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Buying a New vs. Used Car

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If you are in the market for a vehicle, one of the first decisions you need to make is whether you plan on buying a new vs. used car. New and used cars both come with their own set of benefits, so it really comes down to your driving needs and budget. The team at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside would be glad to help drivers in the Chicago area find a car that checks all of the boxes on their wishlist. 

Advantages of Buying a New Car

Many LaGrange drivers like the idea of buying a brand new car with all of the latest bells and whistles. Although new cars are generally more pricey, there are many benefits to buying a new car.

  • Shopping is simpler: When shopping for a new car, it is assumed that the car is in near-perfect condition. Because of this, you do not have to spend the time evaluating the car for quality and reliability like you would when you shop for a used car. 
  • There are more financing options available: Vehicle manufacturers want to entice drivers to purchase a new car, so many offer rebates and low-interest rates. 
  • Peace of mind: New cars are covered by warranty, so if anything happens to go wrong, you don’t have to worry about excessive out-of-pocket expenses. 

Advantages of Buying a Used Car

While there are several advantages to buying a new car, there are also a number of great reasons to put a used car at the top of your list. One of the main disadvantages of a new car is cost, and with a used car, you can save quite a bit on the sticker price. Other benefits include:

  • Less worry about depreciation: Another one of the biggest disadvantages of buying a new car is the fact that they depreciate the second you drive off of the lot. You don’t have to worry about that steep depreciation with a used car. 
  • Lower insurance costs: If a vehicle is worth less, it is less costly to insure it. 
  • Registry renewals are cheaper: Every year, the cost of registering a used car decreases. 
  • Certified pre-owned models: A certified pre-owned vehicle is a perfect balance between a new and used car. You get a vehicle in excellent condition for a used car price. What’s more? You can feel confident on the Naperville roads thanks to the Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned Warranty. 

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At The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside, you have an outstanding selection of vehicles to choose from, regardless of whether you prefer a new, used, or a CPO car. Peruse our inventory online or stop by the dealership in person. We can’t wait to help you find a car you’ll love for many years to come. Contact us with any questions.


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