What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?


When comparing CPO vs. used vehicles in Fletcher, it’s important to understand the differences between used and certified pre-owned. Both will afford you a lower price point than buying new, but there are distinctions that may sway your decision. Let’s dive into the details and help you find a great car, truck, or SUV that fits your budget. 

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

Used vehicles were previously driven by other owners, and can vary greatly in terms of mileage, model year, and vehicle history. Because they’ve already accumulated miles and some wear and tear, they are priced much lower than new models and CPO vehicles as well. Buying used is an excellent way to get a quality car on a tight budget. In fact, Apple Tree Acura offers used cars under $10,000 for Asheville drivers on the hunt for a good deal. 

What is good mileage for a used car? Some used cars may have upwards of 100,000 miles, but with the proper routine maintenance, most modern vehicles can perform for over 200,000 miles. As you’re exploring your options in Hendersonville, be sure to: 

  • Test drive and inspect any used vehicle that catches your eye, looking for possible warning signs
  • If performance issues arise, discuss the problems with the sales and service team to ensure the vehicle is safe to drive
  • Stay on top of your models’ recommended maintenance schedule to prolong its life

What to Know About Buying a CPO Car

Certified pre-owned vehicles are used models that go above and beyond in determining quality and reliability. In order to meet the rigorous CPO program requirements, vehicles must meet a set of high standards including: 

  • An extensive, multi-point inspection
  • Model year is within five years of the current model year
  • Coming in under or between 80,000 – 100,000 miles 

Certified pre-owned cars typically offer an extended warranty and/or limited powertrain warranty for extra peace of mind in Johnson City. Because these models tend to be more recent than used, you’ll gain access to more modern technology features and amenities. 

Shop for Pre-Owned Vehicles at Apple Tree Acura

Now that you know the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles, shop for the option that’s right for you at Apple Tree Acura! We’re proud to offer an expansive inventory of exceptional vehicles at a variety of price points, helping you get into a safe, reliable car that won’t break the bank. Contact us to get started!

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