There are a lot of reasons to choose a pre-owned vehicle, including a desire to save money and skip out on a lot of initial depreciation. One of the concerns a lot of people have with a used car, however, is the uncertainty of not knowing what it might have been through and worries about the condition of such a vehicle. But by choosing a great model at a reputable Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer, you can alleviate this fear and know that you are getting a vehicle that is in excellent shape.
A Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle is not just like any other used model: it has been through a thorough inspection to ensure it meets the highest standards of quality. Honda CPO vehicles, in particular, are among the best in the auto industry due to the requirements set by Honda and the degree of coverage they provide. Not only do you know that you are getting a fantastic vehicle at an affordable price, but you are covered by amazing warranty protection to ensure you keep enjoying it for many years ahead. Come visit us at Gwinnett Place Honda to see our terrific selection of CPO vehicles, and let us help you find the perfect car.
This is a question we are asked a lot as a Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer, and one that is very important to understand. You will typically see three different terms used when referring to vehicles that are not new: “used,” “pre-owned,” and “Certified Pre-Owned.” The first two terms are essentially the same; a “used” vehicle is one that has had at least one previous owner or was driven on a lease, and “pre-owned” is just another way of saying it. You will find dealerships often use “pre-owned” simply because it sounds nicer than “used.”
However, a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is not the same thing at all, and there are some very important differences to keep in mind. When you look at a CPO Honda on our lot, you know you are seeing a pre-owned vehicle that is in the best condition possible and is guaranteed by the original manufacturer. You will not find CPO vehicles for sale from private sellers online or at just any dealership. To become a Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer, we have to prove to the manufacturer that we can uphold this responsibility.
When you buy a CPO model, you know it is in great shape because it has been through a rigorous inspection. Furthermore, there are age and mileage limits on CPO vehicles, so you know that it has only been on the road for a relatively brief amount of time. You also get warranty protection on CPO vehicles from your Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer, which means you can enjoy peace of mind that you usually do not get with other used models.
While other manufacturers might only have one type of CPO vehicle available, Honda actually offers two different types to choose from at your Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer. No matter which one you go with, you will still get a fantastic vehicle in great shape with some of the best warranty coverage in the industry. There are a few minor differences between them, and the classification mostly depends on the age of the vehicle.
The first type of CPO model you will find at your Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer is a HondaTrue Certified vehicle. These models are within five model years of their original in-service date and have no more than 80,000 miles on them. Every HondaTrue Certified vehicle comes with a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, along with a limited full-vehicle warranty based on the age of the vehicle. If it still has its original new vehicle warranty, then that is extended to 4 years or 48,000 miles; if the original new vehicle limited warranty has expired, then it will have a 1-year or 12,000-mile limited non-powertrain warranty.
All HondaTrue Certified models also come with complimentary roadside assistance for the duration of the limited warranty, along with two complimentary oil changes within the first year of ownership. This comes after a thorough 182-point inspection, with a third-party vehicle history report that you can download to view and see what your vehicle has been through. So no matter which model you choose at a Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer, you can verify that it is in great shape and will treat you right for a long time.
If you like the HondaTrue Certified benefits, but want something even more impressive, then you should look for a HondaTrue Certified+ model at your Certified Pre-Owned Honda dealer. Certified+ vehicles are those that are within 12 months of their original in-service date or have fewer than 12,000 miles on them. In other words, these are the most recent model years, including vehicles that you can still buy new but are available as a CPO.
The benefits for a HondaTrue Certified+ vehicle are quite similar to the other CPO Honda vehicles, but with an extra bonus. It has the same 7-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty as HondaTrue Certified, but it comes with a 5-year or 86,000-mile limited warranty on the full vehicle. It comes with roadside assistance throughout the duration of this limited warranty, as well as two complimentary oil changes during the first year of ownership. So, you can see, these models have very little use on them, plus they come with excellent warranty coverage.
When it comes to finding a CPO vehicle, few automakers offer as broad a selection as Honda. From minivans to SUVs in all shapes and sizes, pickup trucks, sedans, coupes, hot hatches, and alternative energy vehicles, you can find practically anything you want at a Honda dealership. What's more, few vehicles hold their value like a Honda, which is due in no small part to the company's reputation for reliability and performance.
SUVs have quickly become the most popular model type for suburban drivers. Their combination of roominess, performance, and reliability have made SUVs the ideal model for parents, from those just starting out all the way to those on their way to becoming empty nesters.
For family drivers, two Honda SUVs stand out. The CPO Honda CR-V is a two-row crossover with amazing cargo space and superior fuel economy. This model is perfect for the young family starting out, with enough room for mom, dad, and up to three kids. The elevated ground clearance makes getting toddlers into and out of their car seats easier than ever. For the larger family, nothing can top a CPO Honda Pilot. This three-row midsize SUV can seat up to eight passengers, and it can easily be converted to provide an incredible amount of cargo space by folding down the two rear rows of seats. The Pilot will also give you solid fuel economy, which is always a plus for a family trying to keep on a tight budget.
