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Old 01-09-2006, 10:57 AM   #3
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As Ronzi says, most US Market Boxsters (the most ROW for that matter) were assembled in Uusikaupunki, Finland by Valmet, AG. Valmet is a Subcontracted Auto Assembler specializing in producing Convertible Cars. They produce all the Saab Convertibles and Volvo Convertibles, and have for some time.

This is not a Bad Thing as the Customer Satisfaction Rates for those Cars leaving Valmet exceed those coming from Stuttgart, and Warranty Claims are lower. Which, if you think about it, makes some sense.

The Workers in Valmet are Finnish, which has a 95% HS Graduation Rate and a 100% Literacy Rate. The Cars from Stuttgart are assembled by Foreign Workers, primarily from North Africa, where the Educational and Literacy Rates are far lower. Plus, these NA Countries have not been Industrialized for near as long.

Add to this that it's totally in keeping with Porsche's History of producing Cars. No 914 was ever produced in Stuttagrt and several other models, including the 356, 912 and some 911's were manufactured elsewhere, including Czechoslovakia. Hope this helps...

Happy Motoring!... Jim'99
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