Used vs. CPO Vehicles: Pros & Cons Explained

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Are you searching for a new-to-you Volkswagen? Two great options for you to consider are used models and certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles from Vorderman Volkswagen of Joliet. If you’re unsure of the differences between used and CPO vehicles, we’ve laid out some key points to help you distinguish the best option for your needs. If you have any questions regarding used and CPO vehicles at our VW dealership near Chicago, IL, contact our team online or by calling (815) 741-1100.

Used vs. Certified Pre-OwnedPros & Cons of Buying a Used Vehicle

Have you searched our used vehicle inventory and found models that piqued your interest? Before you sign, learn more about the pros and cons of purchasing a used vehicle.


  • Depreciation won’t be as drastic when you buy used.
  • Typically out of the question when new, a higher trim level may be in your budget if you’re buying used.
  • Insurance costs are lower on a used vehicle.


  • Used vehicles don’t include a warranty, so any issues you have with the vehicle are on your dime.
  • You may have to compromise on certain qualities and features to get the model you want.
  • The vehicle’s maintenance history may not be available.
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Used vs. Certified Pre-OwnedPros & Cons of Buying a CPO Vehicle

Have you always wondered why it’s beneficial to buy a CPO vehicle? To help you narrow down your options, we’ve compared the pros and cons of buying a Volkswagen CPO car, SUV, or wagon.


  • CPO models are thoroughly inspected before they are sold, offering you more peace of mind.
  • CPO models come with the manufacturer warranty.
  • Maintenance history is reported via a vehicle history report by a reputable agency.


  • Buying a CPO model is also a money-saving technique, but CPO vehicles will cost you more than a standard used vehicle.
  • Although CPO models are in good condition, you’re still buying a used car, which has the potential to come with underlying issues.
  • Like used vehicles, the exact CPO model you want may be harder to find.

Learn more about the benefits of the Volkswagen CPO program. We also welcome you to browse our CPO vehicle inventory.

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Used vs. Certified Pre-OwnedWhy Buy from Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet near Chicago, IL?

No matter which route you decide to take, Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet has an excellent selection of CPO and used models for you to consider. Searching for your next VW model is easy at our dealership near Chicago, IL. We have a friendly staff eager to assist you, an inviting showroom, and monthly offers for used Volkswagen models. Give us a call at (815) 741-1100 to get started.

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