The sales cycle is well above 20% from last year's comparables of Jan/Feb. I do see a growing inventory going into summer where some deep discounts will be available. I hope to pick up a 2nd Volt this year if GM offers another big GMCard bonus like last year. You can own a Volt for about $28K out of pocket - less in Illinois, Colorado, New Hampshire and California where each state has rebates too. Mine was $25K out of pocket after incentives. No brainer - great car.