Congratulations on your home purchase. Even with all the known faults like the EGR valve and BECM issues, I would still recommend a 2nd gen Volt. I would also encourage you to install a LEVEL 2 EVSE to your new home. The Volt can do just fine without a quick charging system but having a quicker charger makes the ownership experience that much better. I can make 2 substantial trips during daytime. 12 hours charging on 110v is an awful long time to wait.