if you are interested to know where your VW was built, try this decoder:
Its certainly flawed (you seem to get 'VW Camper' as your trim spec every time!) But its quite interesting.
(Flawed) VIN Decoder
For the simpler method, use this sheet below and look at the eleventh letter in your VIN- thats the factory code, found below. On http://www.uk-mkivs.net we have found nearly all our cars were built in Wolfsburg- I am assuming most NA cars will be Brazillian or Mexican? Post your results!
[Modified by Mikedav, 11:43 AM 8-19-2002]
[Modified by Mikedav, 11:27 AM 8-20-2002]