The end of the door lock saga - 39 days

Hauswagen were brilliant. They fixed the door lock and earlier than they'd said: 2007-11-19, fixed. 39 days my car had no lock.

Volkswagen really needs to stop it's policy that punishes car owners.


Response to that global warming video

This is a response to this
video. I can't seem to embed it. Something about adblock.

There are 2 comments I have on his argument:

The costs of responding to global warming:

1) In many ways the costs associated with responding to global warming would probably actually save us money and make businesses more efficient. (Using less oil more efficiently?) So they may not actually end up being costs.

2) The other thing about the costs of responding to global warming is that the main effects, especially initially, would fall onto the big energy companies. ie people might use less fossil fuel. While big energy might not in the long run lose out, they would certainly have to change a lot of things about the way they do business and in the short term their profit might just fall. This is why they are so resistant to the idea of global warming/climate change.


47 days to replace a car door lock

In the continuing story of the car break-in.

So yesterday, 2007-11-07, finally I was able to get all the documentation and my wife (the owner of the car) to Hauswagen and we have ordered the new lock which will take an estimated 20 days to arrive. If it arrives on time, it would make 47 days since the car was broken into. Hauswagen were good and helpful but the fact remains that the whole process with Volkswagen is effectively helping thieves.

In order to make my car secure I had to seal the lock and make it completely unusable. The fox only has one side door lock and a lock on the hatch. It is possible to open the car with the radio key but the problem is that the radio key is very unreliable. Occasionally I have dropped it and the batteries move and the circuit loses power and I have to take it apart and reseat the batteries and then the key has to be "resynchronised" with the car. Easy if you have a working door lock. Climbing in through the hatch with the alarm going off is going to be interesting.

So my question still is: "why is Volkswagen policy deliberately making it easy for thieves to steal my car?"

I should say here that it would be very simple to make a lock that can't be opened by a screw driver. Why aren't these used by car companies?

Perhaps this might explain some of it: Who owns car companies?

The story continues here ...