Certified Pre Owned

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Latest Certified Pre-Owned Incentives by Automaker

Latest Certified Pre-Owned Incentives by Automaker

By on December 5, 2017

CARS.COM — Certified pre-owned incentives are reduced-rate loans offered by manufacturers to qualified buyers of CPO vehicles. All financing offers listed here are available nationally unl... Read More
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Pros and Cons of CPO Versus an Extended Warranty

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
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Pros and Cons of Buying a CPO Vehicle

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 o... Read More
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Which Is the Better CPO Buy: Luxury or Economy?

Which Is the Better CPO Buy: Luxury or Economy?

By 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
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Is a Certified Pre-Owned Car Right for You?

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
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A Certified Pre-Owned or Used Car: Which Is Better?

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
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The Basics of Buying a CPO Vehicle

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... Read More
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Used, Pre-Owned Leases Grow as Off-Lease Cars Flood Market

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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How to Compare CPO Programs

How to Compare CPO Programs

By Rick Popely on February 7, 2016

CARS.COM — You shouldn't judge a book solely by its cover, and neither should you judge a certified pre-owned program only by its brochure. CPO programs vary widely in their warranty c... Read More
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Is Your Trade-in a CPO Candidate?

Is Your Trade-in a CPO Candidate?

By Rick Popely on February 7, 2016

CARS.COM — If you're trading in a low-mileage, late-model vehicle that has been well maintained and looks nearly new, your car could be a candidate for a certified pre-owned program. ... Read More
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