Benefits of WorldAuto Certified Pre-Owned VW models
Just taking a look at our inventory here at Compass Volkswagen probably makes it clear that some of the best deals can be found when you’re checking out the used VW options. There are a variety of benefits to driving VW used cars, and the sticker price is probably the most obvious. Still, as with any good deal, we often find drivers in the Middletown, NY area are a bit hesitant to get behind the wheel of a pre-owned vehicle in fear of unknown vehicle history. To ease your mind, we’re laying out the benefits of WorldAuto Certified Pre-Owned VW models, and what exactly it means when you see the word “certified.”
What does it take for a VW to be considered WorldAuto Certified?
There are a few key numbers you’ll see when you read about our Volkswagen World Auto Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. The first is that each vehicle is given a 112-point inspection. Obviously, when you get a vehicle that is new to you, you want to be assured that it wasn’t dropped off, given a short once over and a car wash, and then put on the lot for sale. We can assure you this isn’t the case, and the 112-point inspection is so much more than simply ensuring it has a dazzling appearance. When our service center inspects a used Volkswagen we have an extensive checklist. In addition, each model comes with a two-year/24,000 mile warranty which stacks with any remaining warranties or starts from the sale date if there is no warranty left. You also receive three months of SiriusXM and two years of roadside assistance. In addition, a model won’t even be considered unless it first meets the following criteria:
- CarFax history report
- Vehicle has never been reported as totaled
- Vehicle has no structural damage
- Vehicle has no history of flood damage
- Vehicle has no discrepancies with the odometer
- The model cannot be more than 7 model years old, including the current model year
- Vehicle has no more than 75,000 miles
- Vehicle is up to date on all scheduled services and maintenances
- There is no discrepancy with the VIN plate
- Vehicle was never subject to Lemon Laws
As you can tell, the criteria is already fairly strict before a vehicle is even considered for the WorldAuto Certified status, with only recent model years, a clean history and low mileage. As a result, you get an impressive discount on a reliable vehicle.
In addition to having CarFax reports for each of our vehicles, many of the used Volkswagen models we received have also been serviced by us since they were bought new, so we frequently have a complete history of all services performed in our own records. When it comes to surprises, we only want you to be shocked by our deals.
What are the benefits to buying a used Volkswagen in Middletown, NY?
There are a few main reasons people choose to buy a brand new car, and it’s often because of the reassurance in knowing it has never been driven wildly and it has all the latest bells and whistles. But if things like the MIB II infotainment system just seem like a convenience rather than a necessity, you can save quite a bit of money by looking for a model that is just a year or two old. This isn’t so difficult when you consider leased vehicles can be driven for just three years before being turned in for a new model. In this case, you can be assured there is only a set amount of miles driven each year per leasing terms.
Low mileage and low cost are just some of the benefits, but buying used is also a sound investment. Vehicles that are a few years old have more online reviews from actual drivers, so you get the benefit of smart research when you buy used. Any recalls or kinks are typically discovered and fixed within this time period as well.
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It’s a fact that some vehicles depreciate faster than others, and it can be hard to predict what will happen. Buying used means you benefit from depreciation, and you can often find a vehicle in the mid-trim range (thus with a whole host of impressive features) for a surprisingly low price. Many shoppers are tempted by base models when shopping for new cars, but this need not be the case when you’re looking at our used inventory.
Still not convinced WorldAuto Certified VW models are all they’re cracked up to be? Check out our inventory or stop by Compass VW to check out your options and talk to our knowledgeable staff members about some of our attractive options. Also be sure to check back here at our dealership blog for more posts like this one.