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Okay, so i'm still looking into getting a newer car, and i've been looking at dealer's online...and most of the ones that i like aren't "certified" what exactly does that consist of??

Thanks for your time

~kim
 

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The ones that are certified are like you said are newer cars. They usually have low miles and are in good condition. Ford takes these cars and does a complete check on them, and does some basic maintence. Also you get a farely good warranty with them.

This site here tells what ford does in their checks: http://www.fordvehicles.com/dealerships/preowned/process/

and this one gives you a quick overview and a way to locate dealers with certified pre-owned cars on their lot:
http://www.fordvehicles.com/dealerships/preowned/

Hope this helps you out and good luck.

EDIT: Sorry about mislead there. i guess ford isnt so through
 

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Something you pay an extra 30-50% for that gets you basically nothing other than a nice little stamp. It's easier not to bother.
 
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My 97 Vulcan was certified, and also sworn by the dealer that all recalls were done. They were not, and the most important recall was missed. Now it's a certified POS.

I say forego the certified vehicles, but bring a mechanic or knowledgable relative/friend/whatever with you to check out the car.
 

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Originally posted by Bob Gervais@Jan 10 2004, 07:29 PM
My 97 Vulcan was certified, and also sworn by the dealer that all recalls were done. They were not, and the most important recall was missed. Now it's a certified POS.

I say forego the certified vehicles, but bring a mechanic or knowledgable relative/friend/whatever with you to check out the car.
A trend developing? Mine was a "Quality Care" certified Ford vehicle. $3k in repairs in the first year doesn't say much about quality does it?


Also my car is missing a bunch of recalls that I had to push Ford to get the heck done, some they wouldn't do cause it was "after the deadline" way to treat your customers Ford. I got them to do all the safety recalls but my wipers still malfunction sometimes. :roll:
 
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