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Old 02-24-2011, 04:44 AM
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I think that knowing that your Bimmer is built in Germany, well... is the car BEING german part of what sells? Look at the ad that BMW relesed about the new X3, US designed, built, and German Engineering...

My wife is skiddish about my choice of next vehicle simply because it is not built in Germany...
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:44 AM
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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.
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I owned one those Rabbits from the Westmoreland Plant and it did not seem to ever have any issues but, I know other people who owned them had problems.
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Well.. I can say this, our X5 is defiantly built "different" than my 750Li even though they are at the same price point. In my opinion, I think it comes down to where the components are built that bring the car together. The X5 in my opinion has a cheaper more hollow feel to it... this is especially true with regards to the doors....
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