Originally Posted by 111R
None of my opinions are based on race, but on track record of US and German-based BMW plant quality vs. other German brands and their Mexican-based plants. It's based on years of hearing comments from frustrated VW owners whose Jettas and the like fell apart certain areas like interior trim (for instance) and so forth.
At the end of the day, it's just that - an opinion - not a racist comment. Maybe BMW will make it happen, just as they have in other parts of the world. Even so, I'd rather buy a proven product for the time being and let others take a chance first.
VW did have problems with their quality here in the 90's and early 00's. It was a VW problem not a Mexico problem. They have since improved their quality a lot. All Jettas & Beetles are built here for worldwide consumption.
It´s not as if VW is the only manufacturer operating out of Mexico. As has been mentioned, Ford (Fusion & the equivalent Lincoln), GM (Cadillac SUV's), Nissan (Versa), Fiat/Chrysler (500C previously PT Cruiser, Neon, etc), Honda, etc all build cars here.
Many Mexican plants (not that particular VW one) have won worldwide quality awards beating plants elsewhere (including the U.S.).
It´s up to BMW to do a quality job here. They already do with their armored vehicles.