Wow, the EPA letter
May 2014: West Virginia University finds that on-road emissions are significantly higher than EPA test results.
VW asserts that these are due to "various technical issues".
Dec 2014: VW issues voluntary recall, but CARB finds that emissions are still significantly elevated. CARB continues testing of VW's asserted technical issues but none of them can explain the discrepancy. CARB/EPA say that 2016 vehicles will not be approved for road use and VW finally comes clean.
Screw VW, they just dropped off my list of brands I would consider when buying a new vehicle and I will recommend that others do the same.
I hope they pay big time and fix the cars for real.