What's the Difference Between CPO and Used?

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Breaking Down the Differences Between Certified Pre-Own and Used Vehicles

At Piazza Mitsubishi, we're proud of our quality inventory of used vehicles, and when you shop with us you won't leave with a vehicle that gives you a headache (and high service center bill) each month. That said, if you want to go with the crème of the crop when shopping used, be sure to check out our selection of Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi models. When you choose a Certified Vehicle, you'll not only get top-rate quality, but you'll also get additional perks.

Differences Between a Used and Certified Pre-Owned Model

Model Year: when you shop for a used Mitsubishi, you can get a vehicle from any model year. For a pre-owned Mitsubishi to even be considered for the Certification trial, it must be under five years old. Even though someone could have turned in a fairly pristine, low-mileage used Mitsubishi that's 10-years old, we want our Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi vehicles to have modern styling and technology.

  • Mileage: to ensure that you can have as much time as possible with your CPO Mitsubishi, we cap the mileage limit at 60K. When you buy a non-certified used Mitsubishi model, you might be driving off with a vehicle that has higher mileage.

  • Inspection: all our used vehicles from any brand receive a thorough inspection, but with a model that's up for Certification, we take it through a more rigorous review. Our technicians who are trained in Certification put the Mitsubishi model in question through a 123-point inspection that looks at all areas of the vehicle, ensuring that you get a like-new ride. You'll also get a free vehicle history report.

  • Price: because Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi models are so high-quality, you'll pay a little more for them than you would with a used Mitsubishi. The good news is that you'll still pay less than you would if you were buying new, and you get additional benefits, which we'll touch on below.

CPO Mitsubishi Benefits: Roadside Assistance and Warranties

People like having added peace of mind, and that's especially true when they're shopping for a used vehicle. To get the most assurance, choose a Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi so you can get roadside assistance and useful warranties, which are things you won't find included on a used car purchase.

With the roadside assistance program, you'll get covered if you have a flat tire, need a jumpstart, run out of gas and need fuel to get home, accidentally lock yourself out of your vehicle, or need a tow to us or the nearest Mitsubishi dealership if you're traveling. You can use this service 24/7!

Other benefits you'll get with a CPO Mitsubishi include the remainder of the warranties. Sure, all those numbers and miles don't sound exciting, but if something does go wrong with a major part of your Certified Mitsubishi, you'll be glad you had those warranties to cover the cost of repairs. It's also worth pointing out that these warranties beat out some strong competition from several brands!

  • Powertrain Limited Warranty: 10-year/100,000-mile warranty, from the original date
  • Basic Coverage of New Vehicle Limited Warranty: 5-year/ 60,000-mile coverage, from the original date
  • Perforation Limited Warranty: 7-year/100,000-mile Anti-Corrosion, from the original date

What are my other options?

Don't see a particular make or model that catches your eye? Here a Piazza Mitsubishi we pride ourselves in making sure our customers are leaving the dealership satisfied and in the car of their dreams. If you have certain model in mind and don't see, don't fret! Reach out to us and let us what exactly you're looking for. Just because you don't see it in stock doesn't mean we can't find it for you. Our expert team at the dealership knows all the right people which allows us to locate almost any type car, truck, SUV, Sedan or anything in-between. Reach out to the team and let us know how we best help you through the car-buying process.

Next Steps

If you're ready to drive home in a Certified Pre-Owned Mitsubishi, visit our dealership this week! We'll take you out on a test drive, go over any of the information above (especially the benefits), and review your credit history so we can see your financing and auto loan options. Because we're part of a major auto group, you can also check out a large selection of Certified Pre-Owned models from other brands when you stop in. No matter who you go with, though, we just want to see you off in a safe, high-quality, and competitively-priced vehicle that you're ready to enjoy for years to come.



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