Main Steps To Buying A Used Car | Pre-Owned

buying-a-used-carBuying used cars makes good sense for a lot of consumers during this uncertain economic climate. But like always, it’s important to know what you’re getting into before finalizing any purchase. Let’s talk about a few steps in buying a used car

New or used?

Remember, when purchasing a new car, that vehicle depreciates by a couple of thousand dollars the moment it leaves the dealership lot. Even used cars that are only 2 or 3 years old are 20%-30% cheaper than new models. Insurance costs less for us for used cars, and the vehicle may still be covered by the factory warranty (or a certified used car warranty, at least).

Which used car?

It makes sense to explore all options, and not just in terms of the type of vehicle (sedan, coupe, wagon, minivan, truck, etc.  Also look into what the resale values and reputations are for the used cars you’re considering.

Research Your Purchase

After you’ve visited dealerships or found an individual owner/seller, this is where you really start to drill down and do your homework. Use resources like Edmunds.com, Consumer Reports and various car magazines to find out the service reputation on that individual model, recall history, etc. And of course, you can use CARFAX® to research the collision history and recall history for any particular used car, using the car’s VIN. If you’re satisfied with the car’s history and your gut tells you it’s a safe bet after a test drive, call in a mechanic or LemonBusters-type service to give the car a thorough pre-purchase check-up.

Negotiate

How much can you really afford to spend? Remember, that question takes into account total purchase price (including tax, title and license), down payment (or trade-in allowance), monthly payments, and insurance. Don’t be afraid to shoot low and work up from there – and remember that the salesman wants to close the deal, which gives you a strong hand in negotiations. Don’t let yourself get railroaded, and don’t settle for a payment plan that exceeds your budget!

At Lewisville VW, we’ve got a huge inventory of used cars on hand…and we’re betting there’s one that’s a good fit for you. Keep track of what’s going on with Lewisville VW by connecting with us on YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter!

New Concept Cars for 2012

new-concept-carsThe unveiling of new concept cars is one of the most exciting aspects of any auto show. In recent years, Volkswagen has had a variety of offerings, and they have been getting a very welcoming reception. From a re-imagined bug, to 2011’s Concept Truck of the Year, Volkswagen creates innovative designs that cause quite a stir.

  • E-Bugster: What could be more exciting than an electric Volkswagen Beetle? For Bug enthusiasts, not much! With its 114 horsepower electric motor, a lithium-ion battery and the ability to exceed 100 mph with zero emissions, the E-Bugster offers speed and style with an eco-friendly sensibility. The exterior is unique, with an arched and stretched front end, and speedster good looks, while the interior has EV-specific gauges befitting its modern style.
  • CC: The 2013 Volkswagen CC, with its newly redesigned look, will be available for purchase in the spring, and VW connoisseurs can hardly wait. Sticking to its successful formula of combining the look and spirit of a sports coup with the convenience of a four-door sedan, the 2013 CC features a redesigned grille, trunk lid, and rear and front styling. With standard features like Bi-Xenon headlights, the Adaptive Front Lighting System, and LED taillights, the CC is an entry-luxury vehicle that makes a bold statement.
  • NILS:  Designed for the urban commuter, the single-seat NILS looks like something out of a science-fiction movie. With a top speed of 80 mph, this electric vehicle produces no emissions or noise! It is a stylish model, as well, with gull wing doors and individual fenders for each of its 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
  • Bulli: Named 2011’s Concept Truck of the Year at Detroit’s auto show, the Bulli takes the iconic VW Bus into the future with a silent electric motor that produces zero emissions and can go from zero to 60 mph in less than eleven and a half seconds. It can travel 186 miles on a single battery charge, and the infotainment system is controlled via iPad. It is just a concept for now; but keep dreaming, and before you know it, the dream will become a reality.

For your next VW, consider Lewisville Volkswagen. Having served the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over a decade, selling used and new cars, and offering excellence in customer service before, during, and after every sale.  Visit our website to learn more, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

History of Lewisville Volkswagen Dealership

volkswagen-dealershipIf you are looking for a Volkswagen dealership in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, why not choose one that is ranked among the top ten VW dealers in the nation? Lewisville Volkswagen, a family-owned Greater Dallas dealership, has that distinction, as well as an incredible selection of both new and used vehicles.  Service does not stop after the sale at Lewisville, and the highly-trained staff gives exemplary service designed to make lifelong customers.

Lewisville’s customers come from all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and the dealership proudly serve cities like Plano, Gainesville, Decatur, Farmers Branch, Trophy Club, McKinney, Pilot Point, Salina, Rockwell, Heath, Arlington, and Forney. In terms of both sales and service, The Lewisville VW dealership is tops among Dallas dealerships. After serving the area for over a decade, Lewisville Volkswagen understands the needs of its customers.

Every vehicle purchased from Lewisville VW is shipped with its CARFAX® report, to ensure that customers know exactly what they have purchased. The vehicles are competitively priced, and the staff works to to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. Once the sale is finalized, the dealership offers customized after-sales service, maintenance, and spare parts, with a commitment and dedication that puts Lewisville’s staff ahead of the pack.

Whether you are looking for a brand new Volkswagen, or want to browse the pre-owned inventory, the staff at Lewisville Volkswagen dealership invites you to stop by and take a look. Because Lewisville VW offers the best pricing in the area, you are welcome to go visit other delaerships before returning to make your purchase. This level of confidence comes from knowing that the dealership is the very best. To prove it, Lewisville even offers customers the opportunity to bring back a car within seventy-two hours if they are not completely satisfied. It is all part of the happiness guarantee, and you will not be asked any questions if you choose to return your vehicle.

Make history with Lewisville and become part of the family! Visit the website to learn more, or just drop by the dealership and say hello. To connect with our online community, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

 

Press Release | Lewisville Volkswagen is Expanding

lewisville-volkswagenLewisville Volkswagen is Expanding: Three Primary Expansion Areas Help Promote Theme of ‘Peace. Love. Happiness.’

Lewisville Volkswagen, a dealership that serves the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, has announced that they are expanding three different areas of the dealership.

First, the size of their lot will be increased to accommodate an expanded selection of cars. This expansion will double the existing inventory, enabling the Lewisville VW dealership to house 500 new Volkswagens and 200 pre-owned vehicles at once.

Second, this Volkswagen Dallas dealership is expanding the service and shop area to provide greater efficiency and shorter turnaround times for customers who need car repairs and routine maintenance. With this expansion, Lewisville Volkswagen will be able to keep more parts in stock, thus reducing delays while parts are shipped to the dealership.

Finally…to view full Press Release, click here!

The goals of all three expansions are to increase time management and enhance the ease of shopping for a new or pre-owned Volkswagen. Lewisville VW plans to be the largest Volkswagen dealer in the area, with the greatest selection available to better serve its customers. With the theme of “Peace. Love. Happiness,” the expansion is sure to fulfill the dealership’s goals of improving the car-buying experience for all their customers.

Lewisville Volkswagen serves customers from all over the DFW Metroplex, including Plano, Farmers Branch, Trophy Club, McKinney, Rockwall, Forney, Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth, Southlake, Irving, Frisco, Coppell, and Colleyville. Lewisville VW is ready to help customers purchase the car of their dreams from the dealership’s extensive inventory of new and pre-owned Volkswagens. To make an appointment with a sales associate, contact Lewisville Volkswagen by phone at (866) 561-9060.  Connect with us on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and our Blog.