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

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Beverly Hills car shoppers searching for their next vehicle often wonder how CPO vs. used vehicles compares. There are major differences between the two, and the experts at Jaguar Los Angeles have your answer in this handy guide to used and certified pre-owned vehicles. Find out more before exploring our inventory to find the vehicle that’s best suited for your driving needs and budget. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

Used cars have had several previous owners and vary when it comes to the make, model, year, and mileage. Because of this, used vehicles are more affordable than new and certified vehicles. 

Another difference between used cars is the mileage. While it could seem like a used car with 100,000 miles is a risk that shoppers shouldn’t take, the truth is that many vehicles can last hundreds of thousands of miles with regular (documented) service. There are several things to keep in mind as you’re shopping around for your next used vehicle:

  • Even though OEMs don’t require that standard used cars get inspected before sale, Jaguar Los Angeles works hard to ensure that our customers are getting the highest value for their dollar, which is why we hand-pick our vehicles. With that said, be careful if you’re going through a private sale since they don’t have the same reputation as a well-established dealership. 
  • Be sure to always discuss any issues that you notice, so if you do purchase a car that has minor issues, you’ll need to factor the cost of repairs into your budget. 
  • With proper care and maintenance, some vehicles can last upwards of 200,000 miles. Purchasing a high-mileage vehicle isn’t always a bad option, especially for those on a tight budget. 

What to Know About Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Car

Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles have had previous owners; however, they all go through a tough 165 multi-point inspection from the vanity mirror lights to the engine performance by a factory-trained and certified technician who knows Jaguar vehicles inside and out. They’re also backed by manufacturer warranties that cover the vehicle for up to one year / unlimited miles or two years / 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Certified pre-owned vehicles are newer model year cars with less mileage, and because of that, they’re typically priced higher than used cars but more affordable than a new Jaguar vehicle. Take your Bel Air drives to the next level with a quality certified vehicle at Jaguar Los Angeles!

Compare CPO vs. Used at Jaguar Los Angeles Today!

We’ve answered, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?” Stop by our Los Angeles dealership, and we’ll make sure you find the vehicle that’s best suited for your driving needs and budget. Explore our CPO offers and apply for financing right at home! Contact us to get things started today!

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