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I hate to brag, but I will. I've been driving our 17 Volt for nearly 8 months and had to finally fill'er up with fuel. I managed to go 18767km on the first tank and I was still showing 1 bar of fuel left on the gauge. It took 27L to fill the tank. I have had zero issues with the car. Its been they best car we've ever owned. Not bad for a cold Canadian Volt owner.
 

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I hate to brag, but I will. I've been driving our 17 Volt for nearly 8 months and had to finally fill'er up with fuel. I managed to go 18767km on the first tank and I was still showing 1 bar of fuel left on the gauge. It took 27L to fill the tank. I have had zero issues with the car. Its been they best car we've ever owned. Not bad for a cold Canadian Volt owner.
Good for you! I filled up when I had 2 bars left. I had trouble filling up after 5 months of being absent from the pump. I couldn't make the pump stay in the hole of the tank and have to hold it while exposed to the cold! Congratulations.
 

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You know, if you use the ice so little, you might consider adding a gallon or two at a time when it gets warm again to avoid having so much fuel in the tank getting stale. It's easier to freshen a gallon of stale gas by adding a gallon than it is to freshen 8 gallons of stale gas.
 

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Very cool! I remember the first two times I filled up with gas I had a hard time remembering where the gas fill door button was. Nice problem to have...
 

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Jealous -- I have 11,XXX miles on my 2017 now... i've had the car about 6 months. I drive a lot for work (mostly highway)

My genearl average is I can go between 1000 and 1400 miles between actual fill ups. 75 mile round trip commute with no charging at work means I use a little gas every day. Work said they would "look into" putting an outlet, just lip service though.

This is the same place that will spend *thousands* of dollars for disposable christmas decorations, but won't install a basic 120V outlet somewhere off in the far reaches of the parking lot and let me supplpy my own charger.
 

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For me that 15 extra miles made all the differenc
 

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We use our gas engine quite a lot on our 2016 Volt. We keep the gas tank full as here in northwestern Oregon as you never know when that big storm comes in and knocks out power for a few days. We also take trips to Portland Oregon, 170+ mile round trip, a couple of times a month and use our Volt which even on just the gas engine we still get 45+ mpg.
 

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The Volt works, and works well, for so many varied situations.

I've had my Volt for just two months, have put over 3,500 miles on it, and have filled up 4 or 5 times. Since my employer pays for my gas when driving for business, and since I really only use gas when driving for business, he is basically paying for all of my gas. And he's thrilled with how little it costs him!
 

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I wonder if the OP had to break out the users manual to find the gas door (grin)
 

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That's a good one Dutch!! I tell you, It felt very wierd at the station. I would have never thought that I would have gone this far on the tank. Even before buying the car I was calculating how far 85km EV would get me on my drive. Then on my first day in traffic I made it home (104km) on a single charge(ac not on). The rest is history. I also thought that at -10C the ICE would always be on, but thats not the case. A few weeks ago at -14C the ICE would come on for maybe 3-4km and switch back to battery back and fourth. So for my round trip of 104km i'm using between 1-2L of fuel with battery power(depending on temp and heat settings). Car is just awesome!! Don't even think I need the Bolt which I've been eyeing.
 

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I hate to brag, but I will. I've been driving our 17 Volt for