AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler Group reported that its Five-Star dealers sold a new May record of 11,243 Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles (CPOV), an increase of 10.6 percent over May 2006 sales of 10,164 units and a 8.4-percent increase over April 2007 sales. Record year-to-date sales amounted to 53,829 units for 2007, an increase of 6.5 percent over year-to-date sales last year.

Chrysler brand leads the group with a 5-percent sales increase from May 2006, posting sales of 3,948 units. Dodge sales increased 11 percent to 4,597 units. Jeep brand accelerated 21 percent to 2,698 units.

For a vehicle to be certified under the Chrysler Group's used-vehicle program, it must be a 2002 through 2007 model, pre-owned vehicle with less than 65,000 miles and pass a stringent 125-point inspection. The Chrysler Group’s CPO vehicles are backed by an eight-year/80,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 24-hour, 365-day full roadside assistance with a $35 per day rental car allowance and a three-month or 3,000-mile Maximum Care warranty, in addition to a Carfax Vehicle History Report and buyback guarantee.

Marketed as “Brand Spankin’ Used,” the Chrysler Group’s CPO vehicles are sold only through Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealerships that have earned the automaker’s Five-Star certification. The certification validates the dealership’s facilities, operational processes, salesperson, and technician training accreditation, as well as customer satisfaction survey ratings. Approximately 2,100 Chrysler Group dealerships in the United States are certified Five-Star dealers.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials