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If you're looking for a dependable used car, truck, or SUV in Los Angeles, San Juan Capistrano, or the surrounding area, Capistrano Volkswagen has a deal for you. We offer a wide variety of used Volkswagens, but our used inventory contains a selection from many manufacturers. Let's take a closer look at the many advantages of buying used from Capistrano Volkswagen below.
The first advantage is probably the most obvious: Going with a slightly older vehicle instead of a new one will save you thousands of dollars. Some used cars can even be found at prices as low as 50% of the tag price on a new version. Because the overall ticket price is so much lower, you'll be able to pay off your used car, truck, or SUV more quickly, freeing up your income for other uses.
You also dodge some of the impacts of depreciation by choosing a used vehicle at Capistrano Volkswagen. New cars lose value as soon as they are driven off of the lot and continue to lose value each year they are in use.
If you want a car, truck, or SUV with high-tech equipment, impressive off-road capabilities, or a top-notch sound system, you may be able to find them on a used vehicle that costs far less than a new one with the same setup. It is also possible that it would be cheaper to purchase a used vehicle and upgrade it with the components and systems you want than to go with a new one that starts out with them.
One of the main reasons why some prospective car buyers avoid going with used vehicles involves their lack of a warranty. Certified pre-owned vehicles are the perfect middle ground between used and new vehicle options. They go through a rigorous set of checks that ensure the entire vehicle operates as it should from bumper to bumper. Confidence in the results of these checks is so high that dealerships offer warranties on certified pre-owned vehicles that they wouldn't normally grant on standard used vehicles.
The warranties most commonly granted to cover certified pre-owned vehicles are the limited powertrain warranty and the limited bumper-to-bumper warranty. Limited powertrain warranties cover the engine components, transmission, and other major mechanical components related to the core operation of the vehicle. The sound system, infotainment system, air conditioning, and other features generally found inside the vehicle but not central to its mechanical operation are covered by the limited bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Capistrano Volkswagen is dedicated to making sure you roll out in a vehicle of solid quality in every part. That is why we offer certifications related to every single part of your certified pre-owned vehicle. When you see our original equipment manufacturer certification on the paperwork for your chosen vehicle, you'll know it contains only parts made by the company that originally manufactured the vehicle. Vehicles with this certification will never contain aftermarket parts, but they may contain performance parts from the vehicle manufacturer that are superior to the ones in the base version of the vehicle.
In the United States, the cost of your insurance is primarily tied to the value of your vehicle. If you choose a used or certified pre-owned vehicle from our expansive inventory, you'll end up paying less on insurance monthly due to the depreciation that has already taken place. If you intend to finance your used car, truck, or SUV, you will probably need at least some coverage. Most states mandate a minimum level of coverage for legal driving, and some dealers require coverage as a component of some of their financing deals.
Registration fees vary by state, but in most cases, you can reduce your fee by owning a used vehicle. If your registration fee is annual, as they are with many classic cars, your annual rate will also be calculated according to the vehicle's age. Other factors that can impact your registration fee level include the vehicle's tonnage, its current book value, the number of cars already registered in your name, and the parts loadout in the vehicle. Vehicles with high horsepower and torque numbers and high-performance parts generally have higher registration fees than those with low numbers and factory parts.
Cars aren't built like they once were. They're far more dependable now, with superior life spans when compared to their predecessors. The average car has a life span of 150,000 miles for standard versions and 200,000 miles for luxury varieties. The average sport utility vehicle's life span is around 200,000 miles, but the more you tax its systems as you use it, the lower that average gets.
Pickup trucks have the widest range of possible life spans, averaging between 100,000 and 200,000 miles. This range is so wide because trucks tend to be pushed much harder during their lifetimes. If you go with a diesel truck and maintain it well, it could last as long as 350,000 miles. As recently as the 1990s, the vast majority of personal vehicles would only last around 100,000 miles.
No matter which used or certified pre-owned vehicle you desire from our inventory, we're sure we can write out a deal that fits your budget. It doesn't matter if you have a lower credit score, no credit, or an otherwise complicated credit situation. At Capistrano Volkswagen, we are happy to work with you so you can find your way into a used or certified pre-owned vehicle today. We even offer a special loan just for first-time buyers, so if this is your first vehicle purchase, you'll feel at home at Capistrano Volkswagen.
As you can see, there are an impressive number of advantages to choosing a used or certified pre-owned vehicle at Capistrano Volkswagen. Our attentive and professional sales, finance, and maintenance teams are ready and waiting to help you out from purchase through the full life of your valued vehicle.