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

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Are you shopping for a pre-owned luxury car in Mainline wondering about the difference between CPO vs. used vehicles? To put it simply, a used vehicle has to meet a specific set of age, mileage, and quality requirements in order to become certified pre-owned (CPO). Learn more below, then find your favorite used or certified used vehicle at Jaguar Willow Grove, your local authorized Jaguar retailer near Doylestown.

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

Used vehicles are simply any cars that have been bought or leased and driven by previous owners. They could have a wide range of model years, mileages, and any number of previous owners. This means they cost less than their new vehicle counterparts, and also their certified pre-owned counterparts. You can even find luxury used cars under $15K for sale in Willow Grove, and you don’t have to worry about drastic depreciation when you drive a model off the lot.

Purchasing a car with 100,000 miles isn’t as risky as it once was, since vehicle technology and materials have constantly been improving over the years. Some vehicles can last for hundreds of thousands of miles if they’ve received proper routine maintenance and care. However, before you buy a used car, be sure to note the following:

  • Thoroughly inspect any used vehicle you’re considering and take it for a test drive before making an offer
  • Discuss any issues in terms of vehicle condition or performance that arise, to ensure the vehicle is fit for your needs and safe to drive
  • Some cars and SUVs can last more than 200,000 miles with proper care and maintenance.

What to Know About Buying a CPO Car

Certified pre-owned vehicles are generally from more recent model years, but still less expensive than brand-new models. Certified used cars are also part of a CPO program that has certain requirements that must be met. The qualities of a Jaguar CPO vehicle include:

  • Must be 5 years old or less from the in-service date
  • Must have less than 60,000 miles on the odometer
  • Must pass a thorough 165 multi-point inspection and road test
  • Comes with a vehicle history report including service history, mileage, ownership, etc
  • Comes with a transferable warranty and no warranty deduction
  • Offers a limited warranty of up to 7 years / 100,000 miles and 24/7 roadside assistance

Shop for Pre-Owned Vehicles at Jaguar Willow Grove

If you want to experience your favorite used or certified pre-owned car in person, contact us with any questions about our inventory, getting a lease vs. buying, how to obtain financing with bad credit, or to schedule a test drive! Be sure to also check out our current CPO vehicle specials to save on your next purchase in Fort Washington.

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