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Anyone interested in buying a fully loaded 2017 Premier Gen 2 Silver Volt in eastern Tennessee? It has about 19,500 miles. The only issue this Volt ever had was a slow oil leak around the oil pan gasket, which was fixed at about 2000 miles. This car has always been in the garage and plugged in when not in use.

You might have seen my other post about getting an SUV with electric seats. If I could get electric seats for this Volt as a custom option, I would definitely keep it. But the dealer says they can't put in custom electric seats.

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I'll bet if you went to a custom upholstery shop (think custom car builder) they will be able to make it happen. It will probably cost a couple hundred dollars (OK maybe a thousand), but it can be done. Cheaper than taking the lose on the Volt & the expense of the SUV. Have them start with seat track/adjusters from a Chevy Cruise.

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I swear someone took an electric ELR (or maybe it was a Cruze?) seat and put it in a Volt. Tricky with airbags in the seats these days, but within same OEM with same design, it might work. Dealer might not want that liability, but someone 3rd party might do it.
 

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Custom auto shop should be able to install electric seats. All this entails is replacing the manual catch system with a heavy duty, automotive NHTSA approved seat screw from another car and a motor to turn the screw. You don't even have to replace the existing seats.
 

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I swear someone took an electric ELR (or maybe it was a Cruze?) seat and put it in a Volt. Tricky with airbags in the seats these days, but within same OEM with same design, it might work. Dealer might not want that liability, but someone 3rd party might do it.
Better yet, just buy an ELR and not mess with any custom work. If you need space for more than 2 people, then consider a CT6 PHEV.
 

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Custom auto shop should be able to install electric seats. All this entails is replacing the manual catch system with a heavy duty, automotive NHTSA approved seat screw from another car and a motor to turn the screw. You don't even have to replace the existing seats.
I assume he wants more than front/back if he's talking about comfort. My stock seats are ok, but I do sometimes miss the 8-way electric adjustable seats I used to have. Tilting the seat bottom a bit on long trips can be nice to change pressure points, and adjustable-lumbar can be nice too. I don't think you can just add all that easily to an existing seat.
 

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Sold.

I'm going to miss my 2017 Volt, but the choice of a different vehicle with luxury electric ventilated seats for us older folks is the right one.
 

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Sold.

I'm going to miss my 2017 Volt, but the choice of a different vehicle with luxury electric ventilated seats for us older folks is the right one.
Sounds like you need a CT6 Plugin.
 
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