Last night the Mrs. and I bought a 2016 Hyundai Tucson to replace her Jeep Liberty. We were somewhat surprised to find it marked “As-is no warranty.” Fortunately for us (and the dealership because we were ready to walk away), the car is covered by the remainder of the original warranty, 21 months or about 29K out of 60 months/60K to the second owner in our case.
When we mentioned the absence of a dealer warranty to the sales guy, he told us all their used vehicles are sold as-is (they’re a Nissan dealer and presumably certified preowned Nissans would be an exception). He also told us this is common. Maybe common for that chain of dealerships but not in general, at least in the St. Louis area. The Buick/GMC dealer next door, for example, offers a lifetime power train warranty with at least some vehicles. The Kia dealer down the road offers a 30 day warranty, except for vehicles that are specifically designated “as-is.”
Anyway, how common is the practice of selling all used vehicles “as-is” in your area? Thanks in advance.