Many of our customers prefer to take advantage of the value provided by used Porsche models. We’re often asked about the difference between certified pre-owned cars (CPO) and used cars. We’ll go over the differences so you can determine which one is right for you.
What is a certified pre-owned car?
One of the major differences between used versus certified pre-owned cars is that CPO cars have stricter requirements. A Porsche-Approved CPO Vehicle must meet the quality standards of the brand. To qualify, a Porsche must have no more than 124,000 miles and be no older than 13 years old. Porsche-Approved CPO Vehicles are backed by Porsche and subjected to a meticulous 111-point check. It also comes with an extended warranty from the original date of service that’s honored by every Porsche dealership in the United States.
What’s the difference between a Porsche-Approved Certified Pre-owned Vehicle and a used car?
A Porsche-Approved CPO Vehicle comes with several services that aren’t with a used car. A CPO vehicle includes a complete inspection that repairs or replaces worn or damaged parts before the vehicle is offered for sale. This level of inspection and repair would cost the buyer of a used vehicle extra money. A Porsche-Approved CPO Vehicle also comes with a two-year/unlimited mileage warranty from the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty, or the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired. Buyers also get two-years/unlimited mileage of Porsche Roadside Assistance. By comparison, a used car typically only comes with the remainder of the factory warranty, and only if it’s still in effect and completely transferable.
When the vehicle meets these strict qualifications, it can be offered for sale as a Porsche-Approved CPO Vehicle. If a vehicle doesn’t meet the CPO program requirements, it is either repaired to meet specifications or rejected from the program. This ensures that only the highest-quality cars are offered for sale under the Porsche-Approved CPO Vehicle program.
When a Porsche dealership acquires a used car from a trade-in or a lease return, it’s put through a thorough 111-point check. This includes:
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