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Audi certified pre-owned vehicles must meet higher standards than non-certified used cars. That’s why Audi’s program entails a thorough 300+ Point Inspection and Certification process. The dealership selling the car will check components from headlights to the engine to the vehicle’s electrical and safety systems.

Audi requires that the vehicle have only one previous owner. That owner must be able to show a clean title without history of an accident. 

Warranty

Audi’s Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty becomes effective when the Audi New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires. The automaker’s warranty for certified pre-owned models provides coverage for two years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. Coverage is limited to the first 100,000 miles or six years on the vehicle’s odometer. Customers must pay an $85 deductible per dealer visit.

Note that the CPO warranty is not an extension of the original four-year/50,000-mile Audi New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Combined, the factory-backed warranties may provide coverage for up to six years or 100,000 miles, depending on the time elapsed and miles driven when the certified pre-owned warranty takes effect.

Extras

Certified pre-owned Audi buyers will also receive the balance of any Audi Care Pre-Paid Scheduled Maintenance, as well as the remainder of the vehicle’s 12-year Limited Warranty against Corrosion Perforation, regardless of mileage.

Customers will also receive a complimentary loaner when the car is being serviced and 24-hour customer service support and Roadside Assistance, which includes help with flat tires, lockouts, fuel delivery, battery jumpstarts, emergency winching, and towing.

How Does It Compare to Rivals?

Audi’s CPO program is typical of luxury brands sold in the U.S. Like Audi, BMW, Porsche, and Cadillac offer CPO warranties that cover two years or 50,000 miles once the original factory warranty runs out. Volvo’s warranty covers three years or 50,000 miles.

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Lexus’ program is a cut above: Like several other automakers, its warranty is valid for two years after its four-year/50,000-mile new-vehicle basic warranty expires, but mileage is unlimited. 

Special Situations

The Audi R8, Q5 Hybrid, and A3 e-tron have one clause that may make it difficult to have them maintained by a dealer. Each of those vehicles must be serviced at dealerships that are specifically designated to service them. These come in the form of certifications received by the dealership’s mechanics. So make sure your local dealership is certified before getting one of those vehicles as a CPO.

How to Buy an Audi CPO Vehicle

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