VW is not a sports car brand, with amazingly fast and powerful performance cars.
VW does not have high brand prestige …It is like Honda or Mazda.
So, VW gives you all the downside of Euro imports (poor reliability, expensive German parts & repairs) with none of the upside of luxury car makers (no brand status, no high performance) In particular, I always heard that VW’s have good drive-trains but are plagued by little gremlins (knobs stop working, rubber molding peels off, etc)
I can see Honda/Toyota for economy and reliability.
I can see Lexus, Acura for luxury and reliability.
I can see BMW and MB for status (and sport/luxury)
VW doesn’t seem to fit anywhere, and have a niche.
It just seems to only have negatives or neutrals.
So, why would anyone buy a Volkswagen?