My opinion of a car is based on how reliable it was for me. I could care less about phony Government Standards that most in America don't have to deal with. Emissions laws are just another tax. I'm fine with the catalytic converter but beyond that its just more stuff that can break & go wrong. The VW is only a sandal to the Government because of Communist California's ridiculous standards & the law suits its afforded the people that sued them also known a a TAX. If your car has been reliable you should feel great because that's a car manufactures job. Those older VW Beetles are easy to maintain & very reliable.