No, it doesn’t mean ‘People’s Car’, it means ‘Properly Built Alternatives To Contemporary Brit Tat’. VW has been responsible for raising the engineering, build and reliability standards of ordinary cars. It’s still up there, but now finds itself surrounded on the podium by more and more genius upstarts.
£16,490 - £22,995
This car is a vast improvement on its predecessor. Basing it on the current Golf platform is a good start. It's not as practical as a regular hatch, but much more fun to own and be seen in.
£15,744 - £22,364
The sort of car that's all about making some sort of indiscernible statement that only professes a broad disregard for the basic requirements of motoring in favour of looking like whatever you think you look like in the campest car on the market.
£24,200 - £28,620
Passat CC no more. It's now a model on its own: the Volkswagen CC. Well yes, but it's still a facelifted Passat CC, which means it's a Passat in a fancy frock.
£26,050 - £31,235
An odd leap
onto the tin-top cabrio bandwagon, hamstrung by an extended Golf chassis and a
boot so small you can take sandwiches to the picnic, but not crisps.
£6,919 - £8,544
built city-car unworthy of VW’s rock-solid quality reputation. Even if you
fervently believe Basil Brush is real, this is one fox you simply won’t find
£16,330 - £23,210
The Golf enters its seventh incarnation, and this time it's more revolution than evolution. Well, sort of.
£16,330 - £23,210
an over-used word, but you simply can’t consider buying a hatchback without
comparing it with the original. Still superb, but now being run mighty close.
£17,089 - £23,559
The Golf is one of the most, er, innocuous cars around, and the estate is the ultimate derivative.
£24,209 - £26,089
You know it’s good, we know it’s good. Nothing more to it. How can the new one possibly be better?
£29,755 - £31,055
Attractive GTI variant of the huge Golf range is good looking and suitably hot on the road too.
£16,830 - £22,140
Yes, it's a slightly bigger, taller VW Golf that slips into a niche that no one thought of, and we're not sure anyone wants.
£16,960 - £20,885
about this but they’ve asked me to design a booted version of the Golf. Yeah, I
know it’s half five – you start the car, it should only take a couple of secs.
£19,610 - £31,025
Dull but worthy, the Passat doesn’t excite in any way, but it does exactly what it promises.
£21,340 - £31,760
If it says VW on the grille you know it’ll be reliable and well-made. And this is.
£47,725 - £81,285
chauffeur comes back with one of these, cuff him about the head, slightly
dislodging his peaked cap, and tell him to go away and find you a proper limo.
£10,490 - £20,055
Once you get over the initial cost, this little VW is cheap to run and has some brilliant engine options.
£19,650 - £30,575
It’s been said the Scirocco is a tarted up Golf GTI. Possibly. Doesn’t stop it being awesome, though.
£23,485 - £31,525
Takes the fight to the Ford Galaxy with sliding doors and an accommodating cabin.
£20,975 - £28,915
The VW Tiguan may look tough but it’s not really for off-road use. Remember to keep to the path.
£38,825 - £58,730
Complete overhaul and new hybrid version inject new life into Volkswagen's off-road behemoth.
£18,175 - £26,305
Not small but still perfectly formed, the Touran is a testament to VW’s expertise at dull but good cars.
£8,095 - £11,455
This is the one they all need to watch out for. VW has finally got serious about the city car.