Picking a car is a tricky process, and picking one for a young or new driver is even trickier. Fortunately, there are a few select choices in the Volkswagen lineup that are excellent for young drivers.
What Volkswagens make good first cars?
Though any VW makes a good car any time, there are a few specific models that make for exceptionally good first-time cars. All have reasonable MSRPs, classic VW style, and good handling, making for a smooth learning curve with the benefit modern technology to reduce risk on the road.
- Beetle: A style statement on its own, the Beetle is a great choice for new drivers. As a compact car, it widens the wiggle room for parking and navigation on the road.
- Golf: A neatly designed, modern hatchback, the VW Golf is a sweet ride that offers a little more space than the Beetle and makes a great fit for the driver who shuttles friends to and fro and has sporting events to see to now and then.
- Jetta: The Jetta is more of a classic sedan than the Golf or Beetle. The upgrade in size doesn’t mean a downgrade in fuel economy, however—the Jetta is one of Volkswagen’s most fuel-efficient cars. Combined with a low MSRP and sleek design, it’s an excellent choice for a young driver.
Want to take a look at some more VW options? Come see us at Volkswagen of Oneonta. If brand-new VWs aren’t quite your style or in your budget, we’re happy to show you our certified pre-owned vehicles and our used inventory. Our sales team is more than happy to show you what we’ve got and get you behind the wheel for a test drive. When it’s time for maintenance, you can come back to our service center for reliable service from qualified mechanics. See you soon!