AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler LLC reported that its Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealers sold a new monthly sales record of 11,677 Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles (CPOV) in February 2008, a 15-percent increase from 2007 sales of 10,163 units.

During February, Chrysler brand sales rose 13 percent to 3,697 units, Jeep brand sales advanced 19 percent to 2,878 units, and Dodge brand sales spiked 14 percent to 5,102 units.

Year-to-date (YTD) CPOV sales also set a record with 21,444 units delivered. This was an 11 percent increase from YTD 2007 sales of 19,269 units. Vehicles posting improvement in 2008 include Chrysler 300 sales up 30 percent; Jeep Wrangler sales up 17 percent; and Dodge Ram pickup truck sales up 11 percent.

Marketed as “Brand Spankin’ Used,” Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles are sold only through Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealerships that have had a comprehensive validation of the dealership’s facilities, operational processes, and salesperson and technician training accreditation before they are authorized to sell Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles.

For a vehicle to be certified under Chrysler’s used-vehicle program, it must be a 2003 through 2008 model pre-owned vehicle with less than 65,000 miles and pass a stringent 125-point mechanical, safety, and condition standard inspection. Chrysler Certified Pre-Owned 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 that is added to any remaining three-year/36,000-mile comprehensive new-vehicle warranty.

In addition, Chrysler Financial consistently offers special financing programs for qualified CPOV buyers, and along with the Carfax vehicle history report, a Carfax limited buyback guarantee is offered as part of its certified pre-owned vehicle program partnership with the automaker.

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