• Used Volkswagen Jetta: Best Prices to Expect

    When shopping for a used Volkswagen Jetta, it is a good idea to know what current market values are for this particular car. The Volkswagen Jetta is a popular, gas efficient car that has an average resale value for most models. However some of the higher-end Jetta models, such as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, or being offered at prices slightly under normal market value.

    Depreciation Is Your Friend
    All cars are subject to depreciationespecially within the first year following the date of purchase. Most cars depreciate at a rate of about 10% to 20%, within the first year of purchase, and the Volkswagen Jetta also follows this pattern. Therefore, for a 1-year-old used Jetta, you can expect to pay about 20% to 30% less for a well maintained used Jetta than its original Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). For example, a Volkswagen Jetta S Class model had original MSRP price of just under $17,000. The 2008 model Jetta Class S is now being sold for about $13,000 to $16,000. Likewise, the Volkswagen Jetta follows typical used-car pricing trends and depreciates at a rate of about 10% every year following the first year of depreciation. Therefore, a 2007 model Jetta S Class would be priced at about $10,800 to $14,500. While this pricing model is not exact, it can give you a good ballpark estimate of high and low prices for this vehicle. In order to get the latest pricing information, you should visit websites like Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds to get accurate, up-to-date market value information.