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CPO Program Review: Audi

Overview

Audi recently udated thier program, it now has no deductible and no transfer fee. Audi’s certified pre-owned (CPO) program extends coverage by 1 year and unlimited miles past the expiration of the vehicle’s original 4-year/50,000 mile new car warranty. It also comes with a thorough inspection and often includes special financing rates.

What We Like

Unlimited mileage; comprehensive warranty; no fee to transfer; no deductible; thorough inspection; special financing rates.

What We Don’t

Warranty starts from original sale date; only covers 1 year beyond the original new car warranty; all maintenance for R8, hybrid and electric models must be performed by an authorized dealer.

Program Specifics

If you’re searching for a used Audi, you might want to check out the brand’s certified pre-owned program. It comes with a thorough mechanical inspection and an additional warranty that goes above and beyond the brand’s standard coverage. As an added bonus, Audi frequently offers CPO models with special financing rates.

Let’s start with that warranty. Audi’s program boasts 5 years and unlimited miles of coverage from the car’s original sale date. While we don’t love that the warranty starts on the original sale date rather than on the day you buy the car, we do appreciate the warranty’s mileage terms, which offers 1 year and unlimited miles beyond the brand’s new car limited warranty.

We also appreciate Audi’s 300-point mechanical inspection, claimed to be the most thorough in the industry, and the brand’s special financing rates, which sometimes extend new-car deals and offers to Audi CPO models. Unlike BMW and Mercedes-Benz, however, the Audi CPO program has no deductible and, should you decide to sell, no transfer fee. Many other automakers have no warranty transfer fee and require a lot less paperwork, but Lexus won’t let you transfer any remaining warranty at all.

While this warranty is a bonus for people who rack up a lot of miles in a shorty time, the 1-year extension isn’t as generous as some other luxury brands.

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