What does BMW Certified Mean to you ?

eimports4Less sells many pre-owned BMWs. We advertise exclusively online and sell to customers worldwide. We get calls everyday by normal folks who compare our vehicles to “Certified” vehicles. They think that because a dealership puts a “Certified” label on a vehicle that it’s somehow a better quality than one of our vehicles.

Most people don’t know what “Certified” means and the vehicle manufacturers don’t really give you enough info to figure it out.

“Certified” is the most abused term in the car business right now. Every Tom, Dick and Harry has their own “Certified” program and most of them mean nothing and offer you absolutely nothing.

Here’s a great example of how strict the “BMW Certified” program is:

This is a vehicle that’s for sale right now at a local BMW dealership. Here’s the advertisement:

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This little cream puff is “Certified”. Here’s the Carfax report showing an accident history that was severe enough for the car to be towed from the scene:

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If that wasn’t gross enough…here’s the Autocheck history report. This little “Certified” beauty has actually been in 4 previous accidents…and then “Certified” afterwards:

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Now here’s a clip from BMW’s corporate website that shows you what “Certified” means. It means that a mechanic looked at the vehicle. Nothing more.

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This is a super gross example of how abused the term “Certified” has become in the car business.

It means nothing. When you buy a “Certified” car from a franchised dealer, you are only paying more because they have a fancy facility and 42 managers that all get paid more by charging you more.

Keep this in mind while car shopping.

Top 5 Most Expensive Cars of 2014

Here’s a short list of dream cars that we put together here at eimports4Less.

As far as we can tell, these are the most expensive cars available for purchase this year.

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#1 is the Lamborghini Veneno. This car looks more like the bat mobile than the bat mobile itself does. You definitely need to have a cape to drive this monster. It has 12 cylinders, 750HP and top speed is 221mph. It’s also only $4.5million.

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#2 is the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. This is the fastest production roadster on Earth. It has 1200HP, goes zero to sixty in 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 255.5 MPH. It’s also only $2.5million.

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#3 is the Koenegsegg Agera S. This supercar is only $1.5 million (for you bargain shoppers). It has a twin turbo V8 that produces 1020HP and goes zero to sixty in 2.9 seconds.

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#4 is the Hennessey Venom GT. This car is based on the Lotus Elise/Exige platform with twin-turbo 7.0Litre V8 that produces 1244HP crammed in there. This car is $1.2 million and holds the Guinness record for fastest sprint from zero to 186mph in just 13.63 seconds.

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#5 is the Porsche 918. This vehicle is only $845,000. It has two electric motors and one gasoline powered V8 that produce a total of 887hp. Zero to sixty takes just 2.5 seconds in this one.

These vehicles will probably sell out fast, so place your order now if you haven’t already.

Picturesque Summer Drives

Here’s a short list of “must see” roads that we compiled. This is summer time, so of course these roads would be enjoyed most if you’re behind the wheel of a top down roadster. If you’re sharp enough to buy that roadster here at eimports4Less, you’ll save enough on your purchase to actually have the extra dough to go out and enjoy yourself on some of these roads!

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#1 Is always the Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California. There’s probably no better place on Earth to drive. You have the Pacific ocean on one side and redwood forests on the other. Awesome!

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#2 Is one of our favorite drives anywhere, the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and NC. This is a 469 mile stretch through some of the most scenic countryside anywhere. You’ll enjoy this one.

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#3 Is the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. This road always makes our top ten list for fall drives because of how gorgeous the turning of the leaves is, but this trip through New Hampshire’s White Mountains is also awesome in the summer. You’ll also get to pass through the famous Albany covered bridge on this route.

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#4 Is Seward Highway in Alaska. This road cuts through Alaska’s Chugach national Forest and ends in Anchorage. This route is the cold version of the PCH. Breathtaking!

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#5 Is not for anyone with a heart condition! This is the Million Dollar Highway in Colorado. The Million Dollar Highway is a stretch of 25 miles of road on U.S. 550 between Silverton and Ouray, CO. The really good part of this road is about 12 miles long, south of Ouray through the Uncompahahgre Gorge to the summit of Red Mountain Pass. This particular stretch is full of narrow lanes, hairpin turns, steep inclines and absolutely no guard rails.

Happy Motoring !