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Hi everyone. I'm looking into a few used Volts, from 2011-2013. All of the ones I can find are fairly high mileage, about 50-75k. On a regular ICE car, I wouldn't give that a second look. Is it any different with the Volt?
 

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Your looking to buy a used Bolt or Volt? As the Bolt just started production in late 2016 doubt your going to find a used one yet.

As for a used Volt, you can check to see how many EV miles vice gas miles are on the car. If it will make you feel better check out the volt stats site to see how many Volts are still driving with over 100k EV miles. Remember, the Voltec powertrain warranty is good for 8 years or 100k miles. In CA I believe it's 150k.
 

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Hi everyone. I'm looking into a few used bolts, from 2011-2013. All of the ones I can find are fairly high mileage, about 50-75k. On a regular ICE car, I wouldn't give that a second look. Is it any different with the Volt?
I believe you mean VOLT.
50-75K is not considered 'high mileage' on a 2011-2013 anything.
 

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I wouldn't give it much though. unlike a traditional ICE, the volt engine is automatically controlled. It's not really possible to "abuse" the engine; race it, etc. As for all the important electrical bits, serious warranty coverage on a lot of it so again, not much worry and with maintenance being less frequent than most cars, I think they're a bit more forgiving. I would suggest however having anything you want to buy inspected by a Volt tech unless perhaps if you're buying directly from a Chevrolet dealership. I bought my '13 with almost 93K and never really was terribly concerned with the mileage and so far in the past 5 months or so, it's been problem free aside from a failed window regulator.
 

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Especially not on a Volt, which 3/4 the miles don't count. A 80k miles Volt likely has 20k miles on the engine, and 20k "miles" of brake wear.
 

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Especially not on a Volt, which 3/4 the miles don't count. A 80k miles Volt likely has 20k miles on the engine, and 20k "miles" of brake wear.
Normally that's true. mine was somewhat of an exception with 70K of the 93K being gas miles. Reason being is that the original owner had a 160 mile per day RT commute and I would guess only charged at home. I've managed to get my lifetime mpg from 37.7 to it's current 40.5. I had considered resetting the lifetime meter, but I kind of find myself gaining a little more pride when I see it tick up another .1-.2 mpg every few weeks so would rather leave it as is.

As for the brake wear, when I had it inspected, fronts were >7mm and rears were 6mm which indicated to me that they were pretty much new still.
 
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