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Cadillac Enhances Certified Pre-Owned Program

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author photo by Autotrader May 2011

In 1994, Cadillac became one of the first car brands to launch a certified pre-owned program – and now, the GM brand is making it better. Cadillac's updated certified pre-owned program includes an expanded inspection system, more perks, and – for a short time – even a few tempting financial incentives.

The headlining act of Cadillac's augmented certified pre-owned program is a more robust inspection system, which now includes a 172-point check of each vehicle before certification takes place – a significant improvement over the previous 117-point inspection. Also added is a comprehensive interior and exterior detail, as well as checks – and replacement if necessary – of key operational components like windshields, brakes, tires, and wipers. Many basics of the program, such as a 6-year/100,000-mile warranty, 24-hour roadside assistance, and courtesy transportation for warranty work remain unchanged.

"In the luxury market, pre-owned automobiles are often an entry point for new customers to the brand," said Kurt McNeil, vice president of Cadillac sales and service. "We want these customers to know that we stand behind the quality of our pre-owned Cadillacs."

In addition to the program improvements, Cadillac is hoping to entice prospective pre-owned shoppers with low financing rates. Qualified buyers purchasing a certified pre-owned Cadillac in May or June will be eligible for financing rates as low as 1.9 percent – and Cadillac will also cover the first three monthly payments. That gives Cadillac an important selling point over rivals like Lexus and Mercedes-Benz, particularly at a time when used car prices are hitting record levels.

"The enhanced certified pre-owned program is another building block to establish Cadillac as the new standard of the luxury market," McNeil said, echoing Cadillac's mission to take on established foreign competition from Europe and Japan.

Cadillac's certified pre-owned program covers vehicles under four years old with fewer than 50,000 miles, and excludes any vehicles with prior accident history, flood or fire damage, or odometer issues. The automaker also provides a free CARFAX vehicle history report for all certified pre-owned vehicles.

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Cadillac Enhances Certified Pre-Owned Program - Autotrader