Used vs Certified Pre-Owned Cars

If you’re contemplating your next vehicle, and you’re leaning toward a used car, you have a decision of choosing used vs. certified pre-owned cars. Going this route can be a smart fiscal decision because you’re getting a quality vehicle to help you during your trips through San Diego, Pacific Beach, and El Cajon. However, both of these pre-owned vehicle types have their differences that you’ll want to be aware of.

At Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, we’re here to help by showing drivers the differences between certified pre-owned vs. used cars. Keep reading to see which option is best for you!

The Benefits of Used Cars

There are several ways that you can benefit from getting behind the wheel of a used car. These vehicles have already been road-tested, so you know that they’ve performed well for their previous drivers. These vehicles need to be in good shape to be available in our used inventory. When you’re browsing, it’s your chance to find a quality car. You can also find a classic that’s not inn production anymore! Other than the lower price, these vehicles receive some significant inspections to make sure that they’re in great shape.

The Benefits of Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Car

If you’re in the market for a new used vehicle, you may want to check out our Toyota Certified Used Vehicles. These models are less than six years old and have less than 85,000 miles on them. Each vehicle goes through a rigorous 160-point inspection to make sure that each component is in great shape and proper working order. This is a way for us, and Toyota, to ensure that you’re getting a high-quality vehicle.

The Toyota Certified Used Vehicles also come with a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™. These documents detail the previous ownership of the vehicle. It includes the vehicle’s maintenance record, replacement parts, and even any accidents the vehicle may have endured prior to making its way to our inventory.

These models even come with a few helpful warranties to ensure that you’re covered. These warranties include:

  • 12-month/12,000-mile Comprehensive Warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty
  • 1-year of Roadside Assistance
  • Reconditioned Parts to Toyota’s standards by Toyota Certified Technicians.
  • Standard New-Car Financing Rates

Browsing Your Options at Our Used Car Dealership

Now that you’re aware of the differences between used vs. certified pre-owned vehicles, you’re ready to decide on which type of used car is right for you. When you’re ready you can begin browsing both our used and certified pre-owned inventory to get a sense of your options. You can do this online and see both inventories and use our filters to navigate your options.

Of course, you can always drop into our dealership to get a closer look at the many vehicles in our respective inventories. But the best way to truly decide on your next car is to simply get behind the wheel and take it out for a spin.

Schedule your test drive with us to find the right used or certified pre-owned vehicle! At Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, we’re proud to help drivers all throughout San Diego, Pacific Beach, and El Cajon find the vehicle that’s perfect for them!