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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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$26K is at least getting into the ballpark of a "fair" price for a '15. I think some dealers don't realize that the some "options" of the older Gen 1s are now "standard" on Gen 2 (like backup cam) (although some other things are different, but hey Gen 2 has more range + regular gas). The prices need to adjust to reflect the new market. The value for a '17 LT with comfort is fairly competitive. What did you end up going with?
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).
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