What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

2020 BMW X3 Top View

If you are in the market for a new-to-you vehicle, you may be asking yourself, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?” While a certified pre-owned vehicle is still a used car, there are a few important distinctions to be aware of when shopping for your next vehicle. BMW of Fort Lauderdale explains the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles to help you make a more informed decision. We have the used cars Fort Lauderdale drivers are searching for, whether they are part of the BMW certified program or not. 

Buying a Used Car

Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The used cars you will find at BMW of Fort Lauderdale vary in terms of model year, mileage, and number of previous owners. This is why they are often more affordable than our certified pre-owned models. Because these vehicles are not brand new, you don’t have to worry about steep depreciation.

While a car with 100,000 miles or more was once considered a risk, that is not the case anymore. Thanks to advancements in automotive technology, a well-maintained vehicle can run smoothly for well over the 100,000-mile mark. Even so, remember:

  • Before you sign on the dotted line, thoroughly inspect any used vehicle you’re considering. It is also a good idea to take it for a test drive around Miami.
  • Discuss any issues with the condition of the vehicle to ensure it is safe for the Hollywood roads. 

Buying a CPO Car

A used BMW vehicle that is part of the brand’s certified pre-owned program must meet strict standards set by the automaker to earn this distinction. Benefits of a BMW certified pre-owned vehicle include:

  • A vehicle must pass a rigorous inspection by a trained technician.
  • CPO vehicles come with warranty coverage against defects.
  • Drivers are provided with a vehicle history report. 
  • BMW Roadside Assistance for up to six years provides added peace of mind. 
  • BMW CPO vehicles come with a free three-month trial of SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Certified used cars are typically newer models with less mileage. Because of this, and in addition to the benefits mentioned above, CPO vehicles are generally more expensive than standard used cars. However, the additional peace of mind is often worth the added cost for many Coconut Creek drivers. 

We Have the Used Cars Fort Lauderdale Drivers Desire

Whether you are searching for a used BMW or a pre-owned vehicle from another automaker, you will find a vast selection of outstanding vehicles here at BMW of Fort Lauderdale. Explore our inventory online before visiting in person to set up a test drive. Contact us today for more information.


More from BMW of Fort Lauderdale

  • What is the 2022 BMW iX Range?

      The BMW iX SAV proves that fully-electric vehicles can still deliver the adrenaline-pumping performance you desire. If this new addition to the BMW lineup has piqued your interest, you may be wondering about the BMW iX range and BMW iX charging time. The team at BMW of Fort Lauderdale has put together this guide to introduce you…

  • What is the 2022 BMW i4 Range?

      The 2022 BMW i4 is the talk of the town for its luxury styling and bold EV performance, but just what is the BMW i4 range? The BMW i4 drive range reaches an estimated 300 miles, and Miami drivers can choose between two different configurations for the open roads ahead. Take a closer look…

  • 2021 BMW 3 Series Interior and Interior Dimensions

    The new BMW 3 Series interior matches comfort with technology, and spaciousness with cozy surroundings. Here we at BMW of Fort Lauderdale will go over the BMW 3 series dimensions, features, and options when it comes to the interior. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us!   View Our New 3 Series Inventory Contact Us…

Dealership Info

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
BMW of Fort Lauderdale 26.1035521, -80.1724695.