Why do some companies refer to their warranties on cars out of factory coverage as extended service contracts and others, like PORSCHE, call them CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED WARRANTIES?
The difference is the level of coverage, the pre-sale evaluation of the vehicle by a BRAND-trained technician on the car you are about to buy, and the guarantee your "protection purchase" will cover and therefore PAY FOR
the item(s) and labor required to make the car whole.
Only a branded dealership
(branded= they sell the car make new as well as service it and sell used cars of the same.) can be CERTIFIED by the Car manufacturer
to sell this product. Not all Porsche Dealerships participate in this program.LIABILITY. W
e here this word a lot in today's world. In the automotive world, it has serious connotations around driver safety and product reliability.
When a Porsche dealership CERTIFIES a car with the PORSCHE Certified PRE-OWNED WARRANTY, they are putting their money and business on the line to tell you where-ever you drive your Porsche (in the US and Canada) the dealership will absolutely honor the plan.
The cost is extremely reasonable for the coverage, if you haven't shopped around luxury brand warranties, trust me, I have and they range all the way to $13k on some models.
The cost of a Porsche Certified Pre-Owned Warranty is usually included in the selling price of most PORSCHE dealerships
, however, with it comes special LOW interest financing that can save you the cost of the warranty over a car sold by some other location.
Here are all the specifics you want to know about the level of commitment in the Porsche CPO program.
- Porsche Approved vehicles are inspected by factory trained technicians who conduct a mechanical and cosmetic 100+ point inspection
- Repairs are carried out in line with the strict Porsche quality criteria: ORIGINAL OEM PARTS only!
- The Porsche Approved Certified Pre-owned Program comprises two distinct limited warranty coverage's. 1) The limited warranty covers up to 6 years or a cumulative 100,000 miles/160,000 kilometers, whichever comes first if the vehicle is still under the new car limited warranty. 2) The limited warranty covers 2 years from the date of sale, up to a cumulative 100,000 miles/ 160,000 kilometers from the current mileage on the odometer at the time of purchase.
- Porsche Roadside Assistance, the exclusive support service that offers added security
What can you expect?
Driving pleasure, quality, safety and stability of value. In short: A Porsche which really cannot be described as a pre-owned vehicle. Rather, as a thoroughbred sports car the charm of which was once tasted by another driver. 1.9% and 2.9% PFS PORSCHE 360 CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED FINANCE1.9% APR applies to select Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned Model Year 2009, 2010, 2011 Porsche Boxster, Cayman, Cayenne, 911, Carrera, (No 911 Turbo, GT2 or GT3) also applies to select Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned Model Year 2010, 2011 Porsche Panamera. APR available for up to 60 month financing on Approved Credit by Porsche Financial Services, Inc. Not all customers will qualify. Offer valid through 12/30/13 from participating U.S. Porsche dealers. Certain Porsche model years may be eligible for Certification but not special financing rates. Specific Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicles and options are subject to availability and your price may vary. Vehicles must be certified by a designated Porsche dealer prior to delivery.
Long and short of it, don't buy the car without one, you won't hear me
say "I told you so" but someone in your family will...