I am in a similar situation as you. Except my case is a bit different.
I had a 2016 civic with low km, had to trade it in cause wife wanted me to have an SUV for our baby. It was a 2013 GMC Terrain with a V6, financed it, we both loved it except it was a guzzler for gas (<20 MOG on highway). Drive it for about 7,000 km, and the transmission starts to slip from 2-3, Power steering pump goes, the "new" brakes dealer put on we're already wearing, AWD transfer case was acting up, problem after problem. Tried to change fluids and all that with no luck.
Not only that, but the dealer I bought it from hid a bunch of rust that was just awful. Tried getting GM to warranty transmission and got denied due to "misuse" and lack of maintenance records, and pump was going to be $600. Rust was so bad that it was going to rot through in a couple years at most. The vehicle only had 70,000 km. I got screwed on my trade, since I had no other option (had to get a vehicle because I drive 110 km round trip every day) Learned my lesson. Bought the SUV from a VW dealer, which of course wouldn't acknowledge me after I started to complain.
I was upside down quite a bit by the time I figured out my trade value at the GM dealership, and thank god they had the $14k incentive in Ontario, which they applied to the sale of the vehicle. I was considering the Malibu or the Volt, but decided that electric would be better for my wallet, and the incentive really enticed me.
So basically, it's like I paid MSRP for the car and didn't get the incentive, and putting about $1.5k down, so still not too bad. I don't care, I'm going to pay the Volt off ASAP and hopefully put 400,000 km or more on it so it's not a big deal for me.
The reason I told my story, just letting you know you're not alone. Though if there wasn't anything wrong with your 2013 Volt, I would have kept it to be honest, if I was in your situation lol. I test drove a 2015 gen 1 and a 2017, and didn't mind either.
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