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The one thing I noticed in regards to Certified is looking at the free Carfax reports from the ads, it is always listed oil change, transmission fluid change, diff fluid change, air filter and cabin filter change, 4 wheel alignment, and brake inspection and some changed. These are listed on Carfax at the dealer of sale on every Certified car for sale before they are listed up for sale. I haven't seen all that listed on any non-certified cars.
Whether $35 of oil (Mobil1 prices at that), $15 of transmission fluid, $30 worth of filters, and $80 for a 4 wheel alignment is worth the $1000 I see in difference between Certified and non-Certified is worth it depends on you. I do all my own work myself anyways.
Certified does get you 1.9% financing on any used, which I could get anyways from my Credit Union. It also gets you 7 years/100,000 mile powertrain warranty (I think,) though I don't know if that is from the time of sale on used or based on original new sale.