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2017 Premier with ACC or 2014 ELR with ACC

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Hypothetically, if it were possible, what would you suggest for purchase?

A new, <10 miles, 2017 Volt Premier with Adaptive Cruise Control for $34k + tax, tag etc. but before fed and state incentives.


A 2014 ELR with Nav and Adaptive Cruise Control with 8k miles, that's an MSO so it qualifies for the Fed and State tax credits and rebates for $33k + tax, tags etc., but before fed and state incentives.

I never heard of an ELR until I started reading this forum. After months of reading about the Volt, I started reading about the ELR. I don't think I've ever seen one in person, I'm not a Cadillac fan. But after reading all the raves about it, I think I want one over a Volt.

I've read that some people have found old left over MSO 2014's so I'm curious as to what people think.

Thanks in advance.


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The ELR is a great car and I love mine, but keep in mind the only approx. 3000 were made and it will likely be near impossible to get certain parts in the not to distant future. This is less of an issue with the volt due to production numbers.
So if might behoove you to buy two of them, or look for a wrecked one for parts. But isn't the drivetrain essentially the same as the G1 volt other than some software tweaks to get a little more performance and a larger SOC?
The drivetrain and voltec systems are shared with G1 with some tweaks and is rock solid, probably more so then G2; however, all the sheet metal, headlights, tailights, trim, and certain interior pieces are not shared with other models. A minor accident could end up totaling an ELR because of exterior parts availability.

Good point about getting a spare.
ELR gets close to 50 in the summer and 30-ish in the winter (similar to gen 1 volt) and would probably due better with a more efficient rim and tire package. If you are in a northern climate ERDTT is hard set at an annoying 32F. Interior is a huge step up from the volt (G1 or G2). Safety systems are comparable to a loaded G2 volt (minus auto park).
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