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Certified Used (CPO)
#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?
#695 of 696 Re: Help :) [markar]
Sep 09, 2013 (9:04 am)
Yes, I usually strongly recommend to buyers they have a PPI done. I don't want to misrepresent the car in any way.
On your end? To get the most for your car, it needs to be the best it can be. Detail the hell out of it, make sure everything works, and it has ZERO needs. A buyer will pay more if they think they can drive the car immediately without having to put any extra money into it.
And if you want to increase your exposure, take at least 2 dozen high-res photos right after detailing and make a nice ad online with craigslist, enthusiast websites, and ebay local classifieds.
#696 of 696 What are the best CPO (certified pre-owned) car warranty programs?
Sep 27, 2013 (6:21 pm)
I have been thinking of buying pre-owned certified vehicle directly from a dealer (=factory warranty, not 3rd party extended warranty). My price range is around $14,000-17,000 for a sedan, preferably with a low gas consumption. The only thing I am afraid of is getting a CPO car and then realizing that their great-looking-on paper warranty coverage in reality has many exclusions, and I will have to pay for many repairs myself.
I found out that Volvo received Best Premium CPO Program Award from IntelliChoice while Hyundai got Best Popular CPO Program Award for 2013. Volvo presence is very limited in our area so we have very few CPO cars available (besides, there is only one low priced model they have -C30); Hyundai I will look into, but I would like to have more options. I honestly do not understand why Hyundai was rated as having best CPO warranty when it seems like a lot of other car makers have the same type of warranty (according to Certified Pre-Owned Program Guide from cars.com website which compares "similarities and differences among 38 manufacturer Certified Pre-Owned programs")
Do you personally have any experience with buying CPO cars? What brand would you recommend/not recommend and why? Thank you for your input!