Used vs Certified

Used vs Certified

So, you’re looking for a pre-owned model to navigate Miami, Kendall, and Doral, FL. How do you know whether a used or certified pre-owned one is a better fit for you? To help you make your decision, our team at South Dade Kia put together the following overview of the key differences between used and certified pre-owned models.

As you read on, feel free to contact us with any questions that may come up along the way!

Used Model Overview

Used ModelsTraditional used models have had one or more previous owners. Though most used models don’t automatically come with a vehicle history report, you can usually look one up through sites like CARFAX® and many others. Though warranty coverage is not included, you can often add warranty coverage separately through the dealership when purchasing a pre-owned model.

At our dealership, we offer an array of pre-owned sedans and SUVs from popular brands. We have a section dedicated to used models priced under $20,000 and frequently offer rotating used specials. So, be sure to check back often to see what deals we currently have going on!

What Is Certified Pre-Owned (CPO)?

What sets certified pre-owned models apart is that to earn this title, they must meet certain requirements. For example, they must be collision-free and have been properly maintained by following their specific service schedule.

They are generally newer with low mileage and are often times leases that have been returned to the dealership. Typically, certified pre-owned models come with a manufacturer-backed warranty as well.

What Is A CPO

Our Certified Pre-Owned Inventory

Each of our CPO models must pass a rigorous 164-point vehicle inspection to ensure they meet our high standards. Any component not up to snuff is refurbished using OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts. Our certified pre-owned models also come with a long list of perks, including a vehicle history report and roadside assistance, as well as:

  • Limited warranty & powertrain limited warranty coverage.
  • Transferable warranty & a $50 warranty deductible.
  • Rental car and trip interruption reimbursement.

Benefits like these not only provide additional peace of mind before you buy, but long after you drive off the lot, too.

Auto Finance Center

Whichever type of model you choose, a member of our knowledgeable finance team will be by your side to walk you through the process. With our payment calculator, you can compare loan estimates for your preferred models. That way, you can quickly narrow down one within your price range.

Another virtual resource we offer is our finance application. Filling this out ahead of time can speed things up at our dealership, allowing you to take the wheel of your next ride sooner. For your convenience, we also offer an at-home car-buying experience through our virtual Express Store!

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At South Dade Kia, we look forward to helping you along your automotive journey for years and miles to come. Contact us with any further questions you may have or to schedule your test drive near Miami, Kendall, and Doral, FL, today!

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