A recent Autotrader survey revealed nearly a quarter of car shoppers are considering purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle (CPO). As a result, Autotrader experts have identified 10 CPO luxury and 10 CPO non-luxury "Must-Shop CPO Cars" that offer a look similar to their brand-new counterparts with affordable pricing and a manufacturer-backed warranty, as a guide for consumers.
"With a certified pre-owned vehicle, consumers get great value in a gently used vehicle that has been heavily evaluated by a manufacturer-specific checklist," said Brian Moody, executive editor, Autotrader in a statement.
"Also, many CPO programs offer new-car perks like special financing, roadside assistance and rental car coverage. Buying a CPO vehicle gives you the feeling of a brand new car without spending every dollar you have."
There are many advantages to purchasing CPO models, as the vehicles have to pass a background check before a rigorous multi-point inspection is conducted using a process established by the manufacturer.
After bringing the vehicle up to standards, a warranty is added which provides buyers peace of mind in the event that a repair is needed in the future. Customers get the confidence of a new-car experience without the extra cost and instant depreciation of value.