If you've not had a chance take a tour of a auto factory sometime. Most manufactures have a tour at at least one of their plants. I toured the Audi factory in Ingolstat and they had every variation of A3 including custom orders and plug hybrids all coming off the same line at 300 cars per day. The robots in the body plant are amazing to watch and makes you realize where all the manufacturing jobs really have gone. There was about 4 people milling around checking on the robots or refilling supplies and that was it. The final assembly had a lot of people working there bolting in parts but I can see as robots become more dexterous with improved machine vision even those jobs will go away.
The "dip" is part of a multi-step process called e-coating. ...
It is galvanized!I was under the impression from adds that the frame and body were galvanized (zinc coated) like my real Ram van.
When I told my wife I wanted to buy a Fiat, she said, "NOO Fix It Again Tony's"
Then when I told her it was "Made in Mexico" she said, "Are you kidding or are you crazy?"
Man, I do NOT want to hear "I TOLD YOU SO!"