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I’m thinking of buying a used gen 2 volt. What should I look for? Any reoccurring issues?

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Android Auto, which I love, doesn't come in until 2017. 2016s are fairly rare.

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It is true that the 2016 Gen 2 Volt was only sold for part of the 2016 model year, only in CARB states. Many of the 2016 Volts were leased for 30 - 36 months, those leases will be ending in Q4 2018 and Q1 - Q2 of 2019. You should be able to locate a lease turn in 2016 with no problem, most will be 2016 Volt LT. The vehicle mileage will likely be ~30 to 36k miles.
 

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consider a 2017 if you can (2016 had some issues since it was the first production)
verify the radiator fins un the lower part of the front grille, they should be in good condition but replacing this radiator is 1000+$ so you better check this before buying.
The paint in the front doors sill is thin so you can verify for missing paint/rust there.
 

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Android Auto, which I love, doesn't come in until 2017. 2016s are fairly rare.
I have a 2016 and have been using Android Auto since a couple months after I bought the car. GM came out with an update that added the functionality. The OP should just make sure the dealer has applied that update (and all other relevant updates) before buying the car.
 

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I have a 2016 and have been using Android Auto since a couple months after I bought the car. GM came out with an update that added the functionality. The OP should just make sure the dealer has applied that update (and all other relevant updates) before buying the car.
That is good to know. I would have considered 2016 Volts had I known that.
 

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IMO, the most significant option is the adaptive cruise control. Be sure to look for that if it is something you want. Not available in 2016.
 

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Here in Oregon, at least my wife and I, can buy a new Volt and with the Fed. Tax Credit $7,500, and the Oregon EV rebate, $2,500.00 thats $10,000 off on a new Volt. Its hard to even consider buying used when you can get a deal like this. A base model 2018 Volt LT can be had for $29,000, and $19,000 with the Rebate and Fed Tax Credit.
 

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Here in Oregon, at least my wife and I, can buy a new Volt and with the Fed. Tax Credit $7,500, and the Oregon EV rebate, $2,500.00 thats $10,000 off on a new Volt. Its hard to even consider buying used when you can get a deal like this. A base model 2018 Volt LT can be had for $29,000, and $19,000 with the Rebate and Fed Tax Credit.
If I couldn't take full advantage of the Fed. tax credit and buy a new Volt, I might be inclined to look at a late model gen1. I think one can get a really nice low mileage 2014-2015 for around $15k.

Sure it won't go as far on the battery, but the money saved buys lots of gas.

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Thank you all.

I have read some people complaining, that when the volt switches from battery to gasoline mode, the car shuts down. Has that issue been fixed by Chevy?

How durable is the ac, I live in south Florida and it’s hot 8 months out of the year.
 

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Thank you all.

I have read some people complaining, that when the volt switches from battery to gasoline mode, the car shuts down. Has that issue been fixed by Chevy?

How durable is the ac, I live in south Florida and it’s hot 8 months out of the year.
Wat?

Shuts down? It's seemless when the ICE comes on. If I'm not paying attention to the battery range getting down I'll usually miss the transition completely. Nothing "shuts down."
 

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I wanted to buy a car for myself. My wife drives a 2016 Prius. So I just bought a used 2016 not knowing much about Gen 2 or Volts but always thought the concept appealed to me. I watched sale prices over the last few months. Found Siren Red with upgraded leather, Bose and Comfort package, Window stick was in car. Price added up to $36540.00 plus tax 7.25% and license. Car had 19,636 miles and was sold for 21700.00 plus 7.25% tax and license fees. Seemed like a good savings to me (I figured 15,916 saved if you count the taxes). After 15 days I am not past 20k miles. So far have not noticed anything strange but then I am learning about the car. At 70 years old the Volt was my 64th car. Tax credits do not do me any good as I am retired so another reason for buying used for me.
 

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Hello from Big Moe

I have a 2016 Generation two and I had one of the first Generation 1’s. I have never had even one issue. Both of my cars were perfect. I plan on buying a 2019 or a 2020 and that will be my last one as Im retiring next year. I could buy any electric car but since I only average 10 to 15 miles per day the Volt fits me perfectly.
 

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IMO, the most significant option is the adaptive cruise control. Be sure to look for that if it is something you want. Not available in 2016.
Something to keep in mind, the ACC was not available the whole year it was produced. And as an option, you have to look for it. Most likely the salesman know what you are talking about but has no idea if the car has it.
My salesman didn't ;know anything about my VOlt, which I bought new.

Those that have ACC say they wouldn't buy another car without it so you might want to look for it. My VOLT was built two weeks before ACC was available.
 
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