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I am looking for a new Volt - want was wanting a fully loaded 2017 in kinetic blue. Dealer cant find any within a 500 mile radius and has offered other colors choices, or the option to order a 2018. Right now i am able to take advantage of the 5 year 0% financing. I don't know what financing options will be available by the time the 2018 roll out or what worthwhile differences might exist between a 2017 vs 2018. Part of me things its short sited buying a month or two before new ones are available but if there is no difference and i can get a deal it may be worth it.

Buy now or wait? What do you all think?
 

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As for the '18's, there are only a few color changes, a new LT Drivers Confidence Pkg includes rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alert and side blind zone alert, LT without Comfort Packege has a vinyl steering wheel and shifter and the heated steering wheel automatically turns on with the heated seats. No powertrain changes have been published.

I just saw another post with a link to the nitty gritty:

http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?285297-2018-Volt-Online-Order-Reference-Guide-updated-on-April-21-2017
 

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I don't think there are significant changes from 2017 to 2018. You also have to think about the possibility of any tax incentives going away soon. I recently got a 2017 Volt Premier fully loaded at about 6% off MSRP (maybe not all that great a deal) BUT we didn't have to pay any WA state sales tax on the first $32,000 and we also have the Fed tax break of $7500 AND we got a zero down zero percent loan. Seemed like a no brainer to me. I guess the longer you wait the better possible deals (X % off of MSRP) that may come about, but just be careful that you don't give up any state tax discounts that may be available.
By the way, we have about 1200 miles on the car now and really like it. The Volt is a great car.
 

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Depends on the price/discount and whether you're buying or leasing. You seem to be buying. As soon as the new MY comes out you lose 20%. If you're buying, in order to make that up you need discount. Of course if you keep the car for a number of years it won't matter much.

If you're leasing any discount comes off during the lease period and it doesn't matter if you lose the 20% -- you're not keeping the car.
 

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Watch out, so,etc,es in order to get 0% you don't qualify for all the other incentives. I got my 2013 heavily discounted and 0% was off the table because it was already cut to the bone (new $44k MSRP for $21k after fed and state credits/rebates, dealer price cut, GM rebate for the great $5K price drop, and dealer pays state sales tax.

So another thing, with the volt introduction in 2010 for the 2011 model year, the 2014 model year saw a $5k price cut. If history repeats itself, maybe now is the time for the next price cut. The car was out in the summer of 2015 as a 2016 model. The 2017 was released in Feb 2016 (how crazy is that?). With the onslaught of EVs on the horizon, this might be the time GM cuts the price by $2-4K.
 

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Considering the number of 2017 Volt's sitting on dealer lots, and the 2018 is really the same vehicle my guess is the 2017 Volt's will be marked down far more than any new 2018. Buying a heavily discounted 2017 seems like the smart move to me. And with these deep discounts you can shop for a fully loaded Permire and get all the toys.
 

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I am looking for a new Volt - want was wanting a fully loaded 2017 in kinetic blue. Dealer cant find any within a 500 mile radius and has offered other colors choices, or the option to order a 2018. Right now i am able to take advantage of the 5 year 0% financing. I don't know what financing options will be available by the time the 2018 roll out or what worthwhile differences might exist between a 2017 vs 2018. Part of me things its short sited buying a month or two before new ones are available but if there is no difference and i can get a deal it may be worth it.

Buy now or wait? What do you all think?
"Dealer can't find" Seriously, ?

Do yourself a favor and search for yourself and you will quickly realize that your dealer is full of it.

Get on cars.com cargurus.com and do a simple search for yourself. Amazing...

And the money you will save on a 2017 over a 2018 will be staggering.
 

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Considering the number of 2017 Volt's sitting on dealer lots, and the 2018 is really the same vehicle my guess is the 2017 Volt's will be marked down far more than any new 2018. Buying a heavily discounted 2017 seems like the smart move to me. And with these deep discounts you can shop for a fully loaded Permire and get all the toys.
And the best time to get a 2017 is in early 2018, if there are any left by then. It's a big game of chicken trying to strongarm a dealership into dropping the price vs. losing the car to someone else who happens to be shopping at the same time. When I was shopping for my volt in late 2013 there were basically two types out there. Brand new 2014s with no options and no discount (other than the $5k price cut) and heavily loaded 2013s where the MSRP scared most people away. I wasn't looking for a premier, but ended up getting one for just $1500 more than a 2014 base with no options at all. I'm sure glad I got leather and the rear camera.

Good luck, may the force be with you to find the deal of the decade on a gen2.
 

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Chevy is offering 20% off MSRP on their 2017 Malibu LT. I would have to believe that Chevy may offer 20% off the 2017 Volt's on the lots when the 2018 Volt's start arriving soon. Last July we purchased our 2016 Volt Premier with the 20% off plus the dealer kicked in a few thousand more. The discount was a little over $11,000 off MSRP total. Traded our 2014 Volt and drove off with a 2016 Volt.
 

