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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Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Ultra Black 2016 Hyundai Veloster FWD 6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch 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. 1.6L I4 DGI DOHC 16V ULEV II 132hp Odometer is 19557 miles below market average! 28/36 City/Highway MPG Awards: * 2016 KBB.com 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000 * 2016 KBB.com 5-Year Cost to Own Awards Reviews: * Lots of features for the money; both engines are reasonably fuel-efficient; three-door styling is unusual and distinctive. Source: Edmunds
 
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! 4D Sport Utility, FWD, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Heated front seats, Leather-Trimmed Heated Bucket Seats. White 2016 Ford Flex SEL FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift 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. 3.5L V6 Ti-VCT Awards: * 2016 KBB.com Brand Image Awards Reviews: * The cabin is spacious and versatile, with genuine three-row space; ride quality is smooth and reassuring; plenty of easy-to use high-tech features; visibility is as good as it gets for a vehicle of its size; excellent turbocharged engine option has power to spare. Source: Edmunds
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
BMW CPO
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Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Lifetime Powertrain Program*, Brake assist, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system: BMW Assist eCall, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth, Fully automatic headlights, High intensity discharge headlights: Bi-xenon, Lumbar Support, Memory seat, Navigation System, Power driver seat, Power moonroof, Steering wheel memory, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Telescoping steering wheel, Wheels: 19" V-Spoke Light Alloy (Style 450). Black Sapphire Metallic 2016 BMW X5 xDrive35i AWD 8-Speed Automatic 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. 3.0L I6 DOHC 24V TwinPower Turbo Odometer is 8817 miles below market average! Awards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) Reviews: * Potent and efficient engines; luxurious and comfortable interior; huge list of features; steadfast high-speed stability. Source: Edmunds
 
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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, This car qualifies for all new car rebates and incentives!, MSRP $39,705, Auto-Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirrors, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Convenience Package, Lumbar Support, Panoramic Moonroof, Power-Folding Mirrors, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Universal Garage-Door Opener. Alpine White 2019 BMW X2 sDrive28i FWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V TwinPower Turbo Odometer is 3008 miles below market average! 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: 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
BMW CPO
This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, This car qualifies for all new car rebates and incentives!, MSRP $40,985.00, Auto-Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirrors, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Convenience Package, Lumbar Support, Panoramic Moonroof, Power-Folding Mirrors, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Universal Garage-Door Opener. Jet Black 2019 BMW X2 sDrive28i FWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V TwinPower Turbo 23/32 City/Highway MPG BMW Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Multipoint Point Inspection * Roadside Assistance * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Transferable Warranty * Vehicle History * 1 year/Unlimited miles beginning after new car warranty expires. 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.TIBBFX.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
BMW CPO
This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, This car qualifies for all new car rebates and incentives!, MSRP $42,780.00, BMW Unlimited Mile Warranty until 7/2/2024!!, Auto-Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirrors, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Convenience Package, Lumbar Support, Panoramic Moonroof, Power-Folding Mirrors, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Universal Garage-Door Opener. Mineral Grey Metallic 2019 BMW X2 sDrive28i FWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V TwinPower Turbo Odometer is 1604 miles below market average! 23/32 City/Highway MPG BMW Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Warranty Deductible: $0 * 1 year/Unlimited miles beginning after new car warranty expires. * Transferable Warranty * Roadside Assistance * Vehicle History * Multipoint Point Inspection 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.TIBBFX.
 
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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, qualifies for all new car rebates, This car qualifies for all new car rebates and incentives!, MSRP $42,300, Auto-Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirrors, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Convenience Package, Lumbar Support, Panoramic Moonroof, Power-Folding Mirrors, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Universal Garage-Door Opener. Black Sapphire Metallic 2019 BMW X2 xDrive28i AWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V TwinPower Turbo 21/31 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: 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
This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, This car qualifies for all new car rebates and incentives!, Original MSRP $43,930.00, Ambient Lighting, Auto-Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirrors, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Brake assist, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Convenience Package, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Lumbar Support, Moonroof, SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Melbourne Red Metallic 2019 BMW 2 Series 230i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L I4 16V TwinPower Turbo 24/33 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.TIBBFX.
 
Unlock Suntrup SavingsLocation
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, qualifies for all new car rebates, This car qualifies for all new car rebates and incentives!, MSRP $50,335, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Convenience Package, Driving Assistance Package, LED Headlights w/Cornering Lights, Lumbar Support, Panoramic Moonroof, SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Alpine White 2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i AWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L I4 TwinPower Turbo 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: 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.

**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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