A certain subset of the TDI community, which I used to be guilty of being part of.

Everything must be a diesel, because fuck gassers, and fuck golf carts/e-turds.

If diesels don’t meet emissions, it’s not because they’re not green, it’s a CARB and UN conspiracy to force us into short range golf carts. There’s nothing wrong with diesel emissions whatsoever.

No good cars were made after 2003 by anyone, and the 2003 Jetta/Golf/New Beetle TDI with a manual is the best car ever made. Unless the 2009-2015 cars cheated on emissions, then suddenly they’re the best thing since sliced bread, because they stuck it to the EPA.

Oh, and even if they actually did cheat, the EPA has no grounds to enforce the law against VW, because an EPA contractor once accidentally triggered a spill of pollutants into the Animas River, when they were trying to prevent that from happening. That one incident completely invalidates the EPA’s mandate to protect the environment.