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    Thread: VIN Number Decoder...find out where yours was built

    1. 08-19-2002 06:42 AM #1
      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]


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      08-19-2002 01:30 PM #2
      My NA GTI was built in Wolfsburg.

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      08-19-2002 01:33 PM #3
      Mexico here......

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      08-19-2002 01:35 PM #4
      I think this site just reads off your VIN #, anyhow my jetta was made in mexico..surprise, surprise there.
      samc

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      08-19-2002 01:52 PM #5
      Bentley manual has similar info, it breaks down the full VIN#. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    6. 08-19-2002 01:55 PM #6
      Mexico, just as my dealer told me when I got the car. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    7. 08-19-2002 01:55 PM #7
      my 00' golf is wolfsburg, germany [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-19-2002 01:57 PM #8
      my 01' GTI is wolfsburg, germany [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      [Modified by kyokoris, 10:57 AM 8-19-2002]

    9. 08-19-2002 01:57 PM #9
      BRAZIL!

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      08-19-2002 02:03 PM #10
      My Jetta was built in Mexico and has been problem free for 4+ months.

    11. 08-19-2002 02:21 PM #11
      Wolfsburg Ge.....and 1 of only 160 GLX's painted Futura Yellow

    12. 08-19-2002 02:29 PM #12
      quote:
      My NA GTI was built in Wolfsburg.
      me 2

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      08-19-2002 02:34 PM #13
      I can just look at my window sticker, it contains all that info.

    14. 08-19-2002 04:48 PM #14
      2002 gti 1.8t in cali. car mad in brazil

    15. 08-19-2002 04:52 PM #15
      quote:
      my 00' golf is wolfsburg, germany [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      That makes 2 of us!! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-19-2002 06:25 PM #16
      quote:
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      my 00' golf is wolfsburg, germany
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      That makes 2 of us!!

      make it 3 [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    17. 08-19-2002 06:38 PM #17
      Mexico...
      What's the dfference between "Manufactured in" and "Manufacturing Plan"
      Bored, I just switch the first digit from "3" to "2" and it gave me :
      Manufactured in: Canada
      Manufacturing plant: Mexico
      Puzzling isn't it
      Cheers,
      Matt

    18. 08-19-2002 07:07 PM #18
      Mine was built down in good ol' Tequilaville !!!! ole'

    19. 08-20-2002 06:27 AM #19
      quote:

      Bored, I just switch the first digit from "3" to "2" and it gave me :
      Manufactured in: Canada
      Manufacturing plant: Mexico
      Puzzling isn't it
      Cheers,
      Matt
      Not really. You changed the digit to give a non existent VIN, of course it spouted garbage...
      As I said, its a flawed translator (checked what its saying for trim level?) but its of minor interest I prefer the code sheet for finding out where it was built- thats the only interesting part anyway really
      As a note, over here everyone who has tried it has come up with Wolfsburg, no matter what the spec- odd...

    20. 08-20-2002 08:42 AM #20
      quote:
      my 01' GTI is wolfsburg, germany [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      mine too.

    21. 08-20-2002 09:23 AM #21
      my gti was built in wolfsburg too, then it got destroyed by a dealership in freehold, nj.
      it was later rebuilt in maryland. eastside motorsport [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      D_J

    22. 08-20-2002 10:28 AM #22
      My 99 GTI was built in Wolfsburg

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      08-20-2002 10:47 AM #23
      Thats weird. I was under the assumption that the first digit in the VIN number designates which country the car was manufactured. My 2000 1.8T has the letter "W" first, which designates it was manufactured in Germany, which is true. My 92 SLC Corrado had a "W" also and it was manufactured in Germany as well. However, my 92 GTI had a first digit of "3", which means it was made in Mexico, and it was. My brothers 98 2.0 GTI also has the digit "3" first, and it was made in Mexico. If you go to the VIN decoder and only put the first digit in, it will tell you where the car was made.


      [Modified by 4doorturbo, 10:48 AM 8-20-2002]
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      08-20-2002 10:54 AM #24
      quote:
      Wolfsburg Ge.....and 1 of only 160 GLX's painted Futura Yellow
      same here!!!
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