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Certified Pre Owned

Latest Certified Pre-Owned Incentives by Automaker

By Cars.com on October 10, 2018

If you are in the market for a used car, you may be able to get the best price by looking for special pricing and incentives. Many car manufacturers offer incentives when people purchase certifi... Read More
What Does CPO Mean?

By Jim Travers on April 30, 2018

When shopping for a used car, you'll often see listings for CPO, or certified pre-owned vehicles. While that looks good in ads, its meaning can vary greatly. Related: Video: How to Prep ... Read More
Super Bowl Cities Scrimmage: How Boston, Philly Car Shoppers Roll

By Fred Meier on January 26, 2018

CARS.COM — Super Bowl 52 has shaped up as a battle between the NFL's staunchly successful Boston side and a scrappy Philadelphia team that had to work to overcome adversity. Both have ... Read More
Pros and Cons of CPO Versus an Extended Warranty

By Rick Popely on November 22, 2017

CARS.COM — Most certified pre-owned vehicles come with at least one year of basic, comprehensive warranty coverage backed by the manufacturer, plus a powertrain warranty that usually stret... Read More
Pros and Cons of Buying a CPO Vehicle

By Rick Popely on November 21, 2017

CARS.COM — Certified pre-owned vehicles are touted as the best used cars — late-model vehicles that received plenty of TLC from the previous owner and didn't need major repairs or recon... Read More
Which Is the Better CPO Buy: Luxury or Economy?

By Cars.com Staff on November 20, 2017

CARS.COM — The first factory-certified pre-owned cars were luxury models, starting with Mercedes-Benz in 1989 and followed by Porsche in 1991 and Lexus in 1993. Later, Acura, BMW, Cadillac... Read More
Is a Certified Pre-Owned Car Right for You?

By Rick Popely on April 10, 2017

CARS.COM — Whether you're considering a new or used car, one option you should explore is a certified pre-owned vehicle. These are late-model vehicles that in many cases are nearly new... Read More
A Certified Pre-Owned or Used Car: Which Is Better?

By Rick Popely on April 10, 2017

CARS.COM — Buying any vehicle carries risks, and the risks are greater with a used car than with one that's new. With a used vehicle, you usually don't know how it was treated by p... Read More
The Basics of Buying a CPO Vehicle

By Rick Popely on September 2, 2016

CARS.COM — At most new-car dealerships, you will encounter certified pre-owned vehicles, which have become big business. They are a popular choice for consumers because CPO cars offer more of... Read More
Used, Pre-Owned Leases Grow as Off-Lease Cars Flood Market

By Matt Schmitz on April 18, 2016

CARS.COM — Cars returned after their lease term expires are getting a new lease on life. As leasing occupies a rapidly increasing share of new-car transactions, automakers' captive len... Read More
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