What should I look for in a used Volkswagen Arteon hatchback?
The Arteon is still too new to have developed any serious problems that you need to be aware of. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that the slim windows make visibility a problem. Parking sensors are standard, but it might still be worthwhile checking the bumpers for scrapes.
While you’re at it, make sure those big wheels (even the cheapest Arteons had 18in alloys) aren’t too scuffed. Minor grazes aren’t too much of a problem, but bigger knocks could signify a heavy clonk against a kerb, which could have bent or worn suspension components you can’t see.
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Is a used Volkswagen Arteon hatchback reliable?
Reliability on the Arteon is tricky to judge, because it’s still so new. However, it’s based on the Passat, and if that’s any guide, its reliability should be pretty average – the Passat finished 14th out of the 24 executive cars included in our latest reliability survey.