Monday, November 06, 2006

Intellichoice Names Volkswagen CPO Best in Class

Source: Volkswagen of America.
Volkswagen top choice for third year in a row

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – For the third consecutive year, Volkswagen of America, Inc.’s Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Program has been named by IntelliChoice as “Best Non-luxury Certified Pre-Owned Program.” IntelliChoice is the leading source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis.

Volkswagen’s CPO program is noted for its comprehensive two-year, 24,000-mile Limited Warranty. All Volkswagen CPO models are under five years old, have less than 75,000 miles and must pass a 112-point inspection by a Volkswagen technician. Additionally, all Volkswagen CPO models come with 24-hour roadside assistance for two years.

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“This honor from IntelliChoice reflects the peace of mind that the VW CPO program gives our customers,” said Patrick McFall, general manager, Certified Pre-Owned & Corporate Sales, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “And, new for this year, the evaluation criteria included an analysis of used car ownership cost value, and Volkswagen's strong used car overall value combined with the comprehensive CPO warranty ensures that owning a VW CPO vehicle is cost-effective.”

The warranty on Volkswagen’s CPO vehicles covers the engine, engine management system, transmission, steering system, electrical system, suspension, differentials, audio and alarm systems, anti-lock braking system, heating and air conditioning safety system, and more.

IntelliChoice is the only consumer automotive resource that ranks and evaluates manufacturer certified pre-owned programs. The Best Certified Pre-Owned Program Awards are presented in the Luxury and Non-Luxury classes and evaluate a set of criteria that consumers identified as having the most value such as manufacturer warranties, title verification, certification inspection process and roadside assistance in addition to special financing and return/ exchange policies.

About IntelliChoice
Part of PRIMEDIA Enthusiast Media, IntelliChoice is the market leader in automotive ownership cost and value analysis and in automotive leasing cost analysis. Founded in 1986, IntelliChoice is the most authoritative provider of independent automobile pricing, specifications, ownership cost and leasing data. Offering proprietary ownership cost and value information, IntelliChoice also publishes the IntelliChoice Buyer’s Guide, a quarterly magazine for consumers featuring the nation's most trusted automotive cost and value data, as well as the award winning annuals, The Complete Car Cost Guide™ and The Complete Small Truck Cost Guide™.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, Eos, Touareg and Phaeton through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers.

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