Category Archives: Used Vehicles

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Is there a difference between used and certified pre-owned cars?

Certified Pre-Owned vs Used: What’s the Difference?

We admit it. The auto industry has a lot of jargon. If you’re not in the know, then it can feel like its condescending or exclusionary. That’s why we thought we’d explain one of our favorite automotive acronyms: CPO (or certified pre-owned) vehicles.

Today we’ll see if there’s a difference between used and certified pre-owned cars.

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Is buying a used Toyota hybrid a good idea?

How to Buy a Used Toyota Hybrid

You may have come across internet posts or articles that warn against buying a used hybrid vehicle because the hybrid battery is built to last only a few years. Usually it’s a super small number like 2-3 years, 5 if the writer is being generous. The story usually involves an unlucky buyer that goes to a dealership or a private buyer, gets what they think to be a good deal, only for the hybrid battery to go kaput almost immediately afterwards. Some of these stories are true, no doubt. Which can leave potential buyers wondering…

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