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Hello everyone!

I've been browsing these forums for a while (thanks for all the helpful info!) and recently created an account when I decided on my Volt, but just now decided I'd introduce myself! (Okay, lets admit it, not being able to view all of those helpful signature links is kind of a buzz kill/motivator).

As my signature (which I'll admit, I probably spent way too much time on) gives away, I jumped on the "Volt-wagon" with a fairly basic 2014 Volt, which is slightly under equipped for where I live - Texas (I'm looking at you, lack of a voltscreen and inadequate window tinting:rolleyes:).

I traded in my 2010 Prius IV trim (the Hybrid with solar rooftop package) to Carvana for my somewhat gently used 2014 Volt and I have to say I'm loving every minute of it :D (except maybe when the Fiancée makes me drive just outside my 40someodd battery range :() I have to say the silence of everything while driving is very refreshing.. until I hear those pebbles that aren't uncommon on Texas roads :eek:

Currently my only regret with this purchase is that it wasn't in black.. :cool: However my Fiancée would have murdered me had I bought another black car.. so I'll probably just vinyl it up at some point since she said I couldn't buy a black car. ;)

I'm looking forward to a great many memories (preferably of the good kind) here and with my Volt!
 

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Looks like you have done your homework. What is the condition of the tires? Have you decided what tire you will go with when you replace the current rubber?
 

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Welcome to the Volt cult! Let's see some photos of the new-to-you ride!
 

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Currently my only regret with this purchase is that it wasn't in black..
Unfortunate, but ashen grey metallic is nice too. In Texas I might have gone white. Up here either one is a blessing or a curse depending on the time of year. The ashen grey metallic gives you some customizing options that can look really good. Have a look through the custom wheels posted here for ideas among other things.
 

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Thanks everyone for the welcome!


Looks like you have done your homework. What is the condition of the tires? Have you decided what tire you will go with when you replace the current rubber?
I certainly tried to, hah. Currently the tires that came with the car (GY Assurance) are sitting at just a hair over 6/32s on all four. Thankfully no immediate need for a tire upgrade, but based on what I've read so far, I'm probably on the fence between the
Pirelli P7s or the Continental (PureContact iirc?). I put some of Conti's Control Contact Touring A/S on my Prius and I considered them a pretty good set of tires, so Conti probably has a leg up in the running just because I've used something from them before.

Welcome to the Volt cult! Let's see some photos of the new-to-you ride!
Unfortunately I haven't had much of a chance for a photo-op, but here's a few quick shots I was able to get before the Fiancée had us out and about all day.

(These might be rotated oddly - I tried rotating them before uploading to look correct, but it doesn't seem like the uploading wants to be my friend and show them right side up. Any advice in this department is welcomed and greatly appreciated)
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Unfortunate, but ashen grey metallic is nice too. In Texas I might have gone white. Up here either one is a blessing or a curse depending on the time of year. The ashen grey metallic gives you some customizing options that can look really good. Have a look through the custom wheels posted here for ideas among other things.
I have to say, the Ashen Grey was a pretty decent 2nd choice color in my opinion. I know my preference of black in Texas is something I get weird looks on (and will be an everlasting disagreement between my Fiancée and I), but a shiny black car is just so sleek. (I was also probably spoiled with the solar rooftop on my Prius as it meant I didn't deal with the usual black car oven effect in the middle of the Texas summer :D ). Changing the rims are something I considered eventually, or at least giving the OEM a color change in the immediate time. Coming from a Prius with the stock wheels, the Volt's OEM are an improvement in my book.
 
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