As you search for the next car, truck or SUV around Sioux Falls, choices will be abundant. You’ll have plenty of options for color, mileage, budget and condition. An option between a nice used Chevy Tahoe or pre-owned Toyota RAV4 will possibly be on your list. Or, if a nice certified Honda Pilot is more your style, then options will surely be available. Before you leave your home in Harrisburg or Brandon or even Yankton, the folks at Vern Eide Motorcars have provided some helpful information so you know if a Used or Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle is best for you!

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For starters, lets answer the question: “What does certified pre-owned (CPO) mean?”


According to Wikipedia, A certified pre-owned car or CPO is a type of used car. Most often late-model, they differ from other used cars by having been inspected, refurbished, and certified by a manufacturer or other certifying authority. 


Certified Pre-Owned vehicles have been previously owned and usually have no more than 60,000 to 80,000 miles - and, are no older than five to seven years (the time and mileage warranties vary by manufacturer). For example, Honda Certified Pre-Owned vehicles must be 6 years old or newer and the engine must have less than 80,000 miles. Vern Eide Motorcars in Sioux Falls has the area’s largest selection of Honda Certified Pre-Owned vehicles if that’s the brand you prefer. 


Another area CPO vehicles boast is the inspection process that they’re required to pass before earning the label of Certified Pre-Owned. All manufacturers have their required process. Using Honda as an example, each vehicle must pass a rigorous 182-point mechanical and appearance inspection. As mentioned, every CPO vehicle is backed by the original manufacturer (such as Honda, Toyota, Ford and many others), subjected to a rigorous, multi-point inspection (looking for bumps, bruises, engine and more) and comes with an extended warranty from the original date of service no matter where or what dealership sold that particular vehicle. To understand what manufacturer requirements are included for each particular brand, Vern Eide Motorcars professionals are available and will provide all information you desire! Our motto of Fast, Fun & Friendly allows you to have the confidence in purchasing your next certified vehicle around Sioux Falls. 


A CPO vehicle also includes an extended warranty, a limited bumper-to-bumper warranty and a number of services, such as 24-hour roadside assistance - each area is determined by the OEM (original equipment manufacturer). As we’ve used in the examples above, Honda Certified Pre-Owned vehicles include a 7-year/100,000-mile Powertrain warranty from the vehicle's original in-service date. 


Now that we have a definition, the next question can be answered: “What's the difference between certified pre-owned and used cars?”


For all vehicles that don’t fit in the CPO guidelines fall in the category of Used (also known as Pre-Owned) vehicles. As we outlined above, if the car meets the manufacturer's CPO qualifications, it is offered for sale as a CPO vehicle. That doesn’t mean used or pre-owned cars for sale aren’t a good option. There are plenty of advantages of a used or pre-owned vehicle depending on the needs and goals you want to meet. One of the biggest factors to consider when purchasing a used vehicle should be the inspection process. CPO vehicles have a very rigorous inspection process, but so should used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs in Sioux Falls! 


To be more specific, used vehicles are defined as (per Wikipedia again): A used car, a pre-owned vehicle, or a secondhand car, is a vehicle that has previously had one or more retail owners. Used cars are sold through a variety of outlets, including franchise (Vern Eide Motorcars’ new car dealerships fall in this category) and independent car dealers, rental car companies, buy here pay here dealerships, leasing offices, auctions, and private party sales.


What separates a typical used vehicle vs a Vern Eide Motorcars used vehicle? For starters, our inspection process is second to none. Vern Eide, your trusted used car dealership in Sioux Falls, also has our Eide Advantage Pre-Owned vehicles. Our Eide Advantage Pre-Owned vehicles are the best-backed vehicles in the region. Here's why: 


  • When you purchase an Eide Advantage pre-owned vehicle from Vern Eide Motorcars, not only do you get a 6 month/6,000 mile powertrain warranty, but the vehicle always meets our high-quality standards, giving you complete peace of mind. 
  • Vern Eide Motorcars gives you assurance that other dealerships don't - we're not just talking about wiper blades and bulbs, we're talking about engines and transmissions, making the Vern Eide warranty the strongest and most comprehensive in the area.


Additional benefits of our Eide Advantage program include: 


  • 6-Month/6,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty
  • 30-Day Exchange Policy
  • Extensive & Comprehensive Mechanical Inspection & Service
  • Complete Interior & Exterior Detail
  • Vehicle History Report
  • Exclusive Offers for Your Vehicle
  • A Full Tank of Gas to Get You Rolling


Before you purchase a used or pre-owned vehicle in Sioux Falls, we urge you to ask all about the inspection and reconditioning process. Price is only one of the important factors when considering and purchasing used vehicles. As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for” is especially true when it comes to price and product. Make sure and ask for a vehicle history report so you know exactly what has been inspected and fixed! 

Vern Eide Motorcars has numerous locations that provide the area’s most reliable and trusted used, pre-owned and Certified selection of vehicles. And remember, when you locate a used vehicle for sale in Sioux Falls, make sure and have it checked out by one of the trained mechanics at any of our dealerships. We can also help you find you a comparable Certified vehicle that you can be sure is reliable. We can assist our customers with everything from financing to sales, service to repair – and more! We look forward to serving you soon.

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