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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by NikonsAndVStroms, Jan 2, 2013.
Jetta is made in Mexico
New Passat is made in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Let's see... I like the Passat, check. Have a V-Strom, check. I drink gin and tonics, check. No tweed jackets, but I do have a very spiffy cardigan, does that count?
yup, you are correct.
I bought a new GTI in '85. Loved it. But outside of of the drivetrain it gave me lots of problems and parts were unbelievably expensive. Door handles, sunroof, interior pieces, heater core, and on and on. The headlights were over 100 bucks apiece. Kept it for four years and got rid of it. Soured me on VW's after that. I hope they're better now.
I'll see you at the early bird special
Oh, they aren't any better. But VW are the only people who would finance me at zero percent with a credit score of 475.
I don't trust this thing much beyond the warranty and I got 6 years/60k bumper to bumper.....after 6 years I'll be ready for a new car.
Somebody here gets it. Jeez, there are some ignorant posts in this thread.
Second one from the right is a TN state flag.
New Passats ready for delivery. I know some actual human beings who work there. They are Americans.
I don't know if it's still true but the most American car by percentage of parts was a Toyota Avalon.
BBQ, funny accents, trailers... what's the difference?
Jurgen's parents Passat. (it is a TDi) Very nice car.
Excellent! I hope it's brisket. Or maybe a nice piece of salmon...
Oh how I love these discussions. We're so far gone in this country we've actually convinced ourselves if it's built here it's domestic. While I'd rather see a foreign manufacturer actually create some stateside jobs and build their cars here, that does not qualify them as "domestic".
What's better for our economy? Purchasing cars that are built here by foreign companies, or purchasing cars from domestic companies that build cars both here and abroad?
And while I'm on that subject:
"The truth is: Three of the 16 major automakers doing business in the U.S. -- Chrysler, Ford and GM -- produce more than half the cars assembled here, use twice as many parts per vehicle than their competitors, are headquartered in the U.S. and employ two-thirds of America's autoworkers..."
While I'll admit the sentence about using twice as many parts per vehicle is scary and that the article has good points on both sides, the fact is the big three do far more for our economy than all of the others.
Everyone is free to spend their money where/how they see fit, but I'm going to turn a deaf ear when everyone yells about the loss of our stateside manufacturing jobs. I seek out U.S. products and most of the time will willingly pay more for them.
that guy is out of his fucking mind, unless he meant to say "twice as many domestic parts per vehicle..."
anyway, one of the girls at the plant just bought (leased) a passat over christmas break. not too bad looking in person. traded in her jelly bean jetta for it.
her son works for vw.
I do think he was mis-quoted, but the way it was printed was funny.
Well this thread is well off the rails so what the heck...
Chrysler, GM and Ford use twice as many parts per vehicle than their competitors? Wow.
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that Chrysler uses 3x as many, GM 2x and Ford about 1.1x.
that was either a misquote or a dumbass remark from a lobbyist, but there's no way it's factual.
You sure hang out in a lot of VW threads. Dump that Subie and get a Golf R like you know you should.
wife's looking at the new new beetle.
when i total this wagon i'll be looking at a wrx.
although since i don't drive as much these days, maybe i could lease a vw and dump it when it gets hinky.
you know, in three years.