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Gauging the Quality of Used Volkswagen Jettas

Choosing a used Jetta is a great way to get the features and performance you need at a price you'll love. However, it's important to carefully consider any used vehicle to ensure it's the right one for you. Before you drive home in a used Volkswagen Jetta, take these five steps to gauge its quality and condition.

1.) Do your research.

With a long history reaching back to the 1980s, there are numerous Jetta models available. As you search for the used Volkswagen Jetta that best suits your needs, be sure to do a little research. With different motors, transmissions and features specific to each model, it helps to know before-hand what suits your preferences and what condition can be expected.

2.) Get a detailed car history report.

As with any used vehicle, you’ll want a detailed report of the car’s maintenance history, including any accidents. For Jetta vehicles, it’s especially important to make sure the car’s previous owner(s) stayed up-to-date on maintenance. If not, this could indicate issues to arise in the future. Find out when the car's last oil change was and when critical components, like the belt and water pump, were last replaced, too.

3.) Look for a used Volkswagen Jetta that passes the certified pre-owned inspection.

When purchasing a used Volkswagen Jetta, it’s easier to gauge the car’s quality if you know it’s a certified pre-owned vehicle. At Trend Motors Volkswagen, this means undergoing a 100+ point inspection to earn approval by a trained VW technician. If something was malfunctioning or missing, you can rest assured that it has since been addressed, as Jettas cannot pass inspection until these issues have been resolved.

4.) Go for a test drive.

You can’t get a clear picture of the quality of a used Volkswagen Jetta unless you see it in person and take it for a test drive. As you check it out, look at the body, the mileage and paint and confirm there aren’t any leaks. Once behind the wheel, you’ll have a chance to test the transmission and suspension and to see if the electrical components function properly, including wipers, heated seats, sunroof, locks and power windows. Interested in purchasing a used Volkswagen Jetta? Visit Trend Motors Volkswagen in Morris County, NJ to browse our used vehicle inventory. Call 973-625-0900 to schedule a test drive and speak with a member of our pre-owned sales team.