March is the beginning of the spring sales events for many automotive manufacturers. Sales of new cars typically bring in quite an inventory of trade-ins and other used vehicles. After going through some extensive inspections by trained technicians, most of these used vehicles will be classified as certified pre-owned, given limited warranties, and strapped with some very decent incentives for buyers. Here are a few of the best certified pre-owned car deals and incentives for March 2011.
GM is still running their “No Worries Sales Event” until the end of March. You can get financing as low as 1.9% on select GM certified vehicles. The following models are eligible for this offer as long as they have the GM Certified sticker:
- Chevy Impala
- Chevy Malibu
- Chevy Silverado
- GMC Sierra
The Impala and Malibu are top choices here. The Enclave is another top pick, but it can get pricy if it’s fully loaded. Make sure you check Kelley Blue Book values on used models before negotiations begin.
Ford is making nearly their entire lineup available for low financing and 3 months on free Sirius satellite radio. The following models are available for the financing offer, as long as they are labeled as Ford Certified Used Vehicles:
The Fusion, Focus, and Fiesta are all top-rated picks. The Mustang isn’t a bad choice if you can find a V8 model or a GT for a decent price. The V6 models should be steered clear of since the 2011 models have an upgraded V6 engine that is more powerful and smoother.
Chrysler and Dodge aren’t doing much with their pre-owned inventory as far as financing incentives. They do offer other incentives for the purchase of their pre-owned inventory though. All Dodge and Chrysler certified pre-owned receive the following benefits:
- 3-Month/30,000-Mile Maximum Care Warranty
- 7-Year/100,00-Mile Powertrain Warranty with Roadside Assistance and Rental Car Allowance
- Carfax Vehicle History Report
- 3 Months Free Sirius satellite radio
Honda is offering financing incentives on their pre-owned Accords to match their new Accords. You can get financing as low as 1.9% APR for 24 to 36 months on the following certified pre-owned models:
- 2006-2011 Coupe
- 2006-2011 Honda Accord Hybrid
- 2006-2011 Honda Accord Sedan
Toyota has also decided to go with the financing offers for their pre-owned inventory. If you qualify, you could get financing as low as 2.9% APR on the following models:
The 2008 and newer RAV4 is an excellent choice, as well as the Camry from any of the available years. This may also be a great time to try out the hybrid groundbreaker Prius.
All Hyundai certified pre-owned vehicles from the model years 2007-2011 are eligible for financing as low as 2.9% APR for 36 months. They also come with the following benefits:
- 150-point Quality Assurance Inspection
- 10-Year/100,00-Mile Powertrain Warranty with Roadside Assistance and Rental Car Allowance
- Carfax Vehicle History Report
Nissan is giving a 1.99% APR offer on the following models:
- 2008-2009 , Maxima, Sentra, Murano, and Pathfinder
Nissan Certified Pre-Owned vehicles also come with:
- Trip-Interruption Coverage
- Vehicle Title History Report
- 7-Year/100,000-Mile Warranty
- Car rental reimbursement
- Optional “Wrap” Protection
BMW is dipping into a different well for consumer incentives. With the purchase of any certified pre-owned BMW M Series from the 2007 or 2008 model years, they’ll send you to their M School Performance Center. It’s a one of a kind 8-hour driving experience with professional drivers.