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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport Utility

4dr Laredo

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport Utility

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport Utility


Pre-Owned Profile: 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Source: AutoTrader.com

This classic SUV is ageless and a strong peformer.

If there's one name most closely associated with the current popularity of sport-utility vehicles, it has to be Jeep. Although the company did not exactly invent the category, it certainly went a long way to popularize it with the introduction of the Cherokee back in 1984. The Grand Cherokee was originally introduced as a replacement model for the Cherokee in 1993, but continued demand for the original Cherokee was so high that Chrysler kept it going as its entry-level model.

Unlike a lot of frame-based SUVs, the Grand Cherokee has unibody construction, which helps make it more rigid for a better ride and less likelihood of squeaks and rattles. Grand Cherokee is available in a variety of combinations of rear- or four-wheel-drive, with part-time as well as full-time 4WD options. Base models come with a powerful six-cylinder engine while an optional V-8 powers a more upmarket version.

The Grand Cherokee has been continuously improved each year culminating in a revamped version for 1999. It keeps the familiar Grand Cherokee look and uses the same platform. Fortunately this means that a pre-owned Grand Cherokee still remains a good buy for those who want a decent-looking SUV with a car-like ride, but still tough enough for off-road driving.


What You Need To Know:

1. Review of a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2. Summary of Good and Bad Points by Owners

3. History of Grand Cherokee

4. Review of Current Model

5. Basic Facts

6. Changes Year-to-Year

7. Safety Information

8. Value Guide

9. Option Installment Rate

10. Sales History

11. Awards and Commendations Earned

12. Other Reviews

13. Recall Information

14. Price of Spare Parts


1. Pre-owned Vehicle Review (1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo)

My Likes: rugged classic looks, full-time all-wheel drive option

Dislikes: old-style dashboard, rear window doesn't lift, spare tire storage

Competitors: Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Blazer/GMC Jimmy/Oldsmobile Bravada, Toyota 4Runner, Nissan Pathfinder, Land Rover Discovery

Miles: 84,000

Condition: A-

Price New: $22,747

Estimated 1998 Value: $12,500

When I first saw this Grand Cherokee, I thought it was a brand-new model. But it wasn't. It's a 1993 model, which was the first year the vehicle was introduced. It's a compliment to the original designers who came up with a look strong enough to remain a "classic" five years later.

This particular model had 84,000 miles on it, which is about 14,000 miles above average for its age. Despite this, the vehicle had obviously been treated well. Even the cladding on the bodywork was still free of nicks. There was no sign of wear in the seats. Apparently, the original owner had covered them to protect the surface.

The vehicle was free of squeaks and rattles. The only major documented problem was replacement of the differential at about 82,000 miles. There was no discernible slack or wear in the transmission or steering. It reminded me that Jeep is a leader with long experience in designing and building SUVs. This Laredo model had the optional part-time 4WD system for off-road use only. A lever on the left side of the center console is used to shift from 2WD to part-time and locked 4WD.

There are two bucket seats up front and three people can fit in the back, though it's a bit of a squeeze for three adults. There is a decent amount of space behind the rear seat but the full-size spare tire takes up too much room. Unlike most SUVs where the spare is located under the body or on the tailgate, Jeep chose to place it inside the cargo area. There is no factory option to put it outside on the tailgate. Tailgate mounting is desirable for saving space but not as convenient for access. Another complaint is the lack of an opening window in the tailgate. It's really advantageous to be able to open just the window to place small objects in the back.

Ride comfort is considerably better than in the regular Cherokee and it's more car-like than some other SUVs. A major reason for this is the frame design, which utilizes a unibody construction, the same as for most cars. Most other SUVs rely on the very rigid ladder frame, which was derived from their pickup truck heritage.

Performance from the 4.0-liter, straight-six engine is quite good though not up to par with a newer Grand Cherokee with an optional V-8 engine. On the other hand, unless you're towing a trailer, the better fuel economy more than makes up for any power deficiency.

I was pleasantly surprised to find how well this relatively old Grand Cherokee operated. Some reviews have indicated that early models were prone to trouble. With this particular vehicle, that was not the case.


2. Summing It Up -Owners Views


"It's got a much better ride and handling than my old Cherokee."

"Had no major problems" owner of 1993 model.


"Spare tire takes up too much room."

"Opening the rear tailgate breaks your back every time you put groceries in."


"I'd buy any Jeep again."


