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The letter "E" in the first half of your VIN stands for Emden, Germany. That's where it was produced. Assuming you have a B5/5.5 at least.
 

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If you have a north american Passat, it should have been built in Emden IIRC.

Others could be Mosel/Zwickau or Slovakia
 

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If you have a north american Passat, it should have been built in Emden IIRC.

Others could be Mosel/Zwickau or Slovakia
I'm pretty sure that my '01 US model came from Mosel, but I'll have to check again. I think that all the US models I've seen come from Emden or Mosel/Zwickau. Funny bit of trivia is that the Mosel plant is near the site where Trabants were built from the 1950s through 1991.
 

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Guess i'm not remembering correctly then... I wonder if it's a b5 to 5.5 thing. Anydody with a b5.5 Mosel build?
 

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strange bit of trivia this is as no one mentions Wolfsburg which is the biggest factory in germany, are there no passats built here????
 

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nope
 

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Mine was made in Emden as well, I've seen that most 2001's were made in Mosel. :b5:Girl had a 2001 one that was made in Mosel and she said it was nothing but problems, must be a Mosel thing. :crazy:
 

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BTW, I remember seeing a link that would translate your VIN completely, ie. month/year of production, trim level designation, place of production, etc.

Anyone know that link?
 

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I have no clue why, but when I read the title of this thread I had visions of something like the Willy Wonka Factory, and the Ooompa Looompa song playing in my head, that sure would explain a lot...

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98 and 01.5, both Emden.
 

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http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105660

http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/emcc/automotivemap/volkswagen.htm

strange bit of trivia this is as no one mentions Wolfsburg which is the biggest factory in germany, are there no passats built here????
Currently being built at Wolfsburg

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Formerly built at Wolfsburg

Beetle, Type 2 (T3) ,Type 4, 181 Iltis, Karmann Ghia, K70, Lupo, Golf Mk4 (wagon only), Vento & Golf Mk5

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