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2700 Broad Street Sumter, SC 29150 803-469-2595
2700 Broad Street, Sumter, SC 29150
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The Difference Between Used & Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

2019 Honda Insight in driveway

Are you considering buying a used car around the East South Carolina area? Before you commit to purchasing a long investment, you'll want to learn the pros and cons of buying a used car or a certified pre-owned vehicle (CPO). In this article, we'll go over the similarities and differences between each so that you can make the best decision for your lifestyle and budget. Visit our dealership in Sumter, SC, and find the certified pre-owned vehicle of your dreams.

Why Buy A Used Car

Whether you decide to purchase a CPO or a standard used car, buying an automobile only a few years old is a great way to save a serious chunk of change. Because a brand-new vehicle will lose a large amount of value as soon as you leave the lot, car shoppers who purchase used will reap the benefits - giving you more bang for your buck.

If you're looking to purchase a used vehicle, reach out to our Freedom Honda team today. Our group of highly-trained auto sales associates will be happy to show off our massive inventory of used cars for sale on our lot.

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Pros

For a used vehicle to become certified, it must meet with specific standards that are based on each manufacturer's CPO program. Each car has to meet certain age and mileage requirements, as well as pass through an inspection from a certified technician. 

When you shop for your CPO at Freedom Honda, we will even add an extended warranty, providing you with a detailed vehicle history report, as well as other benefits. Honda will also offer special financing rates and a free three-month trial of Sirius XM radio.

The bottom line, CPO vehicles offer their drivers more peace-of-mind that is not normally associated with used cars. Thanks to the included extended warranty that can cover you from unforeseen issues that may arise, you'll drive around Columbia, SC, in more confidence than ever before.

So take the time to explore our massive inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles on our Freedom Honda website. Find the model you love and schedule a test drive with us today!

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Cons

The peace-of-mind you can expect with CPO vehicles will come at a cost. CPO vehicles are typically more expensive than the same non-certified vehicle would be.

Used Car Pros

When it comes to used cars, there is a vast amount to choose from. These vehicles are not in short supply and can be purchased from a large number of private sellers, car lots, or dealerships. The options are nearly endless since anyone can sell a used car, allowing shoppers to find the deal that best fits with their budget.

Used Car Cons

When it comes to used cars, there is no standard. Private sellers and dealerships can sell a used car in any condition. Meaning you have no idea what you are purchasing. While one car might be in excellent shape, the next might break down in a few days - there's no way of knowing for sure without paying for an inspection. If you're going to purchase a used car, we recommend paying for a vehicle history report before committing to any purchase from a private seller.

You should also be aware that used cars don't come with an extended warranty, so any problems that may arise will fall upon you to fix.

When you're looking for a used vehicle, make the trip down to our Freedom Honda dealership today. We look forward to working with you!

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Freedom Honda Sumter 2700 Broad Street Sumter, SC 29150 Get Directions
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