Volkswagen Lavida owner shares why it is the perfect daily driver

Updated Jul 01, 2021 | Same topic: Car Owners Speak Up

“I don’t see myself changing my brand in the future.”

Most car owners would agree that there is not one car from any car brand that can meet everyone’s needs for mobility. The perfect car will depend on the buyer’s specific needs in consideration of various factors such as interior and exterior styling, fuel efficiency, practicality, branding, and most especially, pricing.

Mon Buela and Volkswagen Lavida

Mon Buela with his Volkswagen Lavida

As for Mon Buela, a sales and marketing manager in a financial firm, he has found the perfect car for him. He found his lifestyle mobility partner in Volkswagen’s entry to the local compact sedan, the Lavida, calling it the “perfect daily driver” for people like him who likes to move around often.

“Performance, space, and boldness,” are some of the characteristics Mon loves about his Volkswagen Lavida. He noted that Volkswagen Philippines only requires him to visit its service centers once a year only for the compact sedan’s preventive maintenance service (PMS).

“I know Volkswagen produces topnotch cars worldwide, wherever they may have been manufactured. I also wanted a vehicle that isn’t costly to own. I got enticed by the once-a-year PMS visit, which costs half as much as the annual PMS in other brands. Moreover, I knew that Volkswagen cars are fuel-efficient,” said VW Lavida owner Mon Buela.

Volkswagen Lavida front view

Volkswagen Lavida Compact Sedan

He furthered flaunted the model’s head-turning exterior, elegant interior, fast engine, and intuitive infotainment that would lure bachelors like him. Even now that Mon is considering starting a family soon, he still thinks that the compact sedan is capable to be his family car thanks to its high safety rating and ISOFIX child seat anchors.

Mon Buela has found the car the suits his wide array of needs for his mobility. One of the many ways Mon proved that he indeed is satisfied with his Volkswagen Lavida is when he said that he only sees himself driving a Volkswagen until he grows old. He concluded, “I don’t see myself changing my brand in the future.”

Mon Buela and Volkswagen Lavida

The perfect daily driver for Mon

The Volkswagen Lavida is a compact sedan regarded as one of the best-selling models from the car brand in the world. Locally, the German compact sedan is available in one variant only that uses a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with BlueMotion Technology that makes 128 hp and 225 Nm of torque.

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Know more about Volkswagen Lavida 2022

Volkswagen Lavida

The Volkswagen Lavida 2022 made headlines in China as the country’s second best-selling model before being launched to the Philippine automotive market. It is a compact sedan that looks similar to the Jetta with a fresher grille and bumper design. It measures 4,605mm long, 1,765mm wide, and 1,460mm high on a 2,610mm wheelbase. The compact sedan rides on a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine with BlueMotion Technology, similar to other compact sedans marketed by Volkswagen. It also carries the brand’s automatic start/stop engine technology that makes the Lavida more fuel-efficient.

The Volkswagen Lavida price in the Philippines amounts to Php 1,251,000 for the lone 1.4 230 TSI DSG variant, with the lowest monthly amortization at Php 14,114 for 60 months on a 50 percent downpayment. Among its rivals in the compact sedan segment are Toyota Corolla Altis, Honda Civic, MG 6, Kia Forte, and the Geely Emgrand.   

₱ 1,171,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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