3. History of Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee was first introduced in January 1992 as a 1993 model year vehicle. It was initially intended to be a replacement for the slightly smaller Cherokee. Production was moved from Ohio to a completely rebuilt factory in Detroit. However, continued demand for the old Cherokee encouraged Chrysler to keep the standard Cherokee model on the market indefinitely.

The Grand Cherokee was an instant hit, winning Motor Trend's Truck of the Year contest in 1992. After four years of production, the one-millionth Grand Cherokee was produced in 1996 making it the second most popular SUV on the market.

In addition to a number of new technologies, Jeep Grand Cherokee was the first sport-utility vehicle to be equipped with a driver-side airbag. The Grand Cherokee set a trend for luxury sport-utility vehicles with its comfort and handling. It offered customers the amenities they would expect to find in a luxury car in a vehicle that had all the utility and capability of a Jeep.

Grand Cherokee also set the benchmark in occupant protection with its standard driver-side airbag, standard four-wheel, anti-lock brake system, and front and rear door beams.

To channel power where it's needed, Jeep Grand Cherokee has offered a selection of three transfer-cases over the years. A "Command-Trac" system allows drivers to switch from normal two-wheel drive mode to part-time, four-wheel drive for off-highway use and for when weather conditions demand. This was standard in 1993 and 1994. A "Selec-Trac" system which has all the features of the Command-Trac plus a full-time, four-wheel drive mode that lets you drive in four-wheel drive on both dry and slippery surfaces and a "Quadra-Trac" all-time, four-wheel drive system that automatically adjusts to changing road conditions are the other options. This system has always been standard on the V-8 four-wheel drive models.

For one year, a top-of-the-line model debuted in 1998 powered by a 245 horsepower 5.9-liter V-8 engine. The 5.9 Limited features an all-leather interior and many luxury features that befit its upscale image.

An all-new Grand Cherokee in 1999 sees more changes than in any previous year. It has a completely new body that maintains the family resemblance. Underneath it remains on the same floorpan with the same wheelbase. However the body is four inches longer and two inches taller. Overall it has much rounder look than before and with a much more sloping windshield there's even a hint of the famous Chrysler cab-forward look.

The 1999 Grand Cherokee has a choice of two engines. The base 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine has been improved which results in a modest increase of five horsepower. The optional V-8 is a new overhead cam engine that produces 230 horsepower -- an increase of 10 horsepower over the old V-8 -- despite the engine's capacity dropping from 5.2 liters to 4.7 liters. They both offer better fuel economy as well as well as being smoother and quieter.

On the drivetrain front, the V-8 gets a more refined automatic transmission with an extra gear for smoother shifting. The regular variety of 4WD systems continue with the addition of one new option that utilizes a new differential system being used for the first time on a passenger vehicle. The new Quadra-Drive system features permanently engaged 4WD which can send all of the engine's power to any wheel to maintain traction.


4. Review of Current Grand Cherokee

The 1999 Grand Cherokee is much more refined with a quieter interior thanks to a smoother engine and transmission. Despite this I still found the transmission to be noisier than I would expect, especially when 4WD is engaged. Power output from the base six-cylinder engine has been upped by about five horsepower, not enough to notice any appreciable change in performance. It is still plenty powerful -- if you don't mind revving the engine to get maximum performance for overtaking and accelerating on to a freeway.

A major criticism of older Grand Cherokee has been the dated interior design. Jeep took this to heart as the new interior on the 1999 model is vastly improved. It still maintains a truck feel to it but it is ergonomically better and has smoother edges. Interior passenger and cargo space is slightly better than before.

Chrysler obviously listened to customer complaints about the old Grand Cherokee as it has moved the spare tire from inside the cargo area to underneath the rear floor. Also, for the first time the rear glass in the tailgate can be opened, which is convenient for placing small objects in the back without having to open the tailgate. The opening is pretty small compared to the size of the rear window as the hidden tailgate structure is beefy. Some of the plastic trim felt cheap and the maze of cables and pipes under the hood seemed incongruous on a $35,000 luxury SUV.

I test drove a Limited model with the Selec-Trac 4WD system. It is still too crude for my liking as the lever requires a lot of force for shifting it into 4WD and then it alters the handling and increases the mechanical noise level unduly. I would like to try the new Quadra-Drive permanently-engaged 4WD system. I am a firm believer in permanent 4WD systems as they offer the safety benefits of all-wheel-drive at all times. I think it's a shame Jeep doesn't offer this as a standard feature as do an increasing number of SUVs.

