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Hi everyone! I've been on this forum for a while now, but a year ago I bought a Kia Sorento SXL. At the time we needed a larger vehicle for the family, and at the time the Volvo was out of the question because the ones we liked were a lot more expensive. I wouldn't say it's been a bad car, however it does lack some of that luxury that we felt in the XC90, and honestly I've felt a tiny bit of regret ever since. :( Because of this, I decided to shop around online to potentially trade in (haven't fully convinced the wife yet) our current family hauler for a CPO XC90. The only issue is that there's not a whole lot out there, and the ones that are for sale aren't specced out the way I'd want (except for a couple at Sandberg Volvo). One thing I did notice though is that my local dealerships seem to have a surplus of "regular" used XC90s, but it's a bit of a bummer that there isn't much of a selection when it comes to the CPO market.
 

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As long as it's still under the factory warranty, you can always purchase a VIP plan for it and you shouldn't need to worry about having the 5 year CPO.
 

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We bought our 16 about a year ago and it was only ONE available between 3 dealerships nearby. I just looked on Autotrader as we thinking to get something else (wifey is not happy with a dealer) and I was floored as there are few dozen CPO cars with lower mileage available. My guess is a fresh batch of leased vehicles just returned.
 

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My guess is a fresh batch of leased vehicles just returned.
I think you are correct... My 2016 lease is coming up soon.

ThatCeralBox could always come for a visit to Vancouver, we aren’t too far away ;)


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There’s 40 CPO XC90’s within 250 miles of me in Northern NJ.
 

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Hi everyone! I've been on this forum for a while now, but a year ago I bought a Kia Sorento SXL. At the time we needed a larger vehicle for the family, and at the time the Volvo was out of the question because the ones we liked were a lot more expensive. I wouldn't say it's been a bad car, however it does lack some of that luxury that we felt in the XC90, and honestly I've felt a tiny bit of regret ever since. <img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> Because of this, I decided to shop around online to potentially trade in (haven't fully convinced the wife yet) our current family hauler for a CPO XC90. The only issue is that there's not a whole lot out there, and the ones that are for sale aren't specced out the way I'd want (except for a couple at Sandberg Volvo). One thing I did notice though is that my local dealerships seem to have a surplus of "regular" used XC90s, but it's a bit of a bummer that there isn't much of a selection when it comes to the CPO market.
Almost every dealer we went to with non cpos were willing to make them cpo during negotiations without additional charge. I think you could easily get a dealer to do so for you as well.
 

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Hi everyone! I've been on this forum for a while now, but a year ago I bought a Kia Sorento SXL. At the time we needed a larger vehicle for the family, and at the time the Volvo was out of the question because the ones we liked were a lot more expensive. I wouldn't say it's been a bad car, however it does lack some of that luxury that we felt in the XC90, and honestly I've felt a tiny bit of regret ever since. :( Because of this, I decided to shop around online to potentially trade in (haven't fully convinced the wife yet) our current family hauler for a CPO XC90. The only issue is that there's not a whole lot out there, and the ones that are for sale aren't specced out the way I'd want (except for a couple at Sandberg Volvo). One thing I did notice though is that my local dealerships seem to have a surplus of "regular" used XC90s, but it's a bit of a bummer that there isn't much of a selection when it comes to the CPO market.
Do not buy a car from Sandberg. You will get a far fairer deal at either Volvo of Seattle or Volvo of Bellevue (now under common ownership) and won't have to deal with the snakes at Sandberg.

We bought our first Volvo at Sandberg and when it came time for us to buy our last 3 Volvo's (2 XC90's and 1 S80) and my mother-in-law's Volvo (an XC90) I gave them every opportunity to work with me . . and ended buying 1 at Barrier Volvo, 1 at Volvo of Seattle, and 2 out-of-state. The most recent purchase (a used 2016 XC90) was made at Volvo of Seattle, who were an absolute pleasure to deal with, after attempting to buy 2 used XC90's at Sandberg. If the car is a well-spec'd higher trim level model they will price it really really high and bury it on the lot so that a friend or family member of a salesman can swoop in 4 or 5 weeks later and get it for a song. It works completely against the owner of the dealership, but I've been told by 2 separate salesmen that it happens all the time up there.

Their sales practices have probably lost them close to $200k in sales, just from me.

