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you are fortunate First Class, i am planning to visit Dresden too :nod:
 

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god_bless_japan said:
suppose u seen it before, if not hope u like it:thumb:

Thanks for posting Micheal :thumb:
I have seen it before though but its great seeing it again ;)

The Bentley Flying Spur was built there for a while but Bentley have since moved German Bentley production back to UK so no more Bentleys are built in Dresden. (all Bentleys in Crewe, England).

After the Dresden floods awhile back, the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra played in the Transparent Factory due to their regular venue being damaged :D
 

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Un-be-leivable!!! I have seen the General Motors 'sweat-shop' facility in Oshawa Ontario and it is hard to beleive that the two plants produce autos?
Waste and polution are impossible in the VW enviro due to the transparency in this futuristic 'factory'.
Now, the kicker. The average wage (or so i am told) at a german VW plant is equal to about $65U$D per hour with full health and vacation benefits adding an estimated 35% to that total (2 months anual vacation is the standard there i am told). Maternity/paternity benefits include 2 years furlow with pay to raise your baby. A negative birth rate has resulted in a 'baby-bonus' of nearly $1,000U$D per month if a family has in excess of two children.
Germany amazes me.
It does/provides all the benefits we in north america are told would bankrupt our capitalist system and does so with a smile after being bombed into the stone age just 60 short years ago?
BTW my daily use car is a jetta, in four years of use it has required, fuel, oil, tires and a set of windshield wipers while delivery of +/- 43MPG. It has constantly started in -45 degree canadian winters and came equip with heated seats, vital to canadian climatic survival, lol.
 

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Now, the kicker. The average wage (or so i am told) at a german VW plant is equal to about $65U$D per hour with full health and vacation benefits adding an estimated 35% to that total (2 months anual vacation is the standard there i am told). Maternity/paternity benefits include 2 years furlow with pay to raise your baby. A negative birth rate has resulted in a 'baby-bonus' of nearly $1,000U$D per month if a family has in excess of two children.
Where did you hear that? The social system and the wages in Germany might be good, but Germany is not wonderland. ;)
 

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nice factory, and really nice exterior design. but i think the car they are building lack the exterior attractive ness. i mean from the outside the vw phaeton, looks less attractive then the kia amanti(or something like that). i mean in a factory like that i expect them to be building something really extraordinary like the bugatti veyron or something. (btw i know that vw ownes bugatti).
 

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nice factory, and really nice exterior design. but i think the car they are building lack the exterior attractive ness.
The Phaeton Design is pure understatement, a lot People don't like it because it's boring to them. Another big problem for the Phaeton is that most Premium-Class customers prefer the BMW 7 series, Mercedes-Benz S-class or Audi A8 than getting theirselves a car with an VW-Badge on it. :D

I like the Phaeton. If I had a couple of € more on my Bankaccount, I would buy one. :thumb:
 

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I love the Phaeton too :D

Especially due to it really being a cheap Bentley without losing the quality in build etc.
Also the Phaeton has heaps of options through VW Individual a new specialist brand within VW that makes the cars the customer wants :)

One Touareg owner commissioned VW Individual to convert his Touareg into a pickup and they did it. http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=21260

Also VW Individual build a Phaeton limo called Phaeton Lounge. http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2339583
 

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The factory is truly a tribute to VW's industry leadership.....

If only VW would have seen the handwriting on the wall and replaced the original horizontally opposed aircooled engine, with a water-cooled one as did Subaru. The carbureted Dasher, Rabbit and Golf were just not the right answer to the rapidly emerging Japanese competition of the 1970s.

And then in China if she had just learned a lesson from Peugeot's 1997 failure, and launched some China-friendly innovative models, the market share picture would be quite different now.

Where to now VW???
 

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That's one heck of an impressive factory. Sure does make everyone go "oohh" and "ahhh".

Sure gotta sell alot of small cars for a big price.

I would take an actual functional factory over that one any day of the week.
 

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Rock-N-Roll said:
I would take an actual functional factory over that one any day of the week.
Japanese car factories then:rofl2:

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cars churned out from so called functional factories of China, Malaysia, America are frankly nasty. the Phaeton factory on the other hand is superb. Everyone to their own, its good u dont agree with a lot of other about the Phaeton factory, if everyone thought the same it would be a boring place;)
 

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god_bless_japan said:
Japanese car factories then.

cars churned out from so called functional factories of China, Malaysia, America are frankly nasty. the Phaeton factory on the other hand is superb. Everyone to their own, its good u dont agree with a lot of other about the Phaeton factory, if everyone thought the same it would be a boring place;)
Serious question- do you have anything to actually offer by way of original thought? Or do you communicate via emoticons?

The purpose of an auto factory is to produce automobiles. I think that VW factory is spectacular, I love it, I'd love to work there. It cannot possibly have the production or efficiency of a standard production line.
 
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