Certified Pre-Owned Advice

Certified Pre-Owned Cars Overview

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) cars are essentially top-quality, inspected used cars backed by manufacturers' warranties. You may have noticed that many vehicles formerly known as "used" are now termed "Certified Pre-Owned" or "CPO." These programs originated in the Luxury... >Full Article

CPO vs. Extended Warranties/Service Contracts

Long before the first manufacturer-backed certified pre-owned program, used-car buyers could buy repair protection from dealers and third parties in the form of service contracts. Such coverage is still available - and a smart buy in some situations -- but it's important to... >Full Article

Certified Pre-Owned Pros and Cons

During these hard economic times, credit is a lot harder to get than it used to be. Shoppers who would ordinarily have searched for a new car might no longer qualify for a loan of that size. Fortunately, they have a less-costly alternative: the Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) car. ... >Full Article

Who Typically Buys CPO Cars?

Shoppers who might prefer a new car or truck, but can't quite afford one, are prime Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) candidates. So are folks who, in tight economic times, don't want to stretch the budget that far. With CPO inspection and warranty coverage, you get a vehicle... >Full Article

What is Kelley Blue Book® Certified Pre-Owned Value and How Do I Use it?

When shopping for a certified used vehicle, our Kelley Blue Book Certified Pre-Owned Value can be a valuable ally in negotiating the final price. How we determine Kelley Blue Book Certified Pre-Owned Value In calculating Kelley Blue Book Certified Pre-Owned Value, we... >Full Article

Most Researched CPO Cars at kbb.com

Every month, Kelley Blue Book generates more than 30 million vehicle pricing reports for car shoppers like you. These were the most popular certified pre-owned vehicles last month. >Full Article

Most Popular Certified Pre-Owned Brands

Even though sales of certified pre-owned cars and trucks were off by about 10 percent in 2009, they still grew in relation to new vehicle sales, which were down 21 percent. Attractive to buyers, manufacturers and dealers alike, we expect CPO growth to continue. Here we... >Full Article

How to Buy a Certified Pre-Owned Car

All new cars are the same. That is to say, every identically equipped car on a dealer's lot has the same mileage, same sticker price and is in the same condition. Then, three years later, they're all different. Consequently, shopping for a new car is different than shopping... >Full Article

What To Look (and Lookout) For In A CPO Program

When checking out some of the certified used programs available, here are some tips to insure your own peace-of-mind in the transaction: Tip #1: Inspect the points of the inspection Each program can boast well over a hundred points of inspection. It is safe to assume... >Full Article

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