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

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

When searching for a used vehicle, you need to know the difference between used and certified pre-owned. This CPO vs. used comparison can help you select the right used car. Yes, both terms are for “used vehicles.” A CPO vehicle has more qualifications to pass before reselling. At Alfa Romeo of Glendale, we want you to feel comfortable start to finish when buying or leasing from us. We want to ensure you are knowledgeable about the used car process, Burbank drivers. Below, we will review CPO vs. used.


What to Know About Buying Used

A used model costs less than a new model based on model year, mileage, and previous owners. Buying a used vehicle with higher mileage is nothing to fear. Instead, when well taken care of, a used car can have hundreds of more miles to go. Here is what you need to know when buying a used vehicle:

  • Inspect the vehicle.
  • Discuss the condition of the car.
  • Does it meet your driving needs? Make sure it has the features and space you require.
  • Cars can last more than 200,000 miles with routine maintenance.

What to Know About Buying CPO

For a used vehicle to be classified as a certified pre-owned car, truck, or SUV, it has to pass several steps. Here is what the vehicle needs to have to be a CPO:

  • The car must be a newer model year unlike other, standard used vehicles.
  • A CPO vehicle must have lower mileage than a typical used car with fewer miles on the odometer.
  • CPO vehicles must pass a meticulous, multi-point inspection by a factory-trained technician.

Thus, you have a choice on which version of a used vehicle you prefer. Many Pasadena tend to choose certified pre-owned cars over used cars.

Choose Alfa Romeo of Glendale for your Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles!

You deserve luxury, whether you choose new or our pre-owned vehicles in Los Angeles. Contact us if you have more questions about used vs. CPO. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Check out our pre-owned vehicle specials and book your appointment. Visit Alfa Romeo of Glendale today in Glendale!

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