When you're shopping for something that has some experience on the roads, you'll have two choices to pick from: used and certified pre-owned (CPO). What's the difference? Which will be better for your Columbus, Grove City, and Lincoln Village, Ohio, journeys? The team at Georgesville Nissan is here to help you figure that out.

In this used vs. certified vehicles guide, you'll learn all about each option and what perks come along with it. Will you soon be cruising the streets in a used vehicle or will a Nissan CPO model be found in your driveway? Let's find out.

Used and Certified Car Guides

Used Vehicles vs Certified Pre-Owned: Overview

CPO and used models have a lot of similarities, but there are quite a few differences as well.

Used models can come from anyone and anywhere, giving drivers a great selection to choose from while shopping. These vehicles all go through a traditional inspection by a professional to ensure they're ready to hit the roads safely once again.

CPO models, on the other hand, must pass a rigorous qualification process to earn this title. Although they have had previous owners, they're quite different from your everyday used vehicle.

Benefits of Buying Used

When you're shopping for a used vehicle, you'll have the power of choice. For example, our pre-owned inventory is filled with something for every type of driver. This includes sedans, crossovers, SUVs, trucks, and many more styles to choose from.

Used vehicles also offer great value and are a sound investment. In fact, with proper maintenance and care, you may be able to sell your pre-owned model for around the same price you bought it for.

Other benefits of buying a used car include:

  • Generally lower insurance rates
  • Reliability
  • Warranty plans available

Benefits of Buying Certified

One of the biggest benefits of buying a CPO model is the assurance you'll get. Take the Nissan CPO program, for example. To even be considered, the model must be less than six years old, have fewer than 80,000 miles, and pass a thorough 167-point inspection.

That's just the beginning of the long list of CPO benefits available. Warranty coverage is also included to ensure maintenance and repairs are seamless and convenient. This coverage comes straight from the manufacturer and allows only certified professionals to work on your model.

Other perks of buying a CPO vehicle include:

  • Roadside assistance
  • CPO financing rates
  • Vehicle history report

Used vs Certified Vehicles: The Choice Is Yours to Make

Whether you decide you want to purchase a used model or a CPO vehicle, you're in luck. The inventory at Georgesville Nissan is fully stocked with models that are ready to hit the Columbus, Grove City, and Lincoln Village, OH, streets again.

To see what we have available, browse through our virtual inventories today and find the perfect model for you. Then, when you're ready, schedule a test drive with our team! We're excited to help you find an ideal model that fits perfectly into your lifestyle.

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