Pre-Owned vs. Certified Pre-Owned

South Motors INFINITI

Pre-Owned vs. Certified Pre-Owned

Choices While Buying a Used Car

At South Motors INFINITI, we’re proud to offer the outstanding collection of new INFINITI models. We’re equally proud to offer an ever-changing inventory of certified pre-owned INFINITI models as well as used cars from other popular luxurious automakers. When you’re in the market for a used car, understanding the difference between a certified pre-owned vs. used car can help you make a better decision for your driving needs and budget.

What’s a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

Most major auto manufacturers offer certified pre-owned vehicle programs. The certified pre-owned cars from INFINITI come with several outstanding benefits that a typical used car does not include. The program starts with brand new vehicles crafted to INFINITI’s exacting standards. When a used car returns to the South Motors INFINITI lot, our factory-trained and certified technicians give it a rigorous 167-point inspection. Then, the dealership labels the used INFINITI as certified pre-owned if it passes the review and meets other strict program requirements.

The other requirements involve age, mileage, and vehicle history. The INFINITI pre-owned program only allows INFINITI models under six years of age with less than 60,000 miles. Each CPO vehicle must have a clean CARFAX report with regular routine maintenance and no accidents. The title history also has to be blemish-free.

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Choosing a CPO or Used Vehicle

The comparison between a used vs. CPO vehicle involves more than the mileage, age, and vehicle history. Certified pre-owned INFINITI models come with an outstanding collection of benefits that rival new car benefits. The INFINITI Total Ownership Experience includes extended warranty features that you won’t find on a typical used car.

INFINITI includes up to size years of an unlimited mileage warranty along with complimentary first-year routine maintenance for oil changes and tire rotations. Buyers get a certified used vehicle with a 167-point inspection and a clean CARFAX vehicle history report. They also get a CARFAX three-year buy-back guarantee.

The CPO also comes with a free three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. They also get Emergency Roadside Assistance and a Complimentary Service Courtesy Vehicle. Buyers can also choose to add the INFINITI Elite Extended Protection Program.

While most car prices on CPO vehicles are higher than on typical used cars, the benefits outweigh the additional cost. Car buyers who choose a used car gamble on the vehicle’s history of repairs and maintenance. But not with a certified pre-owned vehicle – as the inspection and CARFAX report reveal anything that would disqualify the car from the prestigious label.

Benefits of Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

When you buy CPO cars from South Motors INFINITI, you get a like-new INFINITI at a price that is lower than a new one. The previous owner took good care of it, giving you the benefits of an affordable luxury vehicle at a lower price with a limited warranty and more. Best of all, certified pre-owned programs give buyers peace of mind, because of the multi-point inspection, warranty programs, and other benefits.

If you purchase a used car without the certified pre-owned benefits, you can have the vehicle inspected before you buy it. Often, the potential buyer pays for the inspection, while most car dealerships do not inspect used cars or trucks with high mileage or notable wear and tear. Most dealerships sell used vehicles as-is unless they qualify for certified pre-owned programs. Dealerships usually offer vehicle warranties on used cars, but they cost extra and only offer limited coverage.

Why Buy From South Motors INFINITI

When shopping for a pre-owned certified car, we invite you to see our inventory of vehicles at South Motors INFINITI. Our factory-trained and certified technicians thoroughly inspect 167-points on each late-model, low-mileage INFINITI model so you can have peace of mind when buying a pre-owned car or SUV. Then, INFINITI provides outstanding benefits like extended warranties, oil changes, and roadside assistance.

At South Motors INFINITI, we’ve been selling, buying, and servicing vehicles in the South Florida area since 1956. We’ve earned the trust of the people of South Florida, and we believe that the INFINITI certified pre-owned program will continue to prove to our customers that we deliver on our promise of exceptional customer and vehicle service.

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