Smart Way to Buy New Cars : Audi : Volkswagen : VW South Africa :

Buying a new car is now as easy as picking up the phone.

Simply call 0860 201 210, tell us the type of Volkswagen you’re interested in and we’ll send you all the information you’ll ever need know in order to find the VW that’s right for you.

Photos, videos, interactive brochures, specifications and options will all be in your inbox or on your smart phone in a jiffy, so you can choose the model, colour, interior and accessories. And we’ll send you a written quote in under thirty minutes via email or SMS, now how’s that for service?

201 will help you with pre-approval, that means that once you’re completely satisfied with your car and the price, your finance is already organized, 201 will even help you shop around for the best finance deal in town and take the hassle out of the process.



201 will organize test drives for you, help you get the best deal if you have a car to trade in, in fact in a nutshell, Lindsay Saker 201 saves you time and streamlines all the processes and procedures involved in buying a new car.

Lindsay Saker 201, it’s the smart way to buy a car.


Frequently asked questions about Lindsay Saker 201

201 is a customer service centre for people would like to purchase any Volkswagen from the Lindsay Saker dealers network that may not have access to, or have the time or inclination, to engage directly with one of our dealerships. Lindsay Saker 201 is here to help you through the process of purchasing a new car and we work closely with our dealer network to make this happen. Lindsay Saker is, and has always been, passionate about Volkswagen and we look forward to being of service.

In order to purchase a car, one must meet all the criteria necessary to own and drive a car on the road. Be it licensing, finance, insurance, etc. your 210 consultant will quickly approve your vehicle purchase ‘in principle’ before getting into the detail. A 201 Pre-Approval gives you the peace of mind that once you have decided upon the right car, the rest is just procedure and the key to that shiny new VW will soon be in your hand.

If you call 0860 201 201 a Lindsay Saker 201 consultant will answer the phone. He or she will then talk to you about what type of vehicle you may be interested in, what models are available, what the difference between the models are and help you identify what vehicle is right for you. Your consultant, if need be, will explain the technical specifications and the advanced engineering benefits that the Volkswagen offers, let’s face it, we are not all mechanics by trade. By way of example, fuel economy may be the most important criteria for you, your 201 consultant will make sure you fully understand the vehicle’s ability to deliver fuel efficiency relative to the distance and type of driving you undertake. Once you have decided upon which vehicle you wish to purchase, your 201 consultant will manage the entire administration process with you right up until you take delivery of your new VW. It’s that easy.

In today’s day and age, access to information should be easy and with 201 it is. Your 201 consultant will email you brochure material and will walk you through both the Lindsay Saker and Volkswagen websites where one can download additional information, look choose vehicle colours, interior options, accessories etc. In fact 201 will send you everything you need to know to make an informed decision and we ask that if you have any questions, that you call your 201 consultant who will be very happy to help.

Yes, and we will deliver the quotation to your inbox in under two hours… and one minute! If you do not have access to email or a smart phone, we can fax the quotation or we can quote you over the telephone*. Naturally, customers ‘shop around’ and should you be able to source a more competitive written quotation for the exact same vehicle and specification, we want to hear from you so that we can re-evaluate the terms of sale.

Of course, once you and your 201 consultant have narrowed down your search over the phone and sent you all the model details and options, then you may want to get behind the wheel and take the VW for a spin. These days, many people take delivery of their VW without test driving, they just rest assured that the brand will deliver beyond expectations but should you want to test-drive, the 201 consultant will organise suitable dates and times for the vehicle to be at your nearest dealer. And they are ‘no-obligation test-drives’, should you be at all hesitant we do not want you to purchase, at 201 we do not want any buyer’s remorse, we need you to be 110% sure that we have you in the right car at the right price.

Absolutely, in fact this is where 201 excels. Sometimes sharing your most personal financial details with another person just does not feel right, it can almost feel intrusive. For this reason 201 helps you prepare and apply for finance via your 201 financial advisor over the phone and via email, and when your application is approved, you simply pick up the phone, call 201 and start shopping. Volkswagen Financial Services will be able to find a simple yet effective finance solution for you but should you wish, 201 can also look at other finance houses so that we can meet your exact requirements.

No problem at all, 201 will take all the details of your vehicle from you and quickly come back to you with a fair, market-related price. This estimate will help you and your consultant organise your vehicle pre-approval and then 201 will organise a viewing so that we make sure that the trade-in price you ultimately get for your car is fair and competitive.

