What Used Car Is Right for Me?

The benefits of buying pre-owned are clear: The price is lower than buying new; more recent used cars typically have standard technology such as Bluetooth® and a rearview camera; and some vehicles, such as Volkswagen certified pre-owned vehicles, may even be covered by a warranty. But how do you know which used car is right for you?

At the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine, we have a huge inventory of pre-owned models, from sedans to hatchbacks, SUVs, and more. With so many styles to choose from, we understand that picking the right one can feel a bit overwhelming. So we’re making it easy by explaining the benefits of three of our most notable pre-owned models: the VW Jetta, the VW Passat, and the VW Tiguan. Let’s take a closer look.

Volkswagen Jetta

The Volkswagen Jetta is one of the most popular sedans on the road today. With a spacious trunk, roomy cabin, comfortable ride, and powerful engine choices, a pre-owned Volkswagen Jetta is a great choice for used car shoppers.

Most notably, the 2014 model got a new turbocharged engine, which increased horsepower to 170. Drivers also saw the available VW Car-Net smartphone system integrated into the Jetta for the first time.

Comfortable, stylish, and responsive, the Volkswagen Jetta is a great vehicle for your daily commuting both on the highway and around the neighborhood.

Volkswagen Passat


For a little more room, the Volkswagen Passat is one of the best midsize cars on the market both today and from previous years. This model also got a sporty turbocharged engine in 2014 and added a standard rearview camera to its SE and higher trims levels.

However, even the 2013 model made waves, introducing the available power-reclining front seats, a feature that made the 2013 Volkswagen Passat seem more like a luxury sedan than a daily driver.

The 2013 models come equipped with a standard four-cylinder engine with 115 horsepower, while the SE trim features a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 170 available horsepower. But one of the biggest advantages for 2013 Volkswagen Passat is its available cargo room. Featuring a 15.5-cubic-foot trunk and seating for up to five passengers, you’ll be able to pack in cargo and friends for a weekend at the beach or camping trip in the mountains.

Volkswagen Tiguan

If you really want to maximize cargo room, then you might want to consider the Volkswagen Tiguan. Whether you look at the 2012, 2013, or 2014 model year, you’ll find a massive 56.1 cubic feet of cargo room behind the first row. But that’s not the only reason why you might want to opt for an SUV. 

The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan, for example, comes equipped with a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that manages to generate 200 horsepower while still optimizing fuel consumption for improved efficiency. Some models even come with all-wheel drive for improved performance in sandy or slippery road conditions.

How to Pick the Best Pre-Owned Vehicle

Although reading about each vehicle is a great start, the only way to really determine if one of these pre-owned Volkswagen models is right for you is to take one for a test drive.

To schedule an appointment and explore these pre-owned vehicles, contact us today at the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine. We’d be happy to help you learn how buying a preowned vehicle can be an affordable way to get the car you need.