All in all, though, the new Grand Cherokee is a welcome improvement especially in looks over the old model which was beginning to show signs of its age in this competitive market.


5. Basic Facts: 1993 - 1998 Grand Cherokee

Vehicle Type: Compact Sport Utility

No. Passengers: up to five

Origin of Assembly: Detroit, MI

Engine: Standard: 4.0-liter 190 hp I-6

Option: 5.2-liter 220-hp V-8

Option: 5.9-liter 245-hp V-8 (1998 on)

Transmission: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic; rear-drive or 4WD

Length: 177 inches

Wheelbase: 106 inches

Width: 69 inches

Height: 65 inches

Curb Weight: 3800 lbs. (approx.)

Cargo Volume: 79 cu. ft.

Fuel Tank Capacity: 23 gals.

Fuel Economy (EPA City/Highway): 15/20 (4.0-liter, auto), 14/18 (5.2-liter, auto)


6. Changes in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Line 1993 - 1999

1993 Model Year

New model introduced in spring of 1992 as a 1993 model

Three models: Base, Laredo, Limited

4.0 Liter OHV, SMPI six-cylinder engine (190 hp, 225 foot-pounds of torque)

5.2 liter OHV V-8 motor introduced later and two-wheel drive version offered

1994 Model Year

Four-wheel disc brakes offered on the Limited

1995 Model Year

Four trim levels for 1995: the base model SE, Laredo, Limited and the new Orvis Edition. The SE and Laredo, and for the first time, the Grand Cherokee Limited, are also offered in two-wheel drive in addition to four-wheel drive.

5.2 liter engine enhanced to produce 15 lb-ft more peak torque

Enhanced safety equipment for 1995 with the addition of standard four-wheel disc brakes (Laredo and SE) and available integrated child safety seat.

A standard driver-side airbag added to complement existing safety features such as front and rear door beams for side-impact resistance and a center, high-mounted stop lamp.

1996 Model Year

The standard 4.0-liter, 185-hp V-6 now produces 220 lb-ft of torque at 2400 rpm and is quieter

Command-Trac 4WD dropped

Driver and passenger airbags now standard

New grille, fascias, and nameplates

New interior

1997 Model Year

Two wheel drive available with V-8

1998 Model Year

New for 1998 is the sportier looking Grand Cherokee TSi package that was introduced mid-year in 1997.

Additionally, all Grand Cherokee models feature improved steering responsiveness due to a revised torsion bar in the power assistance system.

Top-of-the line new Limited powered by a 5.9-liter V-8 engine is introduced.

1999 Model Year

All new Grand Cherokee introduced, based on same platform but with a new body, interior and revised engine/drivetrain combinations.

New 4.7-liter overhead cam V-8 engine replaces old V-8 as an option.

Permanently engaged Quadra-Drive 4WD system introduced.


7. Safety Notes

NHTSA Crash rating (1995 model year): Driver 3; Passenger 4 (5 is best)

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was the first SUV to offer a driver-side airbag when it was first introduced in 1993. A passenger-side airbag was added in 1996.

Anti-lock brakes on all four wheels since 1993.


8. Value Guide

Prices listed are for base models. Options can add considerably to the lowest price listed as these are usually "stripped" models. In many cases, very few vehicles are ever sold at the lowest price listed! Source: Kelley Blue Book

1993 Model Year

New: $17,767 to $25,206

1994 Model Year

New: $19,825 to $27,333

1995 Model Year

New: $21,505 to $28,624

1996 Model Year

New: $23,099 to $30,309

1997 Model Year

New: $23,680 to $30,970

1998 Model Year

New: $24,032 to $34,917


9. Option Installment Rate

Generally, when you order a new car you have a choice of factory-installed options. When you buy a pre-owned vehicle the choice is limited to what was actually installed on vehicles sold in that model year. Use this option installment rate as a guide to the chances of finding particular options on a pre-owned vehicle. Source: Ward's Automotive Yearbooks

