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      09-25-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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What will this mean for Boxster quality going forward?

Seen on Jalopnik:

2nd Gear: VW Starts Building The Porsche Boxster
Meanwhile in Beigekriegland, Automotive News (reg. required) reports that VW has begun building the Porsche Boxter in its former Karmann plant in Osnabrueck in northern Germany. VW took full control of Porsche last month, and has already begun counting Porsche sales in its corporate total. The Boxster was previously built for VW by Valmet Automotive of Finland. Porsche was supposed to move the Boxster to Magna Steyr's plant in Graz, Austria this year, but it canceled the contract after VW bought Porsche. Porsche doesn't have the capacity to build more Boxsters in Zuffenhausen, Germany, where it builds it on the same line as the 911. The Osnabrueck plant also produces the VW Golf, and plant is already building parts for the Boxster.

I can only assume that the new Caymans will be built here, too.
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I don't see any cause for concern. If Valmet could do it up until now, I'd imagine VW will do fine.
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I don't see any cause for concern. If Valmet could do it up until now, I'd imagine VW will do fine.
Agreed, they will be working hard to prove that they can make a quality product.
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it means when i get a boxster it wont be from the vw plant
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