Pros and Cons to Buying a Certified Used Car

Pros and Cons to Buying a Certified Used Car

Here at Denham Ford, we understand the desire to save yourself some money when you need to purchase your next vehicle. Perhaps unforeseen circumstances have arisen and you don't have the savings set aside to purchase something new, or maybe there's a new driver in the family looking to get out on the road in something of their own. Whatever your reasons for looking at a used car, we're here to help. You've already made a good decision by choosing to purchase a used vehicle from a dealership rather than from say, an ad in the paper or an online marketplace. Now, let's look at the pros and cons of buying a certified used car from a dealership vs buying any used car off the lot.
 

The Perks of Buying A Certified Used Car

 
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A certified used car from Denham Ford has been thoroughly inspected, reconditioned, and tested to ensure it's ready for whatever you want to throw at it. These used Ford vehicles have finance rates starting at 1.9% APR and come with a full tank of gas, new oil filter, and new windshield wipers. Furthermore, every Denham Ford certified pre-owned vehicle comes with added perks like warranty coverage up to 12 months or 20,000 km, a complimentary CarFax Vehicle History Report, 24 roadside assistance, and a 172-point inspection.
 
In general, Certified Pre-Owned programs allow the vehicle to be leased or financed at the same, if not lower, rate as a new vehicle, so you'll be spending less overall on your next vehicle. Even better? Most Certified Pre-Owned programs have current models to choose from. Manufacturers typically update their models every 5 years, so a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is still in the current generation with most, if not all, of the latest and greatest features that the newest model release has. Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are also usually still within their original manufacturer warranty, meaning any fixes that are required are covered, making them a low-risk purchase. So, if it's a used Ford you're after when you visit Denham Ford, choosing a certified pre-owned one just makes more sense.
 

A Few Things to Consider

 
 We do need to point out, however, that there are a few cons to consider when purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle. These things don't have to be deal breakers, however, as long as you're aware of them from the start. For example, certified used vehicles do generally cost more than a similar, non-certified used vehicle from the same dealer. This is because the Certified Pre-Owned program is a type of insurance against breakdowns because of the manufacturer warranty. Essentially, you're paying extra for peace of mind. There can also be less choice in certified used vehicles because of the inspection and reconditioning process as well as the low-mileage requirements. This mostly just means that you'll have to be flexible when it comes to the colour or extra options the vehicle has. If you don't really care what colour vehicle you're driving or need the latest add ons, it's not a big deal.
 
We hope this helps you when you're ready to make your next vehicle purchase with Denham Ford. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us.

 

 

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