Certified Pre-Owned Subaru Buying Guide

If you're interested in getting a Subaru model as your next vehicle, you have several options to consider. Aside from buying a new or used Subaru vehicle, you can also get a certified pre-owned Subaru model, which offers exceptional value and plenty of benefits.

To help out drivers in Syracuse, Oneida, and Liverpool, Bill Rapp Subaru put together this certified pre-owned Subaru buying guide. Read more about certified pre-owned Subaru vehicles here and decide if this is the right option for you.

About Certified Pre-Owned Subaru Vehicles

All certified pre-owned Subaru's are under five years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles on them. New Subaru models come with a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, so the extended warranty that comes with certified pre-owned Subaru vehicles is generous.

Certified pre-owned Subaru vehicles are all vehicles that were originally sold at a Subaru dealer, and usually come from trades or returned leases. If they seem appropriate for the certified pre-owned program, they're submitted to the manufacturer.

Manufacturer Inspection

The main reason that certified pre-owned vehicles give so many drivers peace of mind is because of the rigorous inspection process. With Subaru, eligible pre-owned vehicles undergo a 152-point inspection from Subaru-trained technicians. This includes thorough inspections of each and every nook and cranny, including the interior gauges and features.

The inspection also checks the interior seating and functions to be sure everything is working properly. Because a certified pre-owned vehicle is meant to be as close to new as possible, any scuffs, scratches, or blemishes need to be restored. If it's determined that a vehicle can be repaired or restored, a specialist is brought in to correct any problems. Then, the vehicle is put back through the inspection to ensure it's up to par.

Warranty and Benefits

Another big advantage of a certified pre-owned is the warranty, which isn't usually an option for a conventional used car. For CPO Subaru vehicles, this warranty is a 7-year/100,000-mile extended powertrain warranty that will be honored at any Subaru dealership nationwide.

When you buy a certified pre-owned Subaru, you can choose between two warranties. The first is a plan that includes all your major mechanical components, such as the suspension and drivetrain, roadside assistance, and towing and rental reimbursement. The second is a bumper-to-bumper warranty with roadside assistance and reimbursement for lodging and meal expenses during an out-of-town repair.

In addition to these warranties, the vehicles come with a CARFAX Vehicle History Report™, a 3-month trial for satellite radio, and a 1-year subscription to STARLINK™-connected services.

Find Your Certified Pre-Owned Subaru

After reading this certified pre-owned Subaru buying guide, you're ready to start shopping. At Bill Rapp Subaru, we carry a huge inventory of models for you to choose from, so you're sure to get the perfect match for your needs.

Drivers in Syracuse, Oneida, and Liverpool can call or visit our dealership today to learn more about the certified pre-owned Subaru program and browse our inventory!

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