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Old 06-20-2011, 06:45 AM
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"Certified Pre-owned" - How much does it cost the dealer?

How much does it cost a dealer to have a vehicle "certified" through Ford? I am looking at a 2010 F-250 and asked the dealer to have it certified. They said it costs quite a bit and they would have to add it on to the price. The saleswoman said she didn't know how much and would have to look into it. I want it "certified" so it will come with the 6 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. The truck only has 9,800 miles and I plan to do a DPF delete and tuner right away, so maybe it isn't worth worrying about for an extra year and 40,000 miles of warranty. Is the "certified" warranty as good as the factory warranty?
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To certify it as a CPO they have to check a whole bunch of things and anything they find wrong they have to fix. Making a vehicle a CPO tacks on a couple thousand to the price of the vehicle but could as anything else, be negotiated. The CPO warranty is essentially the same as Ford's ESP warranties. Since you plan on doing a DPF delete and tuner immediately, save the couple thousand and don't buy a CPO. The truck only has 9800 miles on it anyway and it still well under the 3yr/36k bumper-to-bumper and 5yr/100k warranty the engine has which to me makes the process of making the vehicle a CPO unnecessary. If you take the truck to your dealer with the DPF delete and tune they will most likely void your warranty anyway for the motor unless you find a highly mod friendly dealer. You could also swap the DPF back in and remove the tuner for any warranty work which is what I'd do and that is what many on here do.

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Thanks for the info. Are you saying that it costs the dealer a couple thousand to have a vehicle certified or that it just normally makes them worth a couple thousand more? I do have a mod friendly dealer. I probably won't get the truck over 60,000 miles before the five years are up, so probably not worth the hassle for only an extra year of powertrain warranty.
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If I read RRF985's post correctly, in order to make the truck CPO, they have to spend more time with it and fix stuff so they can certify it. That extra time cost the dealer labor for the tech and then any parts they have to throw at it. Understandably, these costs are passed on to the buyer.
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If I read RRF985's post correctly, in order to make the truck CPO, they have to spend more time with it and fix stuff so they can certify it. That extra time cost the dealer labor for the tech and then any parts they have to throw at it. Understandably, these costs are passed on to the buyer.
You are correct. They must take the vehicle in and inspect many parts of it. This takes up a bay in the service depot that a customer could have their vehicle in so basically you are paying the labor for the time that it is in there being inspected.
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There is no way it takes a couple thousand worth of labor to inspect it, so either you are saying Ford also charges them something to certify it or you are just saying that a CPO vehicle simply commands a couple thousand premium with most buyers.

Either way, I have come to agree with you that it is not worth getting a truck with 9,800 miles certified. The problem is even after I took my request for the truck to be certified out of my offer they still wouldn't take it. Isn't $41,000 for a used 2010 F-250 Lariat Ultimate (MSRP $58,300) with 9,800 miles more than fair?
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I just made a offer on a 09 The dealer had with 18k on it and they didnt except it.. I think you offer is more than fair.. Same as I did with mine. The truck I'm looking at isnt wanted buy everyone. It has been on the lot for nearly 3 months. Its a 09 Lariat FX4 supercab.. I told them $26k OTD and there asking $29k... I thought it was fair.. So my search continues.. I may just buy a nice 06 Studded Harley edition..
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