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The Difference Between Used and CPO

Used Cars vs Certified Used Cars

Crown Ford: serving Nashville, Hendersonville, and Brentwood

You may have heard the term "CPO" used in reference to cars, trucks, and SUVs, but do you  know what it really means? We'd like to share some information with you to help you make the right decision for your car purchase, including whether a CPO vehicle is the right choice for your buying needs.

What is CPO?

CPO stands for "certified pre-owned." Vehicles that are designated CPO have to meet a list of requirements, and they often come with more available warranties that help with repairs and maintenance. At Crown Ford in Nashville, our certified pre-owned vehicles go through a meticulous 172-point inspection, which covers vehicle history (including maintenance records), inspection on interior and exterior features, a check of under-hood, underbody, and diagnostic systems, and a thorough driving test.

Only when a vehicle passes this inspection will it earn the title of Ford Certified, which comes with limited warranty coverage and 24-hour roadside assistance.

Used vs. CPO

There are certain benefits to used cars and certain benefits to CPO vehicles. Understanding used cars versus CPO vehicles is essential to making the right vehicle purchase for your needs.

Advantages of a Used Car

The main advantage of used cars is affordability. If you are looking to keep your vehicle purchase within a tight budget, then you will probably be more comfortable with a used car. CPOs go through an exhaustive inspection process and have to meet certain mileage restrictions to become certified, which will often result in a slightly higher price. They are still a great value, but they often have higher price tags than regular used cars. Our used cars go through an inspection, but they may have higher mileage and less warranties.

Advantages of a CPO

The #1 advantage of a CPO is reliability. Because of the lengthy inspection and mileage requirements, CPO vehicles are less likely to break down or need repairs. While no vehicle is completely free of repairs, you are less likely to have an issue with a CPO. Also, CPO cars have more available warranties, meaning if a repair does come up, you have a good chance of being covered for the expense.

Want to learn more about CPO vehicles versus used cars? Contact Crown Ford today and we'll reach out to you with more information. Whether you choose a CPO or a used car, you'll get excellent service and unbeatable prices when you work with our outstanding team.

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Crown Ford

646 Thompson Lane
Directions Nashville, TN 37204

  • Sales: (888) 311-6507
  • Service: (888) 311-4165
  • Parts: (888) 250-5083


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