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$38K for a new...2013? Wait, the year is almost 2017.

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Hi folks, just had to share this story. I was shopping around for a NEW Gen 1 (yes there are a few around) and I was surprised to see a NEW 2013 still available. It didn't have the price listed, so out of curiousity I called the dealership. Their asking price? $38K.

After laughing uncontrollably for a few seconds, I pointed out that brand NEW 17s (which they also sell) are even less than that (this particular 2013 didn't even have NAV, but SP1&2). I asked why the car was still "new" and why it was still on the lot. It was apparently "destined for the loaner program" but "never made it." Took a long time to figure that out...

Anyway, I thought that was amusing. Since the MSRP of that car was around 42K (before the 5K 2014 price drop), I think they just subtracted 5K and thought that was a "deal." I quickly crossed that Volt off my shopping list.
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Earlier this year I bought a "new" 2014 that had been indoors at the dealer's secondary building the whole time. 72 miles on it and loaded. Sticker was about 40 Grand, I paid 23k and change and will still be getting the $7,500 back. I contend it's the most car for the least money, and getting 170 MPG is just icing on the cake.

That said, I suggest going to drive a new one (2017 model) because it is very impressive. I did come close to buying one of those.
Apparently this Volt was in "storage" also. Good deal on the '14. Does it have the larger 17+ kWh battery?

Let me know how it goes with the tax credit. I've been wondering if trying to claim the EV credit for a "NEW" 3-year-old model will automatically generate red flags at the IRS for auditing.

Likely going to check out a '15 this weekend. I can't seem to find any good deals locally on the Gen 2 (at least on the Premiers).
It has notably better range than our previous '13, so I presume yes on the improved battery pack.
I don't foresee any issues with the IRS, the deal is "brand new, never titled, first owner", not "model year". Hopefully LOL
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