Shopping for a used Jaguar vehicle often leads many drivers to consider certified pre-owned options. Jaguar is one of many manufacturers that have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program. Each car manufacturer structures their CPO program differently; read on to learn about the specifics of the Jaguar CPO program.
In order to be considered a Jaguar Certified Pre-Owned car, vehicles must be under five years old, and have less than 60,000 miles. These vehicles come complete with a six year/100,000 miles Certified Limited Warranty.
In order to ensure that every Jaguar Certified Pre-Owned car is safe for the road, each vehicle must pass a 165-point inspection which includes:
- Electrical Tests
- Climate Control Inspection
- Interior Check and Detailing
- Exterior General Check and Detailing
- Luggage Compartment Inspection
- Engine Compartment
- Drivetrain Inspection
- Road Test
Jaguar CPO vehicles come with a warranty, which covers repairs or replacement to any part that becomes defective under normal use within the first six years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The warranty requires no deductible for each service visit. It also includes:
24-hour Roadside Assistance: CPO vehicle owners can reach Jaguar 24 hours a day for flat tires, dead batteries, and emergency fuel delivery. This benefit also includes towing services to the nearest Jaguar dealership, lock-out services, and trip interruption benefits for a reasonable cost for food, lodging, or transportation.
Vehicle History Report: Every CPO vehicle owner gets full access to the CARFAX service report, maintenance history, and reviews of their particular Jaguar car.
Buyers who choose to obtain a vehicle through the Jaguar Certified Pre-Owned car program will see a difference in the overall bottom line. The price will usually be around 16% higher than a regular “used” Jaguar vehicle.
For example: at the time of this article in April 2016, a used 2012 Jaguar XF is priced around $24,332 on Kelley Blue Book; the same vehicle under Jaguar’s CPO program is priced around $28,298.
Compare Jaguar to Other Certified Pre-Owned Car Programs
Whether you decide to go with a CPO car, it's always wise to have an independent certified mechanic inspect any used car before buying it. Certified Pre-Owned does not mean the car is in perfect condition, and any used car can come with serious issues that aren't apparent to an untrained eye. If you're in the market to buy a used car, schedule a pre-purchase inspection for total peace of mind.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as Jaguar Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program and was authored by Valerie Johnston.