Looks like Volvo Seattle currently have really a nice looking CPO'd 2017 T6 Inscription in Osmium Grey
 

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Man, I don't wanna hear the trade in numbers <img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
Yeah, I went on KBB and the estimated value wasn’t great 😬 Probably one of the biggest reasons my wife and I are so hesitant to move forward on this. We are considering to upgrade after the next generation XC90 comes out, though. Should be in a few years, right? 🙂
 

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Hi everyone! I've been on this forum for a while now, but a year ago I bought a Kia Sorento SXL. At the time we needed a larger vehicle for the family, and at the time the Volvo was out of the question because the ones we liked were a lot more expensive. I wouldn't say it's been a bad car, however it does lack some of that luxury that we felt in the XC90, and honestly I've felt a tiny bit of regret ever since. <img src="http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> Because of this, I decided to shop around online to potentially trade in (haven't fully convinced the wife yet) our current family hauler for a CPO XC90. The only issue is that there's not a whole lot out there, and the ones that are for sale aren't specced out the way I'd want (except for a couple at Sandberg Volvo). One thing I did notice though is that my local dealerships seem to have a surplus of "regular" used XC90s, but it's a bit of a bummer that there isn't much of a selection when it comes to the CPO market.
Do not buy a car from Sandberg. You will get a far fairer deal at either Volvo of Seattle or Volvo of Bellevue (now under common ownership) and won't have to deal with the snakes at Sandberg.

We bought our first Volvo at Sandberg and when it came time for us to buy our last 3 Volvo's (2 XC90's and 1 S80) and my mother-in-law's Volvo (an XC90) I gave them every opportunity to work with me . . and ended buying 1 at Barrier Volvo, 1 at Volvo of Seattle, and 2 out-of-state. The most recent purchase (a used 2016 XC90) was made at Volvo of Seattle, who were an absolute pleasure to deal with, after attempting to buy 2 used XC90's at Sandberg. If the car is a well-spec'd higher trim level model they will price it really really high and bury it on the lot so that a friend or family member of a salesman can swoop in 4 or 5 weeks later and get it for a song. It works completely against the owner of the dealership, but I've been told by 2 separate salesmen that it happens all the time up there.

Their sales practices have probably lost them close to $200k in sales, just from me.

Looks like Volvo Seattle currently have really a nice looking CPO'd 2017 T6 Inscription in Osmium Grey
Thanks for the information. I considered Sandberg because it’s a dealership I had a good experience with in my initial search for an XC90, but I wouldn’t be opposed to going to Bellevue or Seattle instead.
 

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Thanks for the information. I considered Sandberg because it’s a dealership I had a good experience with in my initial search for an XC90, but I wouldn’t be opposed to going to Bellevue or Seattle instead.
I can't speak for Bellevue at all (because we bought my MIL's XC90 there when it was still Barrier) and its only been in the hands of the group that own Volvo Seattle for a couple of months . . but I wholly endorse the sales (and service) team at Volvo Seattle .. genuinely nice people
 

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Do not buy a car from Sandberg. You will get a far fairer deal at either Volvo of Seattle or Volvo of Bellevue (now under common ownership) and won't have to deal with the snakes at Sandberg.

We bought our first Volvo at Sandberg and when it came time for us to buy our last 3 Volvo's (2 XC90's and 1 S80) and my mother-in-law's Volvo (an XC90) I gave them every opportunity to work with me . . and ended buying 1 at Barrier Volvo, 1 at Volvo of Seattle, and 2 out-of-state. The most recent purchase (a used 2016 XC90) was made at Volvo of Seattle, who were an absolute pleasure to deal with, after attempting to buy 2 used XC90's at Sandberg. If the car is a well-spec'd higher trim level model they will price it really really high and bury it on the lot so that a friend or family member of a salesman can swoop in 4 or 5 weeks later and get it for a song. It works completely against the owner of the dealership, but I've been told by 2 separate salesmen that it happens all the time up there.

Their sales practices have probably lost them close to $200k in sales, just from me.

Looks like Volvo Seattle currently have really a nice looking CPO'd 2017 T6 Inscription in Osmium Grey
How bad are they at Sandberg Volvo? Are they just difficult to negotiate pricing with? Or are they so shady that they will intentionally hide issue with the car? Would they certify a car with Volvo Corp but in reality not do any inspection/repairs?
 

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How bad are they at Sandberg Volvo? Are they just difficult to negotiate pricing with? Or are they so shady that they will intentionally hide issue with the car? Would they certify a car with Volvo Corp but in reality not do any inspection/repairs?
I'm not saying they'd hide an issue with a car - thats not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about them putting a really high asking price on their website and then not being prepared to work on price - then when you go into see the car its buried on the lot and they don't really want to let you take it for a drive (because a number of the salesmen don't want to sell it to you). It sits there for a couple of weeks and then you drop in to see it again and you're told "oh, that ones gone - a brother-in-law of one of our salesmen bought it". This happened with 2 cars before I gave up and moved to another dealer. And by 'high' price I mean listing a car at $66k that another dealer would probably have for $55k or so.
 

