AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler Group reported that its Five Star dealers sold a new September record of 9,451 Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (CPOV) units, rising 9-percent above September 2005 sales of 8,650 units and posting new quarterly and year-to-date sales records.

Third-quarter sales increased 5 percent to 27,861 units. Year-to- date 2006 sales totaled 88,514 units, establishing a new record and increasing 10 percent from year-to-date sales last year.

Chrysler brand sales rose 4 percent for the month, posting sales of 2,889 units and Jeep brand sales accelerated 37 percent to 2,587 units. Dodge brand sales were flat at 3,975 units in September, yet, year-to-date sales rose 1 percent.

For a vehicle to be certified under the Chrysler Group's used-vehicle program, it must be a 2001 through 2006 pre-owned Chrysler Group 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 days per year full roadside assistance and a $35 per day rental car allowance, in addition to a Carfax Vehicle History Report and Buyback Guarantee.