AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler Group reported that its five-star dealers sold 10,551 Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles (CPOV) during March 2005, an increase of 5 percent over March 2004 sales of 10,060 units and a record monthly sales total.

First-quarter CPOV sales were 27,806 units, improving 11 percent over first-quarter sales in 2004 and establishing a new quarterly sales record. First-quarter sales results also mark the second consecutive quarter of record year-over-year sales growth for Chrysler Group CPOV vehicles.

For a vehicle to be certified under the Chrysler Group's used-vehicle program, it must be a 2000- through 2005-model pre-owned vehicle with less than 65,000 miles, and pass a 125-point inspection. Chrysler Group certified pre-owned vehicles are backed by an 8-year/80,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, a 3-month or 3,000-mile maximum care warranty, 24-hour, 365-day full roadside assistance, and $35 per day rental car allowance.

Marketed as "Brand Spankin' Used," Chrysler Group's Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles are sold only through Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep dealerships that have earned the five-star certification. Five-starcCertification is a comprehensive validation of the dealership's facilities, operational processes, salesperson and technician training accreditation, as well as customer satisfaction survey ratings. Approximately 2,400 Chrysler Group dealerships in the U.S. are certified five-star dealers.