Here at West Cape Volkswagen we only use genuine Volkswagen parts. There are two aspects to Volkswagen parts - Genuine Parts & Economy Parts. Here is what Volkswagen South Africa have to say about the difference between Genuine Parts and Economy Parts:
"Although more affordable than their counterparts, there is absolutely no compromise in the safety, performance or durability of Economy Parts. These parts have been adapted and designed specifically to increase the performance capabilities of Volkswagens that are five years and older. The price advantage is not a condition of compromised quality, but simply due to the fact that parts applicable to older Volkswagen models are inherently more cost-effective to tailor-make. With Volkswagen Economy Parts, you get uncompromised quality at an excellent price."