What is the Difference Between Used & Certified Pre-Owned?

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The differences between CPO vs. Used vehicles ultimately come down to the level of inspection and a few key factors such as age and mileage. There are important differences that Scottsdale car buyers should be aware of when they are looking for used cars to purchase. Keep reading to learn the difference between certified pre-owned vs. used vehicles and determine which is the best choice for you and your family like a used Ford or a used Mitsubishi Outlander.

CPO vs. Used: Used Vehicles

Used cars have been owned by different people. The make, model, year, mileage, and condition can be extremely varied. This makes them more affordable than buying new or a CPO vehicle. Peoria drivers may enjoy the options for under $10k that gives them plenty of options for a variety of budgets.

Mileage has a great deal of variety that makes purchasing a used car a unique experience. You may find a vehicle with 100,000 miles and think it wouldn’t be worth the purchase, but it could end up lasting you another 100,000 miles. The benefit of this is that you will also be saving money on the purchase. When you are shopping for used cars, keep these in mind:

  • Used cars aren’t required by OEMs to be inspected prior to sale, but our team wants Glendale customers to get the best vehicle possible. Our used models are hand picked carefully. You should always be wary when you go to buy a used vehicle from a private seller that doesn’t have a solid reputation.
  • If you notice any problems with the vehicle you should discuss them with the dealership or private seller. If you know a vehicle has problems, and you purchase it anyway that is on you, and your budget should incorporate the possible repairs.
  • Vehicles can last up to or more than 200,000 miles with the proper and timely maintenance. If you have a tight budget then a high-mileage car could be a great option for you.

CPO vs. Used: Buying a CPO Vehicle

Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles, even though they have had previous owners, are close to new. They have a thorough inspection done by Bell Road Mitsubishi experts in Phoenix, they are backed by manufacturer warranties, and more. They are the highest quality of used vehicles and have specific requirements to fit into that category, including: The vehicle’s model year must be within five years of the current model year. In general, they should have less than 80,000 miles, sometimes up to 100,000 miles. A multi-point inspection is done by our experts, and they can come with extended warranties and/or limited powertrain warranties.

CPO vehicles are newer models with less mileage and often have a higher price because of it. Generally, they are still more affordable than out-right purchasing a new car. Buying a certified pre-owned vehicle means you’ll have some of the most up-to-date features to enjoy on your Glendale rides.

Get Your Pre-Owned Vehicle at Bell Road Mitsubishi

Now that you know the answer to the question, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?” Come explore our CPO and used vehicles for sale and take them for a test drive. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and check out our specials to see how you can save even more money.

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