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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10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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For a smoother ride, opt for this 2017 Ford Fiesta SE with a side air bag system. This one's a deal at $10,500. Don't skimp on safety. Rest easy with a 4 out of 5 star crash test rating. Flaunting a classic black exterior and a charcoal black interior, this car is a sight to see from the inside out. Connect to all your Bluetooth devices! You'll enjoy crystal-clear sound with features like CD player. Don't regret waiting on this one! Call today to schedule your test drive. 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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Suntrup Ford Westport
2020 Kratky Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 429-4455
Outfitted with a push button start, backup camera, traction control, and side air bag system, this 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited is a true steal. We've got it for $10,800. This 4 dr sedan is one of the safest you could buy. It earned a crash test rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Complete with a dazzling black exterior and a black interior, this vehicle is in high demand. You'll be on the road in no time with push button start. Call and schedule your test drive today! Call our Customer Care Team at (888) 429-4309 and schedule your test drive today. Prices include $500 down cash deposit. Thank you for your interest and your time.
 
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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
Buckle up for the ride of a lifetime! This 2016 Ford Focus SE includes a top-notch backup camera and side air bag system. We've got it for $11,250. This safe and reliable 5 dr hatchback has a crash test rating of 5 out of 5 stars! Rocking a timeless white exterior and a charcoal black interior, this car is a sight to see from the inside out. Hands-free Bluetooth technology gives you the freedom to access electronic devices anywhere, anytime. Open the sunroof on those warm summer days and take care of traffic with a smile. You won't believe the amazing sound quality from this vehicle's CD player. Make your move before it's too late schedule a test drive 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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Suntrup Ford Westport
2020 Kratky Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 429-4455
Armed with a push button start, remote starter, backup camera, traction control, Sirius satellite radio, OnStar Communication System, and side air bag system, you won't be able to get enough of this 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT. This one's available at the low price of $14,999. This 4 dr sedan scored a crash test safety rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Exhibiting a stunning dk. blue exterior and a jet black interior, this vehicle won't be on the market for long. The vehicle comes with Bluetooth, letting you access your electronics hands free. You'll be on the road in no time with push button start and remote starter. Interested? Call today to take this vehicle for a spin! Call our Customer Care Team at (888) 429-4309 and schedule your test drive today. Prices include $500 down cash deposit. Thank you for your interest and your time.
 
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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
Get ready to go for a ride in this 2016 Ford Escape SE, which comes equipped with a backup camera, Sirius satellite radio, and side air bag system. This one's available at the low price of $15,890. This safe and reliable SUV has a crash test rating of 4 out of 5 stars! With a timeless white exterior and a charcoal black interior, this vehicle is a top pick. The vehicle comes with Bluetooth, letting you access your electronics hands free. Keep the tunes going with features like CD player. Don't regret waiting on this one! Call today to schedule your test drive. 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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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
For a top driving experience, check out this 2017 Ford Fusion SE with a push button start, remote starter, backup camera, a navigation system, a leather interior, heated seats, Sirius satellite radio, and side air bag system. We've got it for $15,990. This 4 dr sedan is one of the safest you could buy. It earned a crash test rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Rocking a ravishing black exterior and an ebony interior, this car is a sight to see from the inside out. Take calls, play your favorite tunes and more with the Bluetooth feature. This sleek vehicle comes with Ebony leather upholstery. Take advantage of the navigation system and know that this vehicle's looking out for you. Open the sunroof on this vehicle and get your daily Vitamin D! Driving has never been easier with push button start and remote starter. Keep the tunes going with features like CD player. Interested? Don't let it slip away! Call today for a test drive. 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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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
People everywhere will love the way this 2016 Ford Fusion SE drives with features like a push button start, remote starter, backup camera, heated seats, Sirius satellite radio, and side air bag system. We've got it for $15,990. This safe and reliable 4 dr sedan has a crash test rating of 5 out of 5 stars! Flaunting a stunning black exterior and an ebony interior. Stay connected with friends and family while on the road thanks to the Bluetooth technology. Sunscreen, anyone? Take advantage of this vehicle's sunroof. Music-lovers won't want to get off the road with great audio features CD player. Get on the road faster with push button start and remote starter. Don't regret waiting on this one! Call today to schedule your test drive. 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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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
If you're looking for a smooth ride, look no further than this 2017 Ford Escape SE with a backup camera, heated seats, Sirius satellite radio, and side air bag system. This one's a deal at $16,990. Stay safe with this SUV's 5 out of 5 star crash test rating. Exhibiting a sleek black exterior and a charcoal black interior, this vehicle won't be on the market for long. Access your electronic devices hands free with Bluetooth in the vehicle. Keep the tunes going with features like CD player. Don't wait until it is too late! Call today to schedule an appointment. 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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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
The backup camera, heated seats, Sirius satellite radio, and side air bag system of this 2018 Ford Escape SE make this vehicle a true standout. This one's available at the low price of $17,850. Be sure of your safety with a crash test rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Drivers love the gorgeous dk. gray exterior with a charcoal black interior. Have access to your phone without taking your eyes off the road thanks to the Bluetooth technology. Music-lovers won't want to get off the road with great audio features CD player. Interested? Don't let it slip away! Call today for a test drive. 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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Suntrup Ford Westport
2020 Kratky Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 429-4455
It has a 6 Cylinder engine. We're offering a great deal on this one at $19,999. Rocking a classic dk. gray exterior and a charcoal black interior, this car is a sight to see from the inside out. Use your favorite electronic devices and keep your hands on the wheel with built-in Bluetooth. This sleek vehicle comes with Charcoal Black leather upholstery. Enjoy the sweet sounds of this vehicle's CD player. Driving has never been easier with push button start and remote starter. Make your move before it's too late schedule a test drive today! Call our Customer Care Team at (888) 429-4309 and schedule your test drive today. Prices include $500 down cash deposit. Thank you for your interest and your time.
 
