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 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.

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.

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(314) 429-4455
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2020 Kratky Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 429-4455
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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
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10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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2020 Kratky Rd
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10340 Manchester Rd
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10340 Manchester Rd
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2020 Kratky Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 429-4455
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10340 Manchester Rd
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2020 Kratky Rd
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(314) 429-4455
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2020 Kratky Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 429-4455
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
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866-932-6007
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14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet!, This car qualifies for all new car rebates and incentives!, Original MSRP $100,845.00, Cold Weather Package, Driving Assistance Package, Executive Package, M Sport Package, M Sport Package (337), Navigation System, Parking Assistance Package, Power moonroof. Black Sapphire Metallic 2019 BMW 6 Series 640i xDrive Gran Coupe AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 3.0L I6 19/28 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: 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.
 
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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
This White 2017 Ford Explorer XLT might be just the SUV for you. You can trust this SUV because it has a crash test rating of 5 out of 5 stars! The exterior is a sleek white. Call or visit to talk with one of our vehicle specialists today! Schedule your test drive today! Contact our Customer Care Team at 314-822-9300 Thank you for your interest and your time. Contact Information: Suntrup Ford Kirkwood, 10340 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, MO, 63122, Phone: 3148229300, E-mail: suntrupford2@salespont.dealerconnection.com.
 
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14410 Manchester Rd
Manchester, MO 63011
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