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I am not going to post photos as we all know what a Iridescent Pearl Volt looks like with the Black Leather interior. Having said that, it is sharp. I was lucky enough to find a left over 2016 Premium with every possible option. It did have 11.4K miles, but still has the MSO and new car smell. (Hey, everybody drives a USED car). The owner of the dealership was using it for his wife to drive. I didn't really work out a Price of the car and Value of my trade in the traditional sense. I negotiated on a simple premise...that I would trade if my price was met. And it was. On paper, the final price was $15,750 after my trade, plus only Taxes (Kentucky Tax is 6%) and a $100 doc fee.

This car qualifies for the $7,500 federal tax credit, so subtract that, for a final price of $8,350 after my trade (as I can take full advantage of the tax credit). My trade was a 2012 Red Volt Premium with every possible option and 47.9k miles at trade in. (my car was absolutely awesome and I took excellent care of it) Everything was worked out over email so I have excellent proof of all details. After working out all the details over email, I made a courtesy phone call just to introduce myself. It was simply the best overall experience I have ever dealt with. My family and I drove to Ohio, roughly 4 hours, traded mine in, and was out of the dealership in about an hour and was treated extremely well, with no crazy pressure to purchase anything goofy. I dealt ONLY with the Owner, so there was no salesman or middle man, except for the paper work. It was a fantastic experience. We talked, shared some stories, and I went over my trade in with him and he tossed me the keys for my new ride. Buttery smooth...

We drove back home, mostly back roads, all 183 miles of it. We used 2.67 gallons of gas. Outstanding & Amazing...
 

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You must mean premier, not premium. Congrats on the new wicked ride. Plus you've demolished any previous prices people have posted in a "new" gen2.

Very well done sir. At close to 80k miles on my premium, I'm not even searching for a new car (though a very slightly used ELR cross my path from another forum member, and I'm probably walking away from it as the timing isn't right for me)
 

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Nice!
It's always great to deal with the top dog. You might have an "in" if you decide to get another GM product in the future too.
Enjoy!
 

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You must mean premier, not premium. Congrats on the new wicked ride. Plus you've demolished any previous prices people have posted in a "anew" gen2.

Very well done sir. At close to 80k miles on my premium, I'm not even searching for a new car (though a very slightly used ELR cross my path from another forum member, and I'm probably walking away from it as the timing isn't right for me)
You are correct. Thanks :)
 

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Absolutely sure. No worries at all.
My only worry is that congress somehow retroactively repeals the tax credit before you can claim it in 2018 for 2017 taxes.
 

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And I would like to give a big shout out for Android Auto as that was simply amazing. Wow, that works so well. You can use the google maps on the fly, answer text and give texts all through voice, it simply puts my dark ages 2012 Volt to shame.
 

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My only worry is that congress somehow retroactively repeals the tax credit before you can claim it in 2018 for 2017 taxes.
I have no worries at all on this issue. I have the MSO (copy of it any way) in hand and the tax credit is fully in place. Going retro would get everyone, not just myself. I don't see it happening at all but anything is possible ;)
 

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I'd love to see the GMVIS report if I were you. Suggest asking the service dept if they will run one for you. My guess is if this was the owner's wife's vehicle any and every little issue/bug has been addressed. And if it's clean that's even better. That would bode well for a long and trouble free experience.

Sounds like an awesome upgrade.
 

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I'd love to see the GMVIS report if I were you. Suggest asking the service dept if they will run one for you. My guess is if this was the owner's wife's vehicle any and every little issue/bug has been addressed. And if it's clean that's even better. That would bode well for a long and trouble free experience.

Sounds like an awesome upgrade.
I have it! He printed it for me even before I showed up and sent it via email. Yep, you name it. It has been done. I told my wife that saved us a few trips to the dealer and a few headaches, no open recalls, everything is closed. All service Update bulletins "closed" each listed individually.
 

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Your decision to trade for a 2016 Premier froma 2012 Volt was a wise one you and you got a great deal still receiving the $7,500 tax credit as well. We did the same last year when we bought our new 2016 Premier and traded in our 2013 Volt.

As you now know you will now get more electric range and more mpg's on the gas engine, with 87 octane reg. gas, than on the 2012 Volt. In summer we have got over 60 miles on electric, 45 mpg when running just on gas is pretty much normal.
 

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Your decision to trade for a 2016 Premier froma 2012 Volt was a wise one you and you got a great deal still receiving the $7,500 tax credit as well. We did the same last year when we bought our new 2016 Premier and traded in our 2013 Volt.

As you now know you will now get more electric range and more mpg's on the gas engine, with 87 octane reg. gas, than on the 2012 Volt. In summer we have got over 60 miles on electric, 45 mpg when running just on gas is pretty much normal.
Pretty much nailed it on my first drive, on our way back, on back roads we got 65.3 miles on the battery. Holy Smokes Batman...some of that was blasting the AC while sitting in the parking lot transfering my OnStar account and setting up Android Auto while pairing my phon, and some of it was driving home. Impressed>? You betcha...
 
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