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The Pros and Cons of Certified Pre-Owned Cars

U.S. News & World Report Logo By John M. Vincent of U.S. News & World Report | Slide 1 of 14: New cars are great, but they come with high price tags. Used cars are more affordable, but they come with uncertainty about how well they’ve been maintained, and they usually have little if any warranty coverage. Fortunately, there’s a third choice: a certified pre-owned vehicle.Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars are low-mileage used vehicles that are backed with warranty coverage and other extras by the original manufacturer. Though they typically cost more than non-certified used cars, they aren’t as expensive as new models.Take a look at the following slides to see the pros and cons of buying certified used vehicles.

Is a CPO Car a Good Choice for You?

New cars are great, but they come with high price tags. Used cars are more affordable, but they come with uncertainty about how well they’ve been maintained, and they usually have little if any warranty coverage. Fortunately, there’s a third choice: a certified pre-owned vehicle.

Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars are low-mileage used vehicles that are backed with warranty coverage and other extras by the original manufacturer. Though they typically cost more than non-certified used cars, they aren’t as expensive as new models.

Take a look at the following slides to see the pros and cons of buying certified used vehicles.

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