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Didn't find what I was looking for and didn't know where else to post this.............
I'm looking at a 2014 Base with heated seats.
What should I be looking out for ???
It has 32,700 on it and still has some factory warranty left until 01/2019 / 67,300 miles.
Asking $14,750.
Thanks

PS....that's delivered to my door !!
 

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Does it have a rear camera, rear sensors, front sensors, navigation, polished wheels, or Bose (probably not as then it would be close to a premium). Is it a color you like?

Look at the lifetime MPG. If it is very high then the internal combustion engine (ICE) was barely used. If it is very low then the ICE was heavily used. Like any used cars, check the tire condition, all the fluids, signs of any leaks. Also make sure it comes with an EVSE (power cord).
 

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Check the date of original sale. You might have some time remaining on the original 36 month 36K bumper to bumper warranty. If so, that mitigates some of the risk of buying used. Battery of course is covered for 8 years.... Check the remaining oil life - might get a free oil change before the purchase.
 

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Didn't find what I was looking for and didn't know where else to post this.............
I'm looking at a 2014 Base with heated seats.
What should I be looking out for ???
It has 32,700 on it and still has some factory warranty left until 01/2019 / 67,300 miles.
Asking $14,750.
Thanks

PS....that's delivered to my door !!
sounds like you're looking on Carvana. i bought a 2013 from them in November. (PM if you want a coupon for $500 off your purchase.) it was fully loaded, leather heated seats, no nav. 49.5K miles for $13,250. your price seems in the carvana ball park for a 2014 with factory warranty left. having a rear-view camera was one of my deal breakers on recommendation from posts on here.
 

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Thanks for all the input.
Yes, it's on Carvana.
Just how Important is a backup camera ?
Maidenlocks, how was your Carvana experience?
 

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Just how Important is a backup camera ?
This is an item that if you've NEVER had it, won't miss it. The Volt was the first vehicle I ever owned with a backup camera and the sensors. Now--I can't live without it! I find the sensors more useful for tight parking lot maneuvers and parallel parking.
 

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Thanks for all the input.
Maidenlocks, how was your Carvana experience?
Carvana was an excellent experience. They are absolutely honest about the car and upfront about every aspect of the sales. Every contact with customer service was thorough. They do what they say and are really happy to be getting you what you want. it's a big leap to buy a car on the internet without first seeing it so their business model of the 7 day trial and 100 day warranty was what i needed to make that leap of faith. so glad i did. it also helped that one of my co-workers, someone who i don't consider particularly techno-savvy, had bought two cars from them. hell, if she can pull it off it must really be okay!

 

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Hit it with a blacklight.... Want to see any DNA samples left in the seats. Also, might be smart to have a drug dog give it a sniff.
 

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Check the history to ensure if it's been in an accident at least you know about it...Even minor accidents and reduce resale value by thousands...

Have check the tires , not sure if this is a dealer nor if they will do this but you may be able to get brand new tires if they appear worn...
 

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Check cars.com and autotrader.com for more selections. I would advise paying a bit more for a Certified Used Vehicle. For the extra hassle and cost that I went through going with a non-dealer dealer, I would have been willing to pay two thousand dollars more for a Certified Used Vehicle from a Chevy Dealer. I will probably wait until a 2016 Volt Premium drops to $20,000 to trade out of my 2013 Volt Premium. Of course, a more robust outdoor recreation plug-in vehicle model may be available soon that will tempt me away from the Volt. I spend a lot of days up rough Forest Service "roads" when I am not at work.
 

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Hit it with a blacklight.... Want to see any DNA samples left in the seats. Also, might be smart to have a drug dog give it a sniff.
Welcome back man, we missed you. Now we need to get DogMom back for that cage match that was brewing before you both left.
 

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Well, after some looking around, I pulled the trigger on a CPO 2014 Premium with Nav, Mylink, Safety packages 1&2, back up camera and totally loaded AND in my favorite Red color :)..............$16500........made 1 payment :D

Here she is


Drove it 188 miles home !!!! 37.4 on electric and 150.6 on gas...........average mpg 51.2.........I'm stoked :p
 

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Congrats. That's the best way to lease a car. 100% down, $0 per month, unlimited miles, unlimited term, 0 money factor, $0 residual, $0 early buyout clause, no hassle from the finance company for any dings or scratches, and best of all, you don't have to deal with idiots from Ally, US Bank, or GM Financial Services. Now just wait to she what she does when you take her on a shorter daily commute. My lifetime mpg is 70. Many people's are much higher.
 
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