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post #151 of 164 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 11:12 AM
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Have NEVER figured out that terminology, well yeah its USED it has XX,XXX miles on it... jeeze...
Check Ford's websites. They can explain it better than I can.

Maybe I'm being BS'ed, but certified cars mean they go through a testing and prep phase.

One example, a few weeks after I had the car, the "change oil" warning came on.

So, I called my dealer, and they checked the car's records.

No oil change required. It had been done under the certification program.

Supposedly, they also check things like brake wear (brakes must have X life left), and simple stuff like hoses, belts, windshield wipers (mine are brand new). Also had new rubber.

Anyway, I think I got a good deal (Explorer Limited is top of the line; I paid less than Eddie Baur models, same year, same miles), and got something for my 94 Bird (which was junkyard ready), so I can't complain.

I think it was an issue that the car had been on the lot too long, and they needed to move it.

Haven't bought a used car in decades, but at my age, buying new seemed like a waste of money. Don't drive that much anymore.
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I think MOF2U meant that the term USED CAR, needing the additional word Certified is stupid...

I certainly think that any car with more than 1000 miles on it is USED, there is no way around the word Used, so stating Certified before Used is stupid, and it's simply a sales gimmick.
Sure they have more of the history of the vehicle with the car fax and all that which is another BUNK sales gimmick, just last week I repaired a newly purchased Certified used car, with a CLEAN carfax, and Dealer report. But I discovered it had been rear- ended in the past to the extent that the frame (unibody) was bent almost 3/4".

Why am I letting a word get me worked up?
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Why am I letting a word get me worked up?
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Yeah thats what I was meaning... I mean if you take the literal meaning of the statement makes one go DOH!!!

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well .. my understanding of "certified" used vehicle...

lets say in most cases ford ,toyota, chebby...Etc.....

their vehicles goes thru 200-300 point inspection for example....

everything needed repair , fixed ..paint and interior reconditiond..
brought back to new condition....

and since its their own brand...they feel confident that every issue has been taken care of ...and give you full warranty....Certified Used...

where some used car lots ..just do basic repairs ...clean it up a little...
sell it ....and hope car dont break down within 30-days of sale....

thats my take....maybe im wrong....

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well .. my understanding of "certified" used vehicle...

lets say in most cases ford ,toyota, chebby...Etc.....

their vehicles goes thru 200-300 point inspection for example....

everything needed repair , fixed ..paint and interior reconditiond..
brought back to new condition....

and since its their own brand...they feel confident that every issue has been taken care of ...and give you full warranty....Certified Used...

where some used car lots ..just do basic repairs ...clean it up a little...
sell it ....and hope car dont break down within 30-days of sale....

thats my take....maybe im wrong....
No, you are correct.

From Ford's Certified Website:


All Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicles include:
  • 172-point inspection
  • Vehicle Age less than Six model years or newer
  • Vehicle Mileage under 80,000 miles
  • 12-month, 12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
And:

Benefits of Buying a Used Certified Ford
  • Warranties are owner transferable
  • Lower financing rates than non-certified used cars
  • Parts used for reconditioning are genuine Ford parts
  • Auto Check vehicle history report that reports possible fire, salvage, flood damage, odometer problems or lemon law cases
  • Tire tread depth must be 5/32nds or better across the tire or the tires are replaced
  • Brake lining must have 50% or better remaining or they get replaced
  • Reconditioning performed by factory-trained technicians

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[LIST=1][*]1967 Galaxie 500 dad's old car[*]1971 AMC Hornet mom's old car[*]1971 Tbird[*]1972 Ford LTD[*]1969 mustang[*]1969 Pont Catalena
  1. 1973 Buick Century
  2. 1969 Fairlane 500
  3. 1974 Mustang
  4. 1976 Ply Volare
  5. 1980 Pinto
  6. 1979 chevy Impala
  7. 1984 Escort
  8. 1884 Ols Delta 88
  9. 1991 nissan hardboby
  10. 1969 F 100
  11. 1979 F 100
  12. 1983 GMC Vandura
  13. 1989 nissan Hardbody
  14. 1996 F 150
  15. 1966 Galaxie 500
  16. 1964 Fairlane 500
  17. 2004 F150
  18. 1972 Chevelle
  19. 1989 Iroc camaro
  20. 1963 Galaxie 500 still have it
  21. 2005 F 150
  22. 1995 chevy 1500
  23. 1995 Dodge Ram Van
  24. 2009 Dodge Ram 1500
  25. 2010 F 150
  26. 1963 Fairlane
  27. 1972 Galaxie 500
  28. WOW what a list of Great Good Bad and Ugly...

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2010 F150 Lariat supercrew 4x4...
1969 Fairlane Cobra...
1963 Galaxie 500XL...
1970 Mustang Mach 1...
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I think MOF2U meant that the term USED CAR, needing the additional word Certified is stupid...

I certainly think that any car with more than 1000 miles on it is USED, there is no way around the word Used, so stating Certified before Used is stupid, and it's simply a sales gimmick.
Sure they have more of the history of the vehicle with the car fax and all that which is another BUNK sales gimmick, just last week I repaired a newly purchased Certified used car, with a CLEAN carfax, and Dealer report. But I discovered it had been rear- ended in the past to the extent that the frame (unibody) was bent almost 3/4".

