Why is a Carmax car listed as Certified Pre Owned?

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Asked by Apr 12, 2016 at 09:02 AM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I thought CPO cars could only be certified and sold by their actual
manufacturer/dealer, though this car came up under a CPO search:
http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/viewDetailsFilterViewInventor
yListing.action?
sourceContext=forSaleTab_true_0&newSearchFromOverviewPage=true&in
ventorySearchWidgetType=BODYSTYLE&bodyTypeGroup=bg5&zip=30189
&distance=50&startYear=&endYear=&minPrice=0&maxPrice=&maxMileage
=&transmission=A&maxAccidents=0&colors=Gold&colors=Gray&colors=Silv
er&newUsed=3&modelChanged=false&filtersModified=true&sortType=PRIC
E&sortDirection=ASC#listing=141083485

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"There are no industry standards in place for certified pre-owned programs, so some caution should be exercised when shopping for a vehicle. These cars are sold by new car dealers and typically represent used cars that have the manufacturer standing behind them carfax." 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic 1500 I agree should be from a Chevrolet dealer, probably wholesaled from a Chevrolet dealer and never changed the carfax report. I suggest contacting Chevrolet for an explanation.

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That makes sense, thank you for the reply.

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