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Chevy is offering 20% off MSRP on their 2017 Malibu LT. I would have to believe that Chevy may offer 20% off the 2017 Volt's on the lots when the 2018 Volt's start arriving soon. Last July we purchased our 2016 Volt Premier with the 20% off plus the dealer kicked in a few thousand more. The discount was a little over $11,000 off MSRP total. Traded our 2014 Volt and drove off with a 2016 Volt.
And here's how it played out for me, I bought our 2017 Premier w/ACC in Aug 2016 and only managed to get 10% off MSRP while many 2016's sitting on dealer lots for months were advertised for 15 - 20% off MSRP. But I wanted ACC and was willing to pay for it.

A fully loaded 2017 seems like the smart choice today.
 

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Pretty sure Bob Howard in Edmond OK has a blue one. But they are completely idiotic to deal with. I would let your dealer do it lol
 

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0% isn't worth that much, credit unions are often below 2%...You should aim to get 15% off MSRP on the sales price before any incentives...Furthermore, you can get $500 off if you sign up for the CO Farmer's Bureau which is $40, only thing is you need to be a member for 30 days but if you sign up today and wait 30 days you'll be ready in a month...

Despite there not appearing to be a bunch of changes for MY18, there was an error on the ordering guide which still isn't corrected, that Bose is standard on the LT...While I'm not holding my breath for major changes, there could be minor other things (MY12 had a half dozen "minor" changes that the MY11 didn't have) we also do not know the price, while I wouldn't expect a reduce price, we wont know until we know...

Lastly, last year the great 20% off Volt sale was last July...
 

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As previously noted in this thread, there are very few differences between the 2017 and 2018 model year Volt. You would probably do better by waiting until June or July and see if there are any buyer incentives offered on left over 2017 Volts. See if you could be happy in a different color Volt, find one or two additional colors that you would accept as it pays to be flexible. The best time to buy a vehicle is when you don't have to rush into the purchase. Determine the color(s) and options you must have on the vehicle. Figure out how much you are willing to pay for the vehicle. Set yourself a deadline for the purchase and watch for additional summer sales incentives. There are usually special promotions for the major holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Chances are that you will be able to buy the Volt you want, at a price you would be willing to pay before the summer is over.
 

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The absolute best time to buy a car is after you have negotiated with YOURSELF. Once you have decided what you are willing to pay for what you want, it is simply a matter of getting a dealer to meet that (and you search FAR and WIDE for hundreds or over 1k miles). The worst way to negotiate is to ASK the dealer what THEY will sell it to you for. The little phrase, "I will buy for X amount of dollars is an amazing incentive for a dealer"
 

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If there is no real change between the 2017 and 2018 models, definitely get the 2017. You'll get a MUCH better deal whether you lease or buy.

I have a silver Volt myself. I love the colour but when I see those Volts in gray, man...I wish I'd gotten that colour...it's a beautiful colour.
 

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Wow - thanks for all the replies. Some updated information:

- Intent - I am looking to purchase
- Location - Little Rock, AR. Not exactly the EV capital of the world. They claim to have been looking in a 400-500 degree radius.
- I qualify for GM Employee discount which seems to be basically the invoice price or 7-7.5% off MSRP (2017 or 2018). 15%-20% MSRP would be considerably more if they start discounting them heavily.
- A different dealer offer to let me come in and place an custom order for a 2018 if i wanted.
- What is CO Farmers Bureau?

The one thing i didnt like is that for the dealer trade they wanted to drive there and drive it back and charge me for it. Another dealer ship offered to drive and get one for free or i could have it trucked back for what seemed to be about .50 cents a mile round trip.
 

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Couple of items

- I live in Little Rock - not exactly the EV capital of the world
- I get the GM Employee Discount.
- They are offering a good price on my trade in. Negotiated it first before talking about the car or discount.

Working with a dealership now on a fully loaded kinetic.
 

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Found a new dealer and they found me a fully loaded Kinetic Blue with ACC. They are beating the GM Employee price by 1k and are giving me 500 more for my trade than the previous dealer. Overall i am very happy. They are going to get it tomorrow and should have it tomorrow night!
 

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Found a new dealer and they found me a fully loaded Kinetic Blue with ACC. They are beating the GM Employee price by 1k and are giving me 500 more for my trade than the previous dealer. Overall i am very happy. They are going to get it tomorrow and should have it tomorrow night!
Make certain the Volt you purchase really has the ACC. Don't just take the salesman's word. If it truly has ACC and not just the regular cruise control the window sticker will list the Adaptive Cruise Control as an installed option. On the steering wheel there will be an extra button in the center of the left side control cluster for adjusting the follow behind distance from your Volt to the vehicle directly ahead. On Volts with the ACC on the front bumper the lower portion of the grill will be colored grey/light beige, not have a shiny chrome finish as on Volts that do not have the ACC.
 

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Thanks! I am pretty anal about checking details. I looked up the VIN number and all looks right. I wont sign anything until i completely look it over as well. I appreciate the tips though! The failed to get it transported here today, so i am hopeful to see it Monday.
 
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