Which to Consider? Certified vs. Used Cars

Why Buy Certified Pre-Owned Over Used?

Ever wondered why it's better to go with a certified pre-owned vehicle over a used vehicle? In this section, we're exploring the wealth of benefits you'll enjoy when you go certified, many of which you simply can't get from a private seller or general used inventory.


By now, most folks have heard about Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) programs; most big automakers run a CPO program, and they offer a range of benefits that sets them well above your average private seller or general used inventory. For example, the Nissan CPO Program offers these unbelievable benefits when you buy a Certified Pre-Owned Nissan:

  • A Free CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ with each CPO Nissan vehicle.
  • 7-Year/100,000-Mile Limited Warranty
  • 24-Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance
  • Car-Rental Reimbursement & Towing Benefit
  • A thorough 167-point inspection
  • All vehicles are less than six years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles on them.
  • All repairs and reconditioning performed with genuine Nissan replacement parts.
  • 3-Month Trail Subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Extend your limited warranty with optional Security+Plus® Extended Protection Plan

When you buy a used vehicle from our general pre-owned inventory, you'll see a handful of benefits like the ones listed above. We provide a free CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ whenever available for all our used inventory, certified and otherwise, and many of our pre-owned vehicles happen to be under six years old and with fewer than 80,000 miles on them, but the benefits of going truly certified are impossible to ignore.

Drivers who are seeking a used vehicle that comes loaded with peace of mind won't be satisfied with the uncertainty that comes from shopping from a private seller. We're not saying you can't trust your neighbor, just that your neighbor probably can't give you a 7-year/100,000-Mile Limited Warranty; and unless your neighbor is some kind of niceness unicorn, 24-Hour Roadside Assistance probably won't come with the used car they're selling. You get all that and more when you buy certified through Star Nissan.

Now, this isn't meant to speak ill of traditional used vehicle inventories because-hey, we've got a great one-we just want drivers from Bayside, Queens, Long Island, and Flushing to see the difference between buying pre-owned and buying certified pre-owned. One benefit to buying from a traditional used inventory is a larger selection of vehicles, including models from other brands all in one place. The vehicles in our pre-owned inventory often cost a little less than a CPO Nissan, and because your selection is wider, you can find different feature arrangements or specific makes or models that might not appear too frequently in a CPO inventory.

Ultimately, the choice is yours, and there are advantages and drawbacks to both options, but if you ask us here at Star Nissan, the peace of mind and confidence Nissan's Certified Pre-Owned Program offers is well worth any drawbacks like limited variety. Visit us today to see which option works best in your life.

 

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Certified Pre-Owned Nissan Inventory at Star Nissan in Bayside, NY

Shop Certified & You'll See, Confidence & Peace of Mind Come Standard

With standards that are sky-high and a laundry list of benefits, drivers from Bayside, Queens, Long Island, and Flushing, NY can reap a ton of benefits from the Nissan Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Program. Going certified is quite different than buying a pre-owned vehicle from a general used inventory or from a private seller; instead, our CPO Nissan vehicles are held to higher standards and come backed with the a wealth of confidence-inducing benefits.

A High Bar of Entry

Before a model can even be considered for our CPO Inventory, it must clear a couple very high bars. Any vehicle older than six years or one that shows more than 80,000 miles on the odometer doesn't even make the cut for consideration. Once that criteria is met, all models are put through a rigorous 167-point Certified Pre-Owned Inspection. Anything that isn't up to factory standards is repaired or reconditioned to Nissan standards using only genuine Nissan replacement parts, ensuring that any vehicle labeled certified is up to the high standards set by Nissan and the high standards customers expect from a CPO vehicle. Only the vehicles that clear all these hurdles gain the honor of being labeled Certified Pre-Owned Nissan and earn a spot in our CPO Inventory.

Plenty of Benefits

Those drivers who choose a CPO Nisan are also choosing the peace of mind that comes from the CPO Program's generous benefit package:

  • Peace of Mind from a Robust Limited Warranty: With a 7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first, from original in-service date) Limited Warranty behind you, confidence and peace of mind naturally follow.
  • Nissan's CPO Program Has Your Back: In addition to a robust limited warranty, Nissan CPO Vehicles give you 24-Hour Emergency Roadside Assistance for the duration of your 7-year/100,000-mile limited warranty. With Nissan CPO, you're never really going it alone, even when you're out there on your own.
  • Car-Rental Reimbursement & Towing Benefit: If a mechanical error puts you out of commission away from home, you could receive reimbursement for car rental and towing costs. This benefit is yours for the duration of your 7-year/100,000-mile limited warranty.
  • Know Your History: With all CPO Nissan vehicles, you'll also receive a free CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™.
  • A Little Cherry On Top: As an extra thank you for choosing Nissan CPO, you'll receive a free 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.
  • If You Want Even More Peace of Mind: Those who want even more protection are free to purchase an optional Security+Plus® Extended Protection Plan.