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I posted in another thread (http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?267313-Gen-1-Just-Totaled-Now-Looking-at-Gen-2) about how I wrecked my 2013/Gen 1 Volt, and now I'm looking at a 2017/Gen 2 Volt. My local dealer has in stock a car that is just about what I'm looking for - except it doesn't have Adaptive Cruise (ACC).

Using the inventory tool at Chevy.com, it appears that no Volts in the D/FW metro area were ordered with ACC (but plenty were ordered with things like the interior lighting package). But if I change my ZIP code to somewhere like Austin, multiple cars show up with ACC as a dealer installed option.

So: I can take the local dealer's car (which I think they want to get rid of) and probably get a pretty good deal - or ask for them to look at shipping one of the more distant cars up here, and have to lose bargaining power. I'd be curious to hear what y'all think of this, especially those of you who have experienced ACC first hand in the 2017 Volt. Thanks.
 

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Depends on how much you want ACC. If you want it, Austin is a $150 plane ride or a 4 hour drive away. I'd contact an Austin dealer and see what you can work out. The wider the net the better the deal. You can get the car serviced anywhere. You might also want to try Costco if you're a member. Car dealers do well on this program and might go the extra mile to find a car you want.

On how important ACC might be: I have ACC on the ELR but not the Volt. For long trips it's fantastic but I never use it for local driving, even when on the freeway. For me it would likely depend on how much long distance driving I expected to use the car for and how big a discount. The latter is purely personal.
 

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I agree with DonC, ACC is fantastic for trips and a little annoying for my stop-and-go commute. Still, it's a must-have for me. Don't forget it also adds automatic braking which might save your life.
 

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I posted in another thread (http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?267313-Gen-1-Just-Totaled-Now-Looking-at-Gen-2) about how I wrecked my 2013/Gen 1 Volt, and now I'm looking at a 2017/Gen 2 Volt. My local dealer has in stock a car that is just about what I'm looking for - except it doesn't have Adaptive Cruise (ACC).

Using the inventory tool at Chevy.com, it appears that no Volts in the D/FW metro area were ordered with ACC (but plenty were ordered with things like the interior lighting package). But if I change my ZIP code to somewhere like Austin, multiple cars show up with ACC as a dealer installed option.

So: I can take the local dealer's car (which I think they want to get rid of) and probably get a pretty good deal - or ask for them to look at shipping one of the more distant cars up here, and have to lose bargaining power. I'd be curious to hear what y'all think of this, especially those of you who have experienced ACC first hand in the 2017 Volt. Thanks.
I'd contact the austin dealership and ask to speak to the internet sales manager. Tell him your situation and have him email you a quote with the best "out the door price " that they can do on the exact volt that you find on their website. If they can do the price you think is reasonable for you to fly there, then I think it is a no brainer. But make sure to get the out the door price in writing via email and make sure you get the dealeship manager to agree that they will hold it for you. Like others have said, any dealer in your area will service your volt becuase they charge gm all cost for service done under warranty.

I dont have ACC on my 2016, but if i was buying a volt today then i would get it plus c1 & c2 driver confidence packages. Good luck.
 

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Thanks for all of the feedback. After visiting with the dealer (after having to go to the body shop to sign over the totaled car to the insurance company), I took another test drive and ended up deciding that I could live without ACC in this car. I would probably like it, but I decided that it wasn't a deal breaker after all - the Premier trim with both Drivers packages seems like enough for me. I got what felt like a decent price for an in-stock '17 Volt, and will be going back tomorrow to complete the sale and hopefully drive it home. Here's a night shot of it tethered to their Voltec charger:
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Sounds like you have a deal you like. Congrats. The safety technology in the Confidence Packages are great.
 
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