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

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Are you looking for your next commuter vehicle in Springfield, but aren’t quite sure of the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles? While they both fall under the “used” category, there are some major distinguishing features between CPO vs. used automobiles. Read on to uncover the answer to the popular question: what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?

CPO vs. Used: All About Used Cars

Used vehicles are vehicles that have been previously driven by other owners and they vary in terms of model year, mileage, and number of previous owners. As a result, they have a cheaper price tag than newer vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Here at Kiefer Kia we even offer used cars under $10,000. Since these vehicles aren’t brand new, you won’t have to worry about things like depreciation.

While some Cottage Grove shoppers may be apprehensive about cars with 100,000 miles or more, some vehicles can actually last for hundreds of thousands of miles as long as they receive routine maintenance. Even so, you should keep in mind the following:

  • Have the used vehicle you’re considering thoroughly inspected, and take it for a test drive before making an offer.
  • Be sure to discuss any issues related to vehicle condition or performance to make sure the car not only fits your needs but is also safe to drive.

Some cars and SUVs in Eugene can last more than 200,000 miles with proper care and maintaintence used cars under $10,000

CPO vs. Used: All About Certified Pre-Owned Cars

Certified pre-owned Kia vehicles are part of a CPO program that makes sure each vehicle meets a strict set of requirements. These requirements include:

  • Passing a thorough, 164-point inspection before qualifying as a Kia Certified Pre-Owned vehicle
  • Models are a maximum of five years older than the current model year
  • Vehicles have less than 60,000 miles on them
  • Offered with extended warranties and/or limited powertrain warranties

Certified pre-owned vehicles are usually newer models, just with less mileage. And while they’re usually more expensive than used cars, they’re still a more affordable option than a new car.

Shop for Certified Pre-Owned and Used Vehicles at Kiefer Kia

Now that you know the difference between CPO vs. used vehicles, schedule a visit to Kiefer Kia near Roseburg and browse our inventory of used and certified pre-owned automobiles. Or, if you’re browsing online and find a vehicle that you like, apply for finance online today!

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