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      10-22-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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Brazil to build BMWs?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-1...pectation.html
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      10-23-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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That would be .....

........ a turn-off for me.

If I want a German car, it needs to be built in Germany....

Plus, I see cars now having a push-button instead of a hand brake.

My cars must have a hand brake and manual transmission or I'll look elsewhere.

Jaguars are nice, always have been, but I'll not buy one made in India!!!!!!

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Jags are made in in India? Do they smell like indian food when they get here? lol j/k Its like buying a japense car made in Mexico, just doesnt make sense.
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Jags are made in in India? Do they smell like indian food when they get here? lol j/k Its like buying a japense car made in Mexico, just doesnt make sense.
"In 2008, Tata Motors acquired the British car maker Jaguar Land Rover, manufacturer of the Jaguar, Land Rover and Daimler luxury car brands, from Ford Motor Company."

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Well, you know, quality wise BMW is not breaking any records, so I don't think it can get much worse...But I wonder if this means new models being built, sort of like the plant in SC and Mexico where they build the SUVs...
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........ a turn-off for me.

If I want a German car, it needs to be built in Germany....

Plus, I see cars now having a push-button instead of a hand brake.

My cars must have a hand brake and manual transmission or I'll look elsewhere.

Jaguars are nice, always have been, but I'll not buy one made in India!!!!!!

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So does that mean you would never buy an x3 since it is "built" in America? All the of the parts are made in germany. Everything OEM BMW is made and built in germany. They are assembled in multiple other locations to save on costs, and make it cheaper for the consumer(us). I don't see anything wrong with it.
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So does that mean you would never buy an x3 since it is "built" in America? All the of the parts are made in germany. Everything OEM BMW is made and built in germany. They are assembled in multiple other locations to save on costs, and make it cheaper for the consumer(us). I don't see anything wrong with it.
My 2008 was completely built in Germany as per my specs. Via e-mail, I could track it from factory to dealership.

I optioned it out just the way I wanted. I liked it then and still do.

I will keep it.
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My 2008 was completely built in Germany as per my specs. Via e-mail, I could track it from factory to dealership.

I optioned it out just the way I wanted. I liked it then and still do.

I will keep it.
Me too, tracked it from Regensberg. When you configured it as you wanted, I can't see trading it in, dag, that car was built for you, for me.

Besides, even if you've got lots of money, a base Audi TT costs about the same as our equipped 335 coupes back in the day. Then again, the F30 is like that too. Why pay more for less, unless you have to?
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Me too, tracked it from Regensberg. When you configured it as you wanted, I can't see trading it in, dag, that car was built for you, for me.
This car was mine from configuring it on-line to when I gave the dealership a check for the total amount.

I drove it away happy and four plus years later, I'm still happy.

The reasons I bought it then still stand today.

I see nothing on the road that tempts me to buy anything else.

Except maybe a Maserati!!!!
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this is very interesting, its funny this came up , i had a 323 , 330ci .and now a 335i..all built and assembled in Germany - my sister had a 325 , built in south africa, then a x3..built in the US, and now a x5 build here as well... ive had way less problems with my cars than she has with hers, and i was like a F*ing speed racer with them - it was one reason i made sure if im buying a bmw it was built and assembled in germany , because it just seems they pay more attention to detail and quality than say us here in america, or rest of the world ... this is the truth ...Germans FTW
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