Comparing Used and Certified Pre-owned Vehicles in Columbus, GA

When you're shopping on a budget, you may think that buying a used car is your only option. However, there's another group of vehicles available at Acura of Columbus, and it's called certified pre-owned. A CPO model goes a step above used because of its warranty protection and mandatory inspection. You can plan on spending less when you go with used or certified pre-owned at your Georgia Acura dealership.

We're going to outline the differences between buying used and certified pre-owned at Acura of Columbus. Learning more will help you decide which type of vehicle is better for your lifestyle and your budget.

Certified Pre-owned Acura


To become fully certified, a pre-owned car or SUV must adhere to the following guidelines: belong to the Acura lineup, have less than 80,000 miles on the odometer, and be less than six years old. If it meets all three characteristics, it will go through a required quality-assurance inspection. One of the factory-trained service technicians at Acura of Columbus will perform the 182-point examination.

They'll check everything, including the brakes, suspension, engine, tires, radiator, water pump, transmission, windshield, headlights, air filters, power steering, alternator, and more. If any Acura checkpoint doesn't live up to the superior standards, we'll repair or replace it using original Acura parts. Once it passes the CPO inspection, it'll go up for sale in Columbus, GA.

Another huge benefit of a certified pre-owned Acura MDX is that it has warranty protection. You'll have a seven-year/100,000-mile Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Limited Warranty. It will provide you with superior peace of mind while driving your previously-owned SUV around Columbus. You won't need to worry about covering costly repairs thanks to this lengthy warranty. Also, if you experience a flat tire, run out of fuel, or need a jumpstart, you can depend on complimentary Roadside Assistance.

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Used Cars, SUVs, and Trucks


When you look at CPO inventory, you'll only spot Acura models like the Acura RDX. If you'd like more variety in your search, go with the used inventory at Acura of Columbus. You won't only see used Acura, but more than ten other automakers as well. It ranges from upscale luxury to everyday economy. You can navigate the collection based on how much you can afford to spend. Here's what you'll find when you shop used:

  • Lexus
  • Nissan
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Toyota
  • Jeep
  • Honda
  • Ford
  • Chevrolet
  • BMW
  • Audi
  • Dodge
  • GMC
  • Hyundai
  • Kia
  • Mazda
  • Ram

Used vehicles may not go through a 182-point inspection or have a standard warranty, but they still make exceptional bargains. They have reasonable pricing for those who have strict budgets. You can use the search filters to narrow down the assortment of pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs. You can choose a specific make, color, transmission, driveline, and feature. There's also a way to set up parameters for mileage, price, and model year.

Buy Your Certified Pre-owned or Used Car Online



If you want to spring for an Acura TLX with low mileage, warranty coverage, and the newest amenities, check out certified pre-owned. If you want a reasonably-priced car from any reputable brand, you should turn to the used inventory. While there are many differences between CPO and used, there's still a common theme: you can find both at Acura of Columbus. When you decide which one to buy, you can personalize monthly payments.


You can build a custom plan that works for your budget. It'll also factor in your trade-in vehicle. From there, you'll get pre-approved for credit and submit the necessary documentation. The last step will be setting up an appointment at Acura of Columbus or arranging at-home delivery. Our team is always a phone call away if you have any questions or run into any roadblocks during the car-buying process.

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