Used vs Certified Pre-Owned

2018 Nissan Rogue bannerIf you’re in the market for a used vehicle, you have two choices: used vs. certified pre-owned (CPO). While both options are great for saving money on a reliable vehicle in the Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Fall River areas, there are some key differences.

Here to show you these differences is Dartmouth Nissan. Below, you’ll find out more about how these types of models differ. Once you’re ready to head to our lot, you’ll be fully informed and ready to get to business!

Used Vehicles

2018 Nissan Murano PerformanceUsed cars are pretty straightforward: They’ve been owned and driven before, purchased from individuals through trade-ins, or come from car-rental companies that decided to phase into newer models.

When you consider this, it’s no wonder that our used car inventory is full of nearly endless opportunity. You’ll have the chance to choose from a wide selection of pre-owned Nissan vehicles that still include innovative technology, great performance features, and tons of additional accessories. Best of all, these cars come at a price that you won’t find with brand-new models.

More Advantages of Owning a Used Car

Along with the money you’ll save, you’ll also gain a few benefits that come solely when purchasing a pre-owned car:

  • Lower insurance rates
  • Ease of sale or trade-in when it’s time to upgrade
  • Exceptional used car packages
  • Low sales tax
  • Myriad available features & add-ons
  • Extended warranties

Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Nissan leafWhile these vehicles have been on the road before too, certified pre-owned models go through a thorough process to earn this title. First, they must be less than six years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles on their odometer.

Next, they must pass a comprehensive 167-point inspection. This is conducted by a highly trained and Nissan-certified technician, and goes over almost every aspect of the car to ensure that it’s as “like-new” as can be.

CPO Benefits

Many good things come with owning a CPO model. In addition to pleny other perks, you’ll get:

  • A full CARFAX Vehicle History Report™
  • 7-Year/100,000-Mile Limited Warranty
  • 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance
  • Optional maintenance & security plans
  • Rental & towing assistance
  • Added peace of mind!

Visit Dartmouth Nissan Today!

After reading our used vs. certified pre-owned guide, hopefully you’re ready to embark on your own car-buying journey. No matter which type of pre-owned vehicle you decide on, you can rest easy knowing that your Nissan will be able to give you years of enjoyment and service.

To see what our used and CPO inventories have in store, stop by our dealership today. Our team is always happy to assist you in finding the vehicle that will best suit your lifestyle.

Want to get started right away? Use our online car-searching tool and take a peek at what’s available. Then, schedule a test drive in the Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Fall River areas by contacting us today. We’ll see you on the lot!


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