Acura Media Information

8/22/1996 3:53:21 PM

Acura Preferred Pre-Owned Vehicles Program - The Ultimate Vote of Confidence in a Pre-Owned Acura

Torrance, Calif. (Oct. 15, 1996) - Consider any uncertainty related to the purchase or lease of a pre-owned Acura a thing of the past.

The Acura Preferred Pre-Owned Vehicles offers car buyers Acura pre-owned vehicles of unparalleled quality, and accompanying benefits such as Acura's Total Luxuty Care (TLC) program, an Acura-backed limited warranty, and special new-car financing and lease rates.

"We're sending this strong message to consumers that the best place to buy or lease a pre-owned Acura is at their local participating Acura dealership," said Rich Thomas, Acura's executive vice president and general manager. "No one else offers the combination of quality vehicles, warranty and finance packages, and luxury benefits that we do. That equates to a positive ownershid experience and peace of mind, which is what our Preferred program is designed to provide."

To be eligible for Acura Preferred Pre-Owned Vehicles certifcation, an Acura must be less than four years old and have fewer than 50,000 miles. To be certified, the vehicle must undergo a rigorous 75-point inspection and a complete mechanical and cosmetic reconditioning.

Each Vehicle is then covered by an Acura-backed 12-month/12,000-mile limited warranty, and comes with the Acura TLC luxury ownership program featuring new-car benefits such as 24-hour roadside assistance, computerized trip planning, emergency lockout service, trip interruption benefits, and Acura Concierge service. There is also a three-day guaranteed exchange policy on each sale or lease transaction on these vehicles.

The Acura Preferred Pre-Owned Vehicles Program also offers special new-car standard financing rates and terms on leases and retail purchases (up to 60 months) through American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC).

Over the last 18 months, Acura has completely revamped its entire model lineup, expanding from three volume models to six vehicles in all, including most recently the all-new 3.5RL flagship luxury sedan.