posted 9 years ago

Volkswagen Approved Used Car Scheme

Volkswagen's Approved Used Car Scheme makes it easy for motorists to buy with confidence.

Volkswagen's Approved Used Car Scheme makes it easy for motorists to buy with confidence. This is for several reasons. Firstly, VW perform a comprehensive history check to confirm the vehicle's identity. This includes verifying the make, model, engine size, transmission type, colour, etc. The dealer also ensures that any outstanding finance has been settled, and confirms the recorded mileage is accurate. This is all rather reassuring.

Furthermore, to be approved, used Volkswagens have to be comprehensively tested and - if necessary - reconditioned. This process includes a thorough road test, plus a bodywork and glass inspection. Any notable imperfections are repaired with genuine VW parts and the vehicle valeted. Only then does it graduate to the forecourt. The German motoring giant then throw-in a warranty that lasts for at least twelve months.

The Volkswagen Approved Used Car Scheme offers motorists the chance to personalise their vehicle. For example, sat-nav may be integrated into the dashboard, or perhaps a new set of wheels would look nice. Other options include iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, parking sensors, and an MP3/CD player. This is a welcome perk that mimics the new buying experience – although not every option is available on every car.

These appealing optional extras, and the vehicle itself of course, can sometimes be paid for courtesy of Volkswagen's Financial Services. Interestingly, these money lenders encourage motorists to 'challenge' them to provide a 'competitive finance quote'. It is clearly worth evaluating their offers as research is key to finding the best overall package. Perhaps start by looking online for points of comparison, then approach Volkswagen later.

Finally, Volkswagen's Approved Used Car Scheme includes a 30 day/1,000 mile 'no quibble' exchange policy. This means the vehicle can be returned for any reason whatsoever. Obviously, the car must be in the condition it was sold – but assuming this is the case, buyers can choose an alternative of equivalent or higher value. Nice idea VW.