Honda also offers the two-door HR-V, which is perfect for the urban driver. The CPO Honda HR-V offers all the advantages of an SUV in a compact design. As for people who want to use their SUV for adventures, there is the CPO Honda Passport, a two-row midsize SUV built to give you dependability on and off the road. While each of these four models is different, they have one thing in common, and that is that they are a great purchase when you buy them through Honda's CPO program.
Probably the most conventional models of cars are sedans and coupes. After all, these were the first types of cars built. However, there is nothing conventional about the awesome lineup of CPO Honda sedans and coupes.
One of the longest-running models of Honda vehicles is the Civic. This venerable compact has given birth to a variety of different models. The standard four-door Civic sedan is ideal for commuters with its exceptional fuel economy. The Civic hatchback also provides great fuel economy with more trunk space due to its hatchback design, while the two-door Civic coupe adds a dash of sporty style to the car.
The Civic Si is a high-performance version of the Civic for those with a need for speed and has been sold as both a sedan and a coupe. One of our favorite Civic models is the Type R. That R stands for racing and represents the contributions of the Honda Racing team to the design of the Civic Type R. This is a very fast hatchback that is designed for maximum acceleration with tight cornering. Each of these CPO Honda Civic models can be found CPO at a great price.
For those with a taste for luxury, getting a CPO Honda Accord will give you the features and details found in more expensive midsize sedans at an incredibly affordable price. Like most Honda vehicles, the Accord has a very roomy interior with a powerful and efficient engine. This is due in part to the fact that Honda started out as a motorcycle company and never lost its competitive advantage at building small but fierce engines with an aptitude for space maximization. While many other automakers have been scaling back their production of midsize sedans, Honda has continued building Accord models. Maybe it has to do with Honda getting it right, while others have only gotten it wrong?
The Honda Ridgeline is one of the most versatile and capable midsize pickup trucks on the road today. This truck is noted for its refined and efficient cabin design and exceptional handling, making it an ideal first truck for many drivers. Many people have never driven a pickup truck before, and it can be a pretty daunting task, but a CPO Honda Ridgeline handles like an SUV. In addition, pickup trucks can be some of the priciest vehicles on the market when you buy one new, especially if you want all the trim and accessories you feel you're going to need to do things like trailering. The good news is that you can easily find a Ridgeline in the Honda CPO program at a very affordable price.
Once the vehicle of choice for most suburban parents, the minivan has been supplanted in recent years by the SUV. Nevertheless, this change in personal tastes shouldn't dissuade you from buying a CPO vehicle that has more interior passenger space than any SUV and is easy to reconfigure to serve your needs. The Honda Odyssey is easily one of the top choices for a minivan and represents a great buy when you get one as part of the Honda CPO program. What's more, the CPO Honda Odyssey will most likely feature the HondaVac system, making cleaning up your minivan after a long trip easier than ever.
Honda has always been on the technological cutting edge. That continues to this day with the hybrid technology found in such CPO models as the Insight sedan, CR-V Hybrid crossover, and the Accord Hybrid midsize sedan. Buying a hybrid will reduce your fuel consumption as well as your vehicle's greenhouse gas emissions. While hybrid models tend to be more expensive, buying one through our CPO program will reduce your cost and give you peace of mind under the great CPO warranties provided by Honda.
All automakers, from time to time, decide to discontinue certain models. It could have to do with the lack of a market response or a corporate decision to go in another direction. This has certainly happened with Honda, which recently discontinued the Fit subcompact hatchback and the Clarity plug-in hybrid sedan. Even if the company decides to stop building a vehicle, it doesn't mean the vehicle in question isn't good. What it does represent is your ability to get a great set of wheels at an amazing price under Honda's CPO program. The Fit and Clarity are two more great Honda models that should be on your radar when you go looking for your next Honda CPO vehicle.
Our sales team at Gwinnett Place Honda represents the face of our dealership. They will be the first people you interact with when you pay us a visit, which is why we select salespeople who are friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. We understand that buying your next Honda is a very important life decision for you, so our salespeople will take their time with you. They will show you each model we have available at our dealership, take you on multiple test drives, explain the advantages of the CPO program, and help you find the exact model and trim that you want, all the way down to the interior and exterior color. For many folks, your car represents who you are, and we are proud that you have decided to make your next vehicle a Honda.
If you are like most of our other customers, you are going to want to finance the cost of your next Honda. We offer an amazing array of lease and auto loan options, so our finance team will have no problem finding you a plan that fits your budget. Our staff understands the need to get the right financing for you, and we do not take a one-size-fits-all approach. Our goal is to get you behind the wheel of your next Honda with the peace of mind that you can easily afford your lease or loan.
No car, truck, minivan, or SUV can run forever without routine maintenance. This is why our Honda service center and parts department stands ready to assist you. Every vehicle you own is going to need a regular oil and oil filter change, and you are going to need to rotate your tires every few months. When you need routine maintenance or major repairs, you are going to want to know that the technicians working on your Honda are trained for your exact vehicle. In addition, you are going to want to make sure that only certified Honda parts are used when making such repairs. Rest assured that every technician at our service department has received the training to work on your Honda model and that the technician will only be using certified Honda parts. When you come to the service and parts department at Gwinnett Place Honda, you will be getting the work you deserve and that your Honda vehicle needs.