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

February 28th, 2019 by

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If you’re wondering what the difference is between CPO vs. used vehicles, you’re not alone. Technically both categories of vehicles fall under “used,” however, there are important distinctions between used and certified pre-owned that drivers in the St. Louis area will want to be aware of before shopping for their next car, truck, or SUV.

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

Used vehicles are vehicles that have been previously driven by other owners. They vary in terms of the model year, mileage, and the number of previous owners. Because of this, they’re priced at a lower cost than new vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. In fact, at your local St. Louis dealership, you’ll find a great selection of used cars under $10,000 for sale. Because these vehicles aren’t new, you don’t have to worry about depreciation.

While a car with 100,000 miles or more may seem like a risk, the truth is that some vehicles can last for hundreds of thousands of miles with routine maintenance and care. Even so, remember:

  • Thoroughly inspect any used vehicle you’re considering and take it for a test drive before making an offer.
  • Discuss any issues in terms of vehicle condition or performance that arise, to ensure the vehicle is fit for your needs and safe to drive.
  • Some cars and SUVs can last more than 200,000 miles with proper care and maintenance.

Whether you’re looking for a used diesel truck or a used Volkswagen, you can check out our pre-owned inventory to explore our pre-owned and certified pre-owned vehicles at Suntrup Automotive Group.

What to Know About Buying a CPO Car

Certified pre-owned vehicles are part of a CPO program that has certain requirements that must be met. These requirements generally include:

  • Model year is within five years of the current model year
  • Generally, less than 80,000 miles and sometimes up to 100,000 miles
  • A multi-point inspection
  • Offered with extended warranties and/or limited powertrain warranties

Certified used cars are typically newer models with less mileage. They’re priced higher than used cars, but they’re still more affordable than a new car. If you’re looking for more updated features and the reassurance of warranty coverage on your Kirkwood or Manchester commutes, then you might want to consider buying a certified pre-owned vehicle. Note that with both options, you’ll still be required to pay for liability insurance and other forms of coverage.

Shop for Pre-Owned Vehicles at Suntrup Automotive Group

Now that we’ve answered, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned,” it’s time to explore our used vehicle specials to get a great deal on the used car, truck, or SUV that you want today. Please contact us to schedule a test drive at the Suntrup Automotive Group dealership near you. Whether you need a pre-owned Hyundai or Volkswagen, you can find what you need at Suntrup Automotive Group for a great price.

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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Original MSRP: $42,345.00. Alpine White 2022 BMW X1 xDrive28i AWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V TwinPower Turbo 23/31 City/Highway MPG Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Original MSRP: $41,945.00. Black Sapphire Metallic 2021 BMW X1 xDrive28i AWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V TwinPower Turbo Odometer is 3260 miles below market average! 23/31 City/Highway MPG Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Original MSRP: $42,190.00. Black Sapphire Metallic 2022 BMW X2 sDrive28i FWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V TwinPower Turbo 24/32 City/Highway MPG Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Original MSRP: $42,980.00. Phytonic Blue Metallic 2022 BMW 2 Series 228i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder 23/33 City/Highway MPG Awards: * ALG Residual Value Awards, Residual Value Awards Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Original MSRP: $49,430.00. Mineral Grey Metallic 2022 BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V Turbocharged 25/34 City/Highway MPG Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Original MSRP: $51,040.00. Black Sapphire Metallic 2022 BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V Turbocharged 25/34 City/Highway MPG Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Original MSRP: $52,585.00. Alpine White 2022 BMW 2 Series M235i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder 23/32 City/Highway MPG Awards: * ALG Residual Value Awards, Residual Value Awards Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Original MSRP: $64,550.00. Bernina Gray Amber Effect Metallic 2022 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder 23/32 City/Highway MPG Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Original MSRP: $66,925.00. mineral white metallic 2022 BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 3.0L I6 Turbocharged DOHC 24V LEV3-ULEV70 22/29 City/Highway MPG Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Original MSRP: $107,495.00. Black Sapphire Metallic 2022 BMW 7 Series 740i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic 3.0L I6 DOHC 24V TwinPower Turbo 20/27 City/Highway MPG Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 

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New vehicle pricing includes all offers and incentives. Tax, Title and Tags not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at or by visiting us at the dealership. Admin Fee: $389.00

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price with a 72 month term, 5.9% interest and 20% downpayment.

We utilize Market Based Pricing for all new vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours.

All prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.

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We utilize Market Based Pricing for all new vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours.
All prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.

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Disclaimer:

New vehicle pricing includes all offers and incentives. Tax, Title and Tags not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at or by visiting us at the dealership. Admin Fee: $389.00

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price with a 72 month term, 5.9% interest and 20% downpayment.

We utilize Market Based Pricing for all new vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours.

All prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.

For Nissan specifically use this one:
We utilize Market Based Pricing for all new vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours.
All prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.


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