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First time poster. MAN the registration process for this site is a pain. And the password requirements are just silly. It's just a car, not nuclear launch codes.

But I digress.

I was hoping to get a Tesla Model 3, but my mom is going through some financial hardship so I'll need to help her out, so I can't justify spending that much money on a car at the present time. But I'm sick of giving any money to the sociopathic greedbags in the fossil fuel industry, so my next car MUST be at least a plug in hybrid, and I really like the look of the Gen1 Volt. (Gen2 looks way more like a boring family or rental car to me).

I really think it looks good in black, but I've only see black leather interiors. Did they ever make tan leather interiors? I used to have a Black/black acura integra and the leather just gets too hot in the summer.
 

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Google 201_ chevy volt brochure. Your first result for each year should be a PDF brochure that includes all options, including interiors.

All Gen 1 model years have tan seat options. 2011-2012 have only leather tan options. 2013-2015 have both leather/suede and cloth options.

Although, the pictures in the 2013-2015 brochures make the "Pebble Beige" interiors look more grey than tan, but they do actually look more tan in real life.
 

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Ah thanks, youre right. It seems like black / tan is just a very rare color combination. I only see 2 listed on autotrader in the whole country, and both are 2014s. I'm hoping for a 2015. I'm picky so I'll wait til one comes up nearby for sale.
 

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Personally, I'm not a big fan of the beige, but I didn't have much choice in the matter since I bought used. I find that the suede/microfiber really lends itself to getting spotty/stained easily. Overall however I think I'll prefer the beige more during summer since I'm hoping it won't suck up too as heat during the brutal temps we get here where the black would probably result in wonderful summer burns on the legs.
 

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They absolutely did. I have a '13 with the pebble beige interior. In my case it's leather with suede inserts and the door panels are suede. It's not the best photo, but here you can see the beige interior.

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMzRMS7G5Y_0FRf0ssPJInrHUl0Z1-na5T9JHwu
Mine is pebble suede also. My family didn't want leather after owning a Deville and CTS because it burns the back of your legs in the summer. But these suede seats eliminate the burn, at least in the main center portion of the seat. The far left and right edges can still get mighty toasty in the blistering hot summer sun. We love these seats.
 

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Personally, I'm not a big fan of the beige, but I didn't have much choice in the matter since I bought used. I find that the suede/microfiber really lends itself to getting spotty/stained easily. Overall however I think I'll prefer the beige more during summer since I'm hoping it won't suck up too as heat during the brutal temps we get here where the black would probably result in wonderful summer burns on the legs.
Last year I drove through the Bakersfield area with OAT at 113 F. My 2014 has black leather upholstery. If I had had to park in the sun, I probably would have had the problem you point out.
 

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Mine is pebble suede also. My family didn't want leather after owning a Deville and CTS because it burns the back of your legs in the summer. But these suede seats eliminate the burn, at least in the main center portion of the seat. The far left and right edges can still get mighty toasty in the blistering hot summer sun. We love these seats.
one of our cars has black leather and the other pebble "suede", I think I prefer the suede because it's nice to have the door inserts covered in something soft and not just plastic.
 

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Last year I drove through the Bakersfield area with OAT at 113 F. My 2014 has black leather upholstery. If I had had to park in the sun, I probably would have had the problem you point out.
Definitely my point. Unfortunately I don't have covered parking either at work or home, so I highly suspect the remote start and auto climate control feature will be used heavily during the summer which is starting to poke its head out (80's this week).
 

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Your search reminds me of mine. I was looking for white with jet black. I never found one but the darker accents of pebble beige were enough to win me over. I ended up getting a Summit White with Pebble beige suede 2014.

Black exterior with pebble Beige interior is out there. Saw at least 2 last week when i was buying my Volt. You just have to keep looking. As for finding a '15, unless it's a repo they are going to be few and far between. Right now the early 14s are coming off lease so they're plentiful. This time next year you're going to have your pick of 15s if you can wait that long.

As for the black interior, one thing you can consider is ceramic window tint. I have the forerunner to it (Metallic) on my Bronco and it's quite effective at keeping the heat of of a vehicle. In fact I have an appointment to have it installed on my Volt next weekend.
 

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Of the two Volt's I test drove, one had Beige + Cloth. I personally didn't really care for it. The Volt is supposed to be more of a futuristic car and beige does not give the impressions of futuristic.


http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/brochuredisplay.cgi?year=2014&manuf=GM&model=Volt&smod=&page=17&scan=17
For me, it's mostly about heat. A black/black car gets so hot in warm climates like mine.
Also in a tight interior like the volt, I think light colors tend to make it feel a little larger and less cramped.
 

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Black exterior with pebble Beige interior is out there. Saw at least 2 last week when i was buying my Volt. You just have to keep looking. As for finding a '15, unless it's a repo they are going to be few and far between. Right now the early 14s are coming off lease so they're plentiful. This time next year you're going to have your pick of 15s if you can wait that long.
That's good to hear. Yes I am hoping more become available. I can afford to be patient with this purchase so I'm going to wait to find exactly what I'm looking for - Black with beige leather and bose stereo.
 

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Being patient really is the way to go to get what you want, at a price you are comfortable with. I spent almost 10 months before I found mine. I however wasn't particular about the exterior color, I did know that I wanted leather and bose/nav and really wanted to avoid the iPhone white trim.
 

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Being patient really is the way to go to get what you want, at a price you are comfortable with. I spent almost 10 months before I found mine. I however wasn't particular about the exterior color, I did know that I wanted leather and bose/nav and really wanted to avoid the iPhone white trim.
I would have loved the white trim, pebble beach interior, and red exterior. When I was first shopping for a volt, I was determined to get a base model as the $44K MSRP for the premium was just too pricey. But then I stumbled onto a new premium with white diamond tricoat heavily discounted to $21K, only $1500 more than another base model 20 miles away. I settled for what they had because tremendous discount aided by several end-of-year deals and a hefty state rebate.
 

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What about black exterior with tan leather seats and black steering wheel/dashboard? I think I saw that combo in an article about the volt, but haven't seen any on autotrader. Does anyone know if that combo exists, or do they make the whole interior tan when you order tan leather seats?
 

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Not sure about the dash. I believe the dash is always beige with the pebble interior option. The steering wheel, console and DIC on mine are dark though.
 
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