I wasn't able to find a current VW plant around Spartanburg or any news of VW looking around there. Hopefully your friends are right. I love my Astros, but I might look at a T5.
1999 Blazer - 135k+, 31s
1999 Astro (Green - Daily) - 225k+, 2WD, Alaska 2013
1997 Astro (Grumpy - $250 Rally) - 335k+ orig engine, AWD, 2", 31s, rear LSD, $30 eBay fuel pump
2002 Liberty (Eugene - Her Jeep) - 220k+ , 4", 32s, 4.10, back seat delete
1980 KE100 (Bessie) - 100cc of fury
Prev Astros: 86, 94, 87, 00, 97