Why are some certified and others not? What determines the certifications?


Asked by Dec 31, 2014 at 01:15 PM about the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Do you mean vehicles? The dealer "certifies" some vehicles, which means they will warranty if anything go wrong for a certain amount of time, that's why you pay more for those. Usually the better cars.

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Certified used vehicles have to meet a certain criteria. Clean Carfax, low mileage, age, and ownership history. They must also pass an inspection at the selling dealer's service department. So, as Tom said, they're better than non-certified. A non-certified vehicle will be cheaper to buy but may have been in an accident, had multiple owners, high mileage, or be an older model. HTH. -Jim

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Looking at a 2011 Exl accord from a Honda dealer that is not certified. Car fax does not report any accidents and only one owner. Has 45,000 miles. Concerned about it not being certified, can a buyer request that a car get certified?

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I'd suggest having the car professionally inspected. I've used lemonsquad.com in the past. I'd also inquire as to why this particular vehicle is not certified. Ask about an extended used car warranty as well. HTH. -Jim

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Thanks for all your replys. Very helpful

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