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After a couple years without EV, I am ready to jump back in.
As I mentioned in my previous post, my long commute and 80mph legal hwy speed I am considering a used ELR do to the quiet cabin + comfort.

Question for the group is about current pricing and incentives.
In the past there were private offers $1000 coming from GM, is it still around?
There was a mention of 20% off MSRP?
what is a good (or a phenomenal) price on a new 2017 model.... considering the 2018s just about to show up?

my search indicates used 2014 ELRs with low -30k miles or so can be found for about $26,000.
Would the comfort features and the good look of the ELR offset the new improved features of a GEN2 VOLT, considering spending about the same amount (after federal rebate on new VOlt)?
 

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Given a choice between a used ELR and new Volt, I'd get the used ELR. When the ELR concept was revealed at a car show, I wanted one. But when Cadillac revealed a $75K MSRP, I bought a volt within a week. I thought "no way will the price get cut in half" which was about what I was willing to pay for it. Then the unthinkable happened. In 2015, people started reporting heavily discounted ELRs at $36-40K after all the rebates, incentives, and tax credits. But I'm too stubborn to ever trade in my perfectly good volt, so I'm driving the wheels off the car hoping that someone t-bones me so I have an excuse to shop for another car. If fact, last month, I actually had a crack in the wheel that caused me to buy a new one.

As for pricing, not much has changed since the G1. Current prices are a few K below MSRP with an occasional $5-7K off reported here and there. But I believe that this fall as 2018's arrive, we might see lower prices for 2017's hopefully hitting the 21K Premium (premier) and $17k Base (LT) prices we saw between fall 2013 and summer 2015. It's just a big game of chicken whether you can find a new volt hiding in a not-so-active dealership where they say to heck with it, let's get something for it rather than let it continue to drop in price because of the calendar year rollover.
 

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After a couple years without EV, I am ready to jump back in.
As I mentioned in my previous post, my long commute and 80mph legal hwy speed I am considering a used ELR do to the quiet cabin + comfort.

Question for the group is about current pricing and incentives.
In the past there were private offers $1000 coming from GM, is it still around?
There was a mention of 20% off MSRP?
what is a good (or a phenomenal) price on a new 2017 model.... considering the 2018s just about to show up?

my search indicates used 2014 ELRs with low -30k miles or so can be found for about $26,000.
Would the comfort features and the good look of the ELR offset the new improved features of a GEN2 VOLT, considering spending about the same amount (after federal rebate on new VOlt)?
I believe you can get adaptive cruise control in the ELR, not sure about lane departure warning, blind spot warning alert and forward collision avoidance. The 2017 Volt Premier can be ordered with Driver Confidence Pkges 1, 2 and ACC that include these safety and convenience features.
 

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If you can believe cars.com there are over 4500 2017 Volt's sitting on dealer lot's with 2018's inbound. I'd wait a little longer to see if the 2018's drive 2017 prices any lower. Your in the drivers seat.
 

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If you can believe cars.com there are over 4500 2017 Volt's sitting on dealer lot's with 2018's inbound. I'd wait a little longer to see if the 2018's drive 2017 prices any lower. Your in the drivers seat.
And if we're lucky, maybe a price drop is coming. 2013's saw a $5k rebate because 2014s dropped by $5k. I don't think Gm can squeeze another $5k off the price, but maybe there's $2-3k coming...just maybe.
 

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Private Offers are currently gone, that isn't to say at any point they could turn them back on...Right when they got rid of it, along came bonus tags which hung around until this month and now we have certificates...Incentives vary month to month...

Nobody knows if they'll be a 20% off sale on the Volt; was last July so many are hoping they'll do it again this year...If you find the right dealer to knock $5000+ off the sales price you have a heck of deal...
 

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Are you saying $5000 off MSRP?
Current offer I am getting from local dealers- responding true car request- is about $1500 off MSRP.
I am not thrilled at all.
 

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Are you saying $5000 off MSRP?
Current offer I am getting from local dealers- responding true car request- is about $1500 off MSRP.
I am not thrilled at all.
Be patient. The right deal will come along.
 

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Are you saying $5000 off MSRP?
Current offer I am getting from local dealers- responding true car request- is about $1500 off MSRP.
I am not thrilled at all.
There are 3K-ish Chevy dealers and generally 1% will offer those huge discounts, usually its the large volume dealers vs the smaller ones...As pointed out, the best way to find a deal is to find previously reported deals, no idea if you live close to austin but that's your starting point unless you can find other closer deals...
 
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