Here at Angela Krause Lincoln, you’ll love that our pre-owned inventory is just as irresistible as our lineup of new Lincoln models. And our pre-owned selection also includes Certified Pre-Owned models. We're especially proud of these vehicles because they're inspected by certified mechanics, come with a CARFAX vehicle history report and industry-leading warranty, but they also offer a comparable peace of mind that you’ll get with a new, shiny Lincoln from us. The choice is yours but we feel you can't go wrong with pre-owned or CPO.

We think the unexpected should only apply to the impeccable design and performance of our Lincoln models — not when you're trying to buy a pre-owned vehicle. That’s why we’ve taken the liberty of answering some of your questions about our pre-owned inventory so that you have everything you need to make an informed decision. Keep reading below:

What's the difference between pre-owned and CPO?

Higher standards. While every pre-owned model is given a complete inspection, vehicles in our Certified Pre-Owned program are held to the brand standards outlined by our manufacturer. That means that Lincoln has given our technicians the requirements needed for certification, so each model undergoes intense testing before it can qualify. Plus, CPO vehicles must also fit into age and mileage requirements outlined in the program.

What should I watch out for in a pre-owned car?

Whether you’re buying your vehicle from a private seller or a dealership, examine everything from engine performance to fabric stains. Bear in mind that most pre-owned cars will have a few cosmetic dings, dents, scratches as well as general wear and tear. Test-drive the vehicle and listen for any mechanical issues (like squealing brakes), and test every function from cruise control to the air conditioning. You can also enjoy reading your CARFAX history report that our technicians have provided.

How do I know that I'm getting a good price?

The bottom line: research. Once you’ve chosen the make and model you find appealing, look it up on KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book® compares the car’s value to the amounts you see from private sellers. Conveniently for you, our trade-in form uses KBB values so you can compare the prices you see to Kelley Blue Book® here on our website.

Why should I buy from a dealership?

We hate to repeat ourselves, but higher standards. Private sellers have no legal recourse for deceiving you, and with a brand like Lincoln, taking a risk with such a purchase might be unwise. Even if private sellers are telling the truth, they can’t guarantee the quality of the model in the same way that a dealership can. Plus, a dealership can offer financing if you’d like to pay for your model gradually rather than all at once.

What are the benefits of buying a pre-owned car?

We could go on and on but... When buying pre-owned, you’re receiving a high-quality model at a price you’ll love. Depreciation has already taken its first hit on a pre-owned vehicle, so you won’t have to worry about your investment losing its value. Plus, your options are far wider with pre-owned than new since you’ll have multiple years and trims to choose from. Are you ready to learn more benefits about buying pre-owned? Start the conversation with us today.

 

Ready to purchase a used car from us? Give us a call or stop by our dealership at 1555 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009. We look forward to helping our customers from Sandy Springs, Cumming, Gwinnett and Duluth.