Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program

Drivers in the market for a used Volkswagen vehicle may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set up differently. Read on to learn about the specifics of the Volkswagen CPO program.

In order to qualify as a Certified Pre-Owned car, Volkswagen vehicles must be under seven years old, have fewer than 75,000 miles, and have a clean Vehicle History Report.

Inspection

In order to ensure that all Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles are safe to drive, Volkswagen subjects all CPO vehicles to a 112-point inspection that includes the following vehicle areas or procedures:

  • Mechanical components
  • Interior and Exterior condition and detailing
  • Under body inspection
  • Road Test
  • Transmission
  • Brakes
  • Engine
  • Steering
  • Scheduled maintenance

Warranty

Volkswagen CPO vehicles come with a warranty that covers the vehicle bumper-to-bumper for 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The warranty includes the following components:

  • Engine
  • Steering
  • Transmission
  • Axles
  • Electrical components
  • Braking
  • HVAC System
  • Torque converter
  • Differential

This warranty also includes these additional benefits:

  • Two years of 24/7 Roadside Assistance that includes up to $50 of emergency towing to the nearest Volkswagen dealer, flat tire changes, jump starting, unlock services, and emergency fuel delivery.

  • Rental car reimbursement up to $35 per day for a total of 10 days.

  • Access to a full CARFAX Vehicle History Report, including the service history.

  • A three-month free trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s All Access pass.

Pricing

Purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen vehicle instead of a used vehicle can make a difference in the price at most dealerships. The bottom line will usually be around 7.5% higher than a regular “used” vehicle.

For example, at the time of this article in April 2016, a used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle has a Kelley Blue Book value of $10,335; the same vehicle in the Volkswagen CPO program is priced around $11,108.

Compare Volkswagen to other certified pre-owned car programs.

Whether you decide to go with a CPO car, it's always wise to have an independent certified mechanic inspect any used car before buying it. Certified Pre-Owned does not mean the car is in perfect condition, and any used car can come with serious issues that aren't apparent to an untrained eye. If you're in the market to buy a used car, schedule a pre-purchase inspection for total peace of mind.  

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P0291OBD-II Trouble Code: Cylinder 11 Injector Circuit Low
P0291 code definition When your vehicle’s PCM registers the P0291 code, it means that a voltage reading came from the fuel injector circuit – for cylinder number 11’s fuel injector –...
P0359 OBD-II Trouble Code: Ignition Coil I Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction
P0359 code definition The P0359 code indicates that a fault has been detected in one of the vehicle’s ignition coils, generally the number 9 coil. This code can also be associated...


Related questions

Q: Needing a car after VW Dieselgate

Hi there. If you are looking for a small SUV then you will more than likely not be able to find any good ones that are diesel. There are not many available out there, and the ones that are available...

Q: How can I tell if the problem I have is with the master or slave clutch cylinder? 2008 VW Eos

Hello, thank you for writing in. Your question cannot be technically answered at this point in time. With your symptoms, it could be either the slave or the master cylinder. The clutch master cylinder is more commonly a problem, but...

Q: Hello! Planning to go for 2015 Chrysler 200 preowned, please advise.

Hi there. When you are wanting to purchase a vehicle that is preowned, you would want to do a few things. First do a research on a the vehicle that you want to buy and see how much it costs...