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I've been reading a bunch and decided to post up as I'm sold on the concept of the Volt. Waffling on a used or just jump in and get a 17 with the newer features and range. Will pass down to the wife when (and if) I go Model 3.

Lots of good info here and thanks to all who have contributed so much.

I recently bought a house with solar and the inspector had a volt so he showed me around after I had been looking at them for a month or 2. He plugs in at every house he inspects and a perfect car for his job.

If anybody has good deals or dealer info to pass along hit me up.

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I'd probably start with cars.com just to get a feel. Given current pricing I'd look at new first. If you plan on driving the car and getting a Model 3 later then a lease might make sense. Note that the farther you travel the larger your net, and larger nets tend to catch better deals.
 

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I bought my 2013 from Courtesy Chevrolet. They always seems to have a good selection CPO Volts at pretty reasonable prices. They had a G2 a while back. Right now they have 12 CPO G1 Volts listed on their web site. 18 months ago the sales staff were the usual high pressure shills who know nothing about Volts. Put on your tough consumer suit and you'll be fine.
 

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I just purchased a gently used 2014 CPO Premium with safety packages 1&2, Bose and Nav for $16000. I LOVE this car. 2 months and 2000 miles and I haven't put a drop of gas in it! Matter of fact, it just burned about .03 gallons for EMM :)
I let the original owner take the depreciation hit....it's in like new condition. Best $$$ I've ever spent on a vehicle.
Go for it, you won't be sorry.
 

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I bought my new 2013 for $21k including sales tax. The deals at the time were a $5k GM rebate to account for the 2014 model price cut, $1,5k dealer haircut, $3.6k GM card rebate (get a GM Buypower card, put $3-4M on it, get a free volt), great $4k state rebate, and a "pay your state sales tax" sale. I'll never see a deal like this again. But you might find your own deal of the decade, especially as 2018 models arrive and 2017 models get price cuts. Be patient, but it's a big game of chicken. How long will you wait vs. potentially losing that deal.
 

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I'd probably start with cars.com just to get a feel. Given current pricing I'd look at new first. If you plan on driving the car and getting a Model 3 later then a lease might make sense. Note that the farther you travel the larger your net, and larger nets tend to catch better deals.
Thanks Don, I checked that out and sent a few mails,, they're down into the 32's for a loaded model but right now I'd have to make a 1K road trip but I'm not in a big hurry so will sit it out and see. My commute just changed and trying to keep the miles off my jeep and use it for what it was intended for.
 

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I bought my 2013 from Courtesy Chevrolet. They always seems to have a good selection CPO Volts at pretty reasonable prices. They had a G2 a while back. Right now they have 12 CPO G1 Volts listed on their web site. 18 months ago the sales staff were the usual high pressure shills who know nothing about Volts. Put on your tough consumer suit and you'll be fine.
I went there last week but they're not budging on a dirty well used interior 14 at 19K I told them what I'd pay and we were way off so I walked. Told him I'd write a check for it but they can sit on it, I started looking new after that ordeal.
 

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I just purchased a gently used 2014 CPO Premium with safety packages 1&2, Bose and Nav for $16000. I LOVE this car. 2 months and 2000 miles and I haven't put a drop of gas in it! Matter of fact, it just burned about .03 gallons for EMM :)
I let the original owner take the depreciation hit....it's in like new condition. Best $$$ I've ever spent on a vehicle.
Go for it, you won't be sorry.
Sounds like a great deal, where did you find that one?
 

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i live in Mesa. I own both a 2014 bought new,-have 65,000 miles total -60,000 all electric and a 2017 bought with 6,000 miles on it. I'm a mechanic by trade, and can debate with anyone that any g1 or g2 is the best commuting car ever made. They don't break. My employer allows me to plug in for a free charge all night while I work. I wish I had home solar, but since 2015 NOBODY gets solar in this state anymore, cause it aint worth it.- thanks Republicans! The only draw back to this car is the back seat leg room. In the other 30 categories, it crushes the competition. I laugh every day on the road when I see "hybrids" or any prius. Why on earth would you pay the same price for a prius as a low end volt? Its an 8 track tape compared to an Ipod.
 

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Hang in there. Last year in July GM offered 20% off MSRP on new Volts. With the 20% off some dealers still offered another $3,000 off MSRP. We bought our 2016 Volt Premier in July last year just south of Portland Oregon at Wilsonville Chevrolet. Total off was $11,000 off MSRP, as the dealer offered an additional $3,000 off as well. I have a good hunch GM will have a similar offer this year if they do you can get over $10,000 off MSRP on a 2017Volt if the dealer offers additional off like ours did. If you qualify for the $7,500 Fed. Tax Credit your new 2017 Volt price will be in the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla range.
 

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i live in Mesa. I own both a 2014 bought new,-have 65,000 miles total -60,000 all electric and a 2017 bought with 6,000 miles on it. I'm a mechanic by trade, and can debate with anyone that any g1 or g2 is the best commuting car ever made. They don't break. My employer allows me to plug in for a free charge all night while I work. I wish I had home solar, but since 2015 NOBODY gets solar in this state anymore, cause it aint worth it.- thanks Republicans! The only draw back to this car is the back seat leg room. In the other 30 categories, it crushes the competition. I laugh every day on the road when I see "hybrids" or any prius. Why on earth would you pay the same price for a prius as a low end volt? Its an 8 track tape compared to an Ipod.
Thanks for the reply,, recently scored my dream home at the base of the Superstitions with Solar that's grandfathered in. I'm definitely going to get one, just waiting on the deal to show up,, with lots of searching and emailing dealers for their best price.
 

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Hang in there. Last year in July GM offered 20% off MSRP on new Volts. With the 20% off some dealers still offered another $3,000 off MSRP. We bought our 2016 Volt Premier in July last year just south of Portland Oregon at Wilsonville Chevrolet. Total off was $11,000 off MSRP, as the dealer offered an additional $3,000 off as well. I have a good hunch GM will have a similar offer this year if they do you can get over $10,000 off MSRP on a 2017Volt if the dealer offers additional off like ours did. If you qualify for the $7,500 Fed. Tax Credit your new 2017 Volt price will be in the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla range.
You definitely got a great deal and what I'm hoping to get as well..
 
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