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.

Suntrup Automotive Group Used Vehicle Specials

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Certified. Lifetime Powertrain Program*, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. Lakeside Blue 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL FWD IVT 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. The Suntrup family have been servicing and selling cars since 1957 for the St Louis area.The Suntrup Automotive Group is active in its communities and believes in giving back. Today Suntrup Automotive Group has nine brands, eleven locations, thousands of cars and is every bit committed to providing excellent customer service in every aspect of the business. There's never been a better time to drop on by at our dealership here in 5926 So Lindbergh Blvd St Louis, Missouri, proudly serving drivers from Ballwin, Affton and Kirkwood. We're very much looking forward to it. Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Roadside Assistance * Limited Warranty: 60 Month/60,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Vehicle History * 173+ Point Inspection * Includes 10-year/Unlimited mileage Roadside Assistance with Rental Car and Trip Interruption Reimbursement; Please see dealers for specific vehicle eligibility requirements. 10-Year/100,000 Mile Hybrid/EV Battery Warranty * Warranty Deductible: $50 * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 120 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V 30/40 City/Highway MPG
 
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Suntrup Nissan
6000 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63123
Bluetooth, Clean Vehicle History, Home of the Lifetime powertrain loyalty program!, Local Trade, One Owner, Rear View Camera. CHECK OUT these PRICES!!!!!! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Nightfall Gray Metallic 2019 Chevrolet Equinox LT 1LT FWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive The Suntrup Pre-Owned Super Center is the "Home of the Lifetime Powertrain loyalty program." With a dedicated facility and staff, here to cater to all your pre-owned needs, we are able to buy and sell cars from all over the metro area. Whether we are in your backyard or you have to cross a river to get to us - as a Women's Choice Award Winner, Dealerrater Dealer of the Year, Google reviewed or Better Business Bureau A+ rated - you can be sure that our expansive inventory, superior customer service, and "no haggle" upfront pricing guarantee this will be the best buying experience of your life! 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. 1.5L DOHC Odometer is 15573 miles below market average! 26/32 City/Highway MPG Awards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study * 2019 KBB.com 10 Best SUVs Under $30,000
 
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Suntrup Nissan
6000 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63123
Bluetooth, Heated Seats, Leather, Home of the Lifetime powertrain loyalty program!, Navigation/GPS/NAVI, Power Lift Gate, Rear View Camera, Remote Start, Tow Package. CHECK OUT these PRICES!!!!!! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Pearl White 2018 Nissan Armada SL AWD 7-Speed Automatic The Suntrup Pre-Owned Super Center is the "Home of the Lifetime Powertrain loyalty program." With a dedicated facility and staff, here to cater to all your pre-owned needs, we are able to buy and sell cars from all over the metro area. Whether we are in your backyard or you have to cross a river to get to us - as a Women's Choice Award Winner, Dealerrater Dealer of the Year, Google reviewed or Better Business Bureau A+ rated - you can be sure that our expansive inventory, superior customer service, and "no haggle" upfront pricing guarantee this will be the best buying experience of your life! 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. 5.6L V8 DOHC 32V Endurance
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! ACTIVE SERVICE LOANER, PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT, This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, MSRP $ 44445.00, Auto-Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirrors, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Lumbar Support, Navigation, Panoramic Moonroof, Power-Folding Mirrors, Premium Package, Universal Garage-Door Opener. Black Sapphire Metallic 2021 BMW X2 xDrive28i AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V TwinPower Turbo 24/31 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! Lifetime Powertrain Protection, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Front & Rear Parking Sensors, Heated Front Seats, Navigation System, Power Liftgate. Nero 2018 Maserati Levante AWD ZF 8-Speed Automatic 3.0L V6 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! One Owner, Clean Vehicle History, Lifetime Powertrain Protection, 20" Dark Chrome Wheels, Captain Seat Package, Cargo Package, Carpeted Floor Mats w/ Captain Seat Package, Navigation System, Platinum Reserve Package, Second Row Captain's Chairs, Second Row Center Console w/ Padded Armrest. Super Black 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum AWD 7-Speed Automatic 5.6L V8 DOHC 32V Endurance Odometer is 23937 miles below market average! 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.
 
Location
BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! INCOMING UNIT, PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY!. Mineral Gray Metallic 2021 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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Suntrup Kia
6263 So. Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63123
855-270-6716
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Lifetime Powertrain Warranty*, AWD, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Black Interior Package, Chamude Suede Headliner, Front Passenger Chauffeur Seat Switch, Navigation System, Power Adjustable Rear Seats, Power moonroof, Rear Wireless Charging System, Tri-Zone Climate Control, Ventilated Rear Seats, VIP Package. Snow White Pearl 2020 Kia K900 Luxury AWD 8-Speed Automatic 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. The Suntrup family have been servicing and selling cars since 1957 for the St Louis area.The Suntrup Automotive Group is active in its communities and believes in giving back. Today Suntrup Automotive Group has nine brands, eleven locations, thousands of cars and is every bit committed to providing excellent customer service in every aspect of the business. There's never been a better time to stop in our dealership at 6263 S Lindbergh Blvd St Louis, Missouri, 63123. Proudly serving drivers from Ballwin, Affton and Kirkwood. We're very much looking forward to it.Disclaimer: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price. 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 314-894-2311 or by visiting us at the dealership. See description for further details. 3.3L V6 DGI Odometer is 737 miles below market average!
 
Location
BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
ACTIVE SERVICE LOANER, PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT, This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, Driving Assistance Package, MSRP $118,245.00, 7" Touch Command Tablet, Ceramic Controls, Coordinated Upholstery Color Alcantara Headliner, Executive Package, Front Massaging Seats, Front Ventilated Seats, Grab Handle in Wood Trim, Heated Steering Wheel w/Fr & Rr Seats & Armrests, Instrument Panel w/Nappa Leather Finish, Interior Design Package, Interior Design Package (7S5), Luxury Rear Floor Mats, Luxury Rear Seating Package, Panoramic Moonroof Delete, Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof, Power Rear Sunshade & Rear Side Window Shades, Rear Center Armrest w/Wood Trim, Rear Comfort Seats, Rear Massaging Seats, Rear Seat Belt Cover in Wood Trim, Rear Ventilated Seats. 0a96 2022 BMW 7 Series 750i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic 4.4L V8 32V Twin Turbocharged 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.
 
Location
BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
2022 BMW 7 Series M760i AWD 8-Speed Automatic V12 ORIGINAL MSRP $174,045. SAVE THOUSANDS ON THIS SERVICE LOANER. GREAT LEASE RATES AS WELL DRIVE THE BEST FORGET THE REST 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. Doc Fee: $389.00

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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. Doc 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.


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