What’s the Difference Between Used & Certified Pre-Owned?

2020 Dodge Durango exterior

Chatham drivers will be pleased to learn that Green Dodge participates in the Dodge Certified Pre-Owned Program while still offering a wide range of used inventory. Here we will review the differences between the Certified Pre-Owned Program and used inventory. Explore our current pre-owned options, calculate monthly payments with our easy-to-use payment calculator, and drive home in your dream vehicle today!

What to Know About Buying Used

Used vehicles make up some of our lowest priced inventory. Used models are priced lower than new vehicles because each one varies in model year, mileage, and number of previous owners. With used inventory, you don’t have to be concerned about depreciation. Even though high mileage vehicles might seem like a risk, these models can prove to be very reliable when maintained properly. We also have low mileage used vehicles for sale if you want something a little newer! When considering buying used, keep in mind:

  • Inspect the vehicle you’re interested in
  • Discuss the vehicle’s condition and any concerns that arise to ensure safety and ensure your driving needs are met
  • Vehicles can last more than 200,000 miles when properly cared for with routine maintenance
  • There are important differences between buying used from a dealer vs. a private seller

What to Know About Certified Pre-Owned

These models are typically newer with less mileage, meaning they come at a higher price tag than used models while remaining more affordable than a new model. Buying certified pre-owned means your model will have more of the modern technology and safety features you’ll want in your next vehicle. Dodge Certified Pre-Owned vehicles also come with valuable benefits, such as a 7-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. In order to become classified as certified pre-owned models, these Dodge vehicles must meet certain requirements. These include:

  • Model year within 5 years of the most recent model year
  • Less than 75,000 miles
  • Passing of a 125-point inspection

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Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle from Green Dodge!

Are you ready to invest in a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle but need financing? We’ve got you covered. Whether you have additional questions about certified pre-owned inventory or you’re ready to start shopping for your vehicle, contact us today to learn more and set up a test drive near Rochester and Decatur.


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