Volkswagen is perhaps best known for the iconic Golf. A car that’s been a leader in its class for decades, and one which many other manufacturers have attempted to emulate. But this isn’t to say that VW is a one-hit wonder. No – you’ll find many of the qualities that make the Golf so great in any car from the range, and the company is always on the up. If you buy a VW new or used, then what can you expect to get for your money?
High Quality German Engineering and Design
The key thing that you’re going to discover about VWs is their quality. From the stitching on the seats to the alignment of the panels, these cars are built to a very good standard, whether you’re looking at one of their cheapest offerings in the Polo, or the luxury barge that is the Phaeton. Many people who choose Volkswagen are doing so because, while they might not want to fork out a small fortune for a luxury car, they still want something high quality. The Polo for instance is generally considered the most high-end and classy car of its size. One of the brand’s current marketing claims is that they aim to make driving as relaxing as possible for the everyday commuter. A premium quality interior certainly helps with this, and things like the revolutionary DSG automatic gearbox also ensure the cars are good to drive.
Strong Aftermarket and Reparability
VWs make great vehicles for those who like to work on their cars, too. There are huge communities of people who repair and modify their wheels, which means that whatever you need to do, you can find resources for on the internet. The aftermarket is also very strong, so you won’t necessarily need to buy OEM parts when making repairs, and if modification is your thing, there are no shortage of options, whether you’ve got a ten year old diesel or the latest GTI. Part of this is of course down to the fact that the VW group contains not just Volkswagen, but several other major brands including Audi, SEAT and Skoda. Even luxury marques such as Bentley, Lamborghini and Porsche can be found under the same banner.
If you’re looking to get a lot of quality for your money, then you’ll be hard pressed to find a better alternative than a Volkswagen, whether you’re buying used or brand new. Browse Motorpoint’s listings if you’re in the market for a new set of wheels.