Certified Pre-Owned

What is a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle?

Buying a car is seldom a simple affair, but in one regard at least, it used to be a bit more straightforward: you were either buying a new car or a used one. But in recent history a new type of automobile purchase has emerged to blur the line. It’s called Certified Pre-Owned, and it bridges the gap between factory-fresh and second-hand.

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Why Is Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Important?
Buying a used car can be stressful, confusing, and at times overwhelming. Words like "used", "pre-owned", and "Certified Pre-Owned" all mean that you are getting a model that is not new, but they vary dramatically. The more you know going into the process, the easier it will be. You may have come across the term "Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle." ...
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Why CPO makes sense for many car consumers
"I really wanted a Mercedes," says Julie. "My husband and I had been saving up, but we still couldn’t quite afford a new one. Then we started looking at Mercedes certified pre-owned program. It was perfect for us. We bought a certified pre-owned Mercedes SUV, a red GLC 300, and I love it. The process was really easy and it was a really good deal." ...
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8 Things To Know Before Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz
It’s a great time to be in the market for a pre-owned luxury car or SUV. And more consumers are taking advantage of this buyer friendly market. New car sales remain strong, however, last year Americans bought even more pre-owned cars and a growing number are turning to the certified pre-owned programs offered by luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz...
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Why a Certified-Pre-Owned Luxury Car Was Right For Me
With their daughter going off the college and taking the family’s 10-year old SUV with her, it was time for Mark and Stefanie to treat themselves to a new car. And this time they wanted something special. The couple decided on a Mercedes-Benz. It would be their first luxury car. “We’re so proud of our daughter,” says Stefanie, a mother of two...
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10 Advantages to Buying Certified Pre-Owned Cars and Truck
Buying a used car or truck can be stressful. What if I buy a clunker? It can also be dangerous. Who knows who you’re dealing with on Craigslist and other classified websites? But buying a used car or truck doesn’t have to be so scary. Most automakers offer Certified Pre-Owned cars and Certified Pre-Owned trucks on the very same dealer lots as their new cars...
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What is Certified Pre-Owned?
A relatively recent addition to the retail automobile market, CPO programs started in the luxury segment with carmakers like Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. In the higher reaches of the market, a relatively higher proportion of customers opt to lease rather than buy their cars, and when their lease is up, those who choose not to buy their car off-lease will return...
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Ride the New Wave of Online Car Shopping Websites
Buying or researching a car online has been firmly established with sites like TrueCar, Autotrader, CarMax, Edmunds, and even eBay Motors. Now that more and more people are becoming comfortable with buying big ticket items online, a new wave of car buying — and selling sites have popped on the Internet and are growing at a healthy rate. How are the new breed...
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Car Buying Options: Certified Pre-Owned?
Most Certified Pre-Owned cars are off-lease vehicles that have been turned in at the end of a lease term and the owners have decided to walk-away from buying the vehicle outright. But one’s walk-away can be another person’s bargain...