Buick has been around since 1899, creating affordable yet luxurious vehicles. In the beginning, Buick made everything from family vehicles to speedy sports cars, and they did so in a luxurious fashion. The good news is that Buick is now crossover and SUV-centered, so you've got plenty of options if you're looking for a family vehicle or something for traveling. If you want something lavish but don't have the cash to spend on a brand-new model, purchasing a used or CPO Buick is a good option. At Crossroads Chevrolet Buick GMC, you can find the best selection of new, used, and CPO Buicks out of all the Buick dealers in MS.
Let's take a quick look at Buick's three main models and their differences. The smallest and most affordable option is the Buick Encore. But despite its size, it can still carry up to five passengers in comfort. The best part is that even though it's smaller, the Encore still comes with an all-wheel drive option. Next up, we've got the Envision. This model is larger, it also seats up to five passengers, and it comes in multiple trims. If you really feel like living it up and offering your kids the most entertaining travel experience, Buick's higher trim levels are ideal. Lastly, we've got the Buick Enclave, which is the largest SUV option of the three. This model seats up to seven people and offers plenty of space for cargo and passengers alike. If strength and towing capacity are important to you, then the Enclave is the Buick for you. Since that's out of the way, let's take a closer look at Buick's history and progress.
Buick has over 120 years of experience in the automotive world. David Dunbar Buick, who originally worked as a plumber, started the company from the comfort of his own backyard. There, he built the first Buick car in his barn. Thanks to this discovery and further innovation, Buick was credited with developing the first valve-in-head engine, which is the basic design used by virtually all modern vehicles. Buick's main goal was to heighten vehicle performance, focusing mostly on race cars. In fact, Buick cars have even won NASCAR championships, and Buick engines have been used for Indy cars. The power and reliability of Buick engineering has always been a key element that has set Buick vehicles apart from the competition.
While performance and speed were the main focus of Buick's for a while, as time went on, Buick started to transfer its attention to more convenient and practical vehicles. Buick was even the first brand to use turn signals, inventing the concept and was the only brand that offered turn signal indicators for several years. This shift towards luxury happened as owning a vehicle became less about power and competition and more about safety and commuting. In 2004, Buick released its first large SUV, the Buick Rainier. This was followed by the Enclave in 2008, the Envision in 2011, and the Encore in 2012. These vehicles have improved over time, with major aesthetic upgrades and better fuel economy. Now, Buick focuses mostly on developing modern, safe, and luxurious vehicles.
As if new versus used wasn't confusing enough, we're also throwing CPO in there. So, what does this mean? CPO, or Certified Pre-Owned, vehicles are the middle ground between buying new or used. They're newer, yet they're not brand new. They also come with factory warranties that traditional used vehicles don't include. These warranties often cover major issues like engine problems or transmission failure for up to six years. CPO vehicles must be less than five years old, and they have to pass several stringent tests to be considered for sale under Buick's CPO program. If you want a used vehicle that comes with guarantees and reliability, you'll want to buy CPO.
That's not to say that buying a traditional used car is the wrong decision, especially when you buy from an established dealership like Crossroads. Every used vehicle we sell has been checked out by our service department and is up to par. The plus side here is that used vehicles are more affordable than CPO vehicles, so you'll save more money if you find a good one. The difference is that traditional used vehicles do not come with the extended factory warranties and other support that you get with a CPO model. However, when you buy from Crossroads, you can count on us to keep your used vehicle going for years to come.
Buying new is great for all the obvious reasons. There are no miles aside from test driving and transport miles, you can even customize a new vehicle to fit your own preferred features and aesthetics, and you get the best warranties with a new purchase. The downside is that it's much more expensive than the other two options. However, that's where financing is a plus. With the Crossroads finance department, we will help you set up the perfect financing plan to get you the vehicle you want without exceeding your budget. You can also lease a new vehicle for a much lower cost than buying it outright. Leasing also means that you can easily upgrade to the latest model when your current lease expires. Overall, there are several pros and cons to each buying path, so it's really about what matters most to you.