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

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At Douglass Nissan of Waco, we’re often asked to compare CPO vs. used vehicles! If you’re wondering, “what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned cars,” then you’re definitely not alone. While both are technically “used cars”, there are certainly many important distinctions between our used and certified pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVS that Hewitt should know before purchasing!

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

A used vehicle is any car, truck, or SUV that’s been owned, registered, and driven by a previous owner. Characteristics that can vary between used cars include model year, mileage, maintenance, number of owners, and more. And while there is a certain amount of uncertainty that may come with buying a used car, they come at a substantially lower cost than new vehicles and certified pre-owned models. We even offer a selection of used cars under $10,000 for sale near McGregor!

When shopping for a used car near Woodway, it’s very important to consider the following tips:

  • Discuss any issues in terms of vehicle condition or performance to ensure the vehicle is fit for your needs and safe to drive
  • Thoroughly inspect any used vehicle you’re considering and take it for a test drive before making an offer
  • When properly maintained, many cars and SUVs can last more than 200,000 miles

What to Know About Buying a CPO Car

If you want additional peace of mind, then you would likely benefit from a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle! To be eligible for Nissan Certified status, models must be less than six years old, have less than 80,000 miles, and pass a 167-point inspection. Benefits of the Nissan Certified Pre-Owned program include:

  • Limited warranty good for seven years from the original in-service date or up to 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, with repairs at authorized Nissan facilities like Middletown Nissan
  • 24-hour emergency roadside assistance for up to seven years from the original in-service date or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first
  • Car rental reimbursement for up to five days for mechanical breakdowns of covered components and towing assistance of up to $100
  • Trip interruption coverage of up to $500 for meals, lodging, and alternate transportation if a mechanical breakdown of a covered part occurs while more than 100 miles from home
  • CARFAX vehicle history report that includes information like accident history, the number of owners, service records, flood damage history, and more
  • Three-month trial subscription of SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Access to the optional Security+Plus Extended Protection Plan

Shop for Pre-Owned Vehicles at Douglass Nissan of Waco

Are you still left wondering, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?” Don’t hesitate to contact us today! We’ll be happy to help you compare CPO vs. used vehicles available at out Robinson-area Nissan dealership. We’ll even be glad to compare certified pre-owned vs. new cars as well!

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5605 Legend Lake Pkwy Waco, TX


Phone: (254) 776-8016

5605 Legend Lake Pkwy Waco, TX
31.4953532 -97.1602357
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Douglass Nissan of Waco
Douglass Nissan of Waco
5605 Legend Lake Pkwy
Waco, TX, 76712 United States
(254) 776-8016
Douglass Nissan of Waco 31.4953532, -97.1602357.