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    Thread: Event Coverage: Volkswagen Group of America Herndon, VA Headquarters Grand Opening

    1. 09-22-2008 01:45 AM #1

      A grand opening on September 19 of the Volkswagen Group of America’s new corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia was a signal in ways literal and figurative that the German corporation’s American business is on the move. “America is the most demanding car market, stated Volkswagen Group Chairman of the Board of Management Dr. Martin Winterkorn. “To take a line from Frank Sinatra,” he continued, “If we can make it (in the USA), we can make it anywhere,” and that’s just what he and his American team led by Stefan Jacoby plan on doing.

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      09-22-2008 02:06 AM #2
      yay, my pic is on that wall somewhere!!!
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    3. 09-22-2008 02:50 AM #3
      awesome, more vag cars, maybe scirocco.

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      09-22-2008 10:03 AM #4
      Quote, originally posted by areku_x »
      ... maybe scirocco.

      Long shot. But I'm hoping for the same.
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      09-22-2008 12:36 PM #5
      I need a job! Hire me! I've applied for a couple at VW.
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      09-22-2008 12:45 PM #6
      Nice to see the company actually making moves. Wish I could have caught that TDI Cup race at VIR.

      Anyone know if it's worth stopping by Herndon for a look around? Did they move the "museum" there?

      Small complaint, but the article wording was a little awkward in places.

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      09-22-2008 06:25 PM #7
      Hey VW it's great that you have a nice new shinny building. Now how about bring in the cars we need and want EARLY for a change and start thinking of us as your primary market! Two years untill we get a diesel golf... er... Rabbit (so lame).

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      09-23-2008 11:27 AM #8
      europe gets everything first, not just vw cars but everything else.

      plus fuel cost a whole lot more over there, and people dont buy big motor cars like here. insurance depends on the size of engine, so most people buy the smallest engine possible.

      I do work on cars, anything short of engine and transmission rebuilding can be done. welding, custom and aftermarket as well as regular repairs. IM me for details, shop is in WOodbridge.

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      09-23-2008 09:24 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by JIIP »
      yay, my pic is on that wall somewhere!!!

      me too!
      I'm the 2nd one down on the far right side

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      09-23-2008 10:19 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by BiH »
      europe gets everything first, not just vw cars but everything else.

      so right....

      besides, VW still has asperations to compete WAY upmarket...


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      09-24-2008 04:57 PM #11
      Northern Virginia...uuugh.


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      09-25-2008 09:40 AM #12
      i'm sooo bummed.

      i live less than 10 miles from the current VWOA HQ..

      sad days.


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      09-25-2008 09:42 AM #13
      Great pix!

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      09-25-2008 12:10 PM #14
      There is this building down a ways on sunrise valley which I thought was going to be the VW HQ -- It looks just like the corporate style for the dealer network. It was a couple weeks later when they released the address of the new building that I found the one pictured above. -- Its kind of hidden behind a shopping complex and a bunch of apartments.

      They picked a good spot for the new HQ, if you ask me though. Its across the toll road from Reston, so its not so packed with people, yet it is right behind the above mentioned commercial center, which is an extremely nice one.


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    15. 09-27-2008 08:05 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by groupracer »

      so right....

      besides, VW still has aspirations to compete WAY upmarket...

      Fixed!

      They HAD aspirations to compete way up market.

      Absolutely... a nice fancy new building is wonderful, but it was more important to provide the US marketplace with a wider selection of models and trim lines. And make sure the dealers are providing CUSTOMER SATISFACTION especially when it comes to SERVICE competence!


    16. 10-03-2008 01:12 AM #16
      9 Photos I took are in the background of that photo RH!

    17. 10-10-2008 09:36 PM #17
      That area blows traffic is a nightmare. I bet they sell a lot of spare body parts in that area due to accidents, way too many cars on really crap roads RT 95 is beyond it's capacity 10 fold. What was wrong with the old place in Auburn hills anyway? This place will have less cold, less snow.

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      10-14-2008 02:47 PM #18
      Bring the Rocco!!!

    19. 10-17-2008 03:02 AM #19
      i wish that i could have a pic on that wall.

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      10-17-2008 10:30 AM #20
      It would be nice to have a full museum at the new Head Quarters.
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      10-20-2008 02:22 AM #21
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      Telefunken Type I panel van.

      I dont mean to be rude, but I think you mean Type 2 panel van.

      Either way my photo is somewhere up there as well! Yay!


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      10-28-2008 02:49 PM #22
      anyone know how or where you can get a copie of that mero that is on the wall in the new headquarters building? my pic is in there somewhere also, would like to see it..

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