For instance: 2009 Ford Fusion SEL
For instance: 2009 Ford Fusion SEL
KBB Value: $19,410

Let's say you're interested in a two-year-old Ford Fusion that happens to have 24,000 miles on the odometer.

Powertrain: Since Ford offers a 6-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty based on the date the car was first sold new, you'll have 4 years and 76,000 miles of warranty left on the powertrain.

Bumper-to-bumper coverage: Ford tells you they provide 3 months or 3,000 Miles of coverage to CPO cars. That's based on the date you buy the car used. Tack that onto what's remaining on the 3-year, 36,000 mile "new car" warranty and you drive off with 15 months and 15,000 miles left of coverage.

As with most CPO warranties, the coverage is transferable to another owner should you sell the car again.

Other benefits: Almost all CPO programs also offer some sort of 24-hour roadside assistance and a vehicle history report, Ford's included. Ford also provides up to $28 a day in rental car reimbursement should your car have to go into the shop.

All Kelley Blue Book Certified Pre-owned Values shown in this gallery are for typically equipped models.

Last updated July 05 2011: 12:34 PM ET
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