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Been looking forward to getting a Volt for a while now. Finally got mine Monday and am mostly pleased. Only getting 31 miles electric range so far. It has been near freezing in Michigan this week, so that has a lot to do with it.

Getting to know the user manual after downloading it.

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Farmington Hills, MI
 

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I only hit about 55 on my commute and I don't get on the highway. My one way is just over 16 miles, so Tuesday the IC engine came on 3 miles from home (bummer). I don't use the heating much, just Eco mode set to 73 deg. It doesn't seem to come on at all if set to below that. It kicks out more fan and heat when I turn on the defrost - luckily. I use the seat heater on low for less than 5 minutes. I can't use the remote start pre-warmer since I have a check engine light on already. Grrr.

Thanks for all the responses, this looks like a good forum with a lot of good active members. I have been reading the info, FAQ's, and everything else I can find. Lots of good info here.
 

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btown, good to hear you still enjoy driving it as much now as you did when you first got it.
 

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Welcome Markjn :D

Once the weather breaks in spring, you'll be up in the 40s electric range :)
I sure hope so. In the mean time I'm going to ask if I can get an outdoor outlet installed at work.
 

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Fail to complete charge last night

This morning, the battery was only at 11 mi range, less than half charged. I didn't see any messages so I don't know what caused it. I have been using the same 120V outlet to charge every day (so far - 4 days) and it has given me 29-31 miles indicated range until today. I am using the cable that came with the car. The outlet is not switched. Does the MyChevrolet or MyVolt app alert me if the charge is interrupted? My Onstar had an issue getting started (Onstar engineer at second level IT is working on it), so I can't use Onstar yet.

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Feel free to use the seat heater on medium and high settings. The seat heaters run on the Volt's 12V system. The power used is insignificant compared to running the electric cabin heat or air conditioning.
Thanks, good to know that! I don't like the seat heater on much - it is my hands and feet that feel the cold since I wear dress shoes and socks and don't like gloves until it is very cold out. I don't even wear an insulated coat all winter unless I'm going to be outside for a long time. But my wife will be happy to roast herself to her heart's content when she's in it.
 
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