1993 Model Year

Installment Rate


4.0-liter six-cylinder 59%

5.2-liter V-8 41%


Automatic 99%

Manual <1%

4WD 93%

1994 Model Year

Installment Rate


4.0-liter 6-cylinder 56%

5.2-liter V-8 44%


Automatic 99%

Manual <1%

4WD 88%

1995 Model Year

Installment Rate


4.0-liter six-cylinder 62%

5.2-liter V-8 38%


Automatic 100%

Manual 0%

4WD 86%

1996 Model Year

Installment Rate


4.0-liter six-cylinder 66%

5.2-liter V-8 34%

4WD 82%

Leather Seats 41%

1997 Model Year

Installment Rate


4.0-liter six-cylinder 70%

5.2-liter V-8 30%

4WD 77%

Leather Seats 42%


10. Production/Sales Volume History

Normally, a model year runs from October to September. Often though, when a new version is introduced, it hits the market before October. Legally, a model year can start as early as January of the preceding year. Accurate model year sales counts are almost impossible to collect as different model year vehicles are regularly sold side-by-side for several months. Production figures, when listed, include vehicles made for export to Canada, Mexico and overseas. Source: manufacturers

1993 Model Year (first year for model)

Production Run: Jan. 1992 through Sept. 1993

Total Number Produced: 251,029 (est.)

Total No. Sold in U.S.: 238,205 (est.)

1994 Model Year

Production Run: Oct. 1993 through Sept. 1994

Total Number Produced: 261,110

Total No. Sold in U.S.: 238,402

1995 Model Year

Production Run: Oct. 1994 through Sept. 1995

Total Number Produced: n/a

Total No. Sold in U.S.: 248,418

1996 Model Year

Production Run: Oct. 1995 through Sept. 1996

Total Number Produced: 307,023

Total No. Sold in U.S.: 269,511

1997 Model Year

Production Run: Oct. 1996 through Sept. 1997

Total Number Produced: n/a

Total No. Sold in U.S.: 267,609

1998 Model Year

Production Run: Oct. 1997 through June 1998

Total Number Produced: n/a

Total No. Sold in U.S.: 238,478


11. Awards and Commendations


"4X4 of the Year" - Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road

"Four Wheeler of the Year" - Four Wheeler

"Ten Best" - Car and Driver


"4X4 of the Year" - Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road

"Four Wheeler of the Year" - Four Wheeler

"Tow Vehicle of the Year" - Trailer Boats


"Tow Vehicle of the Year" - Trailer Boats


"Four Wheeler of the Year" - Four Wheeler



"All told, Jeep has done an admirable job in creating a sport-utility vehicle that really does work well on the highway. But for those rare occasions when the average owner of a sport-utility vehicle does venture into the dirt, it's nice to know the Grand Cherokee offers the traditional off-road capabilities one expects from a Jeep." John Rettie, New York Times Regional Newspaper Group Test Drive, May, 1992

"The key to this new-found comfort and road-holding can be directly attributable to the Grand Cherokee's unitized construction." AutoWeek, 1994 Autofile annual guide

"The Jeep Grand Cherokee, in V-8-powered Limited trim, continues to be the only sport-ute that makes us forget we're driving a truck." Car and Driver comparison test, March 1994


13. Recalls (Only major recalls listed)

ID Number: 93V051000

Component: suspension: independent front

Year: 1993

Year of Recall: 1993

Potential Number of Units Affected: 25,000

Summary: The eccentric cam adjuster bolts in both front lower suspension arm-to-front axle bracket attachments may fail due to assembly misalignment. Cam bolt failures cause the vehicle to pull to one side when the brakes are applied, resulting in a possible loss of vehicle control and an accident.

ID Number: 93V055000

Component: structure: hatchback assembly

Year: 1993

Year of Recall: 1993

Potential Number of Units Affected: 80,000

Summary: Grease applied to the liftgate latch rubber bumpers to ease component assembly caused the bumper to swell, interfering with the movement of the liftgate latch pawl. This prevents the liftgate latching when closed and difficult to open when latched. An unlatched liftgate can open while the vehicle is in motion, and could result in an occupant falling out.

ID Number: 93V210000

Component: steering: column shaft upper

Year: 1993

Year of Recall: 1993

Potential Number of Units Affected: 115,000

Summary: The molded plastic pin which connects the upper steering column shaft and the lower column shaft may have been sheared prior to installation of the steering column assembly into the vehicle. If this occurred, the upper steering shaft will separate from the lower steering shaft. If the upper and lower steering shafts separate, complete loss of steering control will occur, which could result in an accident.

ID Number: 96I004000

Component: interior systems: seat belts: lap: rear

Year: 1993

Year of Recall: 1996

Potential Number of Units Affected: 224,642

Summary: This is not a safety problem in accordance with Federal Regulation 573. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. The center rear seat belt buckle may not be accessible when the right (passenger) side of the rear seat back is folded down in the cargo stowage position. In the event of a collision, the occupant of the center rear seat may not be properly restrained and personal injury could occur.

