What’s the Difference between a Certified Pre-Owned and a Used Toyota?

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The car-buying experience can be confusing. There are a number of different conditions, makes and trim levels to choose from. At our Toyota dealership, just down the road from Zafran Kabab Palace, we work to clear up that confusion by giving you a more-informed car-buying experience. Below, we have broken down a few of the key differences between certified pre-owned Toyota models and used ones. Check them out and let us know what you think!

What Is a Used Toyota?

A used Toyota is one that has had a previous owner. While everyone wants a new car, there are actually quite a few advantages to siding with a used one. One of those is the lower sticker price. Used Toyota models tend to be cheaper than new Toyota counterparts. At the end of the day, that means instant savings on a Toyota. Other advantages are:

  • Lower Depreciation Rate
  • More Car-Buying Options
  • Same Features for Less

What is a Certified Pre-Owned Toyota?

A certified pre-owned (CPO) Toyota is technically a used Toyota but it comes with a bit more peace of mind. This is because it has been inspected based on a multi-point inspection checklist. It has also gone through a vehicle history report to ensure that it wasn’t in any major accident.

A CPO Toyota tends to cost a little more than a used one but that extra cost can be worth it for the added security. Did we forget to mention that they also tend to come with a warranty? That means that if the unlikely does happen and your Toyota breaks down near Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park, you are likely to be covered!

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