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When the volt first came out in 2011 I thought it was amazing, but didn't think I could ever afford one. Along with the federal tax credit and a great discount I was able to get a new 2018. I'm very happy.

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I am on my 2nd Volt and still drive lots more and enjoy it more than with my old ICE. It is still a tech marvel and I hope it survives the G.M. paring knife. Maybe some of the intensive Honda advertising we see will spill over to the benefit of Volt sales. (would that be irony, or what?)
 

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Maybe some of the intensive Honda advertising we see will spill over to the benefit of Volt sales. (would that be irony, or what?)
That would be ironic. Chevy does a crummy job promoting the Volt. Most people when I talk about it are surprised by the concept. They've never heard of such a thing.
 

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I wanted a Volt in 2012 but couldn't swing the payments. When my Cruze ECO MT was hail totalled in May 2017 I took it as a sign the universe was telling me to get the Volt. After you drive the Volt some you never want to drive ICE again.
 

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That would be ironic. Chevy does a crummy job promoting the Volt. Most people when I talk about it are surprised by the concept. They've never heard of such a thing.
Agreed. From the bits of advertising I always saw a volt as a Hybrid and not a EV with a range extender. I wanted an EV. But now that I understand how it works I bought a Volt. I don't think people in general understand it. I know I didn't
 

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I joined this forum in May 2013. At that time my wife and I had a 2010 Prius her car, and mine a 5 speed manual 2003 Jetta Wagon TDI (turbo diesel). I researched long and hard on the Volt's good and bad qualities. So in Oct. 2013 we purchased a new 2014 Volt and put on over 40,000 miles. We used the gas motor quite a bit as we live out here on the coast and Portland Oregon is 80 miles away, and we easily take a couple of trips a month when we have to use the gas motor. We also purchased a level 2 Clipper Creek HCH 40 amp unit charger.

We liked the 2014 so much we purchased a new 2016 Volt Premier in July 2016 and traded in our faithful 2014 Volt. Now our 2016 Volt, my wife's car, has 47,000 miles and well over 16,000 miles of that just on gas. Summer 60+ miles on a charge is easy, and in winter with cold weather, water laden roads etc. 40 miles is about the lowest we got on a charge with full heat, wipers, etc. in the dead of winter. Gas only lifetime mpg has been 48.31 mpg since new, the lowest for the last 12 months was back in Dec. 2017 where we averaged 47+ mpg just on gas, regular 87 octane, in the dead of winter of course. Our 2010 Prius, my daily driver, was only averaging about 45 miles per gallon for comparison during that same time frame.

It seems to me that with the Fed Tax Credit, $7,500, plus now in Oregon, with and additional $2,500 rebate a brand new base Volt could be purchased for less than $20,000, if you snag a good low price from a dealer, and of course you qualify for the Fed Tax Credit.

Thats lots of tech. per dollar to say the least.....
 
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