Keep these things in mind when shopping for a certified car:

  • Each manufacturer inspection is different. Look at the program websites (links below) to see inspection details for each one.
  • Determine whether there is a deductible, and if so, how much.
  • Look for benefits typically associated with new car purchases, like roadside assistance, loaner vehicles and special financing.

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Warranty Details
Certified Warranty Details
Manufacturer's 7 years / 100,000 miles Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12-month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. Rental Car Reimbursement $30/day.
3 years from date of pre-owned sale or 100K total vehicle miles.

 
Warranty Deductible
$100
No
 
Transferable Warranty
Yes
No
 
Features & Benefits
Age/Mileage Eligibility
2009-2011 model years & less than 80,000 miles
6 model years or newer / less than 70,000 miles
 
Point Inspection
172
161
 
Roadside Assistance
Yes
Yes
 
Return/Exchange Program
No
No
 
Special Financing
Yes
Yes
 
Lease Term Certified
Yes
Yes
 
Current Promotions
Program dates: 10/01/2014-12/31/2014

Terms:

2.9% for up to 60 months¹ on select vehicles

Mercury Vehicles: Mercury Grand Marquis, Mariner, Milan, Mountaineer, and Sable CPO vehicles 2009 - 2011

¹Not all buyers qualify for Ford Credit financing. 2.9% APR for 60 months at $17.92 per month per $1,000 financed, regardless of down payment.Take delivery from dealer stock by 12/31/14. See dealer for qualifications and details. See dealer for qualifications and details.
Yes
 
Why Choose Us?
Every certified pre-owned Mercury is inspected, warrantied, and comes with 24/7 roadside assistance. Plus a vehicle history overview report, a full tank of gas, new wiper blades, fresh oil and filter & more.

All Lexus Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles undergo a 161-point inspection and reconditioning process. Additionally, every vehicle is backed by a Lexus three-year/100,000 total vehicle mile warranty and the same level of customer care as a new Lexus. Visit LexusCPO.com for more information.
 
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Why Choose Us?
Certified pre-owned programs can vary greatly. Here manufacturers outline the unique benefits of their respective programs.
Certified Warranty Details
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, some offer a combination warranty of an additional term and the total vehicle mileage. Others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
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.
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 that qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
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.
Current Promotions
Manufacturers provide information about their current certified pre-owned offers or promotions.
Offbrand Certification
 
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