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Hello,

Just wondering if anyone bought a Volt that did not live in an area that had incentives/rebates? I live in Alberta, Canada and was thinking about buying one but without any of these incentives they are a bit expensive and heard that the depreciation is a killer.
 

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I paid almost full price for our first one other than a mild dealer discount, but if you mean Government incentives I got the federal US $7500 tax credit. I don't think I would have bought without it. On our second one I got that plus a similar dealer discount plus 20% off MSRP from Chevy. That was a heck of a deal. You may want to wait until a little bit further into the summer to see if there's any such similar from GM. Last year at least here in the United States, they offered it at the beginning of July....


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I ordered and bought my 2012 in November 2011 for full MSRP before any discounts were available.
 

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My 2013 was not such a good deal. It was a lease and Ally didn't give the full 7500 on the bottom line. I was paying nearly $500/month.

I wanted it so badly though, that I accepted my financially-lame fate. It was a premium with everything. I loved every minute of that ride.

The ELR, on the other hand, was a dealer fire-sale. My transaction price after $10k incentives and $28k dealer discounts was $43k. Best car I have ever owned in my life!
 

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Same Edmonton Alberta Canada and so far got 60,000 km on the car 2014 fully loaded 46395 KM have been on electric which worst case in my area the cost comparison is about half good days it's more like 1/4 of the cost of running on gas 2700$ in fuel savings ish we average 12-16 cents kwh cost for power with delivery charges. and Obviously you save more in the winter so i am sure it's more but the almost 0 maintenance is great as well. Plus it's a fun car to drive and i paid around 39,000 Canadian after haggling a bit with the dealer.
 

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i didn't pay anywhere near full price, but I expect 100% depreciation as soon as I drive my cars off the lot. That happens as I never trade in and give away my cars when done. I gave away my BMW 535i in February. I'm not sure if the CTS or Suburban will be next.
 

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Hello,

Just wondering if anyone bought a Volt that did not live in an area that had incentives/rebates? I live in Alberta, Canada and was thinking about buying one but without any of these incentives they are a bit expensive and heard that the depreciation is a killer.
I also live in the prairies and I doubt anyone is getting any incentives/discounts in any red neck provinces.
At this point all I can hope is the Feds get off their buts AND any discount is retroactive. I'm not holding my breath as the 3 highest populated provinces already have decent to high discounts and they would have to give them the same.
I paid similar to what people are saying in the other Canadian pricing thread. I made the commitment for environmental reasons and like the vehicle so would do it again. I don't think you will be disappointed and if you have specific questions feel free to PM me as I don't get time to follow the forum much.
 

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... have been on electric which worst case in my area the cost comparison is about half good days it's more like 1/4 of the cost of running on gas
Same here, with high gas prices and reasonable electric rates, I'm at about 1/5th the cost.

You can't compare to ICE rates if you do most of your driving around town, especially if a lot of shorter runs <20km.
The Volt will get it's rating but the ICE not even close and emit a lot of noxious crap since the cats aren't lit up for a good part of the trip.

Obviously you save more in the winter so i am sure it's more but the almost 0 maintenance is great as well. Plus it's a fun car to drive ...
I save significantly more in summer, for me winter is closer to 1/3rd the cost. Have you spent an entire winter with it?

The less efficient cold charging combined with either electric heat or ERDTT gas consumption, makes a bigger difference than the extra gas my ICE was using in winter (small V6 Quattro).
 

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i didn't pay anywhere near full price, but I expect 100% depreciation as soon as I drive my cars off the lot. That happens as I never trade in and give away my cars when done. I gave away my BMW 535i in February. I'm not sure if the CTS or Suburban will be next.
How about letting me get on your freebie list.
 

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I paid full list less a standard factory discount of $1,000 in Sept. '15. I paid too much. All I got was a perfect car.... (26K mi.)
 

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Bought my Certified Used 2014 in Texas for $US25,000 with 14,000 mi. Original cost was $37000. Previous owner received tax rebate. I think I got a great deal on the best car I've ever owned. Consider used or certified used for great deal!
 

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Same Edmonton Alberta Canada and so far got 60,000 km on the car 2014 fully loaded 46395 KM have been on electric which worst case in my area the cost comparison is about half good days it's more like 1/4 of the cost of running on gas 2700$ in fuel savings ish we average 12-16 cents kwh cost for power with delivery charges. and Obviously you save more in the winter so i am sure it's more but the almost 0 maintenance is great as well. Plus it's a fun car to drive and i paid around 39,000 Canadian after haggling a bit with the dealer.
I returned home from Edmonton a week or so back. I didn't see any BEV/PHEVs during my week stay there. I saw 3 L2s at a library in Millwoods, but all of them were ICEd.
 

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On the 2014 I received only $500 off sticker, and I was completely screwed on the 7,500 tax credit with the lease. In my rush I didn't realize this wasn't factored in until afterwards, and I spent the next year kicking myself. :)

On the 2017 I was smarter and had more time (and I purchased instead of leased). There are no State incentives in FL, and in my case I would have bought it even if the tax credit had expired. It does however make the decision easier.
 

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Same here, with high gas prices and reasonable electric rates, I'm at about 1/5th the cost.

You can't compare to ICE rates if you do most of your driving around town, especially if a lot of shorter runs <20km.
The Volt will get it's rating but the ICE not even close and emit a lot of noxious crap since the cats aren't lit up for a good part of the trip.



I save significantly more in summer, for me winter is closer to 1/3rd the cost. Have you spent an entire winter with it?

The less efficient cold charging combined with either electric heat or ERDTT gas consumption, makes a bigger difference than the extra gas my ICE was using in winter (small V6 Quattro).

It does burn more but i remember when i had a 2012 Hyundai accent it would average closer to 8-10 L per 100 KM in the cold weather -20 to - 30 celc plus the first Liter of fuel burns way quicker.

My current commute is 33km with about 22km highway and the car is Garage stored so it starts at about 0 to -4 celc so i hit the highway almost by the time erdt kicks in which really helps with the perceived efficiency.

I think last time i ran the number electric averages cost wise close to 2-3 L per 100 equivalent and in the winter it is closer 4-5 in combined in the coldest conditions with gas for me which is still way more efficient then most vehicles in the winter.
 
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