Used vs Certified Pre-Owned

So, you're on the hunt for an affordable car. Both used and certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles have crossed your radar; however, you're unsure what sets them apart. Is one better for your Westborough, Northborough, or North Grafton, Massachusetts, lifestyle?

To help drivers like you choose a previously owned model, our Route 9 Nissan team has put together this comprehensive guide. If you have any questions as you read, feel free to give us a call.

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What's the Difference?

 Both used and certified pre-owned cars are just that: used. Both types of cars have had at least one owner before. Despite these similarities, these models are quite different. Let us break it down for you.

A used car can be any previously owned car, no matter the make or model. Plus, it doesn't have to meet any requirements before joining our used inventory. Thanks to their lower cost and variety, used cars make great companions for those on a budget or for those looking to expand their options.

A CPO car, on the other hand, is a Nissan-certified vehicle. Unlike used cars, they tend to be returned leases that have been lightly used, accident-free, and have low mileage. To be considered certified pre-owned, a Nissan candidate must:

  • Pass a 167-point inspection
  • Have fewer than 80,000 miles

Each CPO car also comes with a free CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™, which ensures its reliability. History reports aren't always a given with used vehicles. On top of assurance, CPO cars often come with ownership perks, like:

  • 7-year/100,000-mile Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Limited Warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile Emergency Roadside Assistance Package
  • Towing Assistance
  • Car Rental Reimbursement
  • Trip Interruption Coverage

After a closer look at used and CPO models, which sounds right up your alley?

Who are Used and CPO Cars Good For?

Both used and certified pre-owned models are cost-efficient; although, CPO cars tend to cost more due to their condition. Regardless, both of these previously owned models are ideal for:

  • Drivers on a budget
  • Younger drivers like teenagers, college students, or graduates
  • People who work from home and don't commute often
  • People searching for a retired model
  • City drivers who need an affordable car on occasion

Do you fit into the mix? If so, a used or CPO car could match your needs.

Shopping for a Used or Certified Pre-Owned Nissan

 Now that you know the difference between used and certified Nissans, it's time to pick out a model! If you're interested in staying within the Nissan family, you can find popular Nissan models in our used or our CPO inventories, including:

  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Nissan Murano
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Nissan Kicks

Shopping our pre-owned inventories is easy work too! From the comfort of your home, you can browse our available options and even get into the nitty-gritty details when you shop with these filters:

  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Features
  • Color and more!

If you stumble upon a model or two you're interested in, contact us today to set up a test drive.

Where Can I Shop for a Used or CPO Car?

At Route 9 Nissan, we have a generous selection of used and certified pre-owned models. Come take your pick by visiting our dealership near Westborough, Northborough, and North Grafton, MA, today.

  1. Route 9 Nissan

    273 Turnpike Rd
    Westborough, MA 01581

    • Sales: (508) 960-6605
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