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« on: January 31, 2014, 05:18:03 PM »

The link below will take you to a video (~3.5 min) that just might amaze you..  especially if you've worked in, or been in a typical US automotive factory before.  This one is a VW plant in Dresden Germany... which WOW'ed me..  Smiley  (I was in Dresden a couple of times in the early '90s, when it was still part of 'east Germany', right after the wall came down, and evidently there's been lots of changes!  The first time I was there, a KGB officer was standing outside the airport entrance.. . observing!)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nd5WGLWNllA?rel=0

Maybe we could all pool our $$ and build a similar modern factory, just to build '69 Camaros.. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 05:25:15 PM »

 Interesting.... Germany has always been ahead of the world in technology. Makes me proud of my heritage  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 05:55:40 PM »

Ah yes, good old German wissen-wie!   Wink
If you ever get the chance go to the BMW plant in Munich, it's incredible.  BTW, that's a rental.
Or for that matter they have one in Spartanburg, SC.
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 06:45:25 PM »

I have owned a lot of cars including three Volkswagens; a '59 Bug, a '71 Squareback and a '95 Jetta III GLX (V6).  The Bug and Squareback (electronically fuel injected) were great cars that ran forever, but the Jetta (which I purchased fully loaded for my wife in '94) was a P.O.S!  Absolutely the worst car I have ever owned!  Nothing lasted on the Jetta even though it was impeccably maintain!  It left my wife stranded many times and will be the last Volkswagen I or anyone in my family (if I have a say) will ever buy!  I felt like a boat owner when I sold it in 2008.  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014, 01:53:55 AM »

A video of that plant was posted before.
JohnZ explained the debacle behind it and how much money was wasted on it....
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014, 08:29:01 AM »

We (wife and I) run a Avisbudget car rental place and we do occasionally rent out VW's....I think you would change your mind back to owning one...I am impress with their car and so is our customer's...Paul go rent one for the weekend and take momma on a getaway..
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014, 11:11:14 AM »

Paul go rent one for the weekend and take momma on a getaway..

We'd never make it to our destination!  Seriously, the things that broke or fell apart on that Jetta I've never had a problem with on any other car, ever!  I honestly felt sorry for the guy I sold it to.   Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2014, 12:43:01 PM »

A video of that plant was posted before.
JohnZ explained the debacle behind it and how much money was wasted on it....

I'd be very interested in reading JohnZ's comments re that plant, if anyone can provide a link..  I've spent some time searching and haven't been able to find it...
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2014, 01:12:53 PM »

 Regardless of what is considered waste, it is one heck of a beauty of a plant and fits well within the community.
I wonder if a place like that is hampered by unions or not.

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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2014, 11:00:54 AM »

A video of that plant was posted before.
JohnZ explained the debacle behind it and how much money was wasted on it....

I'd be very interested in reading JohnZ's comments re that plant, if anyone can provide a link..  I've spent some time searching and haven't been able to find it...

I tried several advanced searches keying on "Ferdinand Piech" or "Phaeton", but got no results - dunno if the search function is working or not.
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« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2014, 11:46:23 AM »

 I assume this plant is for assembly and not painting, correct? It would take one heck of an air scrubber system to remove all the vapors being within a community like that.
Heck, one would make a nice living just by being a window cleaner there  Grin

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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2014, 03:24:07 PM »

A video of that plant was posted before.
JohnZ explained the debacle behind it and how much money was wasted on it....

I'd be very interested in reading JohnZ's comments re that plant, if anyone can provide a link..  I've spent some time searching and haven't been able to find it...

I tried several advanced searches keying on "Ferdinand Piech" or "Phaeton", but got no results - dunno if the search function is working or not.

Thanks for looking John...I also did some fruitless searches.   Do you recall what your 'debacle and waste of money' comment was about...?
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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2014, 03:37:10 PM »

Do you recall what your 'debacle and waste of money' comment was about...?

Waste of money?  That's BMW = Big Money Wasted!   Grin

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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2014, 03:41:46 PM »

I was wrong. It was an email. Smiley
Here it is:

That's where the VW Phaeton is made, at about ten per day, and it sells for $100,000+ (which is why it was withdrawn from the U.S. market three years ago after being the biggest sales flop in VW history). The plant and the car only exist because both are the pet project of Ferdinand Piech, the VW Chairman, and he won't admit defeat and let them die.
 
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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2014, 03:46:44 PM »

Thanks for looking Kurt, and finding JohnZ' email....   and I totally understand his comment, as that plant would be better considered as a 'demonstration' futuristic plant of what *could be done* to build cars, as opposed to the most efficient means to build cars (and make $$).. Smiley    Most such projects get funded only due to being someone's pet idea/project...  (or possibly government using our tax $$)...
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