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Here Are 5 Certified Pre-Owned High-Performance Family Cars

A couple of months ago, I purchased a 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon with a certified pre-owned warranty. This caused several of you to insist that you, too, wanted a certified pre-owned AMG Wagon, or at least some sort of other practical high-performance car with a warranty. So today I’ve come to your rescue, delivering you a list of five certified pre-owned high-performance cars you can buy today, right now, this instant, with a nice, long, manufacturer-backed warranty — and with room for your whole family. Enjoy!

2014 Audi RS 7

2014 Audi RS 7 – $78,832

Although I’ve never found the Audi A7 to be a particularly attractive car, I seem to be alone in this opinion: The A7 is loved by car shoppers everywhere, offering a sleek, coupelike look with its handsome sloped rear end. The RS 7 is, of course, the coolest of the lot, with a 560-horsepower turbocharged V8 mated to standard all-wheel drive and an ultra-quick 8-speed automatic. This RS 7 is offered by Audi Mission Viejo, in Southern California, for $78,832 with Audi’s CPO warranty, which offers coverage for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles — meaning you could buy this RS7 and get 3 more years of full warranty coverage from Audi. Find a 2014 Audi RS 7 for sale

2014 BMW M5

2014 BMW M5 – $67,930

The latest BMW M5 may be a lot bigger than its predecessors, but it’s also stunningly fun to drive — largely thanks to a 560-horsepower twin-turbo V8, a quick-shifting 7-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive and excellent handling and chassis tuning. This M5 is offered by Shelly BMW in Orange County, California, for $67,930, and it’s finished in BMW’s head-turning Sakhir Orange — a color that isn’t for everyone but is simultaneously highly desired by some. More importantly, it comes with BMW’s certified pre-owned warranty, which offers coverage for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles — meaning this car likely has 3years of coverage remaining. Find a 2014 BMW M5 for sale

2015 Chevrolet SS

2015 Chevrolet SS – $36,000

The Chevy SS is an excellent family performance car for drivers who don’t care about a high-end badge from a luxury brand. I say this because the SS offers all the creature comforts of most of the cars on this list, with a remote starter, an automated parallel parking system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a Bose audio system and a navigation system all included as standard equipment. The SS also touts excellent performance, boasting a 6.2-liter V8 with 415 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. Better yet, this particular example — finished in “Some Like It Hot Red Metallic” — comes with a Chevrolet certified pre-owned warranty, which provides powertrain coverage for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles and an additional year of bumper-to-bumper protection tacked on to the original warranty. If you’re interested (and you should be), this SS is available at David Maus Chevrolet in Sanford, Florida, near Orlando. Find a 2015 Chevrolet SS for sale

2016 Lexus GS F

2016 Lexus GS F – $64,949

The Lexus GS F is Lexus’s slightly more luxurious, relaxed (and less expensive) answer to the popular BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. With “only” 467 horsepower, the GS F is a little slower than those cars. But it’s also more comfortable and cheaper — and it comes with the promise of Lexus reliability and excellent dealer servicing. This 2016 GS F, offered for $64,949 by Westside Lexus in Houston, also comes with the promise of Lexus’s excellent certified pre-owned warranty, which now boasts coverage for up to 6 years with no mileage limit — among the very best warranties in the car industry. Find a 2016 Lexus GS F for sale

2015 Range Rover Sport SVR

2015 Range Rover Sport SVR – $94,995

The Range Rover Sport SVR is one of the most exciting new Land Rover models, as it boasts the handsome styling of a Range Rover Sport, the off-road capabilities of a traditional Land Rover, the luxury and interior room of a large SUV and the performance of a sports car. Yes, that’s right: The Range Rover Sport SVR is a high-performance Land Rover, touting a 550-horsepower V8 and a 0-to-60 time of just 4.6 seconds. This particular example — available at Land Rover South Dade in Miami for $94,995 — is also offered with a certified pre-owned warranty, which is among the best in the business, as it touts 7 years or 100,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage from the original sale date. Find a 2015 Range Rover Sport for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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  1. Oh, if that SS had a manual. The last gen CTS-V could have made the list, but is for the most part still stuck around $45k for a manual version (but has s/c and mag-shocks). The e SS seems like a deal in the mid/low 30’s for sure.

  2. I had a 2014 RS7 and miss it. Talk about something that does everything well, from performance to utility. Great choice for someone who only has space for 1 car and wants the best multi-purpose car on the road. And the noises it makes in Sport mode are glorious.

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