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Five Reasons To Buy a Volkswagen

Five Reasons To Buy a Volkswagen

By Swansway Motor Group 18-08-2017


Looking for a new VW car? Volkswagens are renowned for quality and practicality, versatility & reliability. Take a look at the 5 top reasons to buy a VW!

Why buy a Volkswagen?

  • High Quality - carefully selected materials throughout its whole range.
  • Design - conservative and simplistic design at the cutting edge of innovation.
  • Versatile - offering a wide range of vehicles, with something to suit every need.
  • Reliable - a reputation for extremely reliable cars.
  • Great Resale Value - You won’t lose as much in depreciation as you might with some other brands.

When it comes to high quality vehicles, Volkswagen cars are quite possibly the first that everyone thinks about.

VW has always been at the very top of many market segments. Starting from the all-time bestseller Beetle, through to the Golf and Passat, Volkswagen has created and sold iconic cars in millions of examples worldwide.

Range of Volkswagen cars; red VW Golf GTI, White Passat Estate

Today, Volkswagen’s market presence is as strong as ever, and it has expanded to a wide range of vehicles, offering features and prices to suit everyone. Regardless of what type of car you need, there are indeed many reasons for you to buy a Volkswagen. We’ve managed to cut the long list down to five things that should steer you in the direction of a VW when you are considering your next vehicle purchase.


Whenever the name Volkswagen is brought up, the first two names that come to everyone’s mind are Golf and Passat, and it’s for a very good reason too. These two models are the backbone of Volkswagen, as they defined the hatchback and midsize saloon class decades ago.

But, Volkswagen offers a lot more in its wide range of cars. If you need a smaller city car, there’s the VW Polo, or if you need an even smaller ride for the most narrow streets and tight parking spaces, there is also the supermini VW Up! hatchback. Further variants and derivatives include the VW Golf Estate, and VW Golf SV, and there’s also the VW Scirocco for a sportier feel in a practical body. Those with bigger families (or lots of friends) can choose between the VW Touran and VW Sharan MPVs, while SUV lovers will have the VW Tiguan and VW Touareg to choose from.

Grey VW Passat front ¾ shot, driving on country road with trees in background.

However, if nostalgic living is your thing, we mustn’t forget the VW Beetle, and the excitement that a soft top option brings with it. Last but not least, the premium Volkswagen saloon range comes in the form of the CC, soon to be replaced by the phenomenal VW Arteon.

All these cars come with a very wide variety of engines, and the most important non-standard cars include the iconic VW Golf GTI hot hatch, and the exciting VW Golf R. With all that in mind, Volkswagen proves that it’s worthy of its ‘people’s car’ title.


VW’s conservative and simplistic design stands out in all its glory. Whilst being at the cutting edge of innovation, Volkswagen still manages to produce reassuringly familiar body shapes and controls alongside superior technology and creature comforts. With Volkswagen, there’s no place for exaggerated lines, weird body panels and light clusters, nor complicated space age interiors; just a constant stream of new models, each one an improvement on the last.

Bright blue VW up! Parked at kerbside next to block wall

Functionality is Volkswagen’s primary design direction, and nowadays its looks are nothing but sublime. VW’s current design language is restrained and elegant, and it’s the evolution of the brand’s decades-long philosophy that ‘less is more’.


Ever since the first Beetle conquered the globe, Volkswagen has gained the reputation as a maker of extremely reliable cars, and hasn’t lost it since. Every VW car is highly reliable, and Golf, Polo, Passat and up! often top the lists of the most reliable cars in the UK.

Grey VW Beetle Cabriolet driving through town from left to right.

Durable mechanics are among Volkswagen’s strongest selling points. Whether you chose a petrol, diesel, or hybrid version, you can expect many carefree miles and reasonable yearly running costs.

High Quality

As well as reliable mechanics, Volkswagen cars can offer typical German build quality. Starting from the body panels, all the way to the interiors, VW uses durable, high quality materials throughout its whole range. In a Volkswagen, you will rarely experience strange noises, or out-of-place clicks and squeaks, even after several thousands of miles of driving.

Every single part of the car can endure years of use without showing any signs of it. Because of these qualities, a Volkswagen is the ideal family car that can endure anything, from spilled drinks to tiny footprints on the backs of the front seats. Many consumer reviews highlight build quality as the brand’s most prized feature, and that’s always a good thing to know, especially since most VWs are used day in, day out for both business and leisure.

Gold VW Golf driving left to right along country road

When you’re spending so much time in your car, the last thing you want is to see it rapidly showing its age, and with a Volkswagen car, you’ll never get that feeling, as it will look brand new no matter what.

Great Resale Value

All of these reasons combine to make VW cars excellent re-sale vehicles. Should you decide to sell your Volkswagen after a number of years of satisfying use, you’ll have no problems doing it. You also won’t lose as much money in depreciation as you might with some other brands.

White VW Polo driving left to right with mountain landscape and sunset in background

Apart from the obvious qualities of quality and reliability, there’s also the very positive brand awareness factor which greatly helps in keeping the price of second-hand Volkswagens buoyant.

As a new Volkswagen owner or the buyer of a used VW car, you can be positive that you’ve made a wise choice, and that you really got the best for your money. A VW car will reward you with decent performance, more than bearable running costs, unmatched build quality and reliability that will give you peace of mind before any long journey with or without the family.

In the age of unnecessarily complicated motors, you’ll appreciate a VW car’s clean and functional design, and you’ll definitely enjoy driving it every day. All you need to do is to visit your local Swansway Volkswagen Centre, choose from the wide range and drive home happily in the VW car that will suit your needs the most!

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