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10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
Outfitted with a push button start, remote starter, backup camera, a leather interior, heated seats, Sirius satellite radio, and side air bag system, this 2018 Ford Edge Titanium is a true steal. We've got it for $21,500. Want a SUV you can rely on? This one has a crash test rating of 5 out of 5 stars! Rocking a gorgeous dk. gray exterior and a ceramic interior, this car is a sight to see from the inside out. Use your favorite electronic devices and keep your hands on the wheel with built-in Bluetooth. The Ceramic leather interior adds a touch of class. Enjoy the sweet sounds of this vehicle's CD player and premium sound system. You won't miss a beat with great time-saving features like push button start and remote starter. Interested? Call today and take it for a spin! 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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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
You'll love the look and feel of this 2016 Audi A6 2.0T Premium, which features a push button start, a navigation system, a leather interior, heated seats, traction control, and side air bag system. We're offering a great deal on this one at $22,750. Edmunds gives it an A rating that's top of the line. Want a 4 dr sedan you can rely on? This one has a crash test rating of 5 out of 5 stars! Flaunting a dazzling white exterior and an atlas beige interior, this car is a sight to see from the inside out. The vehicle comes with Bluetooth, letting you access your electronics hands free. Open the sunroof and enjoy the sun and stars! You're going to love having the directions right here on the easy to use navigation system. The Atlas Beige leather interior combines durability and elegance. Rock out with great audio features like CD player. Get on the road faster with push button start. Don't wait on this one. Schedule a test drive 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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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
This one's available at the low price of $22,990. With a timeless black exterior and an ebony interior, this vehicle is a top pick. Equipped with Bluetooth technology, enjoy your favorite electronic devices wirelessly. The Ebony leather interior provides style and comfort all in one. Let this navigation system get you and your family home effortlessly and safely. Music-lovers won't want to get off the road with great audio features CD player. Driving has never been easier with push button start and remote starter. Call today and take this one out for a spin! 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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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Original MSRP $63,495., 8-Speed Automatic, Cold Weather Package, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driver Assistance Package, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Navigation System, Park Distance Control, Power moonroof, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, Rear-View Camera. Black Sapphire Metallic 2016 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic 3.0L I6 DOHC 24V TwinPower Turbo 20/29 City/Highway MPG Awards: * JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study Reviews: * Superb engines with impressive fuel economy in most forms; high-quality interior that's packed with high-tech features; comfortable and composed ride. Source: Edmunds * Long list of standard features; richly trimmed interior; seductive coupelike appearance. Source: Edmunds * Powerful and fuel-efficient engines; engaging handling; upscale interior; hatchback-style utility. Source: Edmunds 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
You'll love the look and feel of this 2016 Ford F-150 XLT, which features a remote starter, backup camera, stability control, traction control, Sirius satellite radio, and side air bag system. It has a 6 Cylinder engine. This one's a deal at $29,450. This safe and reliable super cab pickup 4x4 has a crash test rating of 5 out of 5 stars! With a sleek black exterior and a black interior, this vehicle is a top pick. Enjoy easy, hands-free access to your electronic devices with built-in Bluetooth. You'll be on the road in no time with remote starter. Enjoy the sweet sounds of this vehicle's CD player. Don't wait on this one. Schedule a test drive 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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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
Don't miss out on this 2018 Ford Explorer Limited! It comes with a push button start, remote starter, backup camera, a navigation system, a leather interior, heated seats, Sirius satellite radio, and side air bag system for an even better ride. It has a 6 Cylinder engine. We've got it for $30,450. With a 5-star crash test rating, this is one of the safest vehicles you can buy. With a suave black exterior and an ebony black interior, this vehicle is a top pick. Have access to your phone without taking your eyes off the road thanks to the Bluetooth technology. The Ebony Black leather interior adds a touch of class. Lost? This one will show you the way with its built-in navigation system. Your time is important and you'll be able to save it with the convenience of push button start and remote starter. Keep the tunes going with features like CD player and premium sound system. Make your move before it's too late schedule a test drive 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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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
This 2016 Ford F-150 XLT is a real winner with features like a remote starter, backup camera, a navigation system, heated seats, Sirius satellite radio, and side air bag system. It has a 6 Cylinder engine. We're offering a great deal on this one at $30,866. This supercrew 4x4 is one of the safest you could buy. It earned a crash test rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Flaunting a gorgeous black exterior and a black interior. Use all of your electronics hands free with the Bluetooth feature. Never worry about getting lost again thanks to your navigation system. Music-lovers won't want to get off the road with great audio features CD player. Get on the road faster with remote starter. This is the vehicle for you! Give us a call today and don't let it slip away! 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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Suntrup Ford Westport
2020 Kratky Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 429-4455
This Anvil Clear Coat 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara might be just the SUV 4X4 for you. It has a 6 Cylinder engine. We're offering a great deal on this one at $30,990. Drivers love the sleek gray exterior with a black interior. Keep the tunes going with features like CD player. Don't wait on this one. Schedule a test drive today! Call our Customer Care Team at (888) 429-4309 and schedule your test drive today. Prices include $500 down cash deposit. Thank you for your interest and your time.
 
