Used vs. Certified Pre-Owned Cars: What's the Difference?

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If you’re fuzzy on the difference between used and CPO vehicles, you’re not the only one. While both categories fall under “used cars,” there are significant differences between used and CPO cars (CPO stands for “certified pre-owned”) that Mainline drivers will want to know about before finding their next vehicle at our Willow Grove Land Rover dealership.

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

Simply put, a used vehicle is a car that has been driven by other owners. Used vehicles vary when it comes to the model years, mileage, and the number of previous owners. Used vehicles will cost less than new and certified used cars, and you won’t have to worry about depreciation.

Even though a luxury car with 100,000 miles or more may seem like a risk, some vehicles can last for hundreds of thousands of miles with proper care and routine maintenance. Even so, remember to:

  • Thoroughly inspect any used vehicle that you’re interested in and take it for a test drive before making an offer.
  • Discuss any issues in terms of vehicle condition or performance that come up to ensure that the vehicle is fit for your needs and that it’s safe to drive; this is more of a concern if you were to buy from a private seller than if you were to buy from a reputable car dealership.
  • Some cars and SUVs can last more than 200,000 miles with proper care and maintenance.

What Are the Benefits of Buying a CPO Car?

Certified pre-owned vehicles are used cars that are a part of the Land Rover CPO program, which has strict requirements that must be met, including:

  • Model year must be within five years of the current model year.
  • Must have less than 60,000 miles.
  • Must pass a 165-point inspection.
  • Includes a transferable 7-year / 100,000-mile warranty.

Since certified pre-owned vehicles are newer models with less mileage, they cost more than a used vehicle. However, they’re still more affordable than buying a new car. If you’re looking for a vehicle with premium features to enhance your drives around the Mainline area, consider one of our CPO vehicles for sale in Willow Grove.

Find Your Pre-Owned Land Rover at Land Rover Willow Grove

Now that we’ve answered, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?” it’s time for you to get behind the driver’s seat of the pre-owned vehicle that’s going to enhance your driving experience. Contact us for more information, and be sure to explore our used and certified pre-owned specials to get the best possible deal on your used luxury vehicle!

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