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I am not sure if there are many of you still out there. Seems like everyone that ordered one has them now. But, may have found why it took so long.
Got this off Car and Drivers Site.
"Volkswagen said that strikes by employees in eastern Germany would have so far cut production by 20,000 units, Reuters reported.
Members of the IG Metall engineering union are striking to reduce the working week in eastern Germany by three hours to 35, the standard in western Germany.
VW had already said it would have to stop producing its top-selling Golf model at its main Wolfsburg plant this week if the strikes continued. And BMW said the strike had stopped production at its Munich factory, where it builds 800 3-Series cars per day, and at Regensburg, where it makes 850 of the cars, the story said."
Glad I got mine!
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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (Boxter)

east germany, west germany... I thought it was just Germany now.
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (gtivrsix)

35 hour work weeks... wow where do I sign up, ever since I turned dumb and went into technology work I have had minimum 50 hour work weeks...
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (Boxter)

i thought all of the golf/gtis were made in brazil.....i could be wrong though...
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (yellow20thgti)

AGREED! Technology wa supposed to make our lives easier. Just made me spend more time at the office!
Quote, originally posted by yellow20thgti »
35 hour work weeks... wow where do I sign up, ever since I turned dumb and went into technology work I have had minimum 50 hour work weeks...

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (Boxter)

That news shouldn't matter, the 20th's are being built in Brazil with the rest of the Golfs and Jettas.
I believe only Passats, Phaetons, and Touareg's are built in Germany anymore.
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (U n i o n 0015)

Its most likely all the parts of the car, engine tranny, interior parts those are made in Germany on some Gti's Golfs and Jetta's..
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (gtivrsix)

Quote, originally posted by gtivrsix »
east germany, west germany... I thought it was just Germany now.

Yeah, note he wrote " eastern , as in the east side of Germany...not "East Germany". http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (yellow20thgti)

Quote, originally posted by yellow20thgti »
35 hour work weeks... wow where do I sign up, ever since I turned dumb and went into technology work I have had minimum 50 hour work weeks...

You think that's bad......those same striking workers, and almost everyone else in Europe right down to the lowliest grunts, get like 6 weeks PAID vacation a year.
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (cary67)

Alright time to start a Technology union.. anyone want to ban together, I am picketing my work tomorrow... Crap I can't need to pay for my new car
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (JMG2298)

Quote, originally posted by JMG2298 »
Its most likely all the parts of the car, engine tranny, interior parts those are made in Germany on some Gti's Golfs and Jetta's..

where are you getting this?
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (yellow20thgti)

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Alright time to start a Technology union.. anyone want to ban together, I am picketing my work tomorrow... Crap I can't need to pay for my new car



Modified by AkVdub at 7:12 AM 7-2-2003
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (Boxter)

Tsk tsk tsk, Americans are rubbing off on Europeans



Modified by the pik at 9:16 AM 7-2-2003
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (Boxter)

All the Golf's & GTI's sold in North America come from only Brasil. The Jetta's that come here are from Mexico, along with the Beetle and Bug conv. Only the Jetta wagon comes from Wolfsburg now.
 

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Re: Those waiting on the 20th AE they ordered...... (TURBO PAUL)

Indeed, North American Golfs (and GTI's) come from Brazil, but Golfs sold in Europe may be assembled in Germany. Not sure about that...
 
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