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Hello,

I'm considering buying Volt.
I love this vehicle which has electric motor.
At first, I was attracted by Cruise Control Adaptive.
But it is too expensive to me. ( I've got $39200 quote for OTD from one internet dealer )
So I have no choice but to consider LT.

I just saw $26999 price for Volt 2017 LT ( I believe its MSRP is $34095 ) from AD at dealer's homepage.

Is this a good deal? or should I wait for 2018?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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I haven't seen anything to indicate that the 2018 will be much (if any) different from the 2017. If you can get a good deal I wouldn't wait on a 2018, particularly if you tend to hold on to cars for 7-10 years
 

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I always buy slightly used. If you go with a 2017, most are priced around $25,000 already. In two years, many 2017 models will probably be available for $20,000, even with premium features.
 

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If you do not require a Volt with the adaptive cruise control (only available starting with the 2017 Premier) then consider a used 2016 or 2017 LT or Premier. The 2016 Volt started the Gen 2 Volt series, these were only sold in a handful of states for less than a year. As the 2016 Volts come off of lease contracts they should start to become available used. There are very few differences between the 2016 and 2017 Volt. You can research whether the Driver Confidence Packages A and B were available on the 2016 Volt. The 2018 Volt is identical to the 2017 except for a few color choices and option packages that are available for the first time on the 2018 LT. Adaptive Cruise Control, still only available on the Volt Premier for 2018, requires Driver Confidence Packages A and B.
 

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There are many variables and it comes down to what is a priority for you.


2018
Possible evolution of design but not a redesign. Typical every 2 years.
Possible price change up or down?

2017
Price. There could be factory or dealer sales on the older car.
EV incentives may not be available later?


As price seems to be a consideration I would research the details on the incentives and possible sales so you know the facts.
You could also research what possible 2018 rumors may be and if this is really worth the trade off in price.

Good luck. We luv ours.
 

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There are many variables and it comes down to what is a priority for you.


2018
Possible evolution of design but not a redesign. Typical every 2 years.
Possible price change up or down?

2017
Price. There could be factory or dealer sales on the older car.
EV incentives may not be available later?


As price seems to be a consideration I would research the details on the incentives and possible sales so you know the facts.
You could also research what possible 2018 rumors may be and if this is really worth the trade off in price.

Good luck. We luv ours.
The only change for 2018 is a new color, aside from that it's the same as the 2017. The only reason to wait is if you think they will offer incentives to clear out the 2017s.
 

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The 2018 MY isn't going to be much different than the 2017 MY. Consequently, if you plan on leasing then look first at the 2017 MY closeouts. If you intend to keep the car for 5+ years then consider a 2017 MY closeout (if you keep the car for a shorter period what you save upfront you lose on the backend). Rydell is selling Volts with ACC for $35K and the lower end models for $28K. All models are showing about the same discount from MSRP. Again, if you're leasing, it's prudent to avoid the options. On the other hand, if you're keeping the car for many years, the options make more sense since you're depreciating them over a lot more years, during which time you can enjoy them.

A lot just depends on your situation and plans.
 

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I appreciate so much for all of responses at here.
I believed 2018 Volt LT can have ACC as an option. But if it couldn't, I think I don't need to wait for 2018.
As many of you said,I think purchasing 2017 with more discounted price would be more reasonable.
And I just searched used Volt from carmax, but I can't find good one( in a price, option )

Now I'm looking into 2017 LT.
But LT could not have Blind Spot Alert as an option?
I love this feature as well. (My current Sienna has it )
I think this is a kind of default option for new car, but it seems not for Volt LT.

Making choice for new car is not easy always.
 
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