I strongly suggest that you look for one with the back-up camera. The rear visibility in the Volt is poor, but the camera goes a long way toward correcting that. (Unfortunately, the camera only operates when the car is in reverse.) It was offered as an option to the base model, so you will find a few base models with it. (It is standard on all Gen 2 Volts.) Search on Carvana's web site to get an idea of the cost and availability of the various options. I have a base 2014 with the Safety Package 1 (camera, rear backup sensors, and auto dimming mirror), and I'm quite pleased with it.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
If you live in warm climate, I also suggest you look for a car with a white or light colored paint job. Your car will stay cooler and put less stress on the AC.
I hope you can charge at your new workplace. Even with level 1 charging for those 8 hrs, you should make it home without burning gas.