Hi Joan, glad all is going well with you in your new home.
When I learnt German many years ago, we were taught to pronounce 'v' as 'f' - so it would be 'Folksvagen', but there may be regional variations.
Incidentally, if you need to use umlauts (diaeresis) or any other special characters in text, you can find them here: Start menu > all programmes > accessories > system tools > character map. This brings you up a handy wee box you can leave sitting in the corner of your screen and pick from it when you want, i.e. etc - at least that's the way it works on my old XP setup.

- Cheers, John.