It is ! if you end up wanting to see it, take it out for a drive let me knowI didn't think your Passat would still be available...that's an option.
Is Certified Pre Owned a good idea, or a waste of money?
agreed i found that was not only VW's but Saabs and Audi's of the same years as well. lucky for me mine was built in GERMANY !~!With VW's the biggest problems have been and still continue to be with their electrical components, this tends to be an issue exclusive to their cars built in Mexico. Not sure if they still build anything out of Wolfsburg Germany.
I've owned a few (nothing recent) but I found lots of stupid little things will go wrong like a wiper blade stops working or a door handle craps out but engine and tranny wise (at least with the standard's) they hold up well. Having said that I have blown a VW tranny without any explanation as to why it blew and I spoke with someone recently who blew a tranny on their 04 Jetta again with no clue how or why.
VW's are great cars just expect to put up with some frustration when stuff stops working and they can be a money pit if you don't regularly maintain it
I've had three Volkswagens in the past 10+ years (Golf and Golf Wagonx2) so I am good with them! This is a second car for commuting.VW's are great cars just expect to put up with some frustration when stuff stops working and they can be a money pit if you don't regularly maintain it
And that should have read, there's a good chance the car was in an accident.there's a good chance that the car was in a vehicle.
If you're only going to keep it for a year, you could buy something older and get less of a depreciation hit. What about a 10 year old low mileage car? Toyotas hold up really well. I've only owned one VW, but I wouldn't buy another. You seem to like them though so don't rule it out! 4-5 years old takes you to a generation change on the Golf. Mid generation is typically the most reliable- they've worked out the bugs (no pun intended) but haven't worn out the tooling yet.I'm buying a used car in the next few weeks.
I have zero experience going this route and am worried about getting hosed.
I'm looking at 4-5 year old cars. I may only need the car for one year.
What do I need to know? I'm looking for strategies, tips, etc.