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Are Volkswagens good for new drivers?

If you've just passed your driving test and you're itching to buy your new car, is Volkswagen where you should spend your money? We take a look at the suitability of various Volkswagen models to help you pick the right one, whatever your budget.

Volkswagen is one of South Africa’s most trusted brands and also one of the most popular. While new Volkswagens may not come cheap, especially if you’re a new driver, older, preloved models will be much easier on the pocket.

But before we delve into preloved Volkswagens, let’s answer the question of whether VWs are any good for new drivers.

In this article, we go through the range of locally available models and their suitability for new drivers, so this is an excellent place to start. Click on the link below for our in-depth guide:

Are VWs good first cars?

We’ve also covered various models in articles that focus solely on young or inexperienced drivers. Take a look at the following examples below:

How safe is the Volkswagen Polo?

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Is the Volkswagen Up! good for new drivers?

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Is the Polo Vivo good for new drivers?

Safety features on a VW Polo Vivo

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Top safety features on a Volkswagen Golf (2019)

Is the Volkswagen California good for new drivers?

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Is the VW Touareg good for new drivers?

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Verdict

Whichever Volkswagen you can afford, you can rest assured that a new driver will be safe and sound as long as they practice defensive driving, keep to the speed limit, be extra vigilant when driving after dark, on a dirt/gravel road, or in the rain, and steer clear of distractions.

A defensive/advanced driving course will also go a long way in upskilling a new driver for even safer driving.

Ané AlbertseAné was bitten by the motoring bug at a very young age. Her mom recalls her sitting in her stroller as a 3-year old, naming every car that came past. She was working as a freelance motoring journalist for publications such as Rapport and City Press, when AutoTrader nabbed her for good. She lives in the Western Cape with her two kids and two cats.View News & Reviews

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