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Which VW is the best to buy for me?

At The JCB Group, we offer a wide selection of both used and new Volkswagen vehicles in all shapes and sizes. We understand that when it comes to picking your perfect Volkswagen, you’re spoilt for choice. That’s why we’ve put together this guide, to help you find your dream Volkswagen without compromising on what you’re after.

Why Volkswagen?

Volkswagen was founded in 1937, and was originally designed to create a car for the people. In fact, Volkswagen is German for the “people’s car”. The marque’s relationship with the UK dates back to 1952, where the first two VW Beetles were sold. The following year, Volkswagen became the official UK importer.

Today, Volkswagen is renowned for its innovation, strategy and vision - which is reflective in their growing line of electric vehicles. The brand alone has been responsible for raising the standards of everyday vehicles in terms of engineering, build and reliability, making the ordinary that bit more extraordinary.

So, now that you know why a Volkswagen is a good idea, how do you decide which one to go for?

Petrol vs Diesel vs Electric

When picking your VW vehicle, identifying the fuel type of your future car is a key factor. Volkswagen offers a variety of models available in both diesel and petrol. However, do be aware that with a diesel fuel type, you’ll have to pay an additional diesel tax.

If you’re looking for a diesel car, one of the most recommended VW diesel vehicles is the Volkswagen Golf GTD Hatchback. This model has been selected by numerous automotive professionals as one of the best performing diesel vehicles available, receiving plenty of positive reviews.

If you’re looking for a petrol car, Volkswagen has a pioneering technology put in place for their petrol engines. Their TSI technology means that you don’t have to choose between economy and performance, as it blends the best of VW diesel and Fuel Stratified Injection engines. This allows you to enjoy a smooth and pleasant drive, while cutting down on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions - as well as saving on car tax due to the engines being cleaner. This technology is available with a variety of VW models, including the Polo, Golf, Beetle and Passat.

If you’re after something that’s green (in terms of environmentally-friendly that is), Volkswagen prides itself on innovation. That’s why it’s no surprise that they have electric engine models which leave zero emissions while driving. Introducing the e-Golf and e-Up!, VW also offer these electric engine models as hybrid petrol-electric versions, allowing you to have that perfect balance between high torque and zero emission engines.

What size Volkswagen are you after?

Whether you’re looking for a car to fit the whole family, or a city runaround to get you from A to B, Volkswagen has a range of models designed to suit everyone. For city dwellers or new drivers looking for a smaller car, the VW Up! is the smallest of Volkswagen’s most recent models, and is ideal as a cheaper, fuel efficient and easy to handle option. Other smaller models include the VW Polo, or the mid-sized Golf and Beetle. However, if you’re someone who requires space for their furry friends or a variety of outdoor equipment, models like the Touareg, T-Roc and Golf Estate are great for providing plenty of space.

Are Volkswagen cars expensive?

When it comes to the high quality of Volkswagen models, what you pay for is what you get. However, we understand that many of our customers come to us with a budget in mind. That’s why we offer a range of affordable new and used Volkswagen cars that can be bought with a finance plan.

You can choose from Hire Purchase, Personal Contract Hire and Personal Contract Purchase. These options allow you to manage your payments at a monthly cost - however, be sure to check out the details between these plans as they differ in conditions and what they offer. You can check them out here. We also offer a range of deals on both used and new Volkswagen cars, as well as offers on servicing and parts.

Alternatively, if you’re still not sure what the perfect Volkswagen car for you is, check out this quiz made by Volkswagen, designed to help you find the perfect VW model for you. For more information on the Used and New Volkswagen models that we offer, make an enquiry or contact us today!