Why am I letting a word get me worked up?
a little late on this conversation, but-

the first new car I ever ordered was a 2006 mustang gt...5 months later it shows up, the carhauler dude drops a ramp on it, pushes the wing a inch deep into the trunk/quarter panels... 5 months couldnt even get a test drive, had to reorder...anyway, I kept tabs on old serial number 1ZVFT82H665134068, the shipper took ownership, liberty ford in ohio(dunno which one) repaired it damage was documented, 6 months later it sold in west virginia as a factory demo, no damage/repair on carfax...neat huh?

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'63 F-100 with 351W - sure miss that one, great truck
'74 Mustang II - don't miss it but was a loaner from my dad
'69 Fairlane Cobra - still have this one
'89 Suzuki Swift GTi - 100 HP! Peppy car at under 1800lbs
'99 Honda Civic DX hatchback
'69 F-150
'03 VW GTI - learned that I really like how turbo cars drive
'07 VW GTI - Germans don't seem to know how to make A/C cold (same with the '03)
'13 Mustang GT - Current daily driver

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a little late on this conversation, but-

the first new car I ever ordered was a 2006 mustang gt...5 months later it shows up, the carhauler dude drops a ramp on it, pushes the wing a inch deep into the trunk/quarter panels... 5 months couldnt even get a test drive, had to reorder...anyway, I kept tabs on old serial number 1ZVFT82H665134068, the shipper took ownership, liberty ford in ohio(dunno which one) repaired it damage was documented, 6 months later it sold in west virginia as a factory demo, no damage/repair on carfax...neat huh?

I would DEFINITELY let the state Insurance Commissioner know about that car! They are lying to the public and you have PROOF. Just a phone call to your state commish, he will raise hell with the shippers and the state that has the title now. Those dirty thieving no good sumbicchez Deserve it!
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1980 chevy Cheyenne
1980 Ford F150
1994 Ford Mustang
1989 chevy Silverado
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT
2003 VW Jetta
2005 Ford EcoSport, yes....2005
1996 Dodge Dakota
1996 VW Cabrio
2005 Lincoln Aviator
1989 Ford E350
2010 VW Golf diesel
1968 Ford Thunderbird

They are listed in chronological order of ownership. I still own the last 3
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In order, bold I still own
'72 LTD 351W 2V (hand-me-down)
'85 TBird 302 2V EFI (first new car)
'64 TBird
'81 Escort
'66 Mustang Coupe 289 2V
'69 F100 360 2V
'90 Bronco 302, 4WD, both locking diffs
'92 Explorer 4WD (wife totalled it)
'92 Explorer 4WD
'93 Sable
'94 Windstar
'96 Windstar
'98 Mustang GT
'02 Explorer V6 2WD
'04 Explorer V6 4WD (sold to my son)
'08 Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD
'05 Mustang V6 (about to sell to my daughter)
'12 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland V6 AWD
'74 Fiat 124 Spider 1800 DOHC

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As of 2000 I had owened 182 cars and trucks plus the ones I had forgotten about. Now I just remember the number and have forgotten more plus acquired 25 or so more.
Closest thing I've got to a list.

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I've had a few...

1973 Ford Gran Torino - 1st car, bought for $349 in 1987 (LOVED this car!)
1987 Ford Escort EXP - Sporty 2 seater, 1.9L, 35+ MPG
1991 Ford Taurus - Family Loaner
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 - My first new car!!
1995 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible - Nice convertible, gave to Father in Law, trashed it.
2003 Ford Focus Wagon - Supposed to be first family car, horrible brake issues, traded
2004 Isuzu Rodeo 4x4 - First family car, Focus was dud, Rodeo was awesome, wife blew it up.
2005 Isuzu Ascender - Next family car, my daily driver at the time
2006 Nissan Sentra Special Edition - Wife's ride at the time
2007 Honda Odyssey - Upgrade of wife's ride, expanding family
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch S-crew 4x4 - LOVED this truck until gas went to $4/gallon
2008 Ford Fusion - MUCH better on gas, 4cyl 5speed......whew!

2015 Ford F-150 Platinum S-crew 4x4 - Wife passed away, traded van and Fusion for it (STILL OWN TODAY......DAILY DRIVER)

2006 Ford Explorer - For my new wife, unfortunately had leak (the Explorer, not the wife!)
2004 Lincoln Navigator - Had electrical gremlins (the Navigator, not the wife)
2007 Lincoln Navigator - Lighting ballast issues, too expensive to fix (Navigator, not wife)
2007 Lexus GS300 - Traded Navigator for it, LOVE this car (STILL OWN TODAY, WIFE'S DAILY DRIVER)

1969 Ford XL Convertible 351W Edelbrock 4BBL - ABSOLUTELY the coolest car I have ever owned, getting ready to paint and replace convertible top. (STILL OWN TODAY, SOON TO BE ALMOST EVERY DAY DRIVER WHEN COMPLETED)
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I fell really poor (hahaha) while looking at the list of all of your cars. Only have 3
-Jeep 2003 wrangler
-Ford wagon (2018)
-Ford Mustang coupes 2005
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