WelcomeThese are almost all highway miles and has been driven little on the battery. I would like to move forward but would like input from this forum.
Thanks in advance!
If the HV battery is bad, you cannot drive it on just the engine. That being said, I have not heard of a single person replacing the battery out of warranty. The HV battery is probably the most reliable part of the car. Even Sparkie with 319,000 miles is seeing no battery issues. I would not hesitate for a second with buying a high mileage Volt because of the battery. If the Volt is in good condition, it will probably last a lot longer (with fewer issues) than a lower mileage ICE driven car.Is the ICE eng in good shape. cause it will still run the car even when the battery is dead. I Think.
Reluctantly I have to side with Jmaj. I'm usually a tinkering and self repairing kind of guy so older cars didn't used to bother me. The Volt, that's a whole 'nother animal entirely.No way I buy a Volt with expired powertrain warranty, unless it's a giveaway price. That's me, though, I don't like owning a whole bunch of complex systems if I have to repair them, "out of pocket".
This is good advice. Never take on payments for a out of warranty vehicle. Pay cash or buy newer.If the owner is donating the Volt to you for no cost, then a vehicle with 100,000 miles is a good deal. Instead, you should get a low-interest loan on a much newer vehicle that did not run the range extender generator for most of those miles. Certified Used is a much better prospect. You should not borrow money at credit card rates to repair such an old vehicle when the repairs come along. Your money is better spent on a newer vehicle with less chance of maintenance headaches. You should be able to get a used Volt with under 50,000 miles financed with payments of $200 per month.
If you are buying a vehicle on credit, nothing wrong with buying a used vehicle outside of the warranty period. Nothing at all.This is good advice. Never take on payments for a out of warranty vehicle. Pay cash or buy newer.
As a buyer, Carfax and service records are readily available, all you need is the VIN.I'd like to know what price range we're talking about here for the MY12 with 100k miles. I just recently bought a MY13 lease turn in (premium w/ safety 1&2) with 38K miles for $13k in Knoxville, TN. Does this car have a clean carfax with a complete service record? I would be hesitant to buy used without those things.