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Offer the Retail Price they show on their page: $10,150 !
Yup...

So the OP should immediately take a screenshot of that and send it to his dad...Whatever price you pick, keep referring to that price...
 

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Yup...

So the OP should immediately take a screenshot of that and send it to his dad...Whatever price you pick, keep referring to that price...
I suggested that to him as well.. jokingly. We all know that they will not be held to that price, though I feel like it's a bit of false advertising.
 

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I suggested that to him as well.. jokingly. We all know that they will not be held to that price, though I feel like it's a bit of false advertising.
Yup, that's simply your bargaining chip...You only want the car for $10XXX "See the screenshot? I could get one of these for $14K anywhere...So you're into false advertising?"...Even if your price is $14K, you have a REASON to haggle hard and it should be far easier to get to the selling price you want rather than starting at $18K without a reason...

I strongly recommend taking and sending him a screenshot now...
 

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Here's one thing we're both noticing -- finding out what options used cars is PAIN.

I know all the Volts have telescopic steering wheels.. I want to know which ones have Safety Packages.

But finding that level of info is buried in all the standard features listed on these sites. And there's no quick way to filter for them, so you end up having to read pages of features to see if they have the ones we're looking for. (It's a car for my little sister, so safety is a big deal)


Anyone have a good used car site that actually lets you identify the options on the Volt beyond stupid crap like "cruise control" -- if they all have it, that's not a filter when it doesn't remove any of the cars on the list.
 

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Anyone have a good used car site that actually lets you identify the options...
Go to cars.com and then follow-up at the dealer site when you find a car you like. I would never buy a 3-4 year old Volt for $16-18k when you can buy an almost new one for $23-$25k. Our Chevy dealer in Santa Fe has a 2017 with 1,000+ miles for $25k and I suspect they'd negotiate some if you're serious.

As for safety, most of the "safety" add-ons are less than great. My greatest concern with all of my Volts has been how quiet they are under 15 mph and the damn mile wide A posts.
 

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First, a used Volt is an awesome used car choice that has rock solid reliability, economical to own, and is fun to drive. The one you are looking at is loaded with every feature (short of polished wheels) available. The 20K miles are still under the 36K factory warranty. It's a great find.

Second, I'm going to offer that KBB, NADA, and the other typical guides are historically inaccurate for cars with large tax credits (like the Volt). Contrary to what these services want you to believe, these sites mostly base their numbers off an algorithm that depreciates off of original MSRP. Their software doesn't know how to accuracy calculate the instant depreciation of a $7500+ tax credit and are, in my experience, largely worthless in predicting actual cost of a used Volt. Cursory checks of actual used Volt sales prices posted in this forum will offer proof to that claim.

Finally, in my opinion, that price is way too high. I paid $18,500 (after tax credits) for a brand new base '14 with Safety 1 back in August of 2014. I've not been looking lately, but around a year ago, a car like that was selling at auction for ~$12,000 ±1,000. I'd estimate $10K-$12K is close to what they paid at auction (or offered at trade-in). Add on dealer prep expenses and modest profit and $14K isn't unreasonable. I'd not offer a penny above $16K. As others have said, you could get pretty close to a brand new Gen 2 for not much more than the $18k that are asking for this used one.

Remember, this is a buyers market and you have the negotiating power. Gas prices are low and will be for a while longer. Most current buyers want CUV's ad SUV's and not small hatchbacks. Many used car buyers are uneducated about the benefits of electric cars and will not pay a premium for them over a lower priced ICE vehicle of the same size (Cruze, Civic, Corolla). Even more used car buyers are unsure of the reliability of the battery and electric powertrain. Don't feel you need to rush this... offer low and stay firm with your price.

Edit: Here is a recent example of a forum member who purchased a almost identical 2014 with 36K miles for $11,000.
 

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That looks like your own car, spec wise (or mine!). What offer would YOU like to receive? As owners, our interest is in keeping the value up. I'd take $18K :)
 

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Offer the Retail Price they show on their page: $10,150 !
Completely agree. Haggle like a Ferengi. Come back with a volt. Don't say take no for an answer. Not too long ago I stumbled onto a cars.com listing for a brand new Subaru for $2899. The obviously typo'd a digit, but for grins I emailed them asking if that price was for real, and if so, I'd take 10 of them. They thanked me for noticing and promptly changed the website to reflect the corrected price.
 

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This 2014 Base for $16,000 with only 5200 miles and Safety 1&2 appears to be eligible for the $7500 tax credit!

"2014 Chevrolet Volt LT in Silver Ice Metallic, Never Been Titled, GM Company Vehicle"


Yes. This is where I purchased the 2013 loaded same color and price a little over a year ago. I did get the tax credit as they provided to me the MSO just in case there would be a problem (there wasn't). If I needed another one I'd already have this, but thought I'd pass along.
 

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This 2014 Base for $16,000 with only 5200 miles and Safety 1&2 appears to be eligible for the $7500 tax credit!

"2014 Chevrolet Volt LT in Silver Ice Metallic, Never Been Titled, GM Company Vehicle"
That is a steal of a deal if it is eligbile for the $7500 tax credit.
 

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It's a great find - my dad has already put down a deposit on it.

Though the description of the features were hard to pin point -- it's an LT with a number of features usually found on the Premium Trim.

So it's nice, but not amazing in terms of missing the leather interior / heated seats.

But tgolden, many many thanks to your ability to locate such a low mileage Volt!
 

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It's a great find - my dad has already put down a deposit on it.

Though the description of the features were hard to pin point -- it's an LT with a number of features usually found on the Premium Trim.

So it's nice, but not amazing in terms of missing the leather interior / heated seats.

But tgolden, many many thanks to your ability to locate such a low mileage Volt!
Yeah I saw it pop up a few days back and told everyone I know about it, but no takers. Figured someone here would jump on it. This dealership has had some amazing deals on Volt's and ELR's in past. I have lucked out twice there. First Volt was totaled then the one I purchased in 2015 has been absolutely great (after the tax credit my price was $9500).
 
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