ID Number: 98V005000

Component: brakes: hydraulic: disc: rotor: disc hub

Year: 1993

Year of Recall: 1998

Potential Number of Units Affected: 225,000

Summary: Vehicles originally sold in (or are currently registered in) the States of Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. The front disc brake rotors can experience severe corrosion if operated for an extensive period in the "salt belt." If the rotors are not replaced, the corrosion can eventually compromise the structural integrity of the stamped steel center hub section of the rotor. The reduced strength can allow the cast iron wear surface to separate from the hub, reducing the brake effectiveness of the vehicle.

ID Number: 97I002000

Component: fuel: throttle linkages and control: pedal

Year: 1993 on

Year of Recall: 1997

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,010,400

Summary: Vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions. This is not a safety recall in accordance with Federal Regulation 573. However, it is deemed a safety improvement campaign by the agency. Drivers can mistakenly step on the accelerator pedal when they intend to step on the brake pedal. Pedal misapplication by a driver can cause unintended acceleration. Dealers will install a shift interlock on the automatic transmission of these vehicles.

ID Number: 95V172000

Component: emergency parking brake: mechanical: release mechanical manual

Year: 1995

Year of Recall: 1995

Potential Number of Units Affected: 135,000

Summary: The parking brake handle release button can separate from the parking brake handle assembly, causing the parking brake to be inoperative. The parking brake may not hold causing the vehicle to roll inadvertently.

ID Number: 95V193000

Component: electrical system: fuse and fuse receptacle

Year: 1996

Year of Recall: 1995

Potential Number of Units Affected: 32,000

Summary: The fasteners that secure the alternator circuit fuse to the power distribution center may have an improper clamp load. Improper clamping can result in arcing at the connection potentially causing a fire in the engine compartment.

ID Number: 97V039000

Component: electrical system: wiring: other part

Year: 1996

Year of Recall: 1997

Potential Number of Units Affected: 70,000

Summary: Vehicles equipped with memory seat option. The memory seat module wiring harness can come in contact with the seat spring. A low resistance short circuit can develop resulting in localized heating. The localized heating can result in ignition of the seat cushion material and a vehicle fire.

ID Number: 98V006000

Component: suspension: independent front

Year: 1996

Year of Recall: 1998

Potential Number of Units Affected: 65,000

Summary: Vehicles equipped with "Quadra-Trac" transfer case, temporary spare tire, and any of 225/70R16, 225/75R16 or 245/70R15 road tires. When the temporary spare tire is in use, the front axle can overheat. An overheated axle can force axle fluid out of the seals, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

ID Number: 97V080000

Component: interior systems: passive restraint: airbag impact sensor

Year: 1997

Year of Recall: 1997

Potential Number of Units Affected: 125,000

Summary: The electrical circuit design allows the potential for an inadvertent airbag deployment upon vehicle ignition shut down.

ID Number: 97V194000

Component: fuel: fuel tank assembly: gauge: fuel

Year: 1997

Year of Recall: 1997

Potential Number of Units Affected: 255,000

Summary: The fuel tank-mounted fuel level sending unit accuracy can degrade over time, indicating significantly more fuel in reserve than is actually present. Owners may not be aware that their vehicle is low on fuel, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash if the vehicle stops due to no fuel.


14. Cost of Parts and Service (Relative to Other Vehicles)

Headlight unit: $87 (below average)

Side marker lamp: $29 (average)

Door (left front): $470 (average)

Fender (left front): $192 (average)

Note: these are estimated retail prices for commonly replaced body parts on a 1995 model. Prices are current as of mid-1998 but will vary from region to region and are subject to change at any time. Source: ADP Collision


The Rettie Report and Pre-Owned Profiles contain objective information from a variety of sources. The subjective comments are those of John Rettie.


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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

Fog Lamps Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std


Alarm Opt
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Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance 5 Years/100,000 Miles

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Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

7-Years/100,000-Miles (whichever comes first). Powertrain Limited Warranty runs from the date vehicle was sold as new.

3-Month/3,000-Mile Maximum Care Warranty. Starts on the date of the CPOV sale, or at the expiration of the remaining 3/36 Basic New Vehicle Warranty.

A deductible may apply. See dealer for details or call 1-800-677-5782
Age/Mileage Eligibility Model Years 2010-2016 With Less Than 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 125
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $100

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