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Certified Pre-Owned Cars May Have Dangerous Safety Defects

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for used car signs.jpgMost car manufacturers have certified pre-owned ("CPO") programs. Typically, CPO programs involve an inspection by an authorized dealership, who "certifies" that the car meets certain standards.  For example, Toyota advertises that it has a "160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection."

Certified Pre-Owned Cars May Have Dangerous Safety Defects

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for used car signs.jpgMost car manufacturers have certified pre-owned ("CPO") programs. Typically, CPO programs involve an inspection by an authorized dealership, who "certifies" that the car meets certain standards.  For example, Toyota advertises that it has a "160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection."

Are Certified Pre-Owned Cars Worth the Extra Money?

Are Certified Pre-Owned ("CPO") cars worth the extra money? A recent article by Tribune Newspapers discusses the increased cost of CPO vehicles, which consumers bought at record levels in 2014. Certified pre-owned cars are supposedly subjected to an extensive inspection by dealerships, who "certify" that the vehicles meet stringent standards established by the manufacturer.

Car Dealership Sold Unsafe Certified Pre-owned Car

A Connecticut Serviceman and his wife have sued a West Haven dealership for selling them an unsafe car even though the dealership allegedly told them that the the car was certified-preowned.  Read about problems with certified pre-owned cars here.  

I Bought a Certified Pre-Owned Car - and it was WRECKED!

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Car Salesman.jpgMost car manufacturers have certified pre-owned ("CPO") programs. Typically, CPO programs involve an inspection by an authorized dealership, who "certifies" that the car meets the manufacturer's high standards. For example, Toyota advertises that it has a "160-Point Quality Assurance Inspection." CPO cars often sell for a premium price. One reason for the higher cost is that most programs include a manufacturer's warranty. But, the main reason that many consumers pay extra for certified pre-owned is because they believe that these cars have been thoroughly checked out and are in great condition.

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