Through the end of March, qualified shoppers can get a certified pre-owned GMC Acadia or Terrain with 1.9-percent interest for up to 36 months. Autotrader describes that as one of many strong offers that automakers and dealers will be rolling out as they gear up for one of their prime selling stretches of the year.
Warmer weather is coming, and that could mean more warmth from dealers that are ready to drive sales. Car shoppers during this time should potentially check out certified pre-owned vehicles, which Autotrader says is part of a growing market in recent years.
“To kick off the spring selling season, dealers will be rolling out specials on new cars to attract customers, but car shoppers looking for a good deal should consider a certified pre-owned vehicle,” Autotrader executive editor Brian Moody said in a news release. “Automakers continue to back their CPO programs by offering favorable pricing, financing and warranty coverage on a great selection of vehicles. Customers can drive off the lot this March with a car that looks as good as new but has a lower monthly payment.”
Autotrader editors say the following deals can help shoppers in March find a certified pre-owned vehicle that is best for them.
In addition to the Acadia and Terrain mentioned earlier, GMC's certified pre-owned program offers six years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage from the original sale date, according to Autotrader, and that includes an extra year of comprehensive warranty coverage.
For Jaguar's certified pre-owned program, the automaker is offering qualified shoppers 0.9-percent interest for up to 24 months through the end of March on all CPO 2017 F-Pace models. Drivers can also get 3.9-percent interest for up to 36 months. Jaguar offers comprehensive coverage for up to seven years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date.
Lincoln's certified pre-owned program offers up to seven years or 100,000 miles of powertrain protection, plus an additional year of comprehensive coverage over the standard factory warranty, according to Autotrader. But Autotrader adds that Lincoln’s CPO program is available with another “alluring benefit” that could give cost-conscious shoppers a reason to consider a luxurious Lincoln model: That benefit is 2.9 percent interest for up to 72 months on all Black Label models. Aside from Black Label, 4.75-percent interest is available on other Lincoln models for up to 66 months.
Mazda offers powertrain coverage for up to seven years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date as part of its certified pre-owned program. That includes one-year extension of the bumper-to-bumper warranty. Mazda is enhancing its CPO warranty in March, with a special offer of 0.9-percent interest for up to 36 months on all CPO models to qualified shoppers.
Automakers’ and dealers’ commitment to CPO in March includes the Mercedes-Benz certified pre-owned program. The current program offers one year of comprehensive coverage with no mileage limit, and buyers can pay an extra fee to extend that coverage for additional years. In March, Mercedes-Benz shoppers will see several incentive offers for certified pre-owned vehicles. They can pay 1.99-percent interest for up to 36 months on many CPO models, and that includes popular vehicles such as the CLA, the GLA, the C-Class, the GLC, the E-Class, the GLE, the S-Class and the GLS.
Subaru's certified pre-owned program offers coverage that lasts for seven years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date, but the program doesn't offer any additional comprehensive warranty coverage. “That’s forgivable this month,” Autotrader writes, noting that through the end of March, qualified shoppers can get 1.99-percent interest for up to 36 months on all certified pre-owned Subaru models. Autotrader notes that is “an excellent deal” on a pre-owned vehicle.
Autotrader writes that Toyota's certified pre-owned program is strong, featuring one year of comprehensive coverage along with the standard warranty coverage and seven years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage. In March, qualified CPO Camry or Corolla shoppers can get 3.9 percent interest for up to 36 months. Autotrader believes that is a strong deal as interest rates rise.
Different Volkswagen certified pre-owned vehicles receive different coverage, but buyers can add an additional two years or 24,000 miles to their factory warranty. Shoppers can get a better deal than usual on a CPO Volkswagen in March, according to Autotrader. Qualified shoppers can receive 3.99 percent interest for up to 60 months, which Autotrader says is a desirable long-term deal for a pre-owned car.