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Should i trade my Gen 1 for a Gen 2?

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I have a 2015, and it's been a great car. Just a couple of issues (water leak due to a pinch weld lacking sealer, and a dash rattle...), but nothing serious and nothing involving the drivetrain. However, I'm thinking about trading up. Reasons?

1. Gen 2 more power. Gen 1 can't pull a greased string out of a hen's ass. I realize Gen 2 only an increment better, but anything will help in this area.
2. Appearance. Gen 1 homely, especially from a side view. Back end not too bad, though.
3. EV range. Although Gen 1 has been adequate for my use case.

But my concern: The Gen 2 seems to have more service bulletins than the space shuttle. Are these issues being resolved? Any decent evidence that late production 2017's have the kinks worked out?

I don't want a car that will live in the dealer's service department, nor do I want to sit roadside waiting for AAA to pick me up.

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I take my 2017 Volt in for its first "routine" service visit on Tuesday. I have checked with the service dept several times and they have assured me there are NO recalls or service TSB's that my Volt needs. I do not want to be surprised and have them tell me they have to order parts and therefore I have to leave the car with them. Fingers crossed that they don't discover something between now and Tuesday! My car has been perfect so far and I really don't want them to mess with it! But the dealer offers a lifetime powertrain warranty ($100 deductable) that requires a visit every six months to keep it in force. Hopefully all they are going to do is change the engine oil and filter...which I don't mind, though it hardly seems necessary since the engine only has about 3000 miles on it.
All great points jcanoe......especially the ACC. My premier has all of the bells and whistles and they are well worth the extra cost.
I will report back after my svc visit. Hopefully just a routine check.
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