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Have been waiting on the 2018 production to start to grab an outgoing 17 on good incentives. Problem is no one likes to publicize the dates. According to fleet companies, 2018 volts should have just started. And since they are a month behind the Impala, and the 2017 imapala just went on discount, guessing late august is the time the 17 volts get incentives? Anyone have info?
Source on 18's production; http ://www.donlen.com/buildstart-chevy.html
 

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The best time to buy a 2017 heavily discounted is in 2018. GM will start to toss unpublicized cash rebates on cars to get them to move. The problem is that it's a big game of chicken. The longer you wait, the worse it gets that someone else jumps on your deal. I bought a 2004 CTS for $10K off MRSP in March 2005. Best $23k I ever spent on a car before pulling $23k off of MSRP on my new volt.
 

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I find it odd that we still know little about the 2018 release date and pricing. Have they taken a page from Tesla thinking that's what folks want?
 

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There is so little changing in the 2018, it's not like when they went from gen 1 to gen 2 and they created a lot of hype by showing it off at shows and doing a lot of interviews. I really wouldn't expect a whole lot of press around a yearly refresh with barely anything refreshed.
 

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I find it odd that we still know little about the 2018 release date and pricing. Have they taken a page from Tesla thinking that's what folks want?
Since they got rid of red partway through the 2017 model year, I predict the only change is that they get rid of blue so you only have black, white, gray, and silver. Then in 2019 they'll eliminate black and also not add a new color. I personalLT think they should add some wild colors to electrify the lineup. Kind of like the bright metallic orange of the bolt prototype, keep the blue, revive the red, add a jaw dropping oh bright metallic purple, a really bright green, bumblebee yellow, and why not, hot pink. It's just paint, how expensive can that possibly be?
 

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Not a lot of people really want the rare color schemes. A good brown might work. But a lot of folks like white in hot climates (there used to be two whites in the Volt lineup). Scion tried crazy color schemes as did other "young-branding" cars but the basic silver/grey/black/white are the vast majority of colors. Would be better off getting a great deal on a car and then going for a custom paint job after-market. The Chevy Sonic lineup were advertising some wild color schemes, or was it the Spark? Anyway - you don't see a lot of them.

I think the BMW Mini lineup would be a good line to study for color schemes. http://www.miniusa.com/content/miniusa/en/tools/learning/build/build.html#/config/cooper/build/0/

I have also heard that BMW is going to start going with electric versions not too far into the future.
 

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I recall waiting for the BIG price cut on the 2013's, seems the 2018 is in the same window..... just sayin
 

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I recall waiting for the BIG price cut on the 2013's, seems the 2018 is in the same window..... just sayin
Yes, but the price cut was Aug 2013, three years after the 2011 model was introduced in Nov 2010. So the G2 was introduced Summer of 2015 which means it will be at least Fall of 2018 before we see another price cut - assuming that it has happened before and it will happen again. I predict steep discounts on Volts and Bolts in 2018 when Tesla Model 3s are out in huge numbers.... unless Tesla steps in something, the Model 3 is problematic, causing people to flock to the Bolt, the updated Leaf, and any other surprise 200+ mile range EVs. It all hinges on the success or failure of the Model 3.
 

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My thoughts........

I just signed papers on my 2017 Kinetic Blue Premier last night, it is on the way from GM so I wont get it until next week. Anyway, I toyed around with waiting it out for a better deal, but in the end this car was EXACTLY what I wanted and I didn't want to lose out on the car so I decided to go for it. I also, as well as a few fellow members here. didnt think I would do all that much better than $7,000 off MSRP. I also wanted to get in before the $7,500 IRS credit and $1,000 Pennsylvania rebate go away. The Pa one is set to expire the end of August so that factored in highly. I am satisfied with the deal I got, and that is what matters. As for the color comments, I agree that wild colors would probably not fair well with the Volt, in my opinion people that would buy the Volt are not in that younger crowd that may like wilder colors. I feel kinda wild with my blue on and in my mid-40's ;-)

Grab the Volt that feels right and enjoy it!!
 

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Anyway, I toyed around with waiting it out for a better deal, but in the end this car was EXACTLY what I wanted and I didn't want to lose out on the car so I decided to go for it.
This is the issue with waiting. The longer you wait the less choice you have. Basically the more you know what you want the less you want to wait. You're also correct that the point is to be happy with the deal you got, not be so concerned you got the best deal. If you are determined to get the best deal you will end up unhappy because someone will always get a better deal than you got. Or they'll claim they did. LOL
 

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I just signed papers on my 2017 Kinetic Blue Premier last night, it is on the way from GM so I wont get it until next week. Anyway, I toyed around with waiting it out for a better deal, but in the end this car was EXACTLY what I wanted and I didn't want to lose out on the car so I decided to go for it. I also, as well as a few fellow members here. didnt think I would do all that much better than $7,000 off MSRP. I also wanted to get in before the $7,500 IRS credit and $1,000 Pennsylvania rebate go away. The Pa one is set to expire the end of August so that factored in highly. I am satisfied with the deal I got, and that is what matters. As for the color comments, I agree that wild colors would probably not fair well with the Volt, in my opinion people that would buy the Volt are not in that younger crowd that may like wilder colors. I feel kinda wild with my blue on and in my mid-40's ;-)

Grab the Volt that feels right and enjoy it!!
You got $7k off MSRP? That seems like a very good deal. What was MSRP?
 

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I just signed papers on my 2017 Kinetic Blue Premier last night, it is on the way from GM so I wont get it until next week. ....snip.... I agree that wild colors would probably not fair well with the Volt, in my opinion people that would buy the Volt are not in that younger crowd that may like wilder colors. I feel kinda wild with my blue on and in my mid-40's ;-)

Grab the Volt that feels right and enjoy it!!
Kinetic blue is a wild color. I'm in my early 50's and I'm the one suggesting GM add some wilder colors. I've been contemplating midnight alien dip pearl for my volt, but I'm trying Angeling out first (covering all chrome and black with white pearl plastidip). I also have 18" custom wheels on my volt, something stereotypical of the younger crowd, not us old folks a few steps away from retirement.
 

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Since they got rid of red partway through the 2017 model year, I predict the only change is that they get rid of blue so you only have black, white, gray, and silver. Then in 2019 they'll eliminate black and also not add a new color. I personalLT think they should add some wild colors to electrify the lineup. Kind of like the bright metallic orange of the bolt prototype, keep the blue, revive the red, add a jaw dropping oh bright metallic purple, a really bright green, bumblebee yellow, and why not, hot pink. It's just paint, how expensive can that possibly be?
They dropped Siren Red, but the 2018 adds Cajun Red - which is what the red Bolt EV cars are. Siren Red is a darker, almost burgundy, red. (Though the light plays with it a bit, so it can look different depending on angle and shadowing.) By comparison, Cajun is a little brighter red. The 2018 also adds a "satin steel" and a "green mist" color. See: http://gmauthority.com/blog/gm/chevrolet/volt/2018-chevrolet-volt/2018-chevrolet-volt-changes-updates-new-features/
 
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