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CPO vs. Used

Used cars on a lot

You’ve probably heard the term Certified Pre-Owned thrown around a lot when it comes to the used car market. What is the difference between used and Certified Pre-Owned? It generally comes down to how the dealer treats these vehicles when they come onto the lot. If you want the full story of CPO vs. used broken down for you in a handy article, you’re in the right place. Let MINI of Escondido compare CPO vs. used and point you to the finance page so you can make the right choice when it comes to financing your next vehicle.

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

Used vehicles have been driven by other San Marcos owners. You probably knew that just from living life. They have different model years, mileages, and numbers of previous owners. As a result, there are many different prices for a used car. There’s even a great inventory of used cars underneath $10,000 that MINI of Escondido can sell you that will make your drive in San Diego complete without breaking the bank. Even though some think that a vehicle with 100,000 miles on it is a risk for breakdowns and other expensive repair bills, you’ll be happy to know that many vehicles can last well beyond that point with routine maintenance and care. Even with this in mind, remember:

  • Normal used vehicles are not inspected by the original equipment manufacturer before being sold. However, with a dealership like MINI of Escondido in your corner, you’ll be able to buy with confidence.
  • Discuss any issues that you have with a vehicle with the seller beforehand to make sure that you’re making the most informed buying choice.

What to Know About Buying CPO

Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are sold to sellers in Carlsbad with the expectation of additional trust and vetting. These vehicles have been thoroughly inspected by a factory trained technician according to a strict set of points and qualifications. Only vehicles that pass inspection get sold as CPO. Generally, a CPO vehicle will have these features:

  • A recent model year
  • Generally less than 80,000 miles
  • A many-point inspection of the car’s quality
  • Offered with an extended warranty

While the price of these vehicles will generally be more than a used car, it’s still less than a new car and will help you buy with confidence.

MINI of Escondido Has the CPO Lineup You Want

Over here at MINI of Escondido, we’ve got the CPO selection that will make your day. Come look at our lot, where you’ll be able to find the Certified Pre-Owned vehicle that you’re craving. If you’re ready to get started, just contact us today and we’ll help you out.


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