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Certified Used (CPO)
Jul 13, 2013 (7:21 am)
The more I read about this vehicle, the more I like it! The few I've sat in have had great seats and it's the perfect sized vehicle. Sure underneath it's a Chevy Cruze, but it's so much more...great job GM!
#686 of 696 Re: Buick Verano [sandman_6472]
Jul 13, 2013 (9:48 am)
I don't think I would like it (the Verano).
In Edmunds performance testing, the Verano accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9.0 seconds, which is slow for cars in this class.
Now the turbo charged model, heck yeah! But then, the turbo is only available in the top trim level, with an MSRP of over $29k.
Certified pre-owned models don't make a lot of sense in the current car market. Any late model used vehicle is insanely expensive. Qbrozen made a comment the other day that the Mustang GT he just recently purchased would sell at auction for more than he spent buying it brand new.
#687 of 696 Re: Buick Verano [ohenryx]
Jul 26, 2013 (9:59 pm)
I disagree. It does depend on the car somewhat, but the makes with good CPO factory warranty extensions (luxury makes) remain very good CPO buys.
Would you rather pay $76,000 for a new XYZmobile or $35,000 for a 2 year old CPO that still has 48 months and 90,000 miles on the factory / CPO warranty?????
I know what I'm buying.
#688 of 696 Re: Buick Verano [cadillacmike]
Jul 27, 2013 (12:47 pm)
Depending on the make, I know to. Just hope the previous owner broke it in right and did the proper maintenance. I'd definitely trust a Buick cpo'd model and the more I see the vehicle, the more I like it!
#689 of 696 Re: Buick Verano [cadillacmike]
Jul 29, 2013 (7:03 am)
I will have to concede your point here, at least in regards to a Cadillac or similar expensive luxury car. A 3 year old CPO Cadillac is going to be a much better buy than a new one. I was thinking of more main stream cars, Chevy, Honda, Toyota.
Sep 06, 2013 (10:36 am)
Hi guys, i have moved in the Usa few years ago and when i arrived here i bought a BMW 328,2008, now it has 130k miles and i tried to sell it. Most of the interested customers asked if this car is certified and is it under warranty? So i don't know what to do, how to make my car certified and under warranty? Any help?!
#691 of 696 Re: Help :) [markar]
Sep 06, 2013 (6:31 pm)
It is 130k miles. The answer is NO. Even if it was BMW certified at some point, it would have expired long ago. I don't know of ANY manufacturer that covers certified cars past 100k.
#692 of 696 Re: Help :) [qbrozen]
Sep 09, 2013 (3:59 am)
I see. But i thought that some car services can provide me a certificate that my car has been inspected and it is in good condition.
#693 of 696 Re: Help :) [markar]
Sep 09, 2013 (6:38 am)
a BMW dealer could certainly perform a PPI (pre-purchase inspection) for a fee and give you a printout that you could present to any potential buyers. Personally, I leave that up to the buyer to do. If someone I was buying from had it done, I might be suspicious that they have a friend at that particular dealership and its not on the up and up.
#694 of 696 Re: Help :) [qbrozen]
Sep 09, 2013 (7:30 am)
That's a good point.
So to have in mind, i can just recommend that option to buyers in order to improve the value of my car.
And can you give me some tips in order to gain the value of my car?