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Has anyone hit the 200,000 mile mark yet?

If anyone does, I wanted to ask if you've had any big ticket maintenance issues... thinking of selling/should have sold at xx miles, or are you keeping it for another 200k miles, any other thoughts etc.


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Pretty sure I'm fairly down low on the list of mileage, but have almost hit 105K on mine. I bought at 93K and although only a few thousand miles into ownership it's been smooth sailing so far. I know according to voltstats I'm hovering in the #65 position when sorted by mileage. Being that I usually put about 20K/yr on my cars I don't think it'll be more than a few years before I break the 200K mark and I tend to be the type that "drives till the wheels fall off". I have to hope that everything about the Volt at lower mileage holds true even at higher mileage.

I think the key to any vehicle having a long mileage life is keep up on maintenance and address issues before they become problems.
 

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Erick Belmer has 380,000 on a 2012. He's active on FB. Sure, some issues along the way, but still going. Or, check out VoltStats.net.
 

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Has anyone hit the 200,000 mile mark yet?

If anyone does, I wanted to ask if you've had any big ticket maintenance issues... thinking of selling/should have sold at xx miles, or are you keeping it for another 200k miles, any other thoughts etc.


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As far as documented high mileage Volts go, my friend Erick Belmer from Bellville, Ohio has 380,617 miles on his 2012 Volt sparkie: https://www.voltstats.net/Stats/Details/1579
Back in February, I believe he had a drive bearing failure-at 360,000 miles. $2100 to repair He has also replaced a few wheel bearings. There might be other Volts out there with higher mileage that are not reporting data back to Volt Stats.
 

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380k in 6 years assuming it was purchased in fall of 2011, Holy crap!

6 x 52 = 312

380,000 \ 312 = 1,230 miles a week Average.

What the heck does he do for living?


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He works for GM and his job was relocated.
 

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Google Erick Belmer volt and you will find out!
 

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Hey freshcut, which Volt is yours on voltstats? I am actually #65 right now with 105,268. When I bought the car it had 70,000, 50,000 were gas and 20,000 were electric. I have put just 2,000 gas miles on in two and a half years, and over 30,000 pure electric. Awesome car !!
 

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Hey freshcut, which Volt is yours on voltstats? I am actually #65 right now with 105,268. When I bought the car it had 70,000, 50,000 were gas and 20,000 were electric. I have put just 2,000 gas miles on in two and a half years, and over 30,000 pure electric. Awesome car !!
You can easily be in the Hall of Fame. Just charge every 3 hours on public charging station then go for a spin run errands, and you can rack up at least 110 miles, and become a HOF member!
 

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I'm 13volt on voltstats....I bounce between about 64 and 66 usually. I haven't checked in a couple days now though.

edit: correction, I just checked and am 67th.
 

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I'm a slacker, #85 today.

Ski season is over, and motorcycle season has started, so accumulation is going to slow down for me now until the autumn.
 

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I don't know if Eric always uses premium gas, but I do. I am only going to the gas station two or three times a year so paying a little extra for premiuim is not a big deal. My last fill up was November 14, 2016, almost 6 months ago and I still have 4.4 gallons remaining. Eat that, Prius...........
 

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I'm not sure if the original owner did, but I do. The way I see it, it's really not much more expensive (most places charge about $0.20 more/gal) and it's "cheap" insurance. Now if it were $1 more/gallon then I probably would contemplate mid-grade since I do tend to use about a tank every couple months or even regular and just use an octane boost as needed.
 

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Hmm, I wish premium was was only $0.20 more in my area. It used to be many years ago, now all the gas stations are in collusion and price it $0.50 - $0.60 higher. They don't make anything on Regular 87 unleaded. So they've shifted the profit margin into "premium" to make up for it. The base cost of the "fuel product" is nearly the same.

On a side note, I watched a YouTube video that Eric posted. He was Showing his mileage at 308k at the time. He has a 110 mile commute to Work and he parks in a Volt only parking space that has a L2 charger So he can start with a full pack for the return trip home. He said, he averages 60-70k miles a year.
He's replaced both front Wheel bearing hubs 3 times and the rear hubs 1 time so far.


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Maybe it's the area I'm in (central CA, heavy oil production, but CA none-the-less) but nearly all stations jump $.10/gal depending on fuel grade. I've seen a few that are 15-20 cents more, but nothing like what you describe. Even when I've gone to LA, most stations I've noticed (and I'll admit I rarely look these days. *GRIN*) are still in the 10-15 cent range.

You actually bring up a point I wondered about recently when gas in the '90's was less than a dollar and grades were 10 cents apart and why it still stays that way here. Even when gas was near $6/gallon, it was still at most a 20 cent jump each grade.
 

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Just passed a local station.

Regular $2.39

Premium $3.04


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Regular is as low as $2.39 here, with premium around $2.89 or even $3.00. Pretty sure it's simply a huge profit center from folks like us because Costco is $2.29 for regular and their premium is $2.49.
 
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