School’s back in session. This is the time when parents buy their college-age children their first vehicle. We’ll admit that VW and Audi models aren’t exactly the first brands that come to mind. People often think along the lines of a Toyota Corolla or Ford Focus as a beginner-friendly car. However, we also believe German cars and college students are suitable to one another.
We believe safety and ease of handling are two primary factors when choosing a car for a young driver. But we don’t believe that a first car necessarily has to be a compact model. So here’s why German cars and college students go together so well.
1. Volkswagen Passat
The VW Passat is a roomy family sedan with ample back seat and trunk space. It’s easy to drive, and the dashboard is quite simple, with easy-to-use controls. The windows are also large, providing good sightlines that minimize blind spots. The Passat’s handling capabilities give drivers the sense that they can suddenly swerve in the event of a road hazard.
2. Volkswagen Atlas
A three-row SUV isn’t exactly what we think of with respect to a first-time vehicle. We had to include the Atlas, however, because the 2018 model made the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick. It received a “good” score in all five tests.
If you insist on a compact vehicle, both the Volkswagen Golf and GTI also made the Top Safety Pick for 2017.
3. Audi A3 – Q7
Three Audi models made the 2017 Top Safety pick: the A3, A6, and Q7. The A4 and Q5 faired even better, earning the highly coveted Top Safety Pick+.
Instruct your children to bring their car to Buttera Motors if they require Audi or VW repairs. Our story outlines our service history. Due to their ease of handling and safety, we believe German cars and college students are meant for each other.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
VW and Audi service in Bothell, Bellevue, Kirkland, Kenmore, Redmond & Woodinville