2. I might have been unlucky, but then so were my three co-workers who also bought VWs. I kept mine a couple of years longer than they did. VW fooled me once but never again--not ever.
3. And yes, diesel is cheaper in Europe. They pay for it with a higher rate of lung cancer. And clean diesel won't help here because it's the very small particles that do the damage. Clean diesel just removes the larger particles.