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Old 02-24-2011, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrew*Debbie View Post

The quality of the parts has a lot to do with the quality and durability of the finished product.

VW Rabbits assembled at the Westmoreland plant were terrible but not because of where they were built. VW chose to build the car with cheap American parts. Cheap interiors, cheap brakes, cheap everything.
I had a 1980 Rabbit built there - the car was assembled just fine, but the quality of parts was inferior to the cars that came from Germany - especially the interior.

It was the beginning of a long slide for VW.

2000 Mercedes Benz E320 (daily driver)
2007 Infiniti M35x (wife's)
2006 330 cic ZHP 6sp (current)
2005 Z4 3.0 sp nav x-leather (retired)
2000 323i PP (best car, ever - retired)
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