CPO vs Used near Mobile, AL

Ford CPO vs. Used Cars in Mobile, AL

Purchasing a used car is a wise decision for many reasons, namely you stand to save quite a bit of money both on the purchase price and through the possibility of lower insurance rates. However, we understand that many shoppers may feel hesitant about purchasing a used car, especially if they have never done so before. That's why we always recommend that our customers start their search with certified pre-owned (CPO) Ford vehicles when they're looking to purchase a used car. CPO vehicles are still used vehicles, but they have several important differences that set them apart from the rest of the used market.

Let's take a look at how these two types of used cars are similar and alike. Starting with the similarities, you can rest assured that any used vehicle you purchase from us at Chatom Ford will be in excellent shape. We thoroughly inspect any used vehicle before we sell it as we want to ensure that our standards of excellence never slip up just because a vehicle is pre-owned.

In addition to our own inspections, Ford CPO vehicles, also known as Ford Blue Advantage vehicles, undergo a very rigorous inspection by Ford-certified technicians to ensure that they meet the highest standards for a used vehicle. Ford Blue Advantage vehicles will also usually have less miles on them than a regular used car and come with their own Ford-backed warranties.  This is why CPO vehicles are sometimes priced above other pre-owned Ford vehicles.

Ford CPO Vehicles

Every Ford Blue Advantage vehicle goes through a 100-plus-point checklist that ensures that everything from the brakes, to the steering, to the body paint is thoroughly inspected and is in great working order. With an inspection as thorough as that on the books, you can rest assured that you're getting an excellent vehicle when you purchase a Ford CPO vehicle.

There are two levels of Ford CPO - Blue Certified and Gold Certified. Both vehicles meet stringent criteria, with the Gold Certified being the absolute best pre-owned Ford you can buy. Ford Blue Certified vehicles must meet the following criteria:

  • Any make and/or model
  • Up to 10 years old
  • Less than 120,000 miles
  • Must pass a 139-point inspection
  • Comes with a 90-day/4,000-mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and 11,000 FordPass reward points.

Ford Gold Certified vehicles will meet even more stringent criteria:

  • Only Ford models
  • Up to 6 years old
  • Less than 80,000 miles
  • Must pass a 172-point inspection
  • Comes with a 12-month/12,000-mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty, a 7-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) Limited Powertrain Warranty, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, and 22,000 FordPass reward points.

No matter which level of Ford Blue Advantage you choose, you'll be getting an excellent pre-owned vehicle, a reassuring warranty, and helpful FordPass points to use on your first maintenance visit.

Find CPO and Used Ford Cars at Chatom Ford

Get your search for your Ford Blue Advantage car started by browsing our Ford CPO inventory on our website. You'll be able to filter your search by the model, price, fuel efficiency, and even the mileage on the car to find just the right one for you. When you've found the model that meets all of your criteria, reach out to us at Chatom Ford so that we can get you set up with a test drive!

The pre-owned vehicles in our inventory are very competitively priced, which means they don't stick around our dealership for too long, so be sure to contact us as soon as you've found a model you like!