Certified Pre-Owned Acura vs. Buying a Used Car

April 26th, 2017 by


If you’re a New York driver searching for a new car, what’s the better option: buying a certified pre-owned Acura or simply buying a used car? True, the differences can be complicated, but they’re not impossibly complex. In this brief overview, we’d like to explain to you the perks of opting for a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle—which offers many benefits—while also outlining what you can expect from regular old used cars. Read on for the details, and then stop by Rallye Acura to see what we have in store for you!

The Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Cars

The big difference between used cars and CPO cars is that the latter have to undergo a rigorous screening process to ensure that they are up to snuff, whereas used cars don’t have to satisfy the same criteria.

  • First of all, Acura CPO vehicles must pass a 182-point inspection and reconditioning process to ensure the vehicle is worthy of the Acura name.
  • Second, an Acura CPO model must be fewer than six years old, and it must have fewer than 80,000 miles.
  • It’s not all barriers to entry; CPO Acura vehicles come with perks as well, including a 12-month/12,000 mile Certified Limited Warranty, covered by a comprehensive Roadside Assistance program.

What’s more, CPO cars come with complete sets of manuals and documentation, including an owner’s manual, a Certified Warranty booklet, a Maintenance Code, and a selection of other documents, like a detailed Vehicle History Report.

What about a used car? Well, a used car is a used car is a used car. You won’t find us selling vehicles that don’t meet the standards of excellence at Rallye Acura, but you also won’t find a used car that comes with the added warranty protections of a CPO model.

Explore Your Options at Rallye Acura

If you’re shopping around for your next car, know that you can get the benefits of a new car – warranty protection and peace of mind – with the savings of a used car; just browse our selection of Certified Pre-Owned Acura vehicles. Remember to act fast and give us a call at 516-508-9147 or contact us online if you see a model you like; each used and CPO vehicle we have is unique!

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