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How to buy a used Volkswagen near me?

“Volks-Wagen” means “People’s car” in German. The idea of an affordable and simple car was made into the project by Porsche and Daimler Benz back in 1934. The Volkswagen company was registered in 1937 and the Volkswagen auto manufacturing plant was founded a year later at Fallersleben, Germany. By 1947 Volkswagen presented the first Beetle prototype at the Hannover Auto Fair. Since then the triumphant march of VW Beetle started quickly taking over automotive markets around the World with VW Beetle sold increasingly in North America and manufactured in Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. By 1974, total production of VW Beetle surpassed those of Ford Model T, making Volkswagen Beetle the World's most popular car.

Nowadays the Volkswagen is one of the many brands owned by German automaker Volkswagen AG. Volkswagen cars are well known for reliability, durability and advanced engineering. Back in the 90s VW added more upscale model lines to the traditional financially affordable ones. Today Volkswagen with popular cars and SUV is one of the major players on the North American automotive market. These vehicles are not cheap at all though they’re definitely not Bentleys or Rolls-Royces. Price for a new Volkswagen may really exceed your expectations, making buying the new VW car a real pain. But there's good news. You can buy them used. The best thing about used Volkswagen cars is that their price depreciates tremendously over time as this car manufacturer keeps rolling new models out to the market. Right after the newly sold Volkswagen car leaves a dealership, its price drops 15-20%, and another 10-15% during the first 3-5 years of use. After that, used Volkswagen vehicles reselling value keeps steady years and years ahead.

So, if you're really made up your mind to shop for a used Volkswagen, make a shortlist of used Volkswagen dealerships in your neighborhood. If you live in Philadelphia, Pa, rate the Rolls Auto Sales on Frankford Ave. Here’s why:

  • Large inventory of used Volkswagen for sale to choose from
  • One of the most trusted used Volkswagen dealers in the area
  • Best customers reviews and ratings
  • Seasoned used Volkswagen specialists with 18 years in business
  • Bad credit history or no credit at all - no problem
  • We stand behind your choice with free CarFax, extended warranty and Free 1-year State inspection.

Are used Volkswagens reliable?

Volkswagen Beetle generation and next after that were really simple carburetors engines, standard transmission, simple suspension, no electronics - really reliable, easy and affordable to fix.

Nowadays things turned out a little bit trickier and generally to worse. Certain models and years are more reliable than others. In general, todays Volkswagen 

  • is expensive to repair - may cost a little fortune to fix
  • has expensive parts
  • breaks way before it should for the money paid for it
  • particularly very expensive transmission repairs
  • car needs expensive reprogramming every time you take it to fix
  • lower quality, often plastic parts used instead of metal ones lead to lots of issues even at 50000 miles.

What is the best used Volkswagen to buy?

2008-2012 Volkswagen Golf

  • Gasoline 1.6,1.8, 2.0 L 4-cylinder 8 or 16-valve 102, 122, 150 hp engine
  • Automatic or manual transmission
  • Servo everything inside
  • Very reliable
  • Good gas mileage
  • Very stylish even 10+ years down the road

1995-2005 Volkswagen Jetta wagon

  • Diesel 1.9 4-cylinder 150 hp TDI engine
  • Automatic or manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive or AWD 
  • Really durable
  • Good mileage
  • Easy to work on, affordable to repair

2006-2012 Volkswagen Phaeton

  • Gasoline 3.2, 4.2, 6.0 L v6 with 241 or 450 hp engine
  • Diesel 3.0 or 4.9 L, 233 or 313 hp engine
  • Automatic or manual transmission
  • All-leather inside
  • Servo everything inside
  • Infotainment center
  • Really cheap price!
  • Elite Volkswagen
  • Premium trim interior and exterior

2007-2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 

  • 2.0 L TSI 4-cylinder 16-valve 200 hp gas engine
  • 6-speed automatic or manual transmission
  • All wheel drive
  • Reliable used Volkswagen SUV
  • Stylish
  • Good fuel economy
  • Easy to work on, affordable to repair

2003-2008 Volkswagen GTI

  • 2.0 L turbo 230 hp TSI 4-cylinder  gasoline engine
  • 6-speed automatic or manual transmission
  • ABS and EBA brakes
  • Оn-board tire inflation and pressure display
  • Steering wheel adjustment
  • On-board computer
  • Very fast
  • Handle very good
  • Still looks great on the road
  • Extremely fun to drive
  • Affordable to repair, parts are quite easy to get
  • Affordable and durable high performance car for less.

What to look for when buying a Volkswagen used?

Avoid:

  • 2008-2012 VW Golf, 2006-2011 VW Jetta, 2006 and newer VW Passat with diesel TDI because of emission reduction systems issues causing very high repair costs
  • 2002-2007 Volkswagen Touareg diesel TDI v10 due to extremely high cost of repair
  • Older sport models (like VW Scirocco) because of scarcely available service and  extremely high repair costs
  • Volkswagen cars manufactured outside Germany (Mexico, Brasil, Chattanooga TN and so on).

Contact Us
Rolls Auto Sales
Rolls Auto Sales
Dealership Info
Phone Numbers:
Main:(215) 333-8856
Sales:(215) 333-8856
Address:
6547 Frankford Ave • Philadelphia, PA 19135
Philadelphia, PA, 19135 6547 Frankford Ave •
Sales (Online only) Hours:
Mon - Fri9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sat9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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