It all began with a novel idea. Before the 1930s, the automobile industry in Germany was filled with luxury vehicles that most people could not afford. Though many car designers and engineers tried to convince large manufacturers to take on the challenge, none would. The German Labor Front sought to rectify that in 1937 with the establishment of Volkswagen, literally meaning “the people's car.” The common Beetle that we all know and love was actually a modified version of Ferdinand Porsche's design. (Yes, that Porsche.)

As successful as the Beetle was within Germany, the factory would have shut down completely had it not been for British Army officer Ivan Hirst. After World War II, the company was on the verge of collapse and Hirst found a way to revamp it. By the early 1970s, VW had become popular worldwide. In fact, by 1972, it already surpassed the record for highest production rates as held by the Ford Model T. Since then, other unique models have flooded streets and highways, including the Jetta, Golf, and the Tiguan.

Volkswagen has a firm place in the car world. Vehicles are featured in museums, and certain models are iconic of the 21st century. Thanks to technological and mechanical advances, VW sedans, coupes, and SUVs are just as relevant today as they were a few decades ago. Visit us today to test drive any of our 100+ used autos in our inventory, including our VW's. We're sure to have just the car you need.