Why People Buy Used Cars and Why You Should, Too

July 13th, 2018 by

Volkswagen dealership exterior selling used cars in Amarillo Texas

When shopping for a vehicle on a budget, you might be torn between purchasing a new car without the features you really want and a used vehicle. When push comes to shove, a used car may actually be the better choice.

Below, we break down the argument for why you should consider buying a used car, point by point.

Why Choose Used Cars Over New?

Save Money

The biggest benefit to buying a car used instead of new is used cars cost less. New cars depreciate in value the second you drive them off the lot. In fact, a three-year-old vehicle is worth just 50% of its original value.  

In addition to upfront costs, used cars can also save you money when it comes time to pay your auto insurance bill. Because car insurance takes into account the value of your vehicle, there are ways to lower the cost of insuring pre-owned vehicle.


According to IHS Markit, the average age of vehicles on the road in the U.S. today is 11.6 years. And this number is only predicted to increase over time. Nowadays, vehicles last much longer than they ever have before. Therefore, used cars offer the opportunity to save thousands of dollars while still enjoying a long service life.

Certified Pre-Owned

What if you could get a used car in like-new condition, and receive all the benefits of a new car? You can with certified pre-owned (CPO) programs. Most manufacturers offer some sort of CPO program that includes a vehicle warranty for a specified number of miles or time.

Take the Volkswagen CPO program for example. Not only will you receive model-specific limited warranty coverage, but you’ll also get 24-Hour Roadside Assistance, a 100+ point dealer inspection, and a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™, making it easy to drive off the lot in a pre-owned VW with confidence.

Browse Used Cars at Street Volkswagen

Put some cash back in your pocket and make a smart investment with a used car. Find used car specials and used cars for sale in Amarillo, TX, at Street Volkswagen. Contact us today to learn more about our current pre-owned inventory.

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