Chrysler dealers sold 10,551 certified pre-owned vehicles during March 2005, an increase of 5% over March 2004 sales of 10,060 units and a record monthly sales total.

First quarter sales were 27,806 units, improving 11% over first quarter sales in 2004 and establishing a new quarterly sales record. First quarter sales results also mark the second consecutive quarter of record year-over-year sales growth for Chrysler Group certified used vehicles.

"We try to reach the customer with a straightforward, comprehensive certified vehicle programme. These results show that we are breaking through the confusion and clutter in the certified vehicle segment," a Chrysler spokesman said.