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So i have been looking for a volt for about 2 days now came across one that i am on the border. It is a 2011 (so the first year) with only 30k miles which seems really low. I have not done a carfax report yet but there are 47 records. So it is a premium in really good condition. The guy is asking 13k

I just missed a 2013 premium with 44k miles for $11500
 

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In my opinion, 13k is too much. First thing you need to do is find out why there are 47 records. Maybe this thing has been in the shop so much they couldn't put more than 30,000 miles on it?? Three years ago I paid 16k for my 2011 premium, although it did have 70,000 miles on it. Has nearly 115,000 now, pretty much trouble free, been an excellent car. If those 47 items are a non issue, I would shoot for a max $12,000, if those issuse show problems, obviously keep looking.
 

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I paid $20,000 for a 2013 Premium with 10,000 engine-only lifetime miles a few years ago. I suggest that you look at "Certified Used" if you can. I think that I made a mistake by not doing this. I spent more than $1,000 instantly to bring mine up to proper maintenance and spent another $1,000 last year on a set of Michelin X-Ice snow tires. I believe I saw a Blue Book trade-in value on mine for around $11,000. I have had no operational issues with mine. However, I still watch to see when a 2016 or 2017 Premium Certified will become available at $20,000. Currently, I see more offered at around $25,000. At current interest rates, I think that you should consider a little more on a loan for a slightly newer Volt.
 

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Dealer or private party?

I would think $10k would be closer.
 

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Yeah I have changed my mind about this car as well I was only atrracted by the low miles but I can get a premium 2012-2013 with 40-45k miles for around 11k I think. I am not in a hurry so I can wait.
 

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Don't mess around with a 2011-2012, get at least a 2013. 2013 has hold mold, early does not. Check Voltstats.net also for the VIN number. So people have listed there vehicle stats (mileage EV and gas) there. In 2014 late in the model year a larger battery was slid into the vehicle, this gives little more range, not as much the 2016-2017 models though.
With a certified dealer vehicle you also get a 1 yr warranty, new tires and fully updated firmware.
 

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Wow just checked and CPO prices are actually the same as non CPO didn’t know that so thanks for the tip. Now is there a differences list between different model years? My brother has a 13 and he said his buddy who had a 12 had a slightly smaller battery and the nav interface was older and may be there was no mountain mode. I searched here but didn’t find much.
 

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Wow just checked and CPO prices are actually the same as non CPO didn’t know that so thanks for the tip. Now is there a differences list between different model years? My brother has a 13 and he said his buddy who had a 12 had a slightly smaller battery and the nav interface was older and may be there was no mountain mode. I searched here but didn’t find much.
Lots in this thread: http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?152065-Differences-between-model-years-in-Volt-v1

The biggest jump is from the 12 to the 13. All the rest are kind of incremental, but that one changed a LOT of things, from the paint plan in.
 

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Just about all the years have their own advantages and issues. I have a 2012 with 57k miles, which I purchased new. It is a well built machine that I plan on driving until the wheels fall off. The 2013 Volt added hold mode, but if you don't have a commute that regularly uses gas, is not a huge deal. The 1-2 extra electric miles out of the larger battery would mean more to me. By this time GM was looking to cut costs, so some little issues popped up as a result, but usually got taken care of within the bumper to bumper warranty period. The 2015 (and some late 2014) Volts got another small boost in electric miles.

I wouldn't necessarily look for low mileage, 50 to 100K miles should be no problem as there is a Volt with over 400K already, so I'm thinking there is a good chance mine will make to at least 200K. I would have it inspected by someone familiar with Volts, as it is a complicated vehicle, and some components are very costly to repair, you don't want to buy into a preexisting problem. The other option is to get an extended warranty on it, but I am not an extended warranty kind of person.
 

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Well just picked up this beauty. It is CPO in my fav color and is really clean, clean CARFAX and a good price. CPO means 12 months or 12 thousands miles of bumper to bumper. The last owner was really meticulous so the dealership had excellent service records with no Major or reoccurring problems. I would buy extended warranty but with 75k miles on the odo it is probably going to cost a pretty penny so probably not worth it. Besides it is a commuter will get about 19-20k miles per year and I am really handy with tools :)

http://www.gmcertified.com/vehicle/...&CurrentPage=1&SortColumn=price&SortOrder=asc
 

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2012 premium, 75k miles , CPO so 12 months and 12k bumper to bumper warranty, electric blue color, black interior, 2 previous owners, clean records. Will post pics tomorrow $10,400.
 

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I picked up a Premium CPO, 2014 with 27k on the odo. Safety packages 1&2 with Bose and Nav. $16,000 out the door :)
 

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Since you have a 2012 premium, it has backup camera. This camera is crap. Replace it with a newer one. I did made it worthwhile. The original has contrast problems, especially at night. Also replace the backup light with a bright LED one.
 
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