Of course, 201 will help you find the ‘Mastercar’ or ‘Select’ vehicle that is right for you. A VW ‘Mastercar’ is a demo or used Volkswagen within manufacturer’s warranty, it boasts an 80 point mechanical check, certified ownership and a full service history backed by an authorised dealer. A VW ‘Select’ vehicle is a quality vehicle, handpicked by one of our dealer principles, that either falls outside of the ‘Mastercar’ criteria or is available for resale as a result of a customer trading-in the ‘Select’ vehicle.

Yes, 201 will facilitate the purchase of a commercial vehicle in conjunction with the Lindsay Saker commercial dealership network.

*A telephonic quote is subject to change at any time, is not binding legally and is subject to management’s decision whether to contract.


Tech explained

When applying full brakes in a critical situation or on slippery surfaces, the wheels can lock and stop rotating. This means that the car can no longer react to the driver’s steering and cause ‘skidding’. The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) prevents wheel lock during full braking.

When applying speed, wheels tend to spin particularly on a slippery wet road surface or while driving uphill. Traction Control System (TCS) ensures that the wheels do not spin when driving off.

When applying brakes or accelerating while turning, a car tends to understeer or oversteer. Understeer happens when the front wheels don’t have enough traction and the car continues moving forward rather than turning. Oversteer is just the opposite, the car turns farther than the driver intended causing the rear wheels to slide and the car to spin. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) can help correct both of these situations by stopping vehicle skidding sideways. ESP simply improves vehicle stability not only on braking and accelerating, but in all driving situations.

EBD is based on the principle that the weight being supported by the wheels of your car isn't evenly distributed. Some wheels carry a heavier load than others and will require more brake force in order to bring the car to a stop without it going out of control. An EBD system can not only detect how much weight is being supported by each wheel, but change the amount of braking power sent to each wheel on an instant-by-instant basis.

Electronic Differential Lock uses the ABS sensors at driven wheels to find out if one of the two wheels is spinning faster than the other. If one wheel is found to be rotating faster than the other, the EDL system momentarily brakes it. This effectively transfers all the power to the other wheel with more traction.

If the wheels begin to spin when accelerating, this brake control system decreases torque and minimises the slip by activating the brake - improving acceleration and climbing ability. The operating principles are the same as those of ABS. In simple terms, the ABS operates when brake pressure is applied, and TCS operates when using the accelerator.

Engine Braking Control prevents the driven wheels from locking owing to the braking effect of the engine when the accelerator pedal is suddenly released, or the vehicle is braked with a gear engaged.

The control or prevention of wheelspin under power, normally by means of electronic sensing and in conjunction with anti-lock brakes. This driver aid prevents the driven wheels from spinning on slippery surfaces such as snow, mud or loose gravel. It does this by a targeted intervention in the engine management system to reduce engine power and torque as long as the adverse condition is sensed by the management system.

EDL inhibits wheel spin on all driven wheels by selective short braking interventions applied to a wheel that has lost traction. This ensures a more even distribution of torque to all driven wheels. MSR: Engine Drag Torque Control MSR engine-drag torque control prevents the driven wheels from locking due to the braking effect of the engine on slippery surfaces when the driver suddenly takes his foot off the accelerator or rapidly shifts down a gear. The braking effect of the engine may cause the driven wheels to skid. They temporarily lose traction and the vehicle becomes unstable. In such situations, engine-drag torque control maintains directional stability and boosts safety.

Maximum Rear Axle Deceleration intervenes in the event that the front wheels are already under ABS control whilst the rear wheels are not. This assists in more effective braking and shorter stopping distances in extreme conditions.

Is engaged when the braking system senses extreme pressure on the brake pedal in the event of an emergency stop or panic braking situation. With such an occurrence the HBA automatically boosts the brake pressure up to the ABS control threshold as long as the driver keeps up the pressure on the brake pedal.

As part of the ESP system, Active Rollover Protection (ARP) recognises an impending rollover and rapidly applies braking to selective wheels to reduce the likelihood of it happening. Especially useful on a vehicle with a high centre of gravity such as a van. ARP detects excessive lateral force if, for example, a van is driven too fast into a corner, which could cause a rollover.