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Check this out guys. This is probably as much of the inside as we'll see.
Inside the VW Chattanooga plant assembling the All-New Passat on Science Channels How Do They Do It?
Performance: Stage I tune* | K&N drop in| VWR600 intake | VWR Springs*
Looks: Brushed metal side mirrors* | Euro LED tails* | Blue LED footwells
Other stuff: VAG-COM | Valentine 1
Previous VWs: 2 MkIIs , 4 MkIVs, 4 MkVs, & a MkVI.
[PM for VAG-COM in NorCal.] * = Planned.
I used to live in Hixson for a while, just a few miles from the plant. I plan to visit friends there and go on the plant tour with my older son. He should be able to get in as an employee of the VW enterprise in Switzerland. He works mainly on Audi electronics. However, as everybody else, he likes to see how everything comes together.
Good News Folks on Tours. Follow the email link to arrange a tour.
Inquiries from Facebook Fans:
Are factory tours available?
• Yes, there are eight tours a week, Tuesday to Friday at both 9am and 1:30pm. You can email email@example.com to set up a time, but keep in mind that it’s usually necessary to book several weeks in advance.
Are there any plans for factory deliveries?
• Not at this time, unfortunately. Vehicles can only be picked up at dealerships.
Any other plans for other models to be built in Chattanooga?
• Not at the moment, but this is being considered as a future possibility. There are currently plans to increase capacity from 150,000 to 180,000 a year with the addition of a third team.
Sent them an email last night, here is the reply;
...wonder if there is a gift store?Hello!
Thank you for contacting us about touring our factory. Our schedule has changed a little bit. Typically, large groups book a tour about a month in advance, and smaller groups book a tour 2-4 weeks in advance.
Volkswagen Chattanooga currently offers tours Monday – Thursday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to groups of 20 people or less.
All participants must be at least 14 years of age.
The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and there is no charge to participate.
Long pants and closed toe shoes must be worn. No skirts, shorts, flip flops or high heels will be permitted.
Once you complete and return the attached request form, I will reply with confirmation of your tour. I will also include driving directions and instructions for parking.
The tour guidelines that I have attached contain some additional information and should be distributed to all tour participants prior to the tour.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Kind Regards - Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Volkswagen Chattanooga Tours
$150 for the driving experience and tour at the BMW plant is awesome, but I really want to see a VW plant; and it's FREE!
Last edited by stuston; 06-11-2013 at 09:07 AM.