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 |  May 02 2014, 9:02 AM

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Value-conscious customers that don’t want the burden of a hefty new-car payment are smart to consider a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle. Automakers from Audi to Kia offer such programs. 

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 |  Jan 27 2014, 4:31 PM


With 3.2-million new cars and light trucks leased last year in the U.S., a flood of lease returns are expected to hit the used car market in the coming years.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 7:23 AM

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Honda, Lexus and GMC are your best bets when shopping for a Certified Pre-Owned car, claiming top spots in their respective classes in the first ever Vincentric Best CPO Value in America Awards.

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 |  Jun 06 2013, 8:31 AM

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Buying a used car can raise some reliability concerns. How do you know how the last owner(s) treated the car? Sure you might have a car-fax or pre-purchase inspection, but that doesn’t cover everything.

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 |  Jun 03 2013, 9:32 AM

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Here’s a list of all the certified pre-owned programs that exist, listed alphabetically by car brand. You’ll see that automakers have different ideas on how many items should be covered in an inspection as well as how old and how many miles a car must have in order to be considered certified. Age and distance also vary when it comes to warranty coverage, and how much you should pay for items covered under warranty.

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 |  May 24 2013, 9:31 AM

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A Certified Pre Owned car might sound like the smart buy for you, but be careful, that term has several meanings. Some cars are only dealer certified, while others are covered by the manufacturer. There are advantages and disadvantages to each kind of CPO offer, so let’s break it down to help you buy your new used car. Continue Reading…

 |  May 22 2013, 3:31 PM

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Certified Pre-Owned or CPO cars might look expensive compared to other used cars, but there’s a reason for that; they’re inspected and checked to ensure that it’s a quality car. But if you’re looking to buy a new car, a CPO car will look like a bargain. Continue Reading…

 |  Nov 21 2012, 2:32 PM

All the hard work has paid off, as Amy Tokic picks a replacement for her 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier and brings home a Volkswagen Eos. To catch up on the Going Topless series, check out the full archive of Going Topless stories.

I had a weekend to make up my mind about the 2008 Eos. Yes, it’s “used” but “Certified Pre Owned” doesn’t sound so bad. And by all accounts it looked and felt new.

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 |  Nov 15 2012, 3:18 PM

To catch up on the Going Topless series, check out the full archive of stories here. 

After some less than stellar results with private sellers and dealerships, Amy Tokic gives a CPO Eos a second look at a Volkswagen Dealership. With this be the third strike?

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