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So I'm the market for a volt and pricing wise used seems more in my budget.

Im looking at 2 used cars, and im having trouble deciding

2017 Volt LT - 56,000km - $28k

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2016 Volt Premier - 9,800km - $31k

So here's my biggest worry 9,800km for a 2016 doesn't make sense, maybe if its a dealer test drive car, but then my worry is that gas engine might have sat for months unused with stale gas. The 2017 has quite a bit of KMs on it.

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Thanks!
 

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LOTS of Volt owners seldom use the gas engine - When it NEEDS to run, it will. It's programmed for maintenance runs when needed. Could be the '16 actually has more engine hours on it than the '17 which has many more miles. I would not worry too much about the engine miles on either car, nor would I give weight to one over the other

I didn't do the US to Canadian dollar exchange, but both seem fairly high priced to me. For reference, about 6 months ago I bought a fully loaded used '17 (all options including ACC and premium paint - $41.5K sticker) with 22K on it for USD $25K

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Ahh ok, so in that case I'm thinking the 2016 would be a better deal with steer assist and adaptive cruise control, and im guessing itll still have warranty at that many kms on it. As for the price im planning to haggle :) but 22k US is 32k Canadian so its close price wise. There's also a 2018 with 26km on it but LT $32k, which im also considering but I don't think they will budge as much on the price since its a 2018.

Thanks for the info!
 

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Fellow Canuck here! :)

I'm thinking the 2016 premier does not have ACC. I think ACC came out in 2017. Maybe double check on that with them.
 

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Fellow Canuck here! :)

I'm thinking the 2016 premier does not have ACC. I think ACC came out in 2017. Maybe double check on that with them.
You are correct. ACC was not available until, only on the 2017 Volt Premier, starting in the June 2016 time frame. I purchased my 2017 Volt Premier with ACC at the beginning of July 2016, 2017 Volt Premier vehicles with ACC had only just started to appear at dealerships in June. ACC was never available on the 2016 Volt Premier or LT.
 

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In June this summer, I got a used 2017 LT in Hamilton 24,988 km for $24K. CAD
It came with 4 snow tires (just had them put on today) and a 3? year extended warranty.
Did have a couple of scratches on one side but as some others have reported (pre-dinged) is a benefit.
Had a few minor issues with it under warranty so far. Certainly love the car.
 

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I'm looking for a used Premier Volt with ACC but not in a hurry. Prices are stupid high right now in Ontario now that the rebates are gone.
Wish the federal government was on their game.
 

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I'm looking for a used Premier Volt with ACC but not in a hurry. Prices are stupid high right now in Ontario now that the rebates are gone.
Wish the federal government was on their game.
I was thinking that used Volt prices would go up here once the federal tax credit phases out. I tried to buy a used 2017 in Seattle and I was third in line. A guy was flying in from somewhere, another guy was taking a bus down from Vancouver BC. I asked what kept the price low in spite of the demand, and he said it was the federal tax credit, which is why I decided to go with a new 2018 with a $5500 discount off MSRP. He felt used prices would gradually rise as the tax credit phased out. It seemed logical to me.
 

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In June this summer, I got a used 2017 LT in Hamilton 24,988 km for $24K. CAD
It came with 4 snow tires (just had them put on today) and a 3? year extended warranty.
Did have a couple of scratches on one side but as some others have reported (pre-dinged) is a benefit.
Had a few minor issues with it under warranty so far. Certainly love the car.
Wow that's a good price! I wish there was something like that around me, I'm in Montreal, and there's really not much on Autotrader in the area. How did you find the car?
 

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IMO those prices would have been good a year ago. I paid $24K a year ago for my 2017 when the 2018's weren't even on the lots yet and that's only a little more than the 2017 you list given the CAD/US difference. And mine had half the mileage of the one you list.

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IMO those prices would have been good a year ago. I paid $24K a year ago for my 2017 when the 2018's weren't even on the lots yet and that's only a little more than the 2017 you list given the CAD/US difference. And mine had half the mileage of the one you list.
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Yeah Mike but he's talking Canadian dollars. 24,000 Canadian is about $10.95 US dollars. :rolleyes:
 

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Wow that's a good price! I wish there was something like that around me, I'm in Montreal, and there's really not much on Autotrader in the area. How did you find the car?
Auto Trader! There were quite a few listed at that time both in Ontario and Quebec. None here in Manitoba and possibly some very high priced in BC. I really did not know all that much about Volts. Had just decided against buying a Tesla M3 as no charging infrastructure the way I travel. Think Minot ND
Was going to buy from a dealer in Ottawa until I read his Better Business report. Then in North Bay, but there were tax issues, so I went private with this deal. VERY GLAD I did. We ended up flying to T.O., bus to Hamilton, picking up the car, visiting friends in London for a few days and then driving back learning the car. Best car I have ever owned.
 
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