Saturday, June 2, 2007

Of Warranties And Air-Powered Cars

Autoblog had a number of interesting posts over the past few days.

Here, they talk about Hyundai's new extended warranty for its Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles. It's a limited powertrain warranty for 10 years / 100,000 miles dating from the original date of sale. As I understand it, that effectively means that buyers of Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles will get at least a 5 year / 40,000 mile powertrain warranty (depending on the age of and mileage on the used car). That's pretty nice for a used vehicle.

We previously wrote about consumers' seemingly poor opinion of the quality of Hyundai products. With programs like this (and its similar warranty on new vehicle purchases), Hyundai may be able to win over more customers to experience its quality first-hand.

And here, Autoblog reports on the world's first air-powered car. It's hard to believe. But, apparently, it's going into production in India, and 12 other countries are interested in it as well. Autoblog doubts it will make it to the U.S., due to safety concerns stemming from its fiberglass and foam body.

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