AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler Group reported that its Five Star dealers posted a new Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (CPOV) August sales record of 9,728 units, increasing 8 percent from August 2005 sales and rising 12 percent from July 2006 results. Year-to-date sales also set a record of 79,078 units, increasing 10 percent from year-to-date sales last year.

Strong sales of the Chrysler 300/300C and the Chrysler PT Cruiser helped to raise total Chrysler brand sales 13 percent to 3,289 units in August. Jeep brand sales rose 26 percent to 2,432 units for the month. Dodge brand sales fell 4 percent to 4,007 units in August, yet year-to-date sales were up 1 percent for the brand.

"There are two important components of a CPOV sale, the skilled service technician to conduct a 125-point inspection and assure the vehicle is held to rigorous standards, and the sales professional to effectively communicate the value of owning a CPOV," said Peter Grady, director - DaimlerChrysler motors remarketing.

For a vehicle to be certified under the Chrysler Group's used-vehicle program, it must be a 2001- through 2006-model pre-owned vehicle with less than 65,000 miles and pass a 125-point inspection. Chrysler Group's CPO 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 a $35 per day rental car allowance, in addition to a Carfax Vehicle History Report and a Carfax Buyback Guarantee.