I've owned Mexican and Brazilian made Golfs... but never a Golf made in Germany (though I had a German Rabbit and a German Jetta). So, what difference does it make?
"This couldn't possibly break, I'll put it way the **** down there." -every German car engineer.
The fact that my car was built in Germany was a serious positive when I was car shopping. I would much rather not buy something Mexican assembled, if only because ive heard a lot of horror stories.
But like someone else posted... the Corrado was made in Deutschland :p
My mk3 was built in Mexico and sold it after 10 years without a SINGLE issue, the most reliable car i´ve ever had, or does the passat being built in Chatanooga by overweight employees make it a ford pinto?, let´s stop this BS, Puebla´s plant is one of the most important assembly lines in the world for VAG, i´m not saying they´re perfect but come on
I have to stop this idiot from deminishing my credibility every time he posts because my usernsme is in his sig.
"As anyone who has ever tinkered with an old BMW engine or looked out on to the wing of a jet can attest, pure response to engineering requirements can sometimes deliver just as much pleasure as a more intentionally aesthetic design process."
I find this disappointing. It may not sway my decision to get a VW by much. But I still prefer products that are manufactured where they are designed. It's nothing more than a coolness appeal. It's been kinda of a warm-fuzzy feeling for me to see "Made in Japan" when opening the door to my former Mazda, Subaru and current Nissan