Unbelievable video shows thousands of VWs waiting to get scrapped
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Look at them all.
Seriously, look at all these Volkswagens. Parked in grids as far as the eye can see, surrounding the (appropriately abandoned) Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan.
These aren't just dungers or barn finds; these are cars that were sharing the road with people just months ago. Cars that people spilled thousands of thousands of dollars on — a safe new Passat family wagon, or someone spoiling themselves with a Beetle cabriolet. They're all there, in their hundreds and hundreds.
These cars are all of course victims of Volkswagen's well-documented 'Dieselgate' saga, and they're all now just sitting out in the elements, sucked into a world of automotive limbo.
What happens to them now? Well, one of two things. Either they'll all get implemented with some form of 'fix', to counter the installation of the initial 'cheating' technology. Or, they'll all get scrapped one by one.
Keep in mind; these cars are safer and more environmentally friendly than many others still on the road in the US (let alone here). At a certain point one has to wonder just how environmentally friendly it is to scrap them all, instead of simply re-using them. Consider too that this video only documents one diesel Volkswagen site. Apparently there's five or six more scattered around the US.
What an utter waste.