Used vs Certified Pre-Owned

Used vs Certified Pre-Owned


You’ve heard of used cars—but what are certified pre-owned (CPO) cars and how do they differ from used vehicles? Does it matter what type of previously owned car an Ann Arbor, Michigan, driver uses?

LaFontaine Family Deal will explain the advantages of both, so that you can decide what meshes with your expectations and which one you will buy.


Used Car Advantages

A gently used car gives you an affordable alternative to a new car in that it costs less but may have just as many desirable features as a new one. While it may be a little older and used by another owner, most used cars carry many upgrades that you can get, like advanced driver-assistive systems or concert-quality sound systems.

In some cases, you may even be able to purchase a warranty if the used car no longer has one covering your car. Plus, you’ll be able to seek out more premium trims for the vehicles that interest you, with more elevated features and interior embellishments. A luxury vehicle can be within your grasp, and we provide all the major brands that will attract your attention.


Certified Pre-Owned Advantages

If you’re veering toward a CPO car, here’s what you can expect to get. Each CPO comes with a clean CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™, which shows that the car has not been in any accidents and how many owners used the car.

To become a CPO, our service team puts it through a 172-point inspection to see if it’s up to snuff and refurbishes the car if necessary. It also must possess less than 75,000 miles on its odometer and must be less than six years of age, so you’ll be driving a newer car with low mileage.

Your CPO will come with factory warranties as well that cover you for a specified amount of time and provide peace of mind when you need service. Just ask your sales associate about how you can take advantage of these valuable perks.


Browse Our Pre-Owned Inventory

When it comes to used vs CPO cars, you can investigate on your own or come to our dealership for guidance from a seasoned sales associate. They know what we feature in our used car lineup and can give you all the details of the cars we have. Just let your associate know what type of car you’re considering and whether you prefer used or CPO.

To take a preliminary look for yourself or to narrow down your prospects from our extensive pre-owned inventory, you can use our online search to determine what you want. Search by brand, age, mileage, and specific must-have features. This system can be searched multiple times at any time of the day or night, which works for anyone with a busy or unconventional schedule.


Financing for Your Used Car

Once you’ve found the used or CPO you want to buy, we can put together a loan agreement that prioritizes your needs. Fill out a finance application online or in our office, and our finance experts will reach out to the wide range of lender contacts we have for their best rates.

If you want to get an estimate on monthly payments, make sure you try out our online payment calculator.


Shop for a Used or Certified Pre-Owned Car at LaFontaine Family Deal

Now that you know what makes a used or CPO car special, you’ll know what dovetails with your Ann Arbor, Michigan lifestyle. Set up your test drive by contacting LaFontaine Family Deal today!


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