The upcoming Chrysler Diversified Certification Program should prove an interesting lure to shoppers in the ultra competitive market of used cars for sale. The new program will allow a Chrysler certified used car warranty on a non Chrysler vehicle that meets the programs set guidelines, and then allow that that vehicle to be sold at Chrysler, Fiat, and Dodge dealer locations.
The program will kick off at Fiat dealerships first with Chrysler dealership locations, as well as Ram Truck dealers and Dodge dealership locations, taking up the program within the next two months. The early start for Fiat dealerships is undoubtedly good news given their current limited vehicle lineup based entirely around the Fiat 500 which includes the Fiat 500c and Fiat 500 Abarth.
It will allow Chrysler dealership locations to not just offer a warranty on new cars for sale, but also offer officially backed certified used car warranty program. Given the requirements for the program, Chrysler will likely put a premium cost on these choice used cars for sale. However used car buyers will likely be drawn anyway to avoid many of the insecurities that buying a used vehicle encompasses.
Requirements for the Chrysler Certified Used Car Warranty
To qualify for the Chrysler Certified Used Car Warranty, the vehicle must be under 48,000 miles and be 2008 or newer. This means now you can buy a certified used Honda or certified used Toyota if you wish from your local Chrysler dealership on top of any of the standard Chrysler new cars for sale. The prospect of getting a full warranty and be able to use any Chrysler location is sure to interest more then just shoppers of used car lots.
The maximum warranty for these Chrysler CPO program vehicles is 5 years or 60,000 miles, whatever the vehicle hits first. Because every certified pre-owned car must be under 48,000 and 4 years old, that means the minimum warranty you can get from Chrysler used car lots is a 12,000 miles // 1 year warranty, a huge upgrade over past Chrysler extended warranties and also greatly competitive with other automakers certified Pre-owned programs. If you're interested in shopping used cars for sale, but are hesitant to pick up a lemon, the peace of mind Chrysler is selling is very much worth it.