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I see these listed as just arrived on some inventory searches. Surprised they are in production already.
 

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Some searches, like cars dot com and others, show cars that have received their VIN, but aren't anywhere near being ready to ship, let alone be on dealer lots. VIN's are assigned when a car is painted, or so I have been told by Chevy people, and it can take a day or more for the car to come out of the line. Then they are sent to quality control where they can sit for up to two weeks waiting to be inspected. Then they are sent to shipping, and again they can wait for several days to a week for their train or truck. Then they get shipped in a manner that is so slow it is mind boggling.
So it can take a month or more from the time a car gets its VIN and shows up on some searches until they reach the dealer lots.
Not sure that this is the case with the 2018's you mention, but it does sound familiar. But I would have thought that they would only build a handful, if any, of 2018's before summer break.
 

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Let's hope the 2018's are better than ever.
My guess is that it is identical to the 2017 model except maybe there is a new color and we lose an old color. If we get any range increase or new options, that would be a pleasant surprise. I want Mr. Fusion and a flux capacitor. An optional battery pack to boost range to 80 miles is a close second on my wish list. An AWD volt wagon with a lift kit would be third.
 

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The differences between the 2017 and 2018 Volt have already been answered here. http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?286753-Fully-loaded-2017-or-order-a-2018&highlight=2018+Volt

No additional battery capacity or range. No sunroof. No HomeLink. No power seat. It is a good time to shop for a Volt and pick up a 2017 at an additional discount of 5-10%.
But have important things changed ?

For example finally moving to all US engine production?
(Last I heard that was unclear)

Are all quality improvements and updates rolling into 2018?
I would think so, hopefully back into the top 5% of cars in terms of reliability
 

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Seems the 2018 is a place holder, meaning the 2017 will be the MY to buy once deep discounts start showing up. When I bought my 2017 last Aug I got $4500 off MSRP which I was happy with considering it was a fully loaded Perimer with ACC.

But I bet we start seeing BIGGER discounts considering all the 2017's sitting on dealers lots right now. Then I ask my self how will GM sell the 2018's????
 

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Seems the 2018 is a place holder, meaning the 2017 will be the MY to buy once deep discounts start showing up. When I bought my 2017 last Aug I got $4500 off MSRP which I was happy with considering it was a fully loaded Perimer with ACC.

But I bet we start seeing BIGGER discounts considering all the 2017's sitting on dealers lots right now. Then I ask my self how will GM sell the 2018's????
I'm still waiting for someone to report getting a gen2 LT for around $18k or a premier for about $21k as those were the watermarks for the heaviest discounted new g1s. I think the end of 2018 is when that will happen as the model 3 and Bolts should be selling in large numbers by then. Sadly, the demand for the volt might dwindle with the onslaught coming from Ford and VW.
 

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2017 Equinox's are now going for 17% off MSRP. I bet the '17 Volt will have similar discounts later this summer.
 

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July 2016 Chevy offered 20% off new 2016 Volts. We purchased our 2016 Volt Premier with $11,000 off MSRP. The extra amount over the 20% was kicked in by the dealer. With the $7,500 Fed Tax Credit which my wife and I qualified for 100% the final cost was less than $22,000 with all cost included. title, reg,etc. Note: no sales tax in Oregon...
 

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Correct, last year in July there was 20% most Chevy models, that's less than a month away...There are still some wild cards to the MY18, the ordering guide still hasn't been corrected to reflect that the Bose stereo is standard on the LT...While I'd take a Vegas bet nothing will change with the powertrain/range anything is possible, reduction of buffer, a tweak or two to the ICE results in a 1 or 2 MPG, etc...The biggest wildcard is the price, the Prime is out and is outselling the Volt with less than half the range...Should GM drop the price to $29995? GM consistently puts lots on money on the hood in the of incentives, not a bad idea to give it a MSRP haircut to become more competitive with the Prime and remove these $3000 off lease conquest, $3000 off bonus tags and 20% off sales...
 

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2017 Equinox's are now going for 17% off MSRP. I bet the '17 Volt will have similar discounts later this summer.
17% off Silverados also. It's truck month!!!!
 

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Just a few different new bland color choices so no.
We can hope they tweaked some things to address the "shift to park" failure modes that seem to strand several people every month.
 

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The price of a barrel of crude oil, thats 42 gallons per barrel, has dropped to around $46.00 per barrel. Usually in summer the price would rise, but it has actually fallen from a high a few weeks ago at about $53.00 / bbl.

Gas even here in the northwestern part of Oregon, normally higher than other areas, is at Costco for regular $2.459 / gallon. I just don't see car shoppers standing in line to buy a new Volt or Prius, or any other hybrid or electric that is currently available.

GM will have no choice but to offer the 20% off MSRP on 2017 Volt's. In fact if I can buy a new base model for $25,000 or so, that would bring the final price with the $7,500 tax credit which my wife and I 100% qualify for, down to $17,500, hard to walk away from that...
 

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The price of a barrel of crude oil, thats 42 gallons per barrel, has dropped to around $46.00 per barrel. Usually in summer the price would rise, but it has actually fallen from a high a few weeks ago at about $53.00 / bbl.

Gas even here in the northwestern part of Oregon, normally higher than other areas, is at Costco for regular $2.459 / gallon. I just don't see car shoppers standing in line to buy a new Volt or Prius, or any other hybrid or electric that is currently available.

GM will have no choice but to offer the 20% off MSRP on 2017 Volt's. In fact if I can buy a new base model for $25,000 or so, that would bring the final price with the $7,500 tax credit which my wife and I 100% qualify for, down to $17,500, hard to walk away from that...
Also possible it could be "only" 17% off or 17%/20% off Premiers only...
 

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The price of a barrel of crude oil, thats 42 gallons per barrel, has dropped to around $46.00 per barrel. Usually in summer the price would rise, but it has actually fallen from a high a few weeks ago at about $53.00 / bbl.

Gas even here in the northwestern part of Oregon, normally higher than other areas, is at Costco for regular $2.459 / gallon. I just don't see car shoppers standing in line to buy a new Volt or Prius, or any other hybrid or electric that is currently available.

GM will have no choice but to offer the 20% off MSRP on 2017 Volt's. In fact if I can buy a new base model for $25,000 or so, that would bring the final price with the $7,500 tax credit which my wife and I 100% qualify for, down to $17,500, hard to walk away from that...
I can walk away from that, but I have a perfectly good G1 that's paid for. The cost differential isn't worth it for me to upgrade. But if I didn't already have a G1 and really needed a car, is seems like we're about to hit a major inflection point where Bolt and TM3 sales start to pick up and the volt can be had for a bargain. The prices will only drop as 2018's arrive and they try to clear out 2017 models. Sadly, everyone who I know who parked their pickups and SUVs during the housing/financial crisis have sold their beater high MPG cars and have reverted back to driving their guzzlers on a daily basis. So it might require fuel to double in price to cause EV demand to increase.
 

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Not on lots yet, but dealers are now placing orders with GM.
Buzz Smith, Classic Chevy, Grapevine TX.
 
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