AUBURN HILLS, MI – For the second consecutive year, Stew Hansen's Dodge City in Urbandale, Iowa, has secured the Chrysler Group's Top Volume National Sales Leader Award for Certified Pre- Owned Vehicle (CPOV) sales. Stew Hansen's Dodge City sold 1,055 CPOV units in 2006.
D.P. (Bud) Place, senior manager – used-vehicle sales & marketing, DaimlerChrysler Motors Remarketing, and other Chrysler Group representatives recently presented the award to dealership founder Stewart Hansen and co-dealer principal John Garff.
Stew Hansen's Dodge City was founded in 1974. The dealership changed ownership in 2006 when it was purchased by Ken Garff Automotive Group. Robert and John Garff are co-dealer principals and Stewart Hansen remains a general manager.
Stew Hansen's Dodge City reached Five Star status in 1997, the first year certification was offered. Five Star certification is a comprehensive validation of the dealership's facilities, operational processes, salesperson and technician training accreditation, as well as customer satisfaction survey ratings.
Chrysler Group reported that its Five Star dealers sold a new year-to-date sales record of 116,604 CPO vehicles in 2006.
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 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.