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Nissan Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program

If you have been shopping for a used Nissan vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set up differently. Read on to learn about the specifics of the Nissan CPO program.

In order to qualify as a Certified Pre-Owned car, Nissan vehicles must be under seven years old, have less than 80,000 miles, and have a clean Vehicle History Report.

Inspection

In order to ensure that all Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles are safe to drive, Nissan subjects all CPO vehicles to a 167-point inspection that includes the following vehicle systems:

  • Engine
  • Cooling
  • Fuel
  • Transmission
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Hybrid Components
  • Brakes and Exhaust
  • Electrical

The inspection also includes a detailed inspection of the interior and exterior of the vehicle, as well as a road test.

Warranty

Nissan CPO vehicles come with a limited warranty, which covers repairs or replacements due to mechanical breakdown for seven years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. It requires a $50 deductible per service visit.

The warranty also includes certain benefits including:

  • A complete CARFAX vehicle history report including the service record.

  • A 24-hour roadside assistance program that offers emergency services including:

    • Emergency jump start
    • Flat tire change
    • Emergency fuel delivery, up to $5
    • Lock-out assistance
    • Towing assistance to the nearest Nissan dealership, up to $100 per instance
  • Reimbursement for car rentals, up to $35 per day, for a total of five days, as well as trip interruption reimbursement for a total of $500 per instance if your car breaks down more than 100 miles from home.

Pricing

Purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned Nissan vehicle instead of a used vehicle can make a difference in the price at most dealerships. The bottom line will usually be around 9% higher than a regular “used” vehicle.

For example, at the time of this article in April 2016, a used 2012 Nissan Altima has a Kelley Blue Book value of $12,550; the same vehicle in the Nissan CPO program is priced around $13,650.

Compare Nissan to Other Certified Pre-Owned Car Programs

Whether you decide to go with a CPO car, it's always wise to have an independent certified mechanic inspect any used car before buying it. Certified Pre-Owned does not mean the car is in perfect condition, and any used car can come with serious issues that aren't apparent to an untrained eye. If you're in the market to buy a used car, schedule a pre-purchase inspection for total peace of mind.  


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