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Suntrup Ford Kirkwood
10340 Manchester Rd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(888) 856-2335
Make sure to get your hands on this 2016 Ford F-150 XLT with a remote starter, backup camera, a navigation system, traction control, Sirius satellite radio, and side air bag system before it's too late! It comes with a 6 Cylinder engine. This one's available at the low price of $31,450. Drive away with an impeccable 5-star crash test rating and prepare yourself for any situation. Flaunting a timeless black exterior and a black interior, this car is a sight to see from the inside out. Avoid costly cell phone tickets with the built-in Bluetooth feature. Don't waste time with directions with the navigation system that's got you covered. Keep the tunes going with features like CD player. Save time with remote starter. Interested? Don't let it slip away! Call today for a test drive. 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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Suntrup Ford Westport
2020 Kratky Rd
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 429-4455
Buckle up for the ride of a lifetime! This 2017 Lincoln Continental Select includes a top-notch push button start, remote starter, backup camera, a leather interior, heated seats, and side air bag system. It comes with a 6 Cylinder engine. This one's on the market for $32,500. This one's a keeper. It has a crash test safety rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Rocking a ravishing black exterior and an ebony interior, this car is a sight to see from the inside out. Soak in the sun with the built-in sunroof! The Ebony leather interior combines durability and elegance. Save time with push button start and remote starter. Don't sit on this decision for long...schedule your test drive today! Call our Customer Care Team at (888) 429-4309 and schedule your test drive today. Prices include $500 down cash deposit. Thank you for your interest and your time.
 

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