Country & Base – Germany – Wolfsburg
- Fox [city car]
- Polo [supermini]
- Golf [family hatch, convertible and estate]
- Jetta [compact saloon]
- Passat [medium range saloon and estate]
- Beetle [family hatch]
- Corrado [sports coupe]
- Scirocco [sports coupe]
- Touran [compact MPV]
- Tiguan [compact 4x4]
- Touareg [large 4x4]
- Sharan [large MPV]
- Phaeton [luxury saloon]
RAC Cars Need To Know:
You're probably quite well acquainted with Volkswagen's wares. After all, it's a company that seems to stick to fairly well-defined product niches. When it does veer away from the norm, as it did with the Volkswagen Golf Plus, buyers tend to get a little wary. There's something to be said for doing the conventional thing very well indeed and nobody does it better than VW.
Unfortunately this thinking in straight lines means largely predictable deals for used buyers. Everybody knows the prices of VW Polos, Golfs and Passats. There aren't many surprises or bargains to be had. That doesn't mean that there aren't recommendations to be made. The Mk V used VW Golf GTI is a great buy. Drive one back to back with a MK VI and you may even conclude that it's a better car than its successor. Take a look at the boot mechanisms. The Mk 5 has an all metal, microswitched and damped unit. The Mk 6 makes do with a plastic item with no damping. It's a less expensive car to build than the lauded Mk V. You know what to do.
It's at the fringes of Volkswagen's range that the real bargains are to be found. The used Volkswagen Phaeton has always been undervalued and this model, built as well as a Bentley, is worth a look. With beautiful 3.0-litre TDI diesel models available from around £8,000 it seems a no-brainer if you're looking for refined and luxurious transport. The new VW Tiguan is another vehicle that looks good value from a used perspective. After a modern classic? Try a late Volkswagen Corrado VR6. £3,000 will net you a good one.
Whatever VW used car you're after you'll be sure to find it on RAC Cars.com as we have thousands of second hand Volkswagen's for sale. Goold luck in your hunt!