WOW! Very good news for Volkswagen and their owners.
The Kelly Blue Book 2008 Best Resale Value Awards were announced and Volkswagen has 3 vehicles in the Top 10 and took best Brand. Only Honda had more vehicles so it sounds like VW’s reputation/loyalty is growing.
The Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards recognize automakers’ outstanding achievements in producing vehicles that best retain their value. Awards are presented to top vehicles within Kelley Blue Book’s 11 vehicle categories, for Overall Top 10 vehicles across all categories and the brand with the best projected resale value across its entire line of vehicles.
Best Brand: Volkswagen
Behind a badge that invokes an unlikely mix of German engineering and American individualism, today’s Volkswagen continues to compete in the U.S. automotive marketplace by taking a more scenic, more interesting side road than run-of-the-mill vehicles. Offering by far the most affordable model lineup in which one can experience the qualities and subtleties that commonly define and unify German vehicles, VW lives by drivers’ appreciation for such distinctions. Volkswagen’s market-leading resale value resiliency owes much to the fact that for fans of the brand’s unique mix of attributes, there just isn’t a second choice.
Overall Top 10:
While more and more automakers are ditching the traditional soft-top convertible in favor of sophisticated power-retractable hardtop models, the Eos is the only hardtop drop-top that also incorporates a built-in sunroof. Combined with a gorgeous interior, eager handling and room for four, the Eos promises driving enjoyment that will last well after the new-car aroma is gone.
More substantial than a typical compact sedan but not quite as roomy as a mid-size, the Jetta competes across and between two segments. Volkswagen’s best-selling model by far, the Jetta delivers a distinctively European driving experience but in a more American-friendly sedan shape than its Rabbit hatchback sibling.
Even at its modest starting price of about $16,000, the Volkswagen Rabbit delivers an impressive blend of stable cruising, eager handling and impressive interior refinement. It’s also proven to be the most durable hatchback in America, having roamed our shores for more than 30 years (most of those wearing a “Golf” nametag).