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Almost every dealer we went to with non cpos were willing to make them cpo during negotiations without additional charge. I think you could easily get a dealer to do so for you as well.
That is against the rules of the program and also illegal in some states; stay away from such stores.
 

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Hi everyone! I've been on this forum for a while now, but a year ago I bought a Kia Sorento SXL. At the time we needed a larger vehicle for the family, and at the time the Volvo was out of the question because the ones we liked were a lot more expensive. I wouldn't say it's been a bad car, however it does lack some of that luxury that we felt in the XC90, and honestly I've felt a tiny bit of regret ever since. :( Because of this, I decided to shop around online to potentially trade in (haven't fully convinced the wife yet) our current family hauler for a CPO XC90. The only issue is that there's not a whole lot out there, and the ones that are for sale aren't specced out the way I'd want (except for a couple at Sandberg Volvo). One thing I did notice though is that my local dealerships seem to have a surplus of "regular" used XC90s, but it's a bit of a bummer that there isn't much of a selection when it comes to the CPO market.
You will be able to find the car of your dreams, Certified. Just expand your search a bit.

I just searched through my system and found 179 XC90s that are Certified and in inventory from Seattle down to Los Angeles.

31 are in the Seattle/Portland/Salt Lake City area (Sandberg Volvo Cars, Jim Fisher Volvo Cars, Herzog Meier Volvo Cars and Ken Garff Volvo Cars have a bunch)
40-45 are in the Bay Area (Niello Volvo Cars Sacramento, Volvo Cars Walnut Creek, Volvo Cars Palo Alto seem to have a bunch)
10 are in Arizona area (Courtesy Volvo Cars Scottsdale has a few)
38 are in Los Angeles area (Culver City Volvo, Bob Smith Volvo Cars Calabasas and Rusnak/Pasadena Volvo have a bunch)

These cars have any where from 1,300 miles to 58,000 miles.

From July 2 to September 3, there is a great Certified Summer Sales Event with rates as low as 0.99% (36 months), 2.49% (48 months), 3.49% (60 months) and 4.49% (72 months) plus 3 years of complimentary Volvo On Call subscription added to each Certified Volvo sold!
 

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That is against the rules of the program and also illegal in some states; stay away from such stores.
I think this practice is pretty common. Manufacturer Certification of a used car is just an inspection and a light warranty. It costs a dealer about $800 to do the paperwork to register the car with the manufacturer, etc. If a car that would have qualified for certification but the dealer just hadn’t yet decided to or gotten to doing the certification paperwork at the time a customer is interested in buying it, it wouldn’t take much for the dealer to go through the process and eat the certification fee to get the deal done.
You will be able to find the car of your dreams, Certified. Just expand your search a bit.

I just searched through my system and found 179 XC90s that are Certified and in inventory from Seattle down to Los Angeles.

31 are in the Seattle/Portland/Salt Lake City area (Sandberg Volvo Cars, Jim Fisher Volvo Cars, Herzog Meier Volvo Cars and Ken Garff Volvo Cars have a bunch)
40-45 are in the Bay Area (Niello Volvo Cars Sacramento, Volvo Cars Walnut Creek, Volvo Cars Palo Alto seem to have a bunch)
10 are in Arizona area (Courtesy Volvo Cars Scottsdale has a few)
38 are in Los Angeles area (Culver City Volvo, Bob Smith Volvo Cars Calabasas and Rusnak/Pasadena Volvo have a bunch)

These cars have any where from 1,300 miles to 58,000 miles.

From July 2 to September 3, there is a great Certified Summer Sales Event with rates as low as 0.99% (36 months), 2.49% (48 months), 3.49% (60 months) and 4.49% (72 months) plus 3 years of complimentary Volvo On Call subscription added to each Certified Volvo sold!
What system are you using to search and can you search for specific configurations/options? I’m looking for a 2018+ XC90 at the moment.
 

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What system are you using to search and can you search for specific configurations/options? I’m looking for a 2018+ XC90 at the moment.
The US CPO search sucks. The choices are so limited and there’s no options to search by engine or trim. Email alerts doesn’t work either.
 

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LOL, it happens all the time guy!
I know but the end of these violations is right around the corner. People violate rules in all facets of life, eventually they get caught.
 

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What system are you using to search and can you search for specific configurations/options? I’m looking for a 2018+ XC90 at the moment.
I work for Volvo Car USA so I am searching internally. Contact some of the stores I mentioned above; choices are less for MY18s but they are around and more will be forthcoming in the next month or so. Try to take advantage of the Certified Summer Sales Event that launched today :)
 
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