Used vs Certified Pre-Owned

Purchasing a pre-owned Audi is a great, cost-effective way to update your current ride around Lubbock, Midland, and Amarillo, TX. Once you've decided to buy pre-owned instead of new, you'll have to make another choice: do you purchase a traditional used Audi, or a certified pre-owned Audi?

Our team at Audi Lubbock wants to help make this decision an easy one, and to do so, we've taken a look at the differences between a used vs. certified pre-owned Audi. Keep reading below to find out more about each option, and which may be the right one for you!

What is a Used Car?

A used car is any car that has been previously owned or leased by at least one previous driver. Used Audi models can be from a variety of sources, with one of the most common being trade-ins from other buyers.

Shopping for a used vehicle has certain advantages, the first being that they tend to cost less than a certified pre-owned model. So, if you're looking to spring for that higher trim level or a few extra features, going with a traditional used car may be the choice for you.

Going with a traditional used Audi may also mean you'll have a greater variety to choose from. Certified pre-owned models tend to have stricter guidelines to qualify for sale, which means a possibly slimmer selection. If there's a particular color or feature you're looking for, you may have an easier time finding it in the used inventory.

What is Certified Pre-Owned?

A certified pre-owned vehicle is similar to a used vehicle in that it is a model that was owned by at least one previous driver. Where a certified pre-owned vehicle stands out is that it has to meet certain requirements like age, mileage, and a series of manufacturer-designed tests before they can be certified.

At Audi, these requirements include the vehicle being five model years old or newer, having been driven less than 60,000 miles, and having to pass a rigorous 300+ point dealer inspection. This inspection covers several points of the exterior, interior, engine compartment, and even includes a road test to help ensure it meets our highest standards.

Certified pre-owned models also come with a number of perks for you to enjoy. These include

  • Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty,
  • Vehicle history report,
  • 24-hour Roadside Assistance for one year.

Which Should I Choose?

When it comes to choosing between a used vs. certified pre-owned Audi, the right answer is: that's up to you! If you like having a typically wider selection at a possibly lower price, then a traditional used Audi may be what you're looking for.

However, if you're looking for a vehicle that is guaranteed to be relatively newer and has lower mileage, then certified pre-owned may be the way to go. Whichever option you choose, our team at Audi Lubbock is here to help you every step of the way.

Drivers in Lubbock, Midland, and Amarillo, Texas, can even try our available models for themselves with a test drive! Contact our team, or stop in today to schedule yours!


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