Bought a 2017 today

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  1. billnchristy

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    we traded our 2010 Prius and 2011 fiesta in. We don't have the car yet, but it should be here soon. It will be the wife's car, she shouldn't need gas except for weekend driving.

    We loved our Prius but with 120k and some issues coming up, we decided to move on and can't stand the look of the new version.
     
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    IMkenNY Im just being nosy

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    My coworker thoroughly enjoys their 2017 Volt.
    I am considering moving into a used 2nd generation Volt in two years.
     
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    congrats! how are the deals?
     
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    No deals really, but 0% right now. We have supplier discount so it wasn't hugely over invoice and we got a bonus deal because the base car we wanted wasn't available so ended up with the comfort package for free. So all in all, a little over 2k off sticker for us.
     
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    that sounds like a good deal on a brand new model. what package and msrp?
     
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    LT with comfort package, MSRP was $34555
     
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    Congrats! Just over two years in my Gen I and still loving it.
     
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    25k after tax credit? how can you go wrong?(y)
     
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    Yeah right at 25, with trade-ins 14.5k.

    We are hoping she will show up tomorrow, we have been driving a Malibu loaner, what a huge car that thing is.
     
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    Congrats!! Let us know how Volt ownership is. You're always welcome at PriusChat.
     
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    I think you're going to enjoy that car quite a bit, especially the not having to get gas every week thing if your commutes are short enough.

    If you're on facebook, be sure to join the "chevy volt owners" page, along with the "chevy volt 2.0" page for Gen 2 specific Volt related questions.
     
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    My wife's drive is 17 miles total with upto 20 extra running around on some days. It should be perfect.
     
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    Here she is. No juice when we picked her up but it's kind of ok since we had not driven it in hybrid mode.

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    gorgeous, congrats! no juice? they're as bad as toyota dealers!:p
     
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    They drove it from the other dealership and used it all.
     
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    kind of them.
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Did they fill the tank at least?
     
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    Yes.

    With slow charge last night we had 34 miles available this morning.

    The plug was getting a little warm for the 12a charge so I dropped it to 8 to be safe.

    Her son and I are going to get a 240v plug set up so I can install the evse when I get one.
     
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    If you want to "future-proof" your 240v line, make sure you install a 50 amp line, and try to buy an EVSE that can handle about 7.2 kW such as the Clippercreek HCS-40P (the P denotes it's a plug-in version. There's a hardwired version that's a few bucks cheaper, but if I move it'll be easier to unplug my EVSE later on and take it with me. I also picked Clippercreek because they're made in the US, and came heavily recommended from many folks for its durability/reliability).

    It's overkill for the Volt, because the Gen 1 can only charge at 3.3 kW max, while the Gen 2 is 3.6 kW. However, if you decide later to get say, a Tesla Model 3, or the Chevy Bolt, or the Gen 2 Nissan Leaf, all of which are expected to have at least 200 miles of range, the faster charger you put in now should be able to charge them at a more reasonable pace.

    Keep in mind that the 240v EVSE and the install for a 240v line qualifies for a 30% Federal tax credit. My 240v install and charger cost almost $1k last November. But when I did my taxes, I was able to get back $278 from that back on my taxes. Wasn't expecting it actually, I just wanted faster charging, and being able to preheat my Volt safely in my garage on electric while still leaving with a full battery is something you can't really put a price tag on.

    If you don't plan to get anything beyond the Volt though, getting the cheapest 240v EVSE that does 3.3 kW should be sufficient.
     
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    She was able to get to work and back with 17mi left so we should be able to get a full charge tonight.
     
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