Latest Certified Pre-Owned Incentives by Automaker

By Cars.com on September 11, 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
How We Went From a Safari to an Expedition: Our Car-Shopping Journey

By Jen Burklow on May 15, 2018

It's hard to let go of the things we love, like kids ... or cars. But let them go we must. Such was the case for me and my husband when we (actually, he) finally admitted it was time to bid ... 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
What's New on PickupTrucks.com: 11/22/17

By Brian Normile on November 22, 2017

CARS.COM — New on sister site PickupTrucks.com this week: A fix for Ram EcoDiesels is expected by spring; spy photographers catch the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 wearing a lot less camouflage; an... 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
Video: 10 Ways to Spot a Flood-Damaged Car

By Matt Schmitz on November 9, 2017

CARS.COM — In the wake of the death and destruction caused by the devastating one-two punch of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma this past summer, Americans once again witnessed how disaster brin... 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