Used Volkswagen Beetle Dune Cabriolet (2016 - 2018) Buying & Selling

Review by Keith Jones on
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Filling a niche hitherto unapparent to most people is the Volkswagen Beetle Dune Cabriolet. Think of it as the familiar soft-top Beetle that’s been given the SUV treatment and you’re about there.

3 out of 5

Buying used

  • Spend time hunting out a good one
  • Ensure the paperwork matches the car
  • Check it thoroughly for signs of damage

Chances are if you’re looking at a used VW Beetle Dune Cabriolet, you’ll be almost unswayable in what you’re looking for. That doesn’t mean you should buy the first one you see – even though the second-hand market’s not going to be flooded with examples.

While it’s unlikely anyone will have been stupid enough to try and go off-roading in one, make sure you check the undersides as well as the bumpers and bodywork for signs of damage and rough use.

Also spend time poring over every receipt and document relating to the car’s history to ensure it tallies with the model you’re considering. Allay your fears further with a Parkers Car History Check to uncover any hidden secrets from the car’s past.

3 out of 5

Selling

  • Ensure your Dune is presented at its best
  • Get any outstanding jobs fixed
  • Don’t rush your advert

Residuals for the Volkswagen Beetle Dune Cabriolet seem on par with the rest of the range but as there will be fewer of them on the used car scene you might have to pay more attention to detail about what the handful of others close to you are being advertised for.

All the more reason to make the most of your car and the advert to promote it. Get all those niggling jobs fixed, including remedying paintwork issues and alloy wheel scuffs, and finish off with a professional valet.

A strong, well-composed and decently photographed advert will also draw in a wider pool of would-be buyers so spend time getting that right too.