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Were all the anniversary models made in Wolfsburg?

Had a dig but can't find any info and am miles away from the car and docs to check via the vin. Doesn't really matter I suppose but a friend and I were having a good natured debate about which of our cars is the better made!

I say mine.
 

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I thought your debate was over which was better made. How does this relate to where they were made? Why should a car made in Wolfsburg be better made than one manufactured in Bratislava or Brussels from the same materials and using the same qualified manufacturing processes? am I missing something? Can someone please enlighten me.
 

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Quote: posted by beerboy on 10/12/2004 23:37:18

I thought your debate was over which was better made. How does this relate to where they were made? Why should a car made in Wolfsburg be better made than one manufactured in Bratislava or Brussels from the same materials and using the same qualified manufacturing processes? am I missing something? Can someone please enlighten me.

I Agree, what does "where they are made" have to do with anything?
 

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Because it is pretty much a proven fact that VW's 'Standard' manufacturing processes, arn't quite so 'standard' in the different countries... I am presuming due to attitudes to quality and work, combined with access to materials?

Contoversial but has been known to be the case... do not ask me where is better than where, I do not know.[:p]
 

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There is a chart or list which enables you to find out where your car was made by checking the chassis number. Its something to do with the letter or letters just before the last 6 numbers.

Has anyone got the info or a link to it??
 

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Quote: posted by beerboy on 10/12/2004 23:37:18

I thought your debate was over which was better made. How does this relate to where they were made? Why should a car made in Wolfsburg be better made than one manufactured in Bratislava or Brussels from the same materials and using the same qualified manufacturing processes? am I missing something? Can someone please enlighten me.

'cos Belgians are chocolate crazed alcoholics and people from Slovakia have only just learnt to tie their shoelaces?[:D]
 

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some funny comments here as "Volkswagen" translates as "Volks"= 'Peoples' and "Wagen"=car I'd have thought everyone knew that VW is a German firm revived by the English post WW2.
 

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Quote: posted by Golfgirl on 11/12/2004 15:46:15

Quote: posted by Diesel on 11/12/2004 01:17:38

There is a chart or list which enables you to find out where your car was made by checking the chassis number. Its something to do with the letter or letters just before the last 6 numbers.

Has anyone got the info or a link to it??

http://www.uk-mkivs.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40965&SearchTerms=,VIN

Thank you - Knew id seen it somehwere.
 

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Quote: posted by sammyboy on 11/12/2004 07:32:12

Quote: posted by beerboy on 10/12/2004 23:37:18

I thought your debate was over which was better made. How does this relate to where they were made? Why should a car made in Wolfsburg be better made than one manufactured in Bratislava or Brussels from the same materials and using the same qualified manufacturing processes? am I missing something? Can someone please enlighten me.

'cos Belgians are chocolate crazed alcoholics and people from Slovakia have only just learnt to tie their shoelaces?[:D]

So my car was made by chocolate crazed alcoholics? That's a relief! People just like me[:D]
 

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All V6's were built there I think.

South African built cars (code "U") were known to be pretty ropey amongst vw dealers.
 

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Quote: posted by sammyboy on 11/12/2004 17:40:59

some funny comments here as "Volkswagen" translates as "Volks"= 'Peoples' and "Wagen"=car I'd have thought everyone knew that VW is a German firm revived by the English post WW2.

Dunno what you mean by this mate. Of course everyone on here knows VW is a German firm, but that means nothing relating to where the cars are built. A lot of Nissans and Hondas are built in the UK- they sure as heck aren't British firms!

Essex, nah, it doesn't mean it's an 'import' if it's made abroad (well not in the sense that we usually mean when we are talking about cars being imports). An import just means that it was intended for another market (i.e. another country) which can sometimes mean they have a different spec. As Sem said, all Golfs are made abroad.
 
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