During your car-shopping experience around Detroit, West Bloomfield, and Northville, you've probably come across the used and certified pre-owned vehicles. These types of models are both in fact used, so what's the difference between the two, you ask?

There are many benefits to both types of vehicles, but to discover which one that best suits you and the type of vehicle you're looking for, our team at LaFontaine Volvo of Farmington Hills is here to give you the inside scoop. Continue reading to learn more!

A Closer Look at Our Used Car Models


Used cars are ones that have been previously owned/driven by other drivers. While our team takes excellent care of the vehicle, each model will vary a bit when it comes to mileage, model year, and even the number of previous owners. Because our used vehicle might be a bit older than our CPO models, you'll notice they are usually priced a little lower.

Buying a used car comes with many pros. Unlike buying a brand-new vehicle, you won't have to worry about things like depreciation, mile limits, etc. As long as you're keeping up with your used car's maintenance and repairs, you can expect to get many more years and miles out of your vehicle.

What Are the Benefits of a Certified Pre-Owned Model?

On the other hand, we have certified pre-owned Volvo models, which are similar to used cars that they have had a previous driver, but there are a few more benefits that come along with these models. You'll notice that the price tag of our CPO models is usually a little higher than our used cars, and there's a good reason for this.

To become part of our CPO inventory, the vehicle must pass some strict eligibility rules. It can only be a certain number of years old and have a certain mileage on the odometer. Also, our team of technicians will perform a Volvo Certified Comprehensive Inspection, that covers more than 170 points. This will determine if the car is fit to be deemed certified pre-owned.

If the vehicle has passed all its inspections, it's ready to become part of our CPO lineup. Browsing through our inventory, you'll notice all the amazing perks our program offers. Below are just a few:

  • Volvo Roadside Assistance-24/7/365 protection
  • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ with Buyback Guarantee
  • No deductible for covered warranty visits
  • Factory-backed 5-year Unlimited Mile Warranty
  • Volvo Genuine Service, and more.

Financing for Your Used or Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

Whatever vehicle you decide on, either used or certified pre-owned, our financing department can help you take the next steps toward getting behind the wheel. We'll work with banks and lenders to help you lock in the best rates possible for your vehicle purchase.

When you're ready to get pre-approved for financing, you can fill out our fast and easy online application today! 

Used vs CPO: Which Will You Choose?

Ready to check out our used and certified pre-owned inventory in person near Detroit, West Bloomfield, and Northville? If so, contact our team at LaFontaine Volvo of Farmington Hills to schedule a test drive today!

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LaFontaine Volvo Cars Farmington Hills

24730 Haggerty Rd
Directions Farmington Hills, MI 48335

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