As just one example, an Iowan recently spotted a 2014 Volt for $25,900 that is still eligible for the $7,500 tax credit, bringing it down to just $18,400. However, he actually got it down another $1,000 by getting a “private offer” from another forum member.
The sticker price on this car, which is admittedly a “bare bones” vehicle without extra options, is $35,490. Chopping that approximately in half is pretty sweet, no?
In the forum thread where I found this, other forum members noted great deals they had seen, such as a drop from $37,980 on a loaded 2014 Volt to $27,628. This was another Iowa deal, incidentally.
In any case, no matter where you are living (in North America, at least), you should be able to scout out good Volt offers, and remember, even if the 2016 Volt is much better, the first Volts won a good number of awards, and was the car most loved by its owners for a couple of years… until the Tesla Model S came along and took over the top spot.