Used Ford Car vs. Certified Pre-Owned: What’s The Difference?

Used Ford

There are plenty of benefits to purchasing a used Ford model at our dealership – lower sticker cost, less worry while driving, and a host of model choices. However, you should also consider our selection of Ford Certified Pre-Owned options with our seal of approval and a factory-backed warranty. You are welcome to visit us at Kearny Mesa Ford to learn more, but in the meantime, let’s compare both options.

Used vs. CPO

Buying used is a great option, especially if you’re a newer driver since these vehicles often require less of an investment, and you’ll face less scrutiny if trying to get a loan. It is also worth noting that specific paint colors and trim levels get discontinued over time, so buying a used model may be your only option if you’re looking for something older that features legacy technology, like a CD player or a color that might only have been used for a year or two.

Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicles offer all the benefits of buying used and several benefits of buying a new car, giving you the best of both worlds. While this admittedly comes at a slightly higher cost, it’s significantly offset by the benefits, including the confidence afforded by more advanced tech and safety systems, multipoint inspections, and factory-backed warranties. Let’s take a closer look.

Ford Blue Advantage™

Ford calls their certified pre-owned program Ford Blue Advantage™ and relegates vehicles to one of three tiers. Each vehicle is subject to a 172-, 127-, or 139-point inspection to become a Gold, EV, or Blue Certified vehicle, with each category offering unique bonuses. You’ll receive a 14-day/1000-mile Money Back Guarantee, while fully electric models like the F-150 Lightning will receive an 8-year/100,000-mile BaseCAR™ EV Limited Warranty.

If you’re interested in a Ford Blue Advantage vehicle at our dealership, you can also test-drive it at your home – we’ll bring it to you at no additional cost. After you’ve made a final decision, you can have your vehicle delivered directly to your doorstep.

Visit Kearny Mesa Ford for Additional Information

If you have any questions about Ford Blue Advantage or our other used vehicles, stop by our San Diego, CA, Ford dealership today. We’ll walk you through the car-buying and used car financing process so you can find the model that best suits your lifestyle. Come see us today to learn more!