Chevy volt vs Nissan leaf

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May 7 18 Comments

For commute car, which one would you prefer and why?

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  • United Airlines / IT
    jky

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    jkymore
    Bmw i3. Get a used one. The tax incentives push down the prices drastically on used, and there almost no wear and tear. The battery pack management is better in the i3 and volt, but the i3 was specifically made as an ev.
    May 76
    • Amgen Mrmephisto
      I second this but don’t buy a 14-15 they have a lot of issues that got ironed out in later builds: I love mine and you can get a ton off in rebates and the federal tax credit.
      May 7
    • LinkedIn hgfth
      What type of rebates are there? Does 2017 mode have any issues?
      May 7
    • Amgen Mrmephisto
      Really depends on sales but for a good chunk of this year Costco was offering a $10k incentive, dealers took the $7500 tax credit off up front and you could get a $2500 state rebate. If you go through a broker instead of haggling yourself you probably can get even more stuff the dealer won’t necessarily tell you about. Or research current rebates before you go in. 17-18 no issues but harder to find used than the 16.
      May 7
    • United Airlines / IT
      jky

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      jkymore
      17-18 are still on leases. Apparently, lots of people lease the i3’s and then bmw sells them after the 2 year lease is up and the incentives can still be used on them because they still qualify as new I believe.
      May 7
    • F5 Networks RRA
      1. Get a used BMW. 2. Get a used electric car. Two garbage pieces of advice, combined for efficiency into the terrible idea of getting a used i3. You guys are nuts.
      May 7
    • LinkedIn hgfth
      Thanks guys. To eligible for state rebate is there any income restriction?
      May 7
  • IBM / Engqpwoeirutd
    Get the volt: far more versatile. Plus I find Nissan in general can get cheap as fuck with car interiors. GM at least has some standards.

    Anyways I drive a volt and it is nice to know I never have to worry about range anxiety or finding a public charger (which can be hard). I just charge if it is convenient and use gas if not.

    The volt is a good car for right now until the electric infrastructure is fully built out.
    May 73
    • DocuSign 10charonly
      What's the reliability of the Volt like? I have an old assumption that GM doesn't make reliable cars.
      6d
    • IBM / Engqpwoeirutd
      Extremely reliable. There's people who've had their volts for 400k + miles. Say what you will about GM in general, but the Volt is a marvel of engineering.
      6d
    • DocuSign 10charonly
      Good to know. Thanks!!!
      6d
  • Ricoh dilligaf
    I thought I read that the volt was going away? That might sway my decision.
    May 71
    • New / Product
      fAUI50

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      fAUI50more
      It's been discontinued for the next model year
      May 7
  • SWC / Data
    spiked

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    Looking for new opportunities in data. Maybe move to North Carolina.
    spikedmore
    Chevy volt leaks exhaust fumes out the vents.
    May 70
  • Adobe Fuhahgaha
    Kona ev
    May 70
  • United Airlines / IT
    jky

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    jkymore
    It depends on what you want as well. If you want better gas mileage, just get a hybrid or plug-in hybrid.
    May 70
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    fAUI50

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    fAUI50more
    If you have a Volt you can also use it for longer distance trips. Nice to have the backup imho
    May 70
  • Amazon NewBanana
    Whichever is cheaper
    May 70

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