I was an accidental insider at VW (subcontractor employee with a lot of access). I entirely agree with HoeferleConsulting. There is nothing wrong here. Fluctuating demand is part of the landscape, particularly in the automotive industry. Aerotek is used as a surrogate apprentice program, where the best "graduate" to VW (there is even a ceremony); others remain Aerotek and still others are culled for various reasons. 500 is a big hit but it reflects not a strategic error but market reality and the need for VW to refresh the Passat line in light of resurgent American and Japanese offerings and a powerful Korean industry. My suggestions to you Mr. Fischer to upgrade the 2.0T, replace the VR6 with the Audi 3.0 NA and Supercharged and adapt the 4door Passat into a 2 door coupe like the Audi S5. VW produces an excellent alternative to the Camry (the Passat) but the market wants more than that now.