• Volkswagen (which means, literally, ‘People’s Car’) was founded in Germany in 1937 by Ferdinand Porsche.

    The company has a reputation for building solid, reliable and practical cars, and its cars are very popular on the used market because of it.

    The first VW, the Beetle, went into production in 1938, and over 21 million examples were sold before the model was killed off in 2003. Today, the Beetle (and its modern day equivalent, the new Beetle) are popular choices on the used car market due to their good looks and reliability.

    Volkswagen’s most successful model is the Golf, which has been in production since 1974. The Golf has been sold in a number of generations since, and is one of the UK’s most popular used car choices. Owners love the Golf’s build quality and classy image.

    The VW Polo has been around since 1975, and is one of the UK’s most popular superminis. An excellent choice on the second-hand car market, the Polo is ideal for new drivers and buyers who want a small, reliable, good looking car.

    The VW Passat is a large family car, and is one of Volkswagen’s biggest sellers. Available as a hatchback, estate or (in Volkswagen CC guise) a coupe, the Passat is a good choice for anyone looking for a family car.

    The up! is the latest in a long line of Volkswagen city cars, a line that has included the VW Lupo and the VW Fox. All three of these cars are popular choices on the used car market, offering VW’s famous build quality in a small package.

    Other popular Volkswagens include the Bora, Vento and Jetta (all of which are saloon versions of the Golf), the luxurious Phaeton, the Scirocco coupe, the Eos, the Touran and Sharan people carriers and the Tiguan and Touran 4x4s.

    You can find a great deal on a used Volkswagen here at BuyYourCar.co.uk.

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