Why go with Volkswagen?
Volkswagen's excellent and diverse range of vehicles offers the perfect balance of style and performance. Thanks to this VW's is able to offer vehicles that suit the needs of everyone. Whether you're looking just for yourself or for the family we are sure we will have one that's perfect for you.
Below we have listed some pros and cons to help you make your decision on whether or not a VW is for you.
- Wide Range of Options - VW has everything from the 'Up!' city car all the way up to the 'Touareg' SUV.
- Reliable and Trusted - VW is one of the most reliable and trusted car manufacturers, so you never have to worry about it dying on you.
- Low Monthly Payments - Even though the initial fee may seem high VW offer some of the best monthly payment plans on the market, making them the perfect choice for people on a tight budget.
- You never own the car - Even though the car will be in your possession the entire time you never actually own it and at the end of the contract you have no option to purchase.
- Potentially High Fees - If you cancel early or if the vehicle takes excessive damage then you will see some rather high fee's which you will be required to pay.
The History of Volkswagen
Volkswagen has been around for over 80 years. It has a longstanding reputation of being one of the most popular car manufacturers in the world. Here are some interesting facts about the Volkswagen brand.
Volkswagen was created when Adolf Hitler hoped to create a car that was both fast and affordable for the people of Germany. Volkswagen created its famous factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Wolfsburg was created as a town where factory workers would live and work. They built the iconic Beetle. The Beetle promised to go up to 35 miles per hour and drive at least 60,000 miles before it needed any repairs.
Volkswagen was the main manufacturer for military vehicles during World War II. The factory was bombed several times and the city was even handed over to the British at one point.
After the end of World War II, Volkswagen was nearly out of business. However, the Allies decided to help Volkswagen with a fresh start. Many American companies were given the opportunity to take over Volkswagen. But, even Ford passed on the chance.
Volkswagen began importing cars worldwide in 1949. The first car that was exported was called the Type I or Beetle.
By the middle of the 1950s, the Beetle was very popular. In fact, there were almost 35,000 on the road by 1955. By the 1960s there were almost a half of million. The Wolfsburg factory had to work hard to keep up with the demand. They were making about 900 Beetles a day. The Beetle took over the Model T as the most popular car ever created.
The popular movie ?The Love Bug? featured a Volkswagen Beetle. This movie made the car even more popular and iconic. There were several sequels made and even a remake called ?Herbie Fully Loaded? in 2005 starring the famous actress Lindsay Lohan.
Volkswagen understood that they needed to diversify their line up. They added more cars to their inventory in the 1970s. The company found success with models like the Golf, the Polo, Passat, and Sirocco.
The world headquarters of Volkswagen still remain in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen has helped this city thrive, even becoming one of the highest paid cities in all of Germany.
Because of Volkswagen?s popularity in the United States it added another headquarter in New Jersey in 1955. This headquarters was actually moved to Virginia in 2008.
Volkswagen looked to expand its brand and eventually took over the Spanish car manufacturer, Audi. Today, Volkswagen also owns Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, and Porsche.
Today Volkswagen continues to grow and innovate.
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