Buying Used vs. Certified Pre-Owned

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Are you searching for a used car dealership near New Lenox with a wide variety of used vehicles? At Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet, we have two great options for you to consider: used models and certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles.

If you’re unsure of the difference between used and CPO vehicles, we’ve developed this pros and cons list to help you find the best option for your needs. If you have any questions, our professional sales team would be happy to help.

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

Before signing on the dotted lines, learn the pros and cons of purchasing a used vehicle.


  • Depreciation won’t be as drastic when you buy used
  • A more luxurious trim level may be in your budget
  • Insurance costs are lower on used vehicles


  • Used cars and trucks don’t include a warranty
  • You may have to compromise on certain features to get the model you want
  • Maintenance history may not be available

As you search our extensive used vehicle inventory online, make notes of which models you’re interested in.

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

What are the benefits of buying a certified pre-owned vehicle?


  • Each CPO vehicle is thoroughly inspected before being sold
  • These vehicles come with the manufacturer warranty
  • Maintenance history is reported via a vehicle history report


  • CPO vehicles will cost you more than a standard used vehicle
  • Even with the inspection, some models may come with underlying issues
  • Like with used vehicles, the exact model and trim you want may be harder to find

After browsing our CPO vehicle inventory, learn more about the benefits of the Volkswagen CPO Program.

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Used vs. Certified Pre-OwnedWhy Buy from Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet?

No matter which route you choose, Hawk Volkswagen of Joliet has an excellent selection of both used and CPO models for you to consider. Our friendly staff will help you in your search and also help you get the best car lease in Plainfield and the surrounding area.

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