We reported just two days ago that General Motors would be making its entire Certified Used Vehicle inventory available for sale on Cars.com. Today the General announced that each of those vehicles will now be sold with the same 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty that's included with the purchase of a brand new 2007 model. The warranty for these vehicles that range in model year from 2002 to 2006 begins with their original in-service date and is fully transferable, as well. Just like the powertrain warranty on the new models, this one covers components in the engine, transmission, transfer case where applicable and the final drive assemblies. Today's announcement only covers vehicles from Buick, Chevy, GMC, Oldsmobile and Pontiac, however. The rest of GM's brands have their own certified used vehicle programs, though Saturn is expected to announce the same warranty for its used vehicles later this year. Cadillac, Saab and HUMMER certified used vehicles are already offered with a 6-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.

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GM Adds 5-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty to GM Certified Used Vehicles

No-Deductible, Transferable Warranty Provides Consumers Value, Peace of Mind

DETROIT - General Motors today announced that it will provide consumers with a fully transferable five-year/100,000-mile* powertrain limited warranty with no deductible, on all GM Certified Used Vehicles, the industry's top-selling manufacturer-certified used vehicle brand.

"Last fall, GM unveiled the best new car and truck coverage of any full-line manufacturer in the nation**, letting customers know that every one of our 2007 light-duty vehicles delivers a superior level of quality," said Troy Clarke, GM group vice president and president, GM North America. "We're very pleased to now offer that same level of confidence with every GM Certified Used Vehicle from Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile and Pontiac."

The new GM Certified Used Vehicles five-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty with no deductible, available on all 2002-2006 GM Certified Used Vehicles, is effective from the vehicle's original in-service date.

The fully transferable limited powertrain warranty covers more than 900 components related to the engine, transmission, transfer case (if applicable) and final drive assemblies on all GM Certified Used Vehicles sold in the United States. GM Certified has also extended its 24-hour roadside assistance plan to the earlier of 100,000 miles or five years. GM Certified Used Vehicles also provides a three-month/3,000-mile bumper-to-bumper comprehensive limited warranty, vehicle history reports, a stringent 117-point vehicle inspection and a 3-day, 150-mile customer satisfaction guarantee on all GM Certified Used Vehicles.

"This is another proof point that GM's turnaround is gaining momentum, and a clear sign of our confidence in the quality and value of our cars and trucks," said Brian McVeigh, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. "Our GM Certified Used dealers have been asking for this because it adds a real point of differentiation for our program," McVeigh added. "GM Certified Used does an outstanding job of bringing in new customers, and this enhancement will only add to that."

The new GM Certified 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty with no deductible applies only to GM Certified Used Vehicles (Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile and Pontiac) brands. Saturn Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are expected to announce a similar program later this year.

Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, Saab Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles and HUMMER Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles operate separate programs - each of those programs has a 6-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty effective from the vehicle's in-service date.

To drive even more consumers to its Certified Used Vehicles, GM is adding Cars.com, one of the industry's leading automotive websites, to its online listings program, The addition of Cars.com effectively doubles GM Certified's Internet footprint in terms of online vehicle listings.

In addition to comprehensive content, advice and automotive reviews, Cars.com lists more than 2 million vehicles from 13,000 dealer customers, classified advertisers and private parties to offer consumers one of the industry's best selections of new and used vehicles online. GM Certified Used Vehicles listings will also appear on Cars.com's partner sites, including MSN Autos, Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com, and more than 200 local media sites. Cars.com, MSN Autos and kbb.com combined represent visits from 66 percent of all automotive Internet users***.

Consumers can go to www.gmcertified.com to learn more about GM Certified Used Vehicles, locate the closest GM Certified dealer or search the industry's largest available certified pre-owned inventory, with 60,000-plus vehicles.

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