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Used vs Certified Pre-Owned

When you start looking for your next vehicle, you may consider buying a used or certified pre-owned car. But what’s the difference between the two?

Stateline Nissan put this Used vs. Certified Pre-Owned comparison together to examine what sets them apart and help drivers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket decide which one is right for you.

Benefits of Buying a Used Car

2017 Nissan Altima Midnight Edition - Cayenne RedBuying a used car gives you a great opportunity to drive a stylish and reliable vehicle that’s more affordable. Since a car’s value goes down over time, most used cars will cost you a lot less than buying a new or certified pre-owned car would.

You can also be confident that a used vehicle you’re interested in has been well maintained and kept in good condition. Every used car, truck, and SUV on our lot has received routine maintenance from our team of service technicians.

Plus, we supply a CARFAX Vehicle History Report™ for every used vehicle in our inventory, so you’ll know the car’s full backstory before you buy.

Benefits of Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Car

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport - Nitro LimeYou’ve likely heard used cars occasionally referred to as pre-owned. So, what’s a certified pre-owned car? For a vehicle to be certified pre-owned by Nissan, it has to meet a few requirements.

First, the car must be less than six years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles on it. If it meets this set of standards, it moves on to its inspection. Every vehicle that’s certified pre-owned goes through an extensive 167-point inspection.

This is conducted by a team of factory-trained and -certified Nissan technicians. The purpose is to see what condition each one of its parts and systems is in. If it passes this inspection, it’ll be considered a certified pre-owned Nissan.

To help you make a more informed decision before you buy, all certified pre-owned Nissan models are required to include a CARFAX Vehicle History Report™. This gives you a detailed timeline of the vehicle’s service history and profiles of its previous owner.

On top of buying a car that’s only a few years old, in great condition, and more affordable than a new car, buying a certified pre-owned model includes a 7-year/100,000-mile warranty and 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance.

Pre-Owned Nissan Dealership Inventory

Visit Stateline Nissan to check out our large selection of both new and certified pre-owned vehicles. Our inventory features something for every kind of driver.

For example, if you’re interested in a dependable midsize sedan, you’ll love the Nissan Altima. It has a roomy, comfortable interior and gets excellent fuel economy. Drivers who are searching for a versatile SUV instead should check out the Nissan Rogue. This compact SUV has lots of cargo room inside, gets agile handling, and offers trusted all-wheel drive.

To learn more about this Used vs. Certified Pre-Owned comparison and our selection, contact us or visit our dealership. We’re proud to provide an impressive selection of both used and certified pre-owned cars to drivers in East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket.


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