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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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.