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Hi Guys,

Last Friday, I purchased a 2017 heather grey Chevy Volt (I like the black on grey combo). It's been great so far.

About the deal - It was the memorial day weekend, and some "special" might have been going on too, but isn't there always some sort of sale going on? On top of the sale, I redeemed my GM credit card's reward points (about $1000) plus "bonus incentive" of $3000 for a total of $4000. Awesome! On top of that, it looked like they were running 0% interest on a few cars, the volt being one. This might be the cheapest new car I've ever purchased after the tax rebate.

Has anyone heard what happened with the two tone grey/black interior? It looked to me that the only non-black options were the ugly brown, or cloth. I went with the cloth, because I didn't like the feeling of black leather in the summertime.

I have one small additional hurdle to get over - I have no electric at my parking spot. I'm working on getting that approved by the condo association and installed by an electrician.

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Well, I probably would have checked for charging facilities before buying a Plug-In car. :) Even if you can't plug in all the time, you'll still get ~40mpg in fair weather, so, it's still a good deal.
 

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Even if you can't plug in all the time, you'll still get ~40mpg in fair weather, so, it's still a good deal.
Yep, that was my thinking as well. Several of the grocery stores around here have chargers at them. It won't be much, but it will probably be enough to make the trip free. Also, I'd suspect I won't live where I do the entire time I own this car. I'd be lucky to get 28MPG on the Honda Accord that this one replaced, so there is a big savings there either way.

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Yep, that was my thinking as well. Several of the grocery stores around here have chargers at them. It won't be much, but it will probably be enough to make the trip free. Also, I'd suspect I won't live where I do the entire time I own this car. I'd be lucky to get 28MPG on the Honda Accord that this one replaced, so there is a big savings there either way.

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No, there's never a big savings comparing driving an old car that's paid for with bad fuel economy and driving a new car with better fuel economy. The cost of the new car ruins that equation. Now if you can get the new car for free, then I agree, big savings on fuel.

My volt replaced a 20 mpg Cadillac Deville, but it was the impending repair costs for suspension work and $4 per gallon gas at the time as well as the deal of the century ($21k for a new $44k MSRP volt) that made this work. Then the price of fuel dropped....
 
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