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      12-21-2012, 10:42 PM   #37
AndyGF
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Originally Posted by JonoNZ View Post
Yep, mine is a SA GTI, had no problems with it.
The GTI MK5 is really the come-back GTI in my eyes, MK3/4 being a bit underpowered, and a large percent of the RHD GTI's are SA built. I was wondering if Rich100 knew that, especially with him residing in the UK?

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Says a lot when BMW has confidence to supply X3/5/6 for the entire world from that plant. Plus its the ONLY plant in the BMW system that allows owners to watch the assembly of their vehicle.
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I'm not being argumentative. Having fun with it.
Okay... But I suspect that has a lot more to do with marketing, and very little to do with contributions to technology/manufacturing.

By the same token the same could be said for SA built BMW's, 3 series being a mainstay of south african motoring, outselling Americas & Australia's much loved toyota Camry 3 to 1. I know which one I would rather drive...