IntelliChoice Says Volvo and VW Have Best Certified Used Car Programs

By Brendan Moore

10.28.2007

Volvo has the best certified used vehicle program in the luxury segment, and Volkswagen took the honor among non-luxury brands for the fourth year in a row, according to IntelliChoice, a company that specializes in automotive ownership cost and value analysis.

The firm has been ranking certified used vehicle programs for the past nine years. The results for this year’s ranking were announced three days ago at the 2008 Remarketing Conference and Used Car Expo in Las Vegas.

Volvo replaces Cadillac in the No. 1 spot this year, only one year after Cadillac dislodged Jaguar from the top spot, a position Jaguar had held for years. Cadillac and Jaguar are tied for second-place in the luxury segment this year.

Over 1 million CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) Vehicles will be sold in 2007, and it is expected that that number will be bettered in 2008. IntelliChoice analyses CPO programs from 31 major manufacturers at this point.

The top five CPO programs in the luxury segment, according to IntelliChoice:

Volvo
Cadillac
Jaguar
Saab
Lexus

The top five CPO programs in the non-luxury segment:

VW
MINI
Hyundai
Honda
Scion

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Author: Brendan Moore

Brendan Moore is a Principal Consultant with Cedar Point Consulting , a management consulting practice based in the Washington, DC area. He also manages Autosavant Consulting, a separate practice within Cedar Point Consulting. where he advises businesses connected to the auto industry. Cedar Point Consulting can be found at http://www.cedarpointconsulting.com.

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  1. Speaking for myself, I have been very happy with the used S-Type I bought through Jaguar’s certified program. It was an easy transaction to buy it, the warranty is excellent, and the car itself has been a great car so far, which is 14 months as an owner. I don’t know Cadilac and Volvo do in their programs, but if they’re better programs than this, they must be awfully good.

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