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

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Plenty of KY drivers compare CPO vs. Used vehicles, but what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned anyway? After all, it’s plain to see that both types of models fall under the “pre-owned” umbrella. The difference isn’t all that complex after all: A certified pre-owned vehicle is any used model which has passed a factory-designed inspection, created to ensure quality. The CPO vehicle is “certified” to be a dependable and in good condition.

CPO vs. Used: What to Know About Buying a Used Car

Any used vehicle might also be described as a pre-owned vehicle. These are models which have been driven by one or more owners in the past. They cost far less than new cars, trucks, and SUVs, and because they don’t necessarily depreciate as quickly, they’re usually smart choices for drivers working within a budget.

However, if you’re going to get your money’s worth, you need to know how to select a good used car. Here’s what you should keep in mind:

  • Used vehicles for sale on our lots may have 100,000 miles or more! While this may seem like a lot, the truth is that today’s vehicles are lasting longer and longer with proper care.
  • If you’re getting ready to buy a used car, you should be prepared to discuss any issues which come up during your inspection and your test drive. Ask about the maintenance history, too!
  • In most cases, it’s a good idea to take a used vehicle over to a mechanic to be inspected! Most sellers will let you do this before you buy.

CPO vs. Used: What to Know About Buying a CPO Car

What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned in practice? Here are the characteristics that generally a CPO model from a run-of-the-mill used vehicle:

  • A CPO vehicle usually has to be less than five years old.
  • Most CPO programs have an upper acceptance limit of 80,000 miles. Sometimes, vehicles with up to 100,000 miles can earn the CPO label.
  • All CPO vehicles must pass a factory-mandated multi-point inspection.
  • CPO vehicles are generally backed by extended warranties and/or limited powertrain warranties.

Remember that the answer to the question, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?” will vary between manufacturers. Popular makes like Ford, Toyota, RAM, Nissan each have their own metrics for distinguishing CPO vs. used models.

So, if you’re wondering about the difference between used and CPO models in practice, it can be helpful to use a CPO program comparison tool, like this one from Kelley Blue Book!

Shop for Pre-Owned Vehicles at Don Franklin Auto

The Don Franklin Auto network has more than 1,500 used cars, trucks, and SUVs for sale in Kentucky! Whether you’re looking for a certified pre-owned vehicle, a used car priced under $10K, or you need to know if you can defer a car payment, there’s no better place to start your search. If you’re ready to move forward with a purchase, contact your local Don Franklin finance department.

Don’t Forget: We offer a wide range of rotating used vehicle special offers, too! And we are here to discuss your financing options.

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Somerset Kia Don Franklin
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345 South Highway 27
Somerset, KY 42501
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Don Franklin Glasgow
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Nissan | Columbia Don Franklin
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Somerset Nissan Don Franklin
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Somerset Don Franklin Chevy Buick GMC
345 South Highway 27
Somerset, KY 42501
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120 W John Rowan Blvd
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Somerset CDJR Don Franklin
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Campbellsville Don Franklin
915 Meader St
Campbellsville, KY 42718
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Ford Lincoln | London Don Franklin
388 Highway 192 W
London, KY 40741
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Somerset Don Franklin Chevy Buick GMC
345 South Highway 27
Somerset, KY 42501
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Somerset Nissan Don Franklin
2490 S Hwy 27
Somerset, KY 42501
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New vehicle pricing includes all offers and incentives. Tax, Title and Tags not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling your local Don Franklin dealership.

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price with a 72 month term, 5.9% interest and 20% downpayment.

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