Pros And Cons Of Buying A Certified Pre-Owned Car

Here at Malouf Pre-Owned, we want our customers to know that a certified pre-owned vehicle is one of the best choices for purchasing a used car. Luckily for our customers, we have been rated as the number one used dealership in the area. Our staff will do whatever it takes to ensure you find a certified pre-owned vehicle that best matches your lifestyle and financial obligations. Many people are curious about the pros and cons of purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle. Fortunately, you came to the right place. When buying a certified pre-owned vehicle car from Malouf Pre-Owned, there are plenty of benefits, and some stand out more than others. Although there may be plenty of benefits, there will be some cons to buying a certified pre-owned car. Continue reading to understand the pros and cons before coming to a conclusion.

Pros Of Buying A Certified Pre-Owned Car

When purchasing a certified pre-owned car, you will receive a vehicle inspected by a mechanic certified by the organization. This will assure the driver that the vehicle is safe and you will be able to endure many miles of hassle-free driving. The process of buying a certified pre-owned car will end up saving the driver money. These vehicles are like-new, only a few years old, and have low miles. In addition to the money saved, the driver will be presented with various CPO warranty programs. These will mitigate the risk of your purchase and provide the comfort that if any issue arises, our dealership will take care of it and have you back on the road as soon as possible. Virtually every CPO program puts vehicles through a multipoint inspection by factory-trained technicians; it can involve checking from 100 to 300 items.

Cons Of Buying A Used Car

Even though buying a certified pre-owned vehicle means you have a like-new car with low miles, some cons should be put into consideration before your purchase. First, buying a certified pre-owned car means there will be fewer choices. For a vehicle to be certified pre-owned, it must pass an extensive set of inspections resulting in fewer being eligible to be sold as CPO. You may have to be flexible on things such as color and options. In addition, buying a certified pre-owned vehicle will cost less than a brand-new option but be significantly more than your average used car. But it's important to understand these vehicles cost more than your ordinary used car because you will receive the peace of mind that the vehicle is safe to drive, and if anything happens, you can contact us immediately so we can resolve the issue.

Why Purchase A Certified Pre-Owned Car From Malouf Pre-Owned

These pros and cons should prove valuable as you weigh the options on your next vehicle. So when you are ready to begin your CPO car buying experience, make sure your initial choice is to visit Malouf Pre-Owned. At Malouf Pre-Owned, we offer certified pre-owned vehicles from Ford, Lincoln, Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, and Cadillac. Regardless of your desires, we are certain that the option best suits your needs can be found in our inventory. Additionally, we accept applications from customers despite their credit scores. As a trusted dealership, we will do whatever it takes to put you in a vehicle that best accommodates your lifestyle with a price that meets your financial requirements. To learn more about our certified pre-owned programs, you can check out the specification of each brand below. If you have any questions or concerns about the used car buying process, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Certified Pre-Owned Programs

Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Program

  • 172-point inspection

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC Certified Pre-Owned Program

  • 172-Point Inspection
  • 6-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty†
  • 12-month/12,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty†

Ford Certified Pre-Owned Program

  • 172-Point Inspection
  • 12-Month/12,000-Mile Comprehensive Warranty 
  • 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty

Lincoln Certified Pre-Owned Program

  • 200-Point Inspection
  • 6-year/100,000-mile Standard Coverage
  • 9-years/125,000-Mile Premium Coverage


Malouf Pre-Owned

1975 Us Highway 1
Directions North Brunswick, NJ 08902

  • FORD / LINCOLN: 866-951-8097
  • BUICK / GMC: 866-951-8097
  • CHEVY / CADILLAC: 732-821-1103


  • Monday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

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