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Hi everyone! I'm a perspective Volt buyer in NY, I found a pretty solid deal on one I think in my area that's a gen 1 2012 chevy volt with 48907 miles for 11,797. The dealer is stating it hasn't been in an accident yet the Carfax is showing one with a right side impact about 5 months after the initial purchase, do you think I could use that to get it discounted and by how much? (it's been on the market for 156 days and dropped 2.5k since, only one save on the car)
 

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Hi everyone! I'm a perspective Volt buyer in NY, I found a pretty solid deal on one I think in my area that's a gen 1 2012 chevy volt with 48907 miles for 11,797. The dealer is stating it hasn't been in an accident yet the Carfax is showing one with a right side impact about 5 months after the initial purchase, do you think I could use that to get it discounted and by how much? (it's been on the market for 156 days and dropped 2.5k since, only one save on the car)
I would skip the 2012 Volt and try to buy a 2013 or newer. You should be able to get a 2012 Volt with 49K miles for $10K or less. I have seen 2013 Volts in the 30K mile ranges selling for $13K or less.
 

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Hi everyone! I'm a perspective Volt buyer in NY, I found a pretty solid deal on one I think in my area that's a gen 1 2012 chevy volt with 48907 miles for 11,797. The dealer is stating it hasn't been in an accident yet the Carfax is showing one with a right side impact about 5 months after the initial purchase, do you think I could use that to get it discounted and by how much? (it's been on the market for 156 days and dropped 2.5k since, only one save on the car)
In that case, I'd bet there was some cosmetic work done or it wouldn't end up on the carfax. I would not expect a discount based on that.
 

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I would skip the 2012 Volt and try to buy a 2013 or newer. You should be able to get a 2012 Volt with 49K miles for $10K or less. I have seen 2013 Volts in the 30K mile ranges selling for $13K or less.
If HOLD mode is something you'd use, I agree, go for a 2013-15.
Many late build 2012 cars have the same battery range/chemistry as the 2013. That is a plus. There are other features new in 2013 which may be appealing to you as well.
 

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If the Carfax is correct about the accident, you know the dealer already lied to you. (insert "post-truth" joke) To me, that alone would rule out buying from him. (Short of the deal of the century; I can be bought for thousands of dollars :p)

I would urge patience unless you truly NEED a car now. Continue reading and searching and I bet a better deal on non-suspect Volt will emerge. Volts are great cars. But even better is a Volt at a great price.
 

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If the Carfax is correct about the accident, you know the dealer already lied to you. (insert "post-truth" joke) To me, that alone would rule out buying from him. (Short of the deal of the century; I can be bought for thousands of dollars :p)

I would urge patience unless you truly NEED a car now. Continue reading and searching and I bet a better deal on non-suspect Volt will emerge. Volts are great cars. But even better is a Volt at a great price.
Many 2013-2015 volts will soon be for sale when these drivers buy the Bolt as it becomes available nationally.
 

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I think that you are a "prospective" buyer. The dealer apparently is offering "alternative facts." If you have the available financing, I would definitely be looking at 2013, 2014, or 2015 Volts. I bought my 2013 Volt Premier for $20,000 last year with only 10,000 miles on the odometer. The Premier amenities are great: leather seats, back-up camera, cruise control.
 

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Another GM-volt forum member bought his 2012 for $8999...without evidence of any wreck. You didn't say whether it was a premium or base model nor what options it had (your choices are leather seats, safety 1 {rear sensors and camera} safety 2 {front sensors}, Bose stereo, navigation, and premium polished wheels as well as some interesting color inserts)
 

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I agree with the others. The dealer has already told you "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor", and you know that isn't true...so why do business with him?

Here's another vote for looking at Carvana.


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