GM Offers One-Year, 12,000-Mile Warranty on All CPO Vehicles


If you can swing it in this tough economic climate, it sure isn't a bad time to buy a car. On top of GM's employee pricing deal for new cars, the automaker is also offering a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty on all of its certified pre-owned vehicles.

Bumper-to-bumper and fully transferable, the warranty can be tacked on to GM's typical five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

GM has also extended its standards for CPO vehicles to include models as old as six years or with as many as 75,000 miles on the odometer. The deal only applies to the Buick, Chevy, GMC, Pontiac and Saturn brands. Left out are Cadillac, Hummer and Saab (although, thanks to gas prices, there's never been a cheaper time to buy a new Hummer).

GM expects to sell its 3 millionth vehicle through its certified pre-owned program this September, which would make it the first certified used-vehicle program to reach that mark.

Click on the link to see the full press release from GM's website.



I recently purchased a CPO vehicle, one with 12,000 miles that had another two years of factory warranty remaining. Yet it still provided an incentive to purchase as I wound up with a warranty superior to buying new, plus it’s transferable which I’ll assume later on will increase trade-in value.

Additionally those extended warranties also include roadside assistance for the length of their term. Despite their benefits I would caution anyone considering same to be aware of the cars worth if it’s not certified. Often times dealers pad the retail for these vehicles making the worth questionable. Bear in mind today’s vehicles are much more reliable then what was produced just a few years ago. Consequently most owners will never use the warranty, although the peace of mind may be worth the added cost for some.

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App