Interesting facts about
Volkswagen cars


At webuyurcar we love all things car related and so we thought it would be a fun idea to collate some of the nuggets of information that we have picked up from years of being in and around the automotive industry.

All car manufacturers have interesting back stories of how they started or how certain models came to be built and so here is a selection of some of our favourite Volkswagen facts.

Some interesting facts about Volkswagen...

The original version of the Beetle was manufactured from 1938 to 2003 and during that period more than 21 million of them were built and sold worldwide.

The white VW Beetle that can be seen behind the Beatles as they walk across the pedestrian crossing on the cover of their Abbey Road album is now part of an exhibition at the Volkswagen museum in Wolfsburg Germany.

Shortly after the end of World War 2 the company was offered to the Ford Motor Company for free, but Henry Ford rejected the offer claiming the company 'wasn't worth a damn'!

Today Volkswagen as a manufacturing group is a truly huge operation. In addition to the VW badge being one of the most popular car brands in the world, the group also encompasses other famous marques including Audi, Skoda, SEAT and Porsche.

Having first launched in 1974, the VW Golf is the second best-selling car of all time. More than 35 million VW Golfs have been built in the last 48 years, the only car that is more popular in terms of worldwide sales is the Toyota Corolla.

Many of VWs models are named with a 'trade winds' theme, such as the Scirocco, Passat, Bora and of course the Golf which is German for Gulf.

In 2021 VW became the best-selling car brand in the UK, with a total of 147,826 units sold.

If you think we have missed out a good Volkswagen fact then if you tweet it, making sure to include our Twitter username @webuyurcar we will add your fact to the list!

You can also read our facts about: Audi, BMW, Ford, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Vauxhall, Kia, Hyundai and Nissan

Are you looking to sell your Volkswagen?

Well, the good news is you have come to the right place. Here at Webuyurcar we purchase all types of Volkswagens, so if you currently own a Beetle, a Golf, a Jetta, a Passat, a T-Roc or any other type of Volkswagen then we will buy it from you today!

We have made the process of vehicle selling easy and hassle-free. There is no longer the need to haggle on a part-exchange deal or to spend hours with a steady stream of tyre-kickers when trying to sell privately. Instead all you need to do is submit a few details on our website and you can be booked in for a no obligation appointment in a matter of minutes.

How do I sell my Volkswagen?

The process is very straight forward. Firstly, you need to generate an initial valuation for your vehicle. You can do this by entering your vehicle registration at the bottom of this page. Our system will then produce a pre-inspection valuation that will be displayed on screen, it is free and takes only a few seconds to generate.

Volkswagen Logo If you are happy with the valuation, then we can arrange an appointment where one of our vehicle purchasers will assess your vehicle before making you a final offer. If you are happy to proceed with the sale of your vehicle, we then pay you the agreed amount via instant bank transfer. The payment is made while we are still at the appointment and so if you have access to online banking this gives you the added peace of mind to be able to confirm you have received the payment before our vehicle purchaser leaves.

Appointments typically take less than one hour to complete and can be booked seven days a week.

If you have any outstanding finance remaining on the vehicle, then we will also help you to take care of that on the day by dealing directly with your finance company on your behalf to pay off the remaining debt using money from the purchase price.

We will come to you to buy your Volkswagen

Yes, that's right! There is no need for you to drive to us, we will visit you at your home or place of work to view your vehicle. We have vehicle purchasers located throughout the country who will visit you in one of our branded vehicles. This means that on the day, if you sell your vehicle to us you are not left stranded having to rely on public transport or the generosity of family and friends for a lift back home.

With appointments taking place every day of the week there is no easier way of selling your car!

We don't just buy Volkswagen cars

Of course, it is not just Volkswagen cars that we buy, we will buy any make of car, so if you are looking to sell an Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Vauxhall, Volvo or any other make, just enter your registration details below for your free, instant valuation and your car could be sold within just a few days!

Still not sure if this is the best way to sell your car? Why not read our 'how to sell my car' guide, which covers all your different options. You will also find an explanation of why using an online car buying service is the quickest and most convenient way to sell your car and how webuyurcar does things a little differently than most car buying services by visiting you to purchase your vehicle at a time that best suits you. It is how we are able to offer our 5-star hassle-free service.

Further Questions?

If you have any further questions, then you may find an answer in our frequently asked questions section. Alternatively, you can call our friendly team seven days a week, who will be happy to help. Click here for contact details and opening times.