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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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Consider a used premium 2011. The price will be in the low teens and the car has proven very reliable.
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.

I disagree that a charge at work is required to make the car viable. Sure, it would be nice, but a Volt will cover at least 50%-80% of the round trip commute on battery. Using 16 ounce of gasoline for the remainder won't break the cost savings. Our Volt's been doing a 60 mile round trip for over 6 years and my lifetime average is over 135 MPG.

Of course, now we use a Bolt EV for that commute and the Volt for the rest.

Oh, I don't have free charging. I paid for it via my home meter at $0.1245 kW, or ~$1.30 per commute plus 12 ounces of gas. :)

I agree with getting rid of an extra, uneeded car. The insurance and maintenance are using not worth it.
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