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After nearly 3 months, as I look at the car, I just want to say overall I'm happy with it. The reliability has been good, the driving experience has been as good as I expected it would be, the dealer experience was fine and the price sits ok with me for the low miles I got.

Yes, so far there have been a couple of very minor things, and I do discuss these things on the forum. However, this shouldn't be misinterpreted as dissatisfaction or as some sort of general complaint. Overall, I think it's worth noting that things are going well.... one of my better vehicle purchase decisions.
 

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I've had my '13 for almost a year and a half and have been more than happy with it. I have had only a couple issues that were straightened out through my extended warranty coverage with neither of them affecting driveability (window regulator and non-functioning heater). Definitely pleased with my purchase and certainly have encouraged others who have inquired about mine to look into the Gen 1 as well. The prices are attractive and for the most part the majority of Gen 1 owners have relatively few issues if any. I couldn't be happier with my decision to purchase the Volt.
 

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Make sure you stay on top of maintenance. Your 2013 (depending on build date) may be due for the 5yr/100k coolant system flush. My 2013 had a build date of October 2012 so it was due October 2017.
 

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Make sure you stay on top of maintenance. Your 2013 (depending on build date) may be due for the 5yr/100k coolant system flush. My 2013 had a build date of October 2012 so it was due October 2017.
Ok, thanks.
 

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Don't forget to change the 12V battery. About a year ago, my 2012 battery didn't have enough juice to start the car (initialize the car). It was cold outside. It was also a bit embarrassing to tell people my electric car needed a jump start because it had a dead battery. A 2013 is probably due, if it wasn't changed once, already.
 

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Don't forget to change the 12V battery. About a year ago, my 2012 battery didn't have enough juice to start the car (initialize the car). It was cold outside. It was also a bit embarrassing to tell people my electric car needed a jump start because it had a dead battery. A 2013 is probably due, if it wasn't changed once, already.
Thanks, I'll try to remember to direct the dealership to take a look. I haven't been back yet for a proper look, and really haven't had any significant issues. When I do bring it in for a checkup, I'll want to remember some of the things that have been said here. 12 Volt batteries I think do tend to die in Arizona a bit more than others, so worth checking.

One revision to past comments I'd make is that I do like L mode. I do still have a concern about safety, but it is abated.
 
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Make sure you stay on top of maintenance. Your 2013 (depending on build date) may be due for the 5yr/100k coolant system flush. My 2013 had a build date of October 2012 so it was due October 2017.
Where do you find the build date? The user manual doesn't say that I could see. My newly purchased 2013 should be due some time this year. Want to keep the Voltec warranty.
 

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The build date is on the information plate in the drivers side door. I should state a build date with a 2 digit month and year,
 

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The plate with the build date can be found low on the driver's side door jamb. It looks like this:

 

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