Best Practices to Buy a Used VW

It is said that the Germans are keen about 3 things, their history, their language and their cars. Volkswagen has carried the same legacy since pre and post-World war periods.

In today’s world, acquiring a car is like having a necessity. Cars are now an important aspect of life where you need to get things done easier and faster. If you already have a car and is now going for the second one, chances are that you are more likely to purchase a used car. Nowadays, the automotive market being a very competitive zone might confuse you with so many options. Here are the pointers of purchasing a used VW.

Petrol or Diesel?

By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK (VW Tiguan engine Uploaded by oxyman) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

VW Diesel Engine – By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK (VW Tiguan engine Uploaded by oxyman) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Although diesel cars are costlier than their peers running on gas, petrol cars tend to have a long life and cheaper maintenance than diesel. Although the diesel prices are low, but other annual maintenance like fuel-pump cleaning and engine parts price goes up in case you want to rebore the car engine again. Hence, it is better to go for the petrol ones. However, Volkswagen cars design their diesel engines with utmost care (except, of course, for the infamous emissions scandal) and hence the engines are costly and are more rugged to wear-and-tear. The TDI engine is one in its class in the mid-and-mini segment.

Engine capacity

Buy a car which has a medium sized engine like varying from 1.2 to 2.0 liters as larger engines means consumption of more fuel and lesser savings. So buy a car which you can use for a city as well as average highway commute. Also, if you are looking for commercial segments, you can choose between VW Transporter and VW Saveiro or a VW Touareg.


Now comes an important decision to choose between a manual and an automatic transmission. Logically, the automatic transmission uses a torque converter which is another piece of complex equipment as compared to the legacy clutch-pedal scenario and thus will increase the budget for the purchase. Maintenance will also carry an additional overhead for the automatic transmission owing to additional parts. Hence, it completely depends on the users and their comfort zone with the transmission.

Although Volkswagen’s transmission is reliable and are a good value for the money, it is always suggested to go for a test ride to experience the gear level change sounds and verify the level of transmission fluid before purchase.

Once you have the car started, quickly move on past all gears and start cruising on the 6th gear. There should be no sound and this promises Volkswagen’s unbeatable silent cruising experience giving minimum effort to the engine.

Availability of parts

Compared to the brand new and the oldest cars available in the consumer segment for Volkswagen, you can go for the ones which have the availability of parts in and around your city and neighborhood.  New entrants like Volkswagen Touran, Touareg, Polo, Vento might be available in due course of time, but the bigger selling models like Jetta and Passat are more readily available.

Volkswagen dealers don’t typically offer Buy Here Pay Here programs, but you can still get good financing on all their vehicles, especially newer ones, which are often offered with special terms.

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Volkswagen Jetta – Best Selling VW in 2016

After a busy schedule all throughout the week and a bustling work-life, if you are all set for a road-trip, then undoubtedly, Jetta is the best Volkswagen for you. Smartly priced for a luxury segment vehicle, this car boasts of plush interiors and rich fiber upholstery. Although the basic design for the car remains the same when compared to other VW creations, some features have been added to increase your driving pleasure: the air dam is spread out, boot capacity is extended and includes drop rear seats for extending the boot to make space for keeping golf bags as well as Skis.

Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen has focused more on the interiors. The back seat cushioning has been designed elegantly with high-quality fiber decals and provides ample knee room. The under-thigh support is comforting, making long journeys in the backseat easy. Adding to it, there are dedicated a/c vents for the back seats and large door bins to accommodate the bottles during the journey.

The rear middle seat has a pull-out armrest which also has two cup holders to keep your tonic in handy in case you need it during your journey.

Moving to the front seat, we experience the rich fiber decals with refined quality cushioning equipped with height-adjustable electronic control. There are a lot of holder like spaces to keep your knick-knacks. Front armrests have enough space below them to store wallets and mobiles. The steering is also ergonomically set, having a flat end to make way for the person driving it.

Equipped with rear parking assist, Jetta also has been provided with a unique feature: fatigue detection, which is an innovative concept for ensuring your safety. Packed with 6 airbags, Volkswagen has already set a high standard in the field of safety concerns.

Now this feature might be the USP for this car. Jetta has a secured glove-box. Yes, you can keep all the stuff inside the glove box and lock it in. The box is also air-cooled which will keep your bottles exactly at the same temperature you left them at.

Jetta provides the state-of-the-art technologies for the interior climate control and air-conditioning segments. It has a central infotainment console and cruise-control mounted on the steering with gear level changer available with the higher-segments.

Jetta boasts a 1.4 liter gas and a 2 liter diesel variant offering competitive power and performance packaged under the same roof. Driven by a 6-Speed gearbox, this can prove to be a mean machine while in highways and a traffic-cutter when cruising through the city limits. Being a flat sedan, the dynamics are well spread out offering you ample agility and control through the curves and bends of the road.

Coming back to the design, the front part looks pretty much like the Volkswagen’s counterparts, however, the rear bumper and air dams are an inspiration from Audi A4 making the car look like a takeaway in the first look.

Volkswagen is targeting the young entrepreneurs and executive businessman class. Being an upper segment stylish sedan, this car is affordably priced, making your aspirations and dreams come true.