Should I Buy a Used Subaru or a Certified Pre-Owned Subaru?

Are you in the market for a used vehicle but are unsure whether you should buy a traditionally used Subaru vehicle or a certified pre-owned Subaru? At Charlie’s Subaru we have a comprehensive list of vehicles that you can choose from including our used and certified pre-owned inventory. We are celebrating 32 years as your Subaru dealer near Portland, ME and we are excited about it! See us first, see us last, no matter what see us and save when you visit Charlie’s Subaru near Auburn!

Traditional Used Subaru Vs. Certified Pre-Owned

You might be wondering what the difference is between traditional used vehicles and certified pre-owned and which one might be good for you. There are benefits to each avenue but at the end of the day what matters most is what applies more to you.

When you buy a traditionally used vehicle the biggest benefit is saving up to thousands of dollars. Although you’re not getting the “certified” stamp of approval with a traditionally used vehicle you can still check it over to ensure that it is mechanically sound and cosmetically clean. And, if the initial cost of a traditionally used vehicle isn’t enough, prices on these vehicles are typically very negotiable.

Buying a certified pre-owned vehicle might be best for the people who are worried about buying a traditionally used vehicle because you get added warranties and inspections that you wouldn’t otherwise get with a traditionally used vehicle. Certified pre-owned vehicles typically cost less than a new vehicle but a little more than a traditionally used vehicle.


There are so many more nuanced bits and pieces involved when considering whether to buy traditionally used vehicles versus certified pre-owned vehicles. If you have more questions about buying used or certified pre-owned vehicles near Augusta, ME we encourage you to make the short drive to Charlie’s Subaru and we can answer all your pressing questions.

Categories: Pre-Owned Inventory
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