What is the Difference Between Pre-Owned and Certified Pre-Owned?

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Are you on a tighter budget, but still want to enhance your drives with a luxury vehicle? You may even be considering a pre-owned or CPO vehicle from our luxury dealership. If you’re not sure what the difference is between pre-owned and certified pre-owned vehicles, you’re not the only Oakwood driver. While both of these vehicles are pre-owned, there are notable distinctions between CPO vs. pre-owned models. Before visiting Centerville car dealership for your next car, truck, or SUV, find out which type of pre-owned vehicle is better suited for your lifestyle and budget with our guide below!


Buying a Pre-Owned Car

Having been previously driven by other owners, pre-owned vehicles vary in terms of mileage, model year, and the number of previous owners. Because they had multiple previous drivers, they are priced at a lower cost than new vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Since these vehicles aren’t new, there’s no worrying about depreciation, and you can even find models priced under $10,000.

While many Springboro shoppers think cars with more than 100,000 miles seem like a significant risk, thanks to today’s advancements, cars can last for hundreds of thousands of miles. With that said, you’ll still want to make sure that you consider the following before making the purchase:

  • Before making an offer, make sure you take the vehicle for a test drive and have a certified technician thoroughly inspect the model.
  • Note any issues and discuss any vehicle condition or performance issues that arise to ensure the vehicle is fit for your driving needs and that it’s safe to drive.
  • With proper maintenance, some cars and SUVs can last 200,000 miles or more.

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Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Car

For one of our luxury vehicles to qualify for the CPO program, they’re required to meet certain strict requirements from the manufacturer. For Mercedes-Benz vehicles, this means:

  • Having a clear CARFAX® Vehicle History Report
  • Less than 75,000 miles and under 6 years old
  • Passing a 165+ multi-point inspection
  • Qualifies for the 12 months with unlimited miles Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Want more updated features to elevate your Springboro commute while still avoiding new vehicle prices? You’ll want to consider buying a certified pre-owned vehicle. When you visit our dealership for a test drive, we can further compare CPO vs. pre-owned vehicles to ensure you’re making the decision that’s right for you.

Shop Our Pre-Owned Cars in Centerville

Now that you know the difference between pre-owned and certified pre-owned models, you can explore our virtual inventory to find the pre-owned or CPO vehicle better suited for your lifestyle and budget. Once you find a model that you’re interested in, schedule a test drive at our Centerville showroom. We work hard to provide quality service so your visit with us is efficient and stress-free. Have any questions in the meantime? Contact our sales team today!


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