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Used Cars vs. Lexus L/Certified: What’s the Difference?

2021 Lexus RX in Atomic Silver


If you’re looking to upgrade your Mcallen drives with a Lexus, you will across used and certified pre-owned models. While these labels may seem similar, there are some key differences between used and certified used cars that will likely impact your final decision. Continue reading with North Park Lexus Rio Grande Valley as explore the key characteristics of used Lexus vehicles and Lexus L/Certified models. Then, once you’ve browsed our inventory, reach out to our team to schedule a test drive.

What to Know When Buying a Used Car

Whether you’re in the midst of the used car shopping process or you’re considering buying a new-to-you automobile, there is some key information that you should keep in mind. Firstly, used cars have been previously owned, and they vary in make, model, year, condition, and more. As a result, they’re significantly cheaper than new and CPO models. If you’re working with a tight budget, you’ll be pleased to know that North Park Lexus Rio Grande Valley carries used cars under $15k.

Mileage is another factor to consider when shopping for a used vehicle. While some Mission are wary of vehicles with 100,000+ miles, many vehicles can last for hundreds of thousands of miles when serviced regularly. Here are some additional things to remember when shopping used vs. CPO:

  • OEMs don’t require standard used cars to be inspected before sale. However, North Park Lexus Rio Grande Valley makes it a priority to curate a high-quality selection of used vehicles for our shoppers.
  • You should always discuss any issues that you notice with the vehicle, so you can factor in money for repairs into your budget.

Buying a Lexus Certified Pre-Owned: Benefits of the Lexus L/Certified Program

What does certified pre-owned mean? Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles are similar to used vehicles in that they’ve had previous owners, but that’s where the similarities come to an end. Lexus certified pre-owned models are thoroughly inspected by certified technicians, and they must adhere to specific condition requirements. They’re also backed by manufacturer warranties. so you can enjoy peace of mind when traveling throughout the Brownsville area. Take a look at the benefits of the Lexus L/Certified program, below:

  • Vehicles are put through a 161-point inspection that includes engine, exterior, interior, electronics, safety devices, undercarriage and a road test.
  • CPO Lexus models have up to six years of vehicle warranty coverage.
  • You’ll receive complimentary maintenance for two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • For 2 years or unlimited miles, whichever comes first, you’ll have access to 24/7 roadside assistance.

Test Drive a Used or Certified Pre-Owned Lexus in San Juan

Now that you know the difference between used and Lexus certified pre-owned vehicles, and you’re well-informed about the Lexus L/Certified program, visit North Park Lexus Rio Grande Valley to browse our inventory today. We’re just a short drive from Brownsville, and our friendly staff will help you find the right used or CPO vehicle for your lifestyle. We look forward to working with you!


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