Why Buy Pre-Owned Over New

June 26th, 2018 by

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Where is the nearest Volkswagen dealership that has a wide assortment of pre-owned cars for me to check out?” you should head directly over to our Columbia, MO VW car dealership. When you do, you’ll see that we have a generous selection of previously-owned vehicles that are as great-looking and feature-rich as they are reliable.

If you’re tempted to buy or lease a new automobile, we encourage you to take a moment to think about whether doing so is really the right move for you. While getting a new car certainly has its advantages, so does buying a previously owned vehicle.

Although you won’t get that new car smell, purchasing a pre-owned automobile enables you to retain more equity in your car. Cars depreciate faster in the first year they’re owned. When you buy a pre-owned vehicle, the automobile’s original owner will have already absorbed the rapid depreciation that occurs in the first 12 months a car is owned.

In addition to sidestepping the rapid depreciation that happens during the first year a car is owned, you’ll often pay less when you buy a previously owned car compared to what you’d pay for a new vehicle. Because registration fees and insurance premiums are based in part on the market value of your automobile, you’ll typically pay less to insure and register a pre-owned vehicle as well.

When they shop for a pre-owned car, many drivers realize they can step up to a higher trim or car model. You don’t have to worry about paying extra for the added features a higher trim has because the vehicle’s original owner will have already paid for that equipment.

Whether you want a new or pre-owned Volkswagen automobile, we invite you to visit Joe Machens Volkswagen. We’ll help you find and finance the VW model of your choice. Stop by our convenient location today.

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