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Hi Folks, I am in a negotiation and may be buying my Volt tomorrow. I have saved many posts from here about what to do before taking ownership. Please feel free to add anything I might be missing. I am kinda giddy and may be missing something.
Thanks and here is what I have so far:

Chevy Volt Purchase Checklist:

Review the window sticker that it matches all options offered
Car should be charged and fully fueled
Take a final Drive and review all modes and listen for any unusual sounds
During drive check the ACC, lane assist and blindside warnings function properly
Check Navigation and Radio
Check Voice command, Bluetooth and phone/text
Check USB Ports and CarPlay
Check about the latest update including android auto
Get dealer to help register with Onstar then run a diagnostic check
Inspect paint thoroughly
Inspect fit and flushness of doors, lifts and body panels.
Check trunk parts: inflator, sealant, carrying bag for above, tow hook, Cargo cover
Inspect Charge cable
Check that floor mats are there and correct
Check that all doors, including hood, open and close and are aligned properly
Check that all remotes work properly
Check tire pressure display and all other instrument displays work
Check A/C and heat
Check seat and steering wheel heaters
Check that charge port and fuel port open and close properly.
Check operation of windows
Check operation of lights
Check operation of wipers and washers
Check that all 4 tires are the same type and date of manufacture
Inspect for underside damage and that shipping spacers are removed
 

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Hi Folks, I am in a negotiation and may be buying my Volt tomorrow. I have saved many posts from here about what to do before taking ownership. Please feel free to add anything I might be missing. I am kinda giddy and may be missing something.
Thanks and here is what I have so far:

Chevy Volt Purchase Checklist:

Review the window sticker that it matches all options offered
Car should be charged and fully fueled
Take a final Drive and review all modes and listen for any unusual sounds
During drive check the ACC, lane assist and blindside warnings function properly
Check Navigation and Radio
Check Voice command, Bluetooth and phone/text
Check USB Ports and CarPlay
Check about the latest update including android auto
Get dealer to help register with Onstar then run a diagnostic check
Inspect paint thoroughly
Inspect fit and flushness of doors, lifts and body panels.
Check trunk parts: inflator, sealant, carrying bag for above, tow hook, Cargo cover
Inspect Charge cable
Check that floor mats are there and correct
Check that all doors, including hood, open and close and are aligned properly
Check that all remotes work properly
Check tire pressure display and all other instrument displays work
Check A/C and heat
Check seat and steering wheel heaters
Check that charge port and fuel port open and close properly.
Check operation of windows
Check operation of lights
Check operation of wipers and washers
Check that all 4 tires are the same type and date of manufacture
Inspect for underside damage and that shipping spacers are removed
The trunk should also contain a portable 120/240V EVSE.
 

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Make sure that every option on window sticker is actually with car. There were lots of forum members that reported "add ons" like interior LED lights, illuminated charge port, etc that were not in stock at delivery so people would have to make a separate trip.

Also, if you see a portable charger on the window sticker then that means that you should have a total of two in the car. One comes standard and a second is the add on. One forum member had a long thread about that. In that case the forum member custom ordered a particular volt but when the dealer took the order they added on the portable charger thinking it needed to have one added. So when it arrived the owner was surprised to have the charger in the window sticker. In the end, he only wanted the one charger and GM refunded him the money, but not without a lot of hassle because the dealer was confused about the order and then now to do the refund.

So make sure to review the sticker closely.
 

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Make sure that every option on window sticker is actually with car. There were lots of forum members that reported "add ons" like interior LED lights, illuminated charge port, etc that were not in stock at delivery so people would have to make a separate trip.
Yep - this happened to me. I didn't realize until a few weeks later when I was filing away all of my paperwork that the window sticker had "All Weather Cargo Mat" as a dealer add-on, but I had not received it with the car. I had to call the dealer, and they had it there, designated for my car, but they forgot to put it in on delivery. It was a minor thing in my case, but you should definitely make sure you're getting what you're paying for.
 
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