A VW Beetle is a beloved compact vehicle, long-admired for its petite size and distinct appearance. Of all the pre-owned vehicles for sale, this is one of the most sought-after. However, you have to ask if it’s worth the investment. Do you risk buying a clunker with a used VW Beetle?
What Is the Level of Wear and Tear?
As with any pre-owned car, you need to examine the condition of the used Beetle. Most notably, look at the total mileage. This is more important than the car’s age. A 1995 Beetle with 50,000 miles is generally in better shape than a 2005 model with 200,000 miles. Once the mileage reaches the six-figure range, that’s when oil leaks and transmission issues become apparent. Of course, this depends on how well the owner maintained the vehicle.
Save Money with a Used VW Beetle
Buying a used VW Beetle could prove to be a money saver. You save money through lower insurance rates, because used vehicles generally have a lower value. You also avoid the rapid depreciation of new vehicles. The majority of depreciation occurs in the first year.
VW Vehicles Maintain Their Value
It’s not just the Beetle; VW vehicles in general can fetch a generous price, provided the car has been kept in good condition. In Canada, a two-decade old VW Corrado was sold for £29,609 ($36,973). The owner, though, did his part by maintaining the vehicle and regularly bringing it to a VW and Audi service provider.
Research also shows that some German models like VW and Audi retain above-average value after three years or 36,000 miles.
We Carry Used Vehicles
While Audi and VW repairs are our signature service, Buttera Motors also carries a limited inventory of used cars. A used VW Beetle may certainly be a wise investment, but always do your homework before signing on the dotted line.
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