Why Buy Pre-owned?

There’s nothing like driving the latest in automotive engineering, confident that you’re protected by the manufacturer’s warranty. But such an indulgence may come at too high a price. At Atlantic Volkswagen, you can enjoy many benefits of a new car at a much better value. Just check out the many advantages of buying pre-owned.


Your Low-Price Advantage

Pre-owned vehicles are cheaper than new models. When you purchase a new car and take it home, it immediately depreciates by as much as 20 percent. A year later, the value goes down by up to 10 percent for a total reduction of up to 30 percent. If you sell it to us, the most you can get is 70 percent of what you paid, not even including the cost of mileage and wear and tear.

When you buy a used car, you automatically save money even if it’s only a year old. If you’re willing to accept more years and more miles, you’ll find that your dollar goes a lot further.

You could even be able to afford a higher-level trim, more amenities, or a better model. Your monthly payments go down, and so does what you have to fork over for taxes, license, and registration.

You may be concerned about the condition of a preowned purchase. You don’t know what the previous owner did to it or if they kept up with maintenance. Because the car may be out of the manufacturer’s warranty, any problems that may surface later on can only be addressed with money out of your pocket. 

Suddenly, the savings you expected from buying a used car go out the window. You don’t have to worry about these issues if you buy a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) model.

CPO Inspection

In order to become a CPO offering, a vehicle must first undergo a comprehensive 100+ point inspection by our factory-trained technicians. The car must meet strict brand standards. If it does not, any problems must be correctable with genuine Volkswagen parts.


CPO Warranty

CPO vehicles automatically receive the following warranty, which kicks in when the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires or when you buy the vehicle, whichever comes later.

  • For model years 2017 and older, or model years 2020 and newer, the Comprehensive Limited Warranty runs for two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • For model years 2018 and 2019, the warranty lasts for one year or 12,000 miles.

Additional Benefits

You’ll know how the previous owner treated the vehicle because the service history, number of prior owners, title, and previous accidents are detailed in the CARFAX® Vehicle History Report, which you receive for free.

If you need help on the road, you can call on 24-hour roadside assistance for two years. This benefit includes:

  • Lockout protection
  • Battery jump starts
  • Flat-tire changes
  • Fuel delivery
  • Emergency repairs
  • Towing to the nearest authorized Volkswagen dealership.


Finally, you can enjoy a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM® Platinum if your purchase is adequately equipped. This satellite technology gives you channels full of commercial-free music, exclusive celebrity talk, the latest weather, and live pro sports. You can listen to this entertainment in your car, at home, and on the go from your smartphone.