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Hi all,

Thanks for all the info, I've been reading a lot of posts tonight, still doing homework on a 2017 LT at my local dealer in Ithaca. I test drove it yesterday, but wanted to wait a day or so to let the thought of a new car purchase sink in, and call around to see what's available close by. I was advised by a friend to get the comfort package, which is more electrically efficient than running the regular heater on cold winter days. New York is now offering a $1700 rebate at time of signing for this model, through NYSERDA. Add in the $7500 tax credit, and this one will cost me 24,xxx. What do you think? I'm planning on signing tomorrow, but might let it go for now and wait for July or August. I found a website that claims GM and Tesla will hit the 200,000 unit mark (which reduces the tax credit) in the first quarter 2018. The Volt will replace my aging '08 Toyota Yaris with 177,000 miles on the clock. Said Yaris was my first new car purchase, and I don't like going through the process...Cheers!
 

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The Volt is a good choice. We have a 2016 Volt Premier with over 17,000 miles on it. With warmer weather we are 55 + miles on a full charge. When running on just gas 40 + mpg is a piece of cake. Usually I easily get 45+ mpg.

I would personally hold off and keep watching chevrolet.com to see if they will offer 20% off MSRP. That offer was available by Chevy in July 2016, when we purchased our Volt. Total price was over $11,000 off not including the 7,500 Fed Tax Credit. The dealer after the 20% off kicked in another $3,000 off.
 

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Pull the trigger. That is a good price for an excellent vehicle and will be a huge step up from the Yaris in every respect, including the often overlooked safety aspect.
 

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Go for it!
If you keep waiting for a "better deal", you will never get the car that you want.
 

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OK, I did it today! Kinetic Blue LT, purchased in Ithaca. I recalculated and my price will be 22,256 after I get the tax credit next spring. There wasn't enough time today for the dealer to give it a full charge, but I waved it off since the gas tank was full. It had 29 e-miles on it when I drove it off the lot, gained 2 miles going down hill into town and lost almost nothing in stop and go traffic. I was able to make the 21 mile trip home (including a really steep uphill) with 4 miles to spare. This is a really solid, quiet and smooth car to drive, loving it! I really wanted to take advantage of the incentives. I'm looking forward to giving and providing insight into this forum, thanks for all the great info so far. As a side note, two of the guys at work are hankerin' for the old Yaris...Dealer only offered $500.
 
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