Car built in Lydia, China

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Bonsaibacker
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Car built in Lydia, China

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Just ran the VIN on a car I recently picked up. This particular site shows that the car was built in Lydia, China. Has anyone else seen this? I know they were assembled in South Africa (and Germany of course) but this is new...

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I'd be very surprised if there was a place in China called Lydia...

Mainland China was less than 7 years removed from Mao's death at that point so I'm quite sure BMW had nothing to do with China.
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"The first Chinese-made BMW, a BMW 325, was sold in October 2003." Plus, their assembly plant is in Shenyang and I wasn't able to find a place in China named Lydia. So, there's something wrong with the website you used.
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stuartinmn wrote: Oct 09, 2020 4:16 PM "The first Chinese-made BMW, a BMW 325, was sold in October 2003." Plus, their assembly plant is in Shenyang and I wasn't able to find a place in China named Lydia. So, there's something wrong with the website you used.
Bullshit. If it's on the internet, it's true.

I bet BMWs have always been made in China and Putin is covering it up.
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cek wrote: Oct 09, 2020 6:32 PM
stuartinmn wrote: Oct 09, 2020 4:16 PM "The first Chinese-made BMW, a BMW 325, was sold in October 2003." Plus, their assembly plant is in Shenyang and I wasn't able to find a place in China named Lydia. So, there's something wrong with the website you used.
Bullshit. If it's on the internet, it's true.

I bet BMWs have always been made in China and Putin is covering it up.
I think both of you have a point- Stuart is probably correct but if y'all didn't know then Charlie outed me- I subscribe to conspiracy theories like they are build threads in "eye candy"!
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As you are already likely thinking, I'm guessing a digit in the VIN means something else now than it did then.

For instance. I had a Bav long ago, VIN 2130029. Yes, that's all. It wasn't until '81 model year that the feds forced them to a 17 digit VIN. But if you can find a 7 digit decoder, it thinks it's an E30. :roll:
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All non-M5 E28s were built in Dingolfing.

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Every one of the sites that google offers for "BMW VIN check" looks like a shady pawn shop entrance. I type the VIN in while keeping an eye in the mirror to make sure no-one is coming up behind me and I hit previous page if it takes too long (as if that does something to protect my hard drive). Anyway the site I pulled this assessment from is bimmer.work. I cannot recommend any of them but they provide some useful information when scouting.
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Well, at least it looks like they got the power rating correct.
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jhh925 wrote: Oct 13, 2020 7:03 PM Well, at least it looks like they got the power rating correct.
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