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Why Buy a Used Volvo From Volvo Cars Mission Viejo?

Here are a few reasons why customers may choose to purchase a pre-owned vehicle:

  • Depreciation. The greatest percentage of a vehicle's value depreciates within the first few years. Some models can lose up to 30% of their value within the first year. Of course, some models maintain their value and represent a better investment, but some consumers opt to forego the initial depreciation and invest in a pre-owned vehicle.
    Volvo cars are known for their safety features and their high resale value. For example, the XC40 luxury subcompact SUV won the award for best resale value two years in a row. At Volvo Cars in Mission Viejo, CA, we are committed to offering you one of the best pre-owned Volvo inventories available.
  • Value for money. Buying a new car on a low budget would mean settling for the base trim level and opting out of add-on features. However, within those same budget constraints customers may be able to purchase a pre-owned vehicle in a luxury trim level with all the bells and whistles. Browsing through our list of used vehicles at Volvo Cars in Mission Viejo, CA, will convince you of the value we offer for your budget.
  • Research data and reviews. New car models are advertised with various features and improvements, and reviews are compiled by third-party test drivers.
    This data reveals how the model has performed in the real world, with drivers experiencing real-life conditions, rather than by professional drivers in ideal test driving ranges.  This will help you make an informed decision on which vehicle to purchase. At Volvo Cars in Mission Viejo, CA, our used cars have undergone a thorough inspection and we provide vehicle records and history reports so you can be confident of your choice.
  • Lower rates. Insurance premiums and interest rates are often lower for used cars. Also, the lower ticket price will usually result in lower monthly payments for those who need financing. Volvo Cars in Mission Viejo, CA makes financing easier and more stress-free by allowing you to start the process online.
  • Long-term savings. New cars usually require dealer parts and servicing for repairs and replacements, and the newer the vehicle, the higher the costs may be, especially if not fully covered by the warranty. For used cars, however, aftermarket replacement parts may result in significant savings in maintenance and repair. Of course, Volvo Cars in Mission Viejo, CA recommends entrusting maintenance and servicing to Volvo Certified Technicians. We use only Genuine Volvo Parts so we can stand by our quality and performance assurance to our customers.
  • Peace of mind. For many consumers, the idea of buying something used does not usually go hand-in-hand with peace of mind. But our Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Vehicles are backed by Volvo's certification, a clean one-owner CarFax® report, and a 170-point inspection by our professionally trained service team. Our CPO vehicles are also backed with a warranty that covers replacement or repair of literally thousands of components in your car. So you can rest assured that you can drive away in one of our certified pre-owned cars with absolute peace of mind.

Besides these advantages to purchasing a used vehicle, at Volvo Cars in Mission Viejo, CA, we proudly stand by our professional sales team, and we invite you to come and take advantage of our helpful and friendly customer experience. 

Steps to Buying a Used Car

Decide on a Budget 

Whether you are paying in cash or you will need to finance, decide how much you can afford so you have a budget in mind. Don't forget to factor trade-in value of your current car into your budget. Volvo Cars Mission Viejo offers a KBB online trade valuation tool, to make the budgeting process easy as can be. 

Calculate Trade-In Value

Make a List

Do your research to put together a short-list of models you would be interested in. Here are some questions that may help you narrow down your selection: 

  • Why am I buying this car? What function will it serve? If this car will be a daily driver, or if the car will be towing your family, you may want to heavily consider safety ratings. If you are looking for an elevated ride, you may want to consider technology and features. 
  • What features are non-negotiable? This question will help you narrow down what model years you can look at. If you don't need any newer features, you can save a bit of money and go with a more basic trim level or an older model year. If you want all the bells and whistles, you will need to be looking at newer model years or higher trim levels. 

Browse Inventories

These days most dealers display their inventories online. You can even par down your inventory searches further by specific models, necessary features, engine types, etc. You may also consider paying particular attention to any specials and incentives available - adding locations and prices to your list.

See Special

Do a Quality Check

Many dealers have the option to view vehicle history reports online. Consumer reviews also provide useful data that can guide your choice.

Contact the Dealer

Now that you've narrowed down your price range and list of contenders, it's time to contact dealerships. You can do this by phone or online. Getting in touch with the dealership will allow you to inspect your potential new car in person, schedule a test drive, and get answers to any other questions you may have. 

Schedule a Test Drive

Negotiate and Build a Relationship

Choose the option you want to settle on and begin negotiations, keeping in mind that you may be forging a lasting, mutually beneficial relationship with the dealer of your choice.

Throughout this process, we recommend you turn to Volvo Cars of Mission Viejo, CA. Volvo's CPO program has received a number one ranking by IntelliChoice eight years consecutively, and was in the top three even before that, as far back as 2001. This is because Volvo maintains very high standards that each car must hold to in order to be backed by Volvo's best-in-class warranty.

Test Drive a Volvo Today

Our first-rate customer service and diverse selection of pre-owned vehicles of  numerous makes and models makes Volvo Cars in Mission Viejo a premium choice for your auto needs. We have been serving the Southern Orange County area, including San Clemente, Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Lake Forest for over 70 years now. You can browse our comprehensive selection of cars, SUVs, trucks, and more, and then schedule an appointment by phone or online to come in and test drive the vehicle of your choice.

Volvo Cars Mission Viejo takes your car search seriously. Our friendly sales associates are available to address all of your questions and concerns in person and on the phone. Contact Volvo Cars Mission Viejo today at (949) 359-5000.

⚠ WARNING: Operating, servicing and maintaining a passenger vehicle or off-road vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a well-ventilated area and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing your vehicle.  For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passenger-vehicle.