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Thoughts on keeping the car or selling it

8273 Views 12 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  craby

Just wondering what other Holden Volt owners are thinking of doing with their cars. Our lease is up at the end of the year, and I'm thinking of selling it while it's still got the extended factory warranty and electric component warranty on it. Having to travel a couple of hours to get it serviced now is also part of the thinking, particularly if something goes wrong.

It's a shame, as we love the car and it's been without any faults apart from the tyre pressure monitors which are all about to be replaced under warranty, and it's worked out really well for us. I guess the big issue is the unknowns of any future servicing costs, since they sold so few of them here. It's a tough choice as it's got so many positives.

The cars seem to sell quite well on carsales, and for good reason I suppose. If I was travelling within the battery range each day and could pick one up between $25-$30k, it would be a good move. I thought about maybe going to one of the new Leaf's with the bigger battery when they come out, not sure. I also had a look at the new Camry Hybrid and it was quite impressive as well.

I've been looking for information on what type of big repairs people ended up facing that have more miles on their cars than I do (135k), but I'm really not seeing much at all. The vehicle seems to be quite well made, so it could realistically go for ages yet without anything major happening.

No doubt someone else might be chewing this over as well. I'd appreciate any views. Particularly if anyone has had to pay for any big repairs out of the new car warranty period.


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Hi jbakerjonathon,

My lease is one of those novated types where I have a small payout at the end and can do with the car as I wish when I'm finished. Basically I'll own it outright in a couple of months, so I'm thinking about all of this now.
I wouldn't call that a lease - I'd call it a car loan with a balloon payment for the final payment. Personally if the car has been treating you well I'd keep it, but I do understand the concern about the distance to the nearest Holden dealership and the fact that it appears GM is gutting Holden.
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