Everybody loves a new Volkswagen and the luxury that comes with it.There’s a certain sense of accomplishment that comes with buying a car new, especially if you’ve been working hard to save up for it. Perhaps this is why some may be skeptical about taking the keys for a used car. When we talk about used cars, we tend to picture an old rust bucket sitting at the back of the lot with dust on the windows and a sputtering ignition.
However, buying used cars is nothing like it used to be, and the used vehicles in today’s market generally come with an abundance of perks that make them just as good as their competitors, minus the steep price tag. Here are just some of the benefits of buying a used car.
Is a Pre-Owned Vehicle Right For Me?
When a car comes new, it doesn’t come cheap, especially with all of the technology and upgrades that are becoming more and more standard in today’s vehicles. However, because of this factor, many newer used vehicles come with these luxury upgrades, and you’re still paying the price of a used vehicle. For example, if the owner added in a new entertainment system or splurged on new covers before selling, this is an added bonus that you don’t have to tack on your bill. If you buy new from a dealership, you’re probably going to run into all of the new fees that come along with your car but if you decide to buy a used car from a dealership, chances are you can cut these costs. You can also breathe and drive easy knowing that there are depreciation benefits.
A used vehicle has already come out the other side of it’s peak depreciation period. A car depreciates quickly, often by 40% in the first year for new owners, the GAP coverage increases at a staggering rate. So, when you buy used in Nova Scotia, this is just one more thing not to worry about.
Enjoy the Certified Pre-Owned Advantage
Buying a used car can take the buyer down two routes. The first is enabling the expertise and knowledge of a dealership. The second option, and one that is not recommended, is to enlist the services of a private seller. Certified dealerships are run by a team of professional salesmen, auto technicians and finance managers who are always available on site. On the contrary, private sellers operate on their own terms and conditions and are not obligated to disclose any information on the vehicle they are selling at the request of the buyer. Dealerships are under obligation to disclose everything they know about a vehicle before it goes into your possession, and will never, at any time, accumulate a stolen vehicle or one that has liens against it. Unlike private sales which usher their used cars out as is, dealerships conduct full inspections and emissions testing both mechanically and cosmetically to ensure that the vehicle you purchase is clean, safe and reliable before you hit the road.
Many dealerships, including Steele Volkswagen, operate a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program. Every vehicle that has this stamp of approval, has gone through a rigorous inspection, thorough reconditioning and is backed by Volkswagen’s certification. We will never sell you a vehicle that has not met the conditions of the Certified Pre-Owned program, and all vehicles that are listed in this series cannot be older than 10 years and must have a low mileage count in order to qualify. When you buy from our Certified Pre-Owned vehicle showroom, you can immediately start taking advantage of some of the great perks and benefits of buying a used car.
At Steele Volkswagen, we have an amazing selection of vehicles both new and used. Shop our pre-owned inventory today! On a bit of a budget? Check out some of our Pre-Owned Vehicles and when you’re ready, give us a call at (902) 468-6411 to book a test drive.