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Back a second time with hopes to finally get a Volt

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I was last here about 3 years ago and I ended up only having a 5 mile commute to work and I decided to purchase another Wrangler instead. Well in a month my commute will increase to about 35 miles each way due to a transfer. Back then I was considering 2011?s, but I?m sure there are better options now and maybe some things have changed. I?ve tried to familiarize myself with the site again but I still have questions about what years and should be looking at and if searching for a premium model is with the hassle. There seems to be 8-10 bases for every 1 premium I find. As this will be my 3rd car I?m only looking to spend $15k maximum. I?ve found some 2014 base models with low miles. Can you give me a short rundown of anything that In the 3 years that I?ve been away and please make any recommendations. Thank you kindly. Glad to be back
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I think that you are failing to assess the true operating costs of a vehicle if this is going to be your "third" vehicle. You would save more money by dumping other wasteful vehicles and purchasing a used Volt if you have access to free electric charging. In order to fully-utilize the "electric" function of a Volt, you will need a charging station at home as well as a charging station at work. Otherwise, you are simply driving an efficient "gasoline-powered" vehicle. The Department of Energy provides a lifetime cost tool that you should use to determine which vehicle is most cost efficient for you to operate. It will also give you a much better idea of how much you can save by dumping your surplus additional vehicles.
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