Is Certified Pre-Owned Worth It?

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Is a Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned vehicle worth the investment? Although CPO models tend to cost more than other pre-owned vehicles, they undergo extensive inspections and offer numerous benefits. Although no two drivers have the same needs, a CPO model is likely to be a stronger, longer-lasting vehicle than a non-certified alternative. Ultimately, it’s a personal decision: is certified pre-owned worth it for you? We’ve laid out everything you should keep in mind.

Benefits & Protections: Is Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Worth It?

A Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is worth the cost if peace of mind is at the top of your priorities list. Although we stand by every pre-owned vehicle that we sell, certified pre-owned vehicles are backed up not only by our team at Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich, but also by Mercedes-Benz. Here’s what you need to know about how a used car becomes certified:

  • Qualifications: Only the best pre-owned vehicles are selected to become Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned. Only models that are less than six years old, with fewer than 75,000 miles, can qualify.
  • Inspection: In order to be certified by Mercedes-Benz, a qualifying pre-owned vehicle must pass a comprehensive 165+ Point Inspection. This inspection covers the vehicle’s engine, drivetrain, frame, undercarriage, features, appearance, on-road performance, and more! Vehicles that do not pass this inspection cannot be certified.
  • Coverage: Whatever remains of the vehicle’s initial 4-year/50,000-mile warranty is included with your purchase. After expiration, a comprehensive CPO Limited Warranty provides additional protection for up to twelve months, with no mileage limit. A two-year extension is also available.
  • Assurance: Every CPO vehicle is sold with 24/7 Roadside Assistance, as well as Trip Interruption Coverage. Plus, you’ll have up to seven days or 500 miles to exchange any pre-owned vehicle that you purchase from a qualifying dealership.

Should You Buy Certified Pre-Owned?

The warranties and benefits that come with a certified pre-owned vehicle are certainly impressive, but as we’ve seen, certified pre-owned vehicles tend to cost more than their certified pre-owned counterparts. You’ll have to decide if the benefits are worth the cost, but there are some general considerations that you should keep in mind:

  • A certified pre-owned vehicle is worth it if you want a pre-owned vehicle with warranty coverage and complimentary roadside assistance. These benefits are almost always unavailable in other used cars.
  • Since all certified pre-owned vehicles meet strict qualifications, you don’t have to worry about buying a model that won’t last. You can spend less time researching and more time enjoying the roads of Rye and Stamford.

On the other hand, if you feel confident inspecting pre-owned vehicles at the point of sale, or don’t mind the risk that one or more of your parts might need fixing in the near future, you might find that a pre-owned vehicle is a better fit. What’s more, the market for standard pre-owned vehicles is much wider: you’ll have many more options if you go this route—you’ll just have to be careful about which you choose!

Find Your Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz in Greenwich, CT

If you’re ready to drive with more confidence on the roads of New Canaan and beyond, then don’t wait to explore the Certified Pre-Owned vehicle specials at our dealership! Our Greenwich location is easy to reach, but you can always shop and buy online.

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