat right here next to my six-gun. Doesn't change the fact that it's not an American car company that secretly rigged their cars to cheat emissions standards. Take it easy, Germany.
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