New add.1953 Ford 4 dr sedan-first car, and the only car I ever sold for a profit
1955 Ford convert, dk blue over light blue, everything kept falling off, passenger door would open without warning, body shops could not fix it
1954 Olds 88 2 dr sedan, three speed on column, rare
1957 Olds 98 convert, started out white, repainted 1962 Chev Honduras maroon
1957 BelAir, 4 dr hardtop, conversion from PGlide to three speed Hurst, 4:11 rear, raced it to death
1965 Corvette, roadster, two tops, 327/300 4 sp, Nassau blue in/out, still cry when I think of this one
1958 Pontiac Chieftain, salmon/white 2 dr, fast car for a 2 barrel
1966 Comet Cyclone convert, not a bad car, but going from the Vette to the Cyclone was traumatic
1964 Galaxie 500 convert, still have it
1968 Cyclone GT fastback, Madras blue, 4 sp 302/4 barrel, 3:50 rear, very pretty car, Keystone Classic wheels, 428 CJ scoop, black hood tape stripe, Goodyear Polygas tires
1972 LTD Brougham, Ginger Glo (metallic brown), dealer installed light tan vinyl top, very plush car
1962 Impala, 2 dr, 283, PG, bumper car, threw out the ruined interior and installed a light green interior from a 1962 Olds 2 dr, doorpanels, etc, the works
1981 Fairmont 260 v8 wagon, ugh
1985 black TurboCoupe, 4 sp, fun and peppy
1994 TBird 4.6, black, still have it, getting close to "the end" at 145,000 miles
1989 Signature Towncar, nice rider
2004 Lincoln LS 8 Sport
Check Ford's websites. They can explain it better than I can.Have NEVER figured out that terminology, well yeah its USED it has XX,XXX miles on it... jeeze...
No, you are correct.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....
a little late on this conversation, but-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?