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    Thread: VW Puebla Factory Tours?

    1. 08-12-2009 04:57 PM #1
      Cant find any info on this. Anyone know if they offer tours? Gonna be down there in a few weeks.

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      08-12-2009 05:52 PM #2
      Can't find anything specific on their site, but you could try calling them or browsing

      http://mx.volkswagen.com/vwcms....html


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      08-12-2009 05:53 PM #3
      Apparently they have the largest cafeteria (restaurant?) in Mexico....

    4. 08-12-2009 08:42 PM #4
      will email, apparently, my hotel is right by the factory, lol

    5. 09-01-2009 06:55 PM #5
      I have been on this VW Puebla Factory tour twice.
      For Volkswagen aficionados, this is the voyage to Mecca.
      This is the ultimate trip.

      The factory tours are by invite only, and most of the tours are done in the month of December for some odd reason.

      The two times I have went on the tour, it was by invite only.
      IM me for more info.


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      09-01-2009 06:59 PM #6
      Do me a favor and slap the sh*t out of the guy that built my POS MKIII k thx
      Now go get your shinebox

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      09-01-2009 07:11 PM #7

      i looked into it last year and all i could find was a mention that tours are given for students, engineering & the like, i assume... and must be by reservation, but no contact info! and nothing for the turístico entusiasta
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    8. 09-01-2009 07:14 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by slirt »
      and nothing for the turístico entusiasta


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      09-01-2009 07:24 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by hazw8st »

      have them shave the rubstrips asap!

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      doesnt the trunk badge say "T" after the 1.8? what could that mean? tits?



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      09-01-2009 07:42 PM #11
      in my previous job I was down there 3-4 times per year for work - spent a lot of time in their paint booths........ it's a great plant - so large........

      it is closed for public tours, as said above, they are by invite only....

      ask the concierge of your hotel........... maybe he can help.

      the technical center is there - it's open to the public..........

      otherwise this will be your view



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      09-01-2009 08:55 PM #12
      VW should start a Mexican delivery program

      3 cases of Tecate in the trunk upon delivery


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      09-01-2009 09:18 PM #13
      LOL

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      09-01-2009 09:48 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by hazw8st »

      Wow, look at those uneven gaps and bad fitment.

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      09-01-2009 10:33 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by hazw8st »

      The factory tours are by invite only, and most of the tours are done in the month of December for some odd reason.

      I'm guessing it has to do with people going back to Mexico to visit relatives during Christmas.

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    16. 09-02-2009 05:04 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by bzcat »
      VW should start a Mexican delivery program...

      That is an excellent idea.


    17. 09-02-2009 05:15 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by bzcat »
      VW should start a Mexican delivery program

      3 cases of Tecate in the trunk upon delivery

      Dysentery and grand theft auto are not what I'm looking for in an international delivery program...


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      09-02-2009 05:29 PM #18
      Wrong! The factory tour in Wolfsburg is what you want! That's where it all begun, they build the Golf, Tiguan, Touran and Scirocco. Fascinating to see, I think you can make appointments at the AutoStadt Kundencentrum (AutoStadt Customer service).

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      09-02-2009 05:34 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by hazw8st »

      That is an excellent idea.


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      09-02-2009 05:36 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by bzcat »
      VW should start a Mexican delivery program

      3 cases of Tecate in the trunk upon delivery

      LOL - even that wouldn't get me to go to Mexico.

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      09-02-2009 05:39 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by chamster »

      Wow, look at those uneven gaps and bad fitment.

      ...and which final phase of assembly is this?


    22. 09-02-2009 05:57 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by Blackballed »
      Do me a favor and slap the sh*t out of the guy that built my POS MKIII k thx

      Quote, originally posted by bikechef »
      Dysentery and grand theft auto are not what I'm looking for in an international delivery program...

      Quote, originally posted by Arsigi »
      Even that wouldn't get me to go to Mexico.

      Logic owns you.

      Quote, originally posted by BartVW »
      Wrong! The factory tour in Wolfsburg is what you want!

      Truth be told, most of us members on this website are Volkswagen owners or were Volkswagen owners, at one point or another. We are all grouped together as Volkswagen aficionados.

      Volkswagens are in our exact price range of what we can afford to drive and maintain. Volkswagens are what we can afford. If money were no option, most of us would drive much pricier cars than what we drive today.

      Stating the obvious, I would like to point out some very interesting facts.

      a) If ALL Volkswagen cars and parts were built in Germany, alot of us would not be able to afford the vehicles, let alone the replacement parts. Volkswagens are made all across the globe inorder to pass on the saving to us, the end consumer.

      b) Any of us can travel to Mexico and visit the Puebla Volkswagen assembly plant for a long weekend and spend about $500 US dollars roundtrip. Try visiting Wolfsburg Germany for under $2000 US dollars.

      c) Bang for the buck, for a Volkswagen aficionado, Puebla Volkswagen assembly plant is a decent weekend designation. At the Puebla plant, over 30 different VW, Audi, Seat, and Skoda models are built and assembled there. Also, 15 different Volkswagen trucks and buses are also built and assembled at the Puebla Volkswagen plant.



    23. 09-02-2009 06:13 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by bikechef »

      Dysentery and grand theft auto are not what I'm looking for in an international delivery program...

      Different strokes for different folks

      I trade my Tecate for some authentic Tequila Blanco and Resposado plz.


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      09-02-2009 06:49 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by citat3962 »

      Different strokes for different folks

      I trade my Tecate for some authentic Tequila Blanco and Resposado plz.

      El Tesoro de Don Felipe Anejo...

      Mmmmm....and available in the US of A.

      Reposado and Anejo are for sipping, Blanco is for mixing.


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      09-02-2009 08:17 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by bikechef »

      Dysentery and grand theft auto are not what I'm looking for in an international delivery program...

      Well, don't drive your new Jetta to score drugs and pick up tranny hookers then...


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      09-02-2009 08:51 PM #26
      ah...the BFH..VW special tool 1602

      Quote, originally posted by hazw8st »





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    27. 09-02-2009 09:41 PM #27
      I hear the fence is not to keep the public out, but to keep the workers IN!
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      09-02-2009 11:52 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by bzcat »
      VW should start a Mexican delivery program

      3 cases of Tecate in the trunk upon delivery

      Works for me!

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      09-03-2009 02:48 AM #29
      The wooden floors are cool

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      09-03-2009 08:26 AM #30
      so is the wooden Jig the body is on

      I wonder how much they pay the cyclists that keep that conveyor running?


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      09-03-2009 08:44 AM #31
      Quote, originally posted by drhavoc »
      so is the wooden Jig the body is on

      I wonder how much they pay the cyclists that keep that conveyor running?

      Their use of wood in the flooring and related supports goes back to the highly advanced Dresden Phaeton plant built in '02. That cars' success aside, the company learned a lot from that build process.

      The materials are better for the environment, as well as being more comfortable and "friendlier" to the employees.

      I know this because when I was a on an extensive personalized tour, I saw the same flooring in sections of the Wolfsburg plant and I asked our guide (a factory worker who worked his way to the "front office") why these materials were chosen.


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      09-03-2009 08:54 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by -camber »
      ah...the BFH..VW special tool 1602

      lol

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      09-03-2009 09:12 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by chamster »
      Wow, look at those uneven gaps and bad fitment.

      Quote, originally posted by Jman5000 »
      ...and which final phase of assembly is this?

      Thank you.

      That pic looks like just out of the ecoat oven. No lock assemblies on the unitbody yet.

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      09-03-2009 10:04 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by bikechef »

      Dysentery and grand theft auto are not what I'm looking for in an international delivery program...


      ....wait, you're from Texas....don't you already have that

      ninja edit


      Modified by MP413Racer at 7:06 AM 9-3-2009


    35. 09-03-2009 01:05 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by 65dunebuggy »
      The wooden floors are cool.....

      Looks like some good floors for break dancing.


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