It’s a victory to the DS Certified scheme for the second year in a row, and it’s perhaps not surprising, because it still provides a truly excellent level of cover that few other schemes come close to matching. For starters, there’s a rare 24-month warranty available for cars up to four years old that have done less than 50,000 miles. There’s also an extensive 120-point mechanical check, two years’ worth of DS Assistance EU and UK breakdown recovery, a full history and mileage check on every car sold, free MOT test cover and a 30-day/1000-mile exchange programme. On top of that, buyers can access a number of premium services via automatic membership of the DS Only You club, including a 24/7 helpline, valeting and DS car rental.
What’s more, if you’re buying a car between four and seven years old with up to 100,000 miles on the clock, you can take advantage of a 12-month warranty with breakdown recovery and the same pre-sale checks, DS Only You membership, MOT test cover and exchange policy that you get if you buy a newer car.
With so much on offer, especially to those looking to buy an older car, we’re delighted to give top honours to the DS scheme once again.
RUNNERS-UP: Kia, BMW/Mini