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Popular Sedan Provides Good News for VW

Although the entire VW diesel lineup is on hold for awhile, that doesn’t mean you can’t get some remarkably good deals on their gasoline vehicles. The Volkswagen Passat sedan, a popular midsize family choice for some time, remains available at an attractive price point just over $22,000. This comes with an automatic transmission, dual climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, touchscreen infotainment and a rearview camera. That’s a ton of standard features not usually available on a midsize sedan at this price. Examine the Passat and all you get with a visit to Chapman VW Tucson.

Goodies Aplenty as You Step Up Through Trim Packages

For a more aggressive looking Passat, move up to the R-package where you get a sculpted body kit and 19 inch alloy wheels for just under $24,000. Add another 800 bucks and you get heated front seats with power that are covered in leatherette. The Passat SE weighs in at $26,280 and comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, and power leatherette seats. It also has some unique safety features like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and emergency braking. Add a technology package for another $1,200 to get navigation, keyless entry, blind-spot warning, heated rear seats and rear cross traffic warning.

SEL and SEL Premium are Top of the Line

The SEL package is the Passat’s top package with a concert-quality Fender audio package, leather seats and 18-inch alloy wheels for just above $30,000. Add another $4,000 to move all the way to the SEL Premium package, which adds all the autonomous safety packages that Volkswagen has to offer. This includes self-parking and lane assist, as well as the other features previously mentioned. The SEL premium also comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 280 horsepower. This is the Passat for those folks who like a little pop in their performance. Head over to Chapman VW Tucson and find the Passat that’s right for you.

Plenty of Good Finance Offers on 2015 Passat

Volkswagen has priced the 2015 models to move, with great special lease offers and loyalty cash. Lease the 2015 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition for just $179 a month for 36 months for qualified buyers. VW is also offering $2,000 loyalty cash on a Passat Purchase, plus 0 percent financing for 60 months for all qualified purchasers. These offers are good on gasoline models only and exclude title, tax and dealer fees.


Dealerships Often Have the Lowest Rates

Although it’s always a good idea to go into a car dealership with approved financing from an outside source, don’t be surprised when the dealer can meet or beat your best deal. It’s true that all dealerships, including Chapman VW Tucson, receive a cut of the financing they secure, but because of their close relationship with financial institutions and manufacturer-sponsored programs, they often have the best rates. Car dealers get their loans at wholesale rates, which still leave room for a little markup before passing the loan on to the consumer. Check out Volkswagen financing offers with a trip to Chapman VW in Tucson.

Don’t Let Rejection Stop You

If you go to a bank and are rejected for a car loan, first find out why and try to address the problem. Whatever you do, don’t let that stop you from trying to buy a new car if you need one. Because of the volume that dealerships do with financial institutions, they have the power to get people financed who might otherwise be rejected. Depending on your credit rating, your interest rate may be a little higher because the banks consider you a higher risk. If you can afford the higher rate, it’s a good idea to take it and make your payments on time every month, then try and refinance in a year at a lower rate. A car loan is a great way to start rebuilding poor credit.

Avoid Buy Here, Pay Here Scenario

Unless you have absolutely tried every other way to get a car, it’s a good idea to avoid lots that finance your loan themselves. The down payment they require is usually what they have invested in the car, and the vehicles frequently have more than 100,000 miles with no warranty. What many customers find is that they get stuck making high payments on cars that don’t run anymore. Visit a reputable dealership like Chapman VW Tucson before you make any rash decisions at a buy here, pay here lot.

Leasing Can Be Best Bet for Low Payment

Volkswagen financing frequently offers very low lease payments for 36-month terms. If you are the type of person who drives a car until the wheels fall off, then leasing is probably not for you. However, if you only put 12,000 to 15,000 miles a year on a car and you like to get a new vehicle every 3 years, then leasing may be your best bet.