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Toyota wants you to buy its certified used vehicles

Secondhand cars that underwent automaker’s 211-point inspection

Why take potential risks when buying a secondhand car? PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

These days, owning a car has never been more urgent. That’s because public transportation is scarce, and we don’t know when things are going back to how they used to be—and that’s assuming they ever will. And so countless people are looking to purchase their own vehicle, and the most popular ones are those priced around P600,000 (for obvious reasons).

But as shrewd buyers have pointed out, why buy a brand-new small car when you can get a secondhand crossover for the same (if not lower) price? Good point. There’s just one problem, though: Shopping for a used vehicle is fraught with potential risks. For one, many of us aren’t mechanically inclined and have no idea if the car we’re eyeing is in good working condition. For another, there’s always the possibility of ending up with a problematic unit in terms of ownership documentation.

Thankfully, Toyota Motor Philippines is offering to eliminate these two concerns with its Toyota Certified Used Vehicle program. Certain Toyota dealers are selling secondhand cars that have undergone a 211-point inspection process, which means you won’t get a unit that failed the Japanese automaker’s rigorous tests. In other words, a TCUV unit meets the brand’s “strict and high quality standards.” And that’s why it comes with “additional limited warranty.”

The Toyota dealerships offering certified used cars are:

  • Toyota Alabang
  • Toyota Balintawak
  • Toyota Batangas
  • Toyota Bicutan
  • Toyota Cagayan de Oro
  • Toyota Calamba
  • Toyota Cebu City
  • Toyota Dagupan
  • Toyota Global City
  • Toyota Iloilo
  • Toyota Lapu-Lapu
  • Toyota Mandaue North
  • Toyota Mandaue South
  • Toyota Manila Bay
  • Toyota Pasig
  • Toyota Pasong Tamo
  • Toyota Plaridel
  • Toyota Quezon Avenue
  • Toyota San Pablo
  • Toyota Tacloban
  • Toyota Talisay

Besides selling certified used cars, Toyota is also accepting trade-in vehicles from customers. The car company promises to always appraise traded units according to their fair market value. This arrangement is perfect for those who already own a Toyota vehicle but wish to upgrade to a new unit.

All the dealerships enumerated above have this trade-in program, along with these other dealers:

  • Toyota Abad Santos
  • Toyota Angeles
  • Toyota Butuan
  • Toyota Calbayog
  • Toyota Cubao
  • Toyota Dasmariñas
  • Toyota Makati
  • Toyota Marikina
  • Toyota Marilao
  • Toyota North EDSA
  • Toyota Otis
  • Toyota San Fernando
  • Toyota Shaw

So, whether you’re in the market for a secondhand vehicle or you’re ready to let go of your car in order to acquire a new one, Toyota can help you. Go inquire with any of the participating dealers.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 26 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.