You’ve assessed your needs, set your budget and decided to buy used rather than new. Yet, there’s still a question lingering in your mind: How do I know if I’m choosing the best pre-owned Volkswagen? From the VW Beetle to the Passat to the Tiguan, each Volkswagen has its own unique qualities and features to suit your body-style preferences and personal requirements. Before heading to the dealership, it’s important to understand the differences between pre-owned and certified pre-owned, as well as the variations between models, to make a confident, well-informed car-buying decision.
Pre-owned vs. Certified Pre-owned: Understanding the Difference
As you browse Trend Motors’ pre-owned inventory, you may find yourself asking, “What is the difference between pre-owned and certified pre-owned?” Unlike pre-owned vehicles, certified pre-owned cars are backed by the original manufacturer, in this case being Volkswagen. Under the WorldAuto program – offered through participating Volkswagen dealerships, like Trend Motors – certified pre-owned vehicles undergo a rigorous, 112-point inspection. If the dealer suspects anything wrong, they’ll replace or repair the part prior to listing the vehicle for sale.
In addition to the two-year or 24,000-mile (whichever comes first), bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, WorldAuto-certified pre-owned VWs also come with a detailed CARFAX report that includes details about title problems, ownership history and accidents, giving you greater peace of mind. You’ll also receive two years of 24-hour Roadside Assistance, which includes flat tire changes, jump starting, emergency fuel delivery and more. Plus, if your vehicle comes equipped with a SiriusXM Satellite Radio, you’ll receive a 3-month All-Access trial subscription.
A Body Style for Every Lifestyle
With numerous pre-owned models to choose from, such as the Tiguan, Passat, Jetta and Beetle Convertible, you’ll have no problem finding a vehicle that suits your household’s needs. Sporty and dynamic, the Tiguan is a great investment for on-the-go families. This compact SUV gives you plenty of cargo room for backpacks, groceries and other essentials. Are you looking for a mid-size sedan with excellent fuel economy? Choose the Passat. For those searching for a compact hatchback, select the Volkswagen Golf, which lets you easily load and unload cargo. Regardless of your style preferences, there’s a pre-owned Volkswagen tailored to you and your family.
Ready to Buy?
When it comes to buying a vehicle, you want to ensure you’re making the best choice possible. Picking out a used Volkswagen goes beyond your style and functionality needs – it requires a bit of homework to verify that you’re driving off the lot in your ideal automobile. At Trend Motors, we carry a large inventory of both pre-owned and certified pre-owned vehicles for sale. Learn more about choosing the best used VW for you by contacting our highly knowledgeable staff.