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Hey Guys,

Jason, new volt owner here. Just traded in my twin turbo BMW for this incredible machine, and could not be happier ;)

Backstory..

A car guy at heart, I've been waiting for a chance to own an electric vehicle. Los Angeles is a traffic laden mess as many of us know. Fuel costs were killing me. In My 23 mile commute to work in traffic (each way) was costing me almost 10 bux a day here in sunny Los Angeles. Super happy to report I arrived this AM only 8 miles down from a fulll charge, costing me about 35 cents or so!

Super glad to be here, looking fwd to learning all I can, and contributing to the wealth of knowledge here.

Jasonic

Volt LT handsomely appointed.
Former/Recovering BM-TroubleYou owner. (what a POS)
 

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Congrats on the car and welcome to the forum. The Volt is quick but not as fast as your BMW. The smooth and quiet ride will hopefully make up for this. One thing I can guarantee is that you will NOT miss having to go to the gas station. Once you don't have to go regularly you realize what an awful consumer experience this is.

Enjoy your new car.
 

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I loved my 1989 BMW 535i, hated the service department at the local stealership. I showed them a leaking power steering hose, and they tried to tell me that it was oil leaking from the motor mounts. I ended up fixing it myself with parts from bavauto.com. Never again...well maybe not never again if I decide to take the plunge in an i8.

Welcome to America's best kept automotive secret. Hold onto the volt as long as you can as it appears to be the end of an era.
 

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Welcome Jason.Like you,have 17 Volt LT,now almost 11K miles.With your warm temperatures,watch your EV miles estimate climb-as long as you don't push the Volt too hard.Your commute should be fairly easy now.
 

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Congrats on the car and welcome to the forum. The Volt is quick but not as fast as your BMW. The smooth and quiet ride will hopefully make up for this.
And, as a commuter, the BMW would have very few chances to be fast.
 

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Thanks to all for the hearty welcome!

I may miss the speed on my weekend jaunts, but never the stop and go bumper to bumper of my weekday mileage. What I definitely won't miss is the myriad of mechanical issues that plagued my ownership experience, or the number of days spent driving loaners. My warranty was almost up, and anyone who drive one of these cars without a warranty is either loaded to the hilt, or in need of a psych exam.

LLninja, u mention the end of an era. Might we be looking at an early end to production? Interesting, I had thought we'd be good thru 2020 at least.

J
 
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