Certified cars, at least. That’s the plan that will be undertaken by Chrysler. This should be good news for fans of Chrysler vehicles who don’t have enough budget just yet for a new one. This development follows the pioneering tie-up between eBay and General Motors Corporation that the two group announced early this year. The partnership is expected to cover and to market over 15,0000 certified pre-owned vehicles of its Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands on the eBay motors site. This agreement between eBay and general Motors follows GM’s program announced in February to list all of the inventory of certified pre-owned cars at some 3,900 GM-affiliated dealers listed on eBay. The listing is now live on the site.
With the recent developments in the market, GM has set a moist eye on selling used vehicles. One reason why automakers like GM have been pushing for used vehicles in the market is the fact that US auto sales are expected to drop to near 15 million units in 2008. The number 3 US automaker has sold more than 122,000 certified used cars in 2007. Chrysler’s used car sales are up by eight percent, while the figures for new vehicles have dropped more than 20 percent. The Chrysler’s line-up cover models from 2003 to 2008 with less than 65,000 miles and these cars are all reconditioned to meet the automaker’s standard. Of course, these vehicles come with warranty. These vehicles carry an eight year warranty, or 80,000 mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance and rental car allowances. Other than eBay, Chrysler is expected to seek tie-ups with search engines like Cars.com and AutoTrader.com in an effort to help dealers market used vehicles.
eBay is an online auction and a shopping website wherein visitors of the site and businesses can buy and sell goods. Other than the US site of eBay, the company also operates localized version of the site in thirty other countries. eBay also owns PayPal, Skype and Stubhub.