When buying a certified used car, you're guaranteed an affordable vehicle that will stand the test of time, while also minimizing your risk of owning your neighborhood's four-wheeled eyesore. Why's that? Because all qualified CPO vehicles must go through rigorous inspections before any sale. At Germain Honda of Beavercreek, our certified pre-owned Honda models and other CPO vehicles are backed by a 182-point inspection that's performed by experts, and also come with extended powertrain warranties.
New-car peace of mind at a used-car price? It's not too good to be true. Come to Germain Honda for the best prices on the highest quality CPO used cars for sale in the Dayton area. Call our sales floor at 877-860-3132 to speak with one of our team members, or swing by our Beavercreek showroom at 2300 Heller Dr to take one of our certified cars for a spin.
Certified Used Car FAQs
What's the difference between a certified pre-owned car and a used car?
While used cars are more friendly toward budgets, they can sometimes be seen as less reliable because they aren't required to be inspected, repaired, and reconditioned prior to sale. In addition, a used car may be void of manufacturer warranties, read in the six-figure digits on the odometer, and show excessive wear-and-tear symptoms that would make Dahmer shudder. Essentially, when you purchase a used car, you're buying it in as-is condition, with a few exceptions. (At Germain Honda of Beavercreek, we are proud to keep lemons out of our dealership.)
Certified pre-owned cars, on the other hand, must pass our 182-point inspection and be reconditioned before joining our lineup of used cars for sale near Dayton. Typically, CPO cars also come with extended warranties, less than 80,000 miles, and must not be older than five to seven years. Germain's certified used Hondas are backed by a 1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty and up to a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. We also provide owners with $0 deductibles on repairs.
What qualifies as a certified used car?
Once we obtain a used car (normally via trade-in or after a lease), our Honda-certified mechanics will perform a thorough 182-point inspection on it to uncover the following:
- Cosmetic damage, both inside and out
- Mechanical condition, including the brakes, engine, drivetrain, tires, exhaust, air intake, and other systems
- Mileage reading
- Vehicle age
- Service history and vehicle history report
Any used vehicle coming into our Dayton-area used car dealership that is in excellent condition per the above list, would be in consideration for a "certified" label. If repairs and reconditioning are possible, they'll be performed by our technicians prior to sale.
How much does a CPO car cost?
The answer is more gray than black or white when it comes to price. Depending on the model, year, and condition of the CPO vehicle, its price may be anywhere from a few hundred to a couple thousand dollars more than a similar non-certified car. But the added inclusion of extended warranties certainly makes up for the price increase.
When comparing a new car to a CPO car, the savings can be substantial.
Do you have any certified pre-owned specials?
We do! At Germain Honda, we're all for giving customers a discount. Check out our Dayton CPO specials for some savings on your next car purchase. Or call our sales team at 877-860-3132 to discuss your car financing options on any of our new Honda vehicles or certified used cars for sale.