Used Chevy Volts Not So Cheap on eBay

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 6

Volts Seem Rather Expensive on eBay

Volts Seem Rather Expensive on eBay

A few weeks back we presented some rather reasonably priced Nissan LEAFs on eBay.

Most of those electric Nissans were bidded up until they sold in the upper teens.  Still a decent deal, considering that almost all were low-mileage examples and only one of two years old.

Deals on the Chevy Volt, however, don’t seem to be quite as easily found.

There Are Some Cheaper Volts, But Bidding is Heating Up on These

There Are Some Cheaper Volts, But Bidding is Heating Up on These

Our random perusal of eBay turned up a few handfuls of 2011 and 2012 Chevy Volts, but most we’re in the mid $20k range.  Some were listed with a “Buy it Now” price of $30,000-plus.

Even some of the cheaper listings, say in the $17,000 to $19,000 range, had several bids and multiple days left before the auctions ended.

It seems, at least to us, that eBay is not the place to find a deal on a lightly used Chevy Volt.

Check out the Volt listings here and let us know if you find similar results.

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6 responses to "Used Chevy Volts Not So Cheap on eBay"

  1. Acevolt says:

    Kelly Blue book retail price for my 2012 Volt was $26K. I found this out when I refinanced the car last week after rolling in my $7500 tax refund into the new loan. After rebates, I paid $26,500 (before taxes). So that car has held its value extremely well.

  2. kdawg says:

    I’m wondering if its people trying to take advantage of the $7500 then selling the car to people who can’t get the $7500.

  3. Brian says:

    Volts are holding their value very well, indeed. The tax credit is throwing a wrench into things, though, and you cannot blindly compare these resale values to a traditional car. Still, this suggests that the Volt is a real winner, holding up to the test of time.

    The Leaf, by contrast, has to compete against new cars that are substantially lower in price than the new 11s/12s. This will put a damper on resale values on any car.

    In both cases, we need to wait for the EV market to develop – and stabilize – before reading much into resale values.

  4. Future Leaf Driver says:

    “It seems, at least to us, that eBay is not the place to find a deal on a lightly used Chevy Volt.”

    Wait until the 20,000+ leased Volts start hitting the used market in 2014, VOLTPALOOZA!

    1. Kent says:

      The leased LEAFs will also be hitting the market in 2014 and used prices will be even lower than now. InsideEVs is making a rational statement comparing both cars at today’s prices where you only emphasize that Volts will lose more value in 2014 when leased cars hit the market. You don’t think leased LEAFs hitting the market at the same time will further lessen used LEAF values???

      Your bias is obvious in your name.

  5. Darius says:

    Very few Volts on the market. Definetly someone is shiping the used ones
    accross pond. This will help keeping price level.