Pre-owned vs. Certified Pre-Owned: What’s the Difference?

April 11th, 2022 by

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Pre-owned vs. Certified Pre-Owned: What’s the Difference?


Used Car Buying minus the Hassle

Volkswagen of Panama City is here to streamline your used car buying process with convenient online shopping tools, helpful customer service, competitive vehicle prices, and much more. Our dealership’s online used car inventory is regularly updated, so you’re always up to date on the latest and greatest pre-owned car buying opportunities.

So, are you ready to experience used car buying fulfillment?

Narrow your search for the ideal used model with Volkswagen of Panama City’s online pre-owned inventory with advanced search filters. Our online used inventory search filters help you curate your pre-owned car buying search based on detail-oriented criteria like fuel economy, fuel type, and features. The Volkswagen of Panama City used inventory includes Volkswagens and models outside of the Volkswagen brand so that you can settle for more choices.

Drivers looking to trade in their current vehicle toward their next used model can accomplish their mission at Volkswagen of Panama City. Our dealership will give you a firm offer on your car after you go through our submission process that takes 5-7 minutes to complete.

Many drivers looking to buy used often wonder whether it’s best to purchase used or Certified Pre-Owned (CPO). Highlighting the difference between used and CPO models will help you choose an option that more closely suits your driving needs.

How You’ll Benefit From Buying Used

You can find the used car buying value you’re looking for within a pre-owned, also known as a non-certified model. Pre-owned vehicles are the least expensive used models you’ll find within the Volkswagen of Panama City used inventory since they haven’t been submitted to a thorough CPO multi-point inspection. Spending less money on a Volkswagen of Panama City used car may help you purchase a higher-tier model or trim.

The absence of a CPO multi-point inspection doesn’t imply a lack of automotive quality. You can view CarFax reports for free when browsing Volkswagen of Panama City’s online used inventory to evaluate a pre-owned vehicle’s history.

Are you looking to expand your used car buying search? Our dealership’s used inventory gives you a greater selection of vehicles available to choose from since the models haven’t had to meet our strict CPO inspection requirements.

Consider shopping Volkswagen of Panama City’s VAL-U-LINE Vehicles Under $10k to find exceptional deals on equally outstanding models.

How Do Certified Pre-Owned Cars Differ From Used Vehicles?

CPO models are newer, lower-mileage vehicles labeled certified after passing a rigorous multi-point inspection. Our dealership’s technicians will fix any issues detected during a model’s CPO multi-point inspection so you can purchase pre-owned with absolute confidence.

Every Volkswagen of Panama City CPO model comes with manufacturer warranty coverage that you won’t find within a non-certified vehicle. You can get started finding your perfect CPO vehicle today by browsing our dealership site’s certified pre-owned inventory.

Used Car Buying Peace of Mind Is Within Arm’s Reach

Redefine used car buying for the better by stopping by Volkswagen of Panama City today for your scheduled test drive. You can follow your test drive up with a consultation with our dealership’s finance center that gives you the best financing rates on-demand.