Certified-Used Programs

Revamp of CPO program pays off for Fiat Chrysler

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015

Fiat Chrysler's retooled certified used-vehicle program is paying off, said Eric Swanson, FCA US senior manager of certified pre-owned vehicle sales. The company added about 150 dealers to the CPO fold in 2014, for a total of 1,404, and expects to add 100 or more this year....
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VW sees 'banner year' for certified-used sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Volkswagen division's certified used-vehicle sales rose 17 percent last month to 7,675. It was the brand's best certified used-vehicle sales for a January and the beginning of a "banner year," said Michael Ashton, VW's senior manager of CPO and used-vehicle operations....
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Service lanes can become source of used-car inventory

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

Brian Benstock has found that his own service department is the best place to shop for used vehicles. When the general manager of Paragon Honda in Woodside, N.Y. needs a used car or truck of a certain model year, color and trim level, he searches his database and invites owners of those vehicles into his service department. He offers them discounts on maintenance work....
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Reports aim to aid VW certified used sales

6:52 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Volkswagen of America will provide free CarStory Market Reports to VW dealers to help educate consumers about the benefits of VW's certified used-vehicle program and to help dealers sell more certified used VW vehicles....
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Retired rentals ding prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

The talk in remarketing circles has been about how the rising tide of off-lease vehicles will push used-car prices down. But more retired rental units are destined to hit the market next year, too....
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Shoppers willing to pay smaller certified-used premium, study shows

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

New-car shoppers in AutoTrader.com's 2014 Certified Pre-Owned Study said they are willing to pay a $2,032 premium for a certified used vehicle, vs. one that isn't. That was down $908, or nearly a third, from the amount new-car shoppers in last year's study said they were willing to pay....
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AutoNation halts sales of used cars under Takata recalls

12:51 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014

AutoNation has stopped selling used vehicles that are subject to the Takata airbag recalls and warnings. The action affects fewer than 400 cars, AutoNation said today....
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EDITORIAL

Brace yourself for a flood of used vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014

Prices on used vehicles are falling and will keep falling as supplies of late-model used cars and trucks return to normal levels. We're seeing the end of a long drought of used vehicles caused by the recession. In 2009 and 2010, the number of new vehicles that were built and sold plummeted. Even fewer were leased back then because of the credit crunch that came with the slump....
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Tesla's trump card? Used cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Tesla is developing a program to sell the Model S secondhand in a bid to lower the cost of entry for the $71,070 sedan and unlock the earnings potential of Tesla's factory-owned retail network....
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EDITORIAL

CPO program standards must be strictly enforced

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

It's unfortunate that automakers must sometimes temporarily bar an errant dealer from CPO participation, but it's a necessary step. General Motors and American Honda Motor Co. had no choice....
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Honda, GM crack down on certified-used rule benders

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014

Honda and GM, among others, are closely monitoring dealerships' compliance with certified used-vehicle programs -- and cracking down on rule breakers....
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CarMax recruiting for more than 1,000 jobs

6:33 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2014

CarMax said it is recruiting for more than 1,000 positions to fill across the country. The used-car retailer said in a statement Wednesday it is offering full- and part-time permanent positions....
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Certified-used sales fall in June, expected to rise for year

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014

Sales of certified used vehicles slipped in June for the first time in a year and a half. But analysts still predict certified sales will rise overall this year. Sales dipped 2 percent in June from a year earlier to 181,112, but still posted an 8 percent gain for the first half, to 1,133,588....
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Used-vehicle prices dipped in May, but pickup prices edged up

2:35 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014

In line with seasonal patterns, overall wholesale prices of used vehicles dipped in May from April levels, but prices of used pickups rose, according to data in the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index....
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Consumer awareness aids CPO sales and prices

2:22 pm U.S. ET | May 30, 2014

Certified used-vehicle sales are expected to grow this year and next year in lock step with increases in the supply of late-model used vehicles, the latest issue of Perspective, a monthly report by NADA Used Car Guide that highlights industry trends, says....
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Top seller CarMax watches as rivals circle

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014

CarMax Inc. is the 400-pound gorilla of the used-car market. Now Sonic and Asbury Automotive Group Inc. are on track to open stand-alone used-car stores this year. CarMax is watching, but not all that worried....
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Analysts: Lower used-car prices just around corner

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014

Used-vehicle prices are expected to start dropping now and continue to do so in the near term, analysts predict, citing seasonal patterns....
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