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Selling a Volkswagen?

We’re not new to the good old Vee-dub. In fact, we’ve paid cash for quite a few! If you’re thinking about selling your Volkswagen but you’re not sure what sort of models and conditions we’re after, you can check out the various ones we’ve bought around the country. This might give you a better idea of how much you might be able to make by selling your VW.

Selling my VW van

VW’s sold to in recent years include:


A 2013 Volkswagen Golf sold for $13000. This car had no spare key or sunroof, no leather seats or satellite navigation. It has 19,800 kms, a size 4 engine, 5 doors and front wheel drive.

A 2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI sold for $3,800. This one also lacked a sunroof and leather seating as well as a sports kit. There was visible curbing on the wheels and a small dent on the rear passenger door. It needed a full detailing. On the odometer was 156,000 kms and it had manual transmission, front wheel drive and 5 doors and seats.

A 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, a popular model, grabbed $10,400 in cash. It did have some visible rear bumper damage and is due for a full service and detail. It did not have leather, a sunroof, or sat nav. It had 42,000 kilometres and a diesel engine.

Selling my 2012 VW Jetta

A 2008 Volkswagen Golf GTI came in for $7,200. It had expired registration and the brake pads and two tyres needed replacing. It had 142,243 kilometres, 4 doors, 5 seats, and automatic transmission.

A 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI MY11 cashed in for $14,500 and had put in 29,865 kilometres before the sale.

A 2010 Volkswagen Passat 118TSI MY 8.5 Sedan was purchased by for $8,500. This one had only $74,545 kilometres and 4 months left on the rego.

2006 Volkswagen Gold TDI Hatch was valued at $5,400. It needed quite a bit of detailing and had a windscreen chip and a broken taillight. It had 48,847 kilometres, a turbo diesel engine, and was a front-wheel-drive.

selling my VW Golf

The list in Melbourne continues! Check out the rest of the purchases here.


A 2011 Volkswagen Amarok grabbed a whopping $18,000. Even so, it had a rear door that didn’t open and several dents and scratches in the body. It had 98,084 kms, a diesel engine, and was 4WD.

A 2006 Volkswagen Passat was purchased in cash, as per usual, for $8,750. This one had a few scratches in the body as well as cracks in the rear bar. It had put in 162,990 kilometres and ran on diesel.

A 2008 VW Polo Pacific was purchased for $3,500. The lower value on this car was due to an engine oil leak, old tyres, lack of a service book and spare key, as well as a dent in the rear bumper rand peeling paint.

A 2007 VW Golf R32 Silver owner walked away with $12,250 in cash. The car did have a few scratches and dents on a door but it had 10 months left on the registration. It also had service history available and a spare key.

Selling my 2007 amarok

You can see the rest of the VW’s sold to our Sydney team at this link.

We’ve also bought VW’s in Perth, quite a few in Brisbane, one in Adelaide, and even a couple in Canberra and Hobart. Enjoy perusing!

All this car talk got you excited? Well now that you’ve sorted out where your old car is going, maybe you can start dreaming about an upgraded model. Volkswagen has it’s own unique history as a leading car company and over here at Are You Selling, we’re into sharing cool car facts and helping people get to know the brands to which they feel loyal. Not sure how Volkswagen started, or where the cars are made? Read on!

In German, the word Volkswagen roughly translates to “People’s car”. In the early 1900’s, the term was already being used to market various models by Ford, Mercedes, BMW, and others. Volkswagen didn’t become a brand itself until Adolf Hitler approved a design by Ferdinand Porsche in 1933. Perhaps this isn’t VW’s most coveted historical item, but it sure is interesting!

Selling my VW

The company was only able to pump out a few cars before the start of the war when it had to turn its efforts towards manufacturing military vehicles. They still managed to design the Type 82 Kubelwagen during all the chaos, and this went on to become the better known “bucket car”. During the same time period, the German forces were equipped with the VW Schwimmwagen, a specially designed military jeep.

Perhaps another rather dark and haunting VW fact is the use a free slave labour during the late 1940’s. Unsurprisingly, the effort and savings as a result of the 15,000 slave recruits gave way to the increasing success of the Volkswagen as a symbolic German car. The cult classic Type 1 “Beetle” car was debuted only a few years later and quickly surpassed the one million mark in production.

Selling my VW beetle

One of the most notable achievements of the Volkswagen company was the 1959 “Think Small” ad campaign. Led by Bill Bernbach, the witty campaign diverted 1950’s American consumer minds from cars made in their own country, to a rather unsightly, cheap, and foreign car. This feat was all the more commendable given Hitler’s role in the creation of the brand. But Bern bach’s charm and ingenuity in the advertising world, was his honesty. And honest it was. The ad was black and white due to funding shortages and featured an actual photo of the car, as opposed to a glamorous colour illustration like many other agencies designed. Other than the Beetle occupying a tiny portion of the upper left corner, the image was almost blank. Underneath simply read ‘Think Small.” with a short copy section explaining the utter simplicity of this automobile.

selling my VW think small campaign

The plain and straightforward tactic did not flop and in fact, it boomed. Turns out, honest advertising worked. Sales soared and the influence of the Think Small design still has a place in the most contemporary advertising we see everyday.

By the 1970’s, VW sales managed to surpass those of the longstanding record holder, the Ford Model T. The company was gaining a reputation for quality and reliability and hit a production record of 16 million in ’73. These successes led to the release of the most famous car, after the Beetle, known as the Golf. The Golf MK3 was later unveiled in the United States along with the Jetta in the ‘90s, both still popular today. Due to the attained status and ensuing success in North America, Volkswagen was able to acquire Bentley, Bugatti, and even Lamborghini.

selling my GTI golf

The company today is one of the largest car manufacturers globally and has added Porsche and Audi to it’s growing list of car brand ownership. The Beetle is now the longest single-make vehicle in history and many VW designs are used as inspiration for other manufacturers.

Talk about some wild history! Perhaps Volkswagen doesn’t have an entirely glowing, squeaky-clean track record, but it’s sure made a dent in the history of car making. If you’re feeling ready to pass on your old VW and continue on to the next exciting model, grab a quote from us and get cruising!

Are You Selling works like this:

  • If you’re serious about selling, we can have cash in your hands in exchange for your Audi usually within 24 hours
  • We have locations right around Australia that you can visit, or we can come to you if it’s easier. If you want to get an idea of how much you’ll get, simply enquire with us and we’ll give you an estimate
  • As long as it was made from 2001 onwards and has travelled less than 185,000km, we will buy any Volkswagen!

Fill out the enquiry form to the right today, or call us on 1300 788 067.