Archives For LaFontaine Buick GMC of Ann Arbor

Once known for being the car your grandfather drove, Buick has been making bold statements lately with their design, technology, safety and overall luxury (you know, things that people of all ages can appreciate)

We’ve seen it here in the dealership ever since the redesigned Buick LaCrosse hit our showroom in 2010 and since then, Buick has been putting out vehicle after vehicle that is setting a new standard for affordable luxury.

From the Regal and Verano to the Enclave and Encore – Buick now boasts an all-star, luxury lineup.

Obviously we’re a little bit biased having Buick Dealerships in Ann Arbor and Highland (and for full disclosure, I drive a Buick Verano myself).

So don’t take my word for it, take the word of one of the most respected 3rd party names in the automotive retail industry – Kelley Blue Book.

The 2014 Buick Enclave, Encore & Verano each just won a 5-Year Cost To Own Award.


These awards are based on KBB’s analysis of the 5-year ownership costs of all 2014 model-year vehicles available for sale in the United States. The analysis considers every key criterion that figures into the overall cost to obtain and operate a motor vehicle over a five-year period.

Included among the factors are financing costs, insurance costs and state fees plus the anticipated costs of fuel, scheduled maintenance and repairs. Also included are the critical factors of purchase price and projected depreciation.

Now that you know how each of the vehicles were graded, let’s take a look at the vehicles to see why and how they won a 5-Year Cost To Own Award.

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The most popular question our customers ask us is, “when will GM be offering another lease pull ahead?”. I’m happy to say that the answer to that question is “Right Now!“.

We’re jumping for joy because General Motors just announced their first Lease Pull Ahead program for 2014 and it’s running now until the end of February.


I know what you’re thinking…you want to know if you and your vehicle qualify for this program. Great question, we’ll answer it below!

Do I Qualify For GM Lease Pull Ahead?

Getting out of your current lease early and into a new one will never be easier than it is right now.

If you currently lease an eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac model that matures between now and June 30, 2014, you qualify for Lease Pull Ahead.

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Community Action Network (CAN) is pleased to announce the induction of its newest board member Emmanuel Boykin, dealer and operator of LaFontaine Buick GMC of Ann Arbor. Boykin joins a team of prominent Washtenaw County leaders on Community Action Network’s Board of Directors.

Boykin’s connection with CAN began when he was approached earlier this year to help find two gently used minivans to replace the organization’s recently retired 14-passenger van. Boykin located two suitable vehicles and sold them to CAN at cost price. The minivans have enabled CAN to transport over 80 youth to educational field trips, historic landmarks, and employment development opportunities this summer.


Emmaneul Boykin is the newest board member of the Community Action Network.

Boykin recently led LaFontaine’s collaboration with the Washtenaw County Sheriff Department in the making and release of a video series, Beyond the Badge, which introduces the public to the men and women working at the Sheriff’s Department. Boykin developed a strong interest for Community Action Network and its mission. His extended history of service and commitment to serving the local community landed him an invitation to the CAN Board.

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