Used Vs. Certified Volvo Cars: The Difference

used vs. certified Volvo cars


If you've wondered about the difference between used vs. certified pre-owned Volvo cars, you've come to the right spot. Considering buying a used Volvo vehicle? We'll flesh out all the little details so that you can see which type of used Volvo Cars vehicle is for you. O'Steen Volvo Cars, your dedicated Volvo dealer in Jacksonville, is here to help you at every step along your purchasing journey. Ready? Let's go.

Used Vs. Certified Pre-Owned Volvo Cars: An Overview

So, in the wild, wacky world of used cars, you might be wondering about the nuances between used vs. certified pre-owned Volvo cars. It all comes down to warranty types and scope of coverage. Here's what we mean by certified pre-owned vs. used and new car warranties:

  • New car warranties - We know what you're thinking. What does a new warranty have to do with used Volvo cars? A lot, actually. If you get a retired courtesy vehicle or manager's demo, you are still getting a used vehicle, but with the remainder of the new car warranty in force.

  • Certified by Volvo - Certified pre-owned Volvo cars will all have fewer than 80,000 miles on the clock in addition to benefits like $0 deductible repairs, complimentary roadside assistance, and a powertrain warranty for up to 10 years or 100,000 miles (among other great benefits).

  • Used car warranties - For pre-owned vehicles that don't have remaining warranties, third-party products are available through our finance center. Coverage and prices vary by vehicle, needs, and duration.

As you can see, used vs. certified pre-owned Volvo cars have different warranties. The factory backs two warranty types. And the other is supported by a third-party warranty provider. The good news is that in almost all cases, any vehicle you find while shopping here can leave you with the kind of coverage you need. In fact, explore our used Volvo cars for sale and see if any of them have remaining new car warranties first!

What Is Covered Under a Volvo CPO Warranty?

Great question. Your Volvo certified pre-owned warranty is built to go the distance (just like your Volvo vehicle). The following items are included in your warranty:

  • 172+ point quality inspection
  • Genuine Volvo service
  • A one-year, complimentary trial of Volvo On Call
  • A CARFAX┬« Buyback guarantee
  • 24/7/365 roadside assistance
  • $0 deductible repairs
  • A five-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty (expandable to 10 years)
  • Fully transferable

Still trying to decide between used vs. certified pre-owned Volvo cars? Ask yourself: "Do I intend to drive this vehicle a long time," "do I like to have repairs covered," or "is the value-add of a warranty worth it to me if I ever try to sell?" If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then one of our certified pre-owned Volvo cars for sale might just be what the doctor ordered.


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