The trend of buying pre-owned luxury cars has seen a major rise in the recent past. The notion of a car being ‘not-as-good-as-new’ once it’s been used is passé. In fact there are many people who’d happily buy a pre-owned car, deck it up with all the latest accessories and flaunt it. Besides, there’s no harm in buying a pre-owned car when authenticity is guaranteed by the dealers.
The certified pre-owned (CPO) BMW program is an initiative that is engaged primarily to take the used car buying business seriously. BMW has created certifications checklist that all cars must pass in order to be qualified as a CPO car. If a BMW car is covered under the original warranty at the time of resale and it passes the CPO check list as well, it will be given an additional two year warranty (meeting the 50,000 miles warranty). As a result the resale value of the car becomes higher and the buyer is also benefited by the deal.
So, for example, if you purchase a certified used 2006 BMW 525i that has run 20,000 miles from an authorized BMW dealer, there would be approximately three years left on the original warranty. These three years are based out of the balance on the BMW car warranty (4 years or 50,000 miles). Basically, the math is like this:
Original Mileage Warranty Remaining: (50,000 – 20,000) = 30,000 miles
Additional Mileage Warranty: 50,000 miles
So, total BMW car mileage warranty: 80,000 miles
This is huge for a pre-owned car. You can drive all 80,000 miles and still be covered under the warranty program. If you are not a long distance driver, you can also get yourself a five years warranty (3 years from the original + 2 years from the certification). You can rest assured that your automobile is going to deliver several years of fantastic driving experience.
While buying a BMW car, research well about the warranty programs offered by each manufacturer. With the huge supply of pre-owned BMW cars, it always pays to buy one from authorised dealers. It is only the authorised dealers who have all these lucrative offers. You may come across many places that offer a better buying price but what matters is the cost down the line. In the long run your car will need servicing and repairs which might dig a hole in your pocket. So, make the wiser decision and always buy a pre-owned luxury car from an authorised dealer.