Types of Used Cars
If you’re shopping for a used car, you’ll want to understand what types of used cars there are and what to look for before setting out on your search. Here’s a look at the types of used cars and what to consider.
Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles
A certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle is a used vehicle that has gone through an inspection, refurbishment, and certification process authorized by the manufacturer (or “factory") or another authority (such as a dealership). Certified pre-owned vehicles can be a great, budget-friendly purchase for anyone not ready to buy a brand-new car. But, you may pay a little more for a certified pre-owned car than a basic used car.
Demo, Fleet and Rental Cars
Generally, demo, fleet and rental cars aren’t more than a few years old and could save you thousands of dollars. A demo vehicle is one that's been used by a dealership's staff members for various reasons like a salesperson's personal vehicle or a vehicle used during test drives with prospective car buyers. Generally, demo vehicles are sold at discounted prices once they accumulate a few thousand miles.
A fleet vehicle is one that belongs to a group of vehicles used for commercial purposes such as a company or dealership and a rental is one a driver can rent from a car rental service.
If you’re considering purchasing a demo, fleet or rental car you’ll want to do your research and consider the pros and cons before purchasing.
Low Cost Car
Buying a low-cost car doesn’t automatically mean you are buying a bad car. Today, inexpensive cars can come with good options like power locks and power windows. You’ll want to make sure to purchase a vehicle history report for any used car you’re considering so you know whether the car was in any accidents that could impact its value.
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