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

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Lynn drivers know that used vehicles offer tremendous value, but did you know that you have more than one category in the pre-owned market? Many customers visit Honda North wondering the difference between used and Certified Pre-Owned, and we’re happy to help you find just the right pre-owned model for your Burlington travels. While both CPO vs. used models offer quality and affordability, CPO cars undergo a certification process to give customers extra peace of mind.

Why Buy a Used Car?

A used car is a broad term that refers to a car with multiple owners. Maybe the car had multiple owners or just one. Regardless of the car’s history, a used vehicle has already gone through the bulk of depreciation – which means you pay a lot less.

  • Cost: Pre-owned models offer some of the lowest prices around, including vehicles priced under 15k – perfect for Lawrence drivers on a budget.
  • Features: Buying a more recent used model gives you access to all the latest features and tech that a newer vehicle offers.
  • Warranty: Some used cars still have a factory warranty on parts, which gives drivers extra reassurance.

Why Buy a CPO Car?

Certified Pre-Owned vehicles offer all the benefits of a used model, but they bring their own set of advantages as well. The standards for CPO vehicles is sky-high, and only the best of the best qualify for the CPO program. Every vehicle must pass an intensive inspection process, which involves everything from road testing to component checks. Vehicles must be newer used models with low mileage. Here are just a few of the typical requirements for a CPO car:

  • Vehicle must have a thorough and accurate maintenance history
  • Vehicle must be maintained with Genuine Honda Parts
  • Vehicle must pass a 182-point inspection inspection
  • Vehicle must offer a thorough and accurate CarFax report
  • Vehicle must be no more than 6 years old with 80,000 miles or less on the odometer

Additionally, all Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 12-month/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty – along with options like HondaTrue!

Find Your Next Certified Pre-Owned Car at Honda North

Whether you buy a CPO vs. used car, Honda North can help you find just the right match for your needs and budget. Contact us today for more information about our inventory, or visit our dealership in Danvers.

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