Used vs Certified Pre-Owned

Considering a used or a certified pre-owned (CPO) car? You may be wondering what the key differences are between the two and which type will suit your needs best. At Five Star Ford Dallas, we want to help you find your next ride near Dallas, Plano, and Richardson, TX.

Check out the differences between used vs. certified pre-owned cars below and reach out with any questions!

What’s the Difference Between Used & CPO Cars?

Used Cars

To begin, let’s look at some key differences between used and certified pre-owned cars:

Used Cars

Certified Pre-Owned Cars

Have had one or more owners and can be any make, model, or year. Must meet certain age and mileage conditions and may be of a specific brand.
Usually, a vehicle history report is available. A free vehicle history report comes with it.
No additional benefits, but warranty coverage can be purchased separately. Additional benefits, like warranty coverage and roadside assistance, included.
Typically, most affordable vehicles on the market. May cost more than their used counterparts.

When picking out a traditional used car, it’s important to consider its age, mileage, and service history. To take out some of the guesswork, our dealership also offers CARFAX® 1 Owner models. These vehicles come with the benefit of providing you with more information on the vehicle’s history before you buy.

Depending on your desired set of features, either type of vehicle may suit your needs and lifestyle.

Reasons to Buy Used

The main reason to buy a used car is affordability. You can also have a mechanic take a look at the vehicle before you decide. Weighing these factors can help you evaluate its condition and make an informed decision.

Reasons to Buy Certified Pre-Owned

Certified Pre-OwnedTo qualify for the certified pre-owned status, the vehicles at our dealership must first meet baseline requirements and pass a detailed multipoint inspection. We offer two levels of Ford Blue Advantage certification—Blue or Gold Certified.

Our Blue Certified used vehicles can be of any make and model less than 10 years old with fewer than 120,000 miles on them. Each of our Gold Certified vehicles are Ford models less than six years old and with fewer than 80,000 miles on them.

Both types of CPO models in our inventory include perks, like:

Knowing that you have added protection before you take the wheel can provide you with greater peace of mind as you drive off the lot.

Used & Certified Pre-Owned Inventory

Buying a Used VehicleWhen browsing through our inventory, you can explore our used cars that are priced under $15,000 or use our search bar to specify your preferences, such as:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Mileage
  • Year
  • Body style & more!

Along with that, you can filter your search by our certified pre-owned or CARFAX® 1 Owner models. Once one or more of our vehicles have caught your eye, you can schedule test drives to get some firsthand experience before making your final decision.

Used & CPO Financing

Financing at Dealership

To jump-start the financing process, we invite you to fill out our secure credit application from the comfort of your home. We also have a convenient payment calculator that you can use to compare monthly estimates for your top choices and calculate your buying power.

Check back often because we also offer pre-owned vehicle specials on rotation!

Move Forward in a Used or a CPO Car, Truck, or SUV Today

Ready to slide into the driver’s seat? Begin by browsing through our used ocertified pre-owned inventory. Then, contact us at Five Star Ford Dallas with any questions or to schedule your test drive near Dallas, Plano, and Richardson, TX!