With the cost of new vehicles reaching an average price tag of $45,818, according to J.D. Power’s latest sales reports, more car shoppers are turning to used cars to save money. While there’s potential for significant savings, buying a used vehicle means taking on more risk. You could find an excellent deal on a used car that still runs well. However, there’s also the possibility you could end up with a vehicle that the former owner neglected or abused. Taking a gamble like that can be intimidating, especially for first-time buyers.
Fortunately, there’s a happy medium that offers the best of both worlds: certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles. At our Mazda of Orange dealership, we designed our CPO program to give you the confidence to purchase a used vehicle. Whether you’re on the prowl for an SUV, sedan, or hatchback, our program ensures you’re getting a reliable car you can trust. From the sleek and sporty Mazda3 to the capable and family-friendly CX-50, our CPO selection has something for everyone.
CPO Cars Explained
A CPO vehicle is factory-certified by the original manufacturer. These cars have generally had only one previous owner and have low mileage. They’re usually a few years old, and the manufacturer has examined them to ensure they meet specific quality standards before being made available for purchase at a dealership of the same brand. CPO vehicles come with additional warranty coverage from the original manufacturer, so they are highly reliable and almost like new.
Mazda chooses only the finest used cars to qualify for CPO status, thoroughly inspecting and repairing them to provide customers with a confidence-inspiring ride. Here’s what it takes to make the cut:
- Eligible cars must be under six years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles.
- Each vehicle is subjected to a rigorous 160-point inspection, covering major and minor components.
- Mazda repaired any issues or faults using authentic Mazda parts.
- An AutoCheck vehicle history report is available for each vehicle.
A seven-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty covers each CPO vehicle and includes 24-hour emergency roadside assistance for its duration. Plus, the purchase includes a 12-month/12,000-mile limited warranty.
Benefits of Purchasing a CPO Vehicle
Although new vehicles offer a sense of security, CPO vehicles can also instill the same confidence level at a fraction of the cost. Here’s a quick rundown of the advantages you can expect to enjoy when buying a Mazda CPO car:
- Reliability: CPO cars are rigorously inspected and repaired by qualified and experienced mechanics, so you can trust that there won’t be any unpleasant surprises. Moreover, all Mazda CPO vehicles come from accredited dealers specializing in the brand, so mechanics thoroughly familiar with the car’s technology did all the repairs.
- Cost: Pre-owned cars cost significantly less than their new counterparts since depreciation takes a large chunk out of the vehicle’s value in the first few years. In addition, some CPO programs offer leasing and financing options at the same or sometimes even lower rates than a new vehicle.
- Satisfaction Guarantee: Many CPO programs provide an exchange period during which you can return the vehicle if unsatisfied. Typically, Mazda offers a three-day/150-mile exchange period, allowing you to try the car and explore your options before committing.
- Warranty: All CPO cars come with a manufacturer warranty, which you’ll only find with a few used cars. Not only does this give you peace of mind and assurance that your vehicle will remain reliable, but it also ensures that Mazda covers any repairs or replacements required within the warranty term.
- Rigorous 160-Point Inspection: Mazda CPO vehicles undergo a comprehensive 160-point inspection to ensure they meet the highest quality standards. This inspection covers all the essential components, from safety and performance to emissions and electrical systems.
- Lower Annual Percentage Rate: CPO vehicles from Mazda come with special APRs, often lower than those at banks or other lenders. In some cases, you may even qualify for 0% APR deals if you have excellent credit.
- Current-Generation Models: Most manufacturers keep their vehicles in production for five or six years, so buying a two- or three-year-old model early in its production life cycle means you’re getting a current-generation car that an all-new version won’t replace for quite some time.
Benefits of Buying a CPO at a Mazda Authorized Dealership
At our Mazda of Orange dealership, we take extra steps to ensure that our CPO vehicles meet or exceed the highest standards of quality and reliability. As an authorized Mazda seller, we know the latest models inside and out and will help you find a car that fits your budget and needs. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should buy your next CPO car from us:
- Vast Selection: We have an extensive selection of CPO Mazdas, including the sporty MX-5 Miata and the luxurious CX-9 SUV. We also offer a wide range of trim packages, colors, and options — so no matter what you’re looking for, we’ll have it.
- Dealer Perks: Buying a CPO vehicle from an authorized Mazda dealer has some extra perks. These include a complimentary roadside assistance program, free oil changes, a free trial for SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and more.
- Competitive Prices: Let us know if you find a better deal on a CPO Mazda elsewhere. We’re confident we can match or beat any competitor’s price — so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best deal.
- Fist-Rate Customer Service: We believe in putting our customers first. From the moment you step foot in our dealership to when you drive off in your CPO, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will ensure a smooth, enjoyable car-buying experience.
- Attractive Financing Deals: Our financial advisors can work with you to find the best possible loan or lease terms to match your budget. Regardless of your credit history, we’ll be able to find the right financing solution for you.
Ready to take the plunge and purchase a CPO Mazda? Contact us today to schedule a test drive or jump-start the financing process. We look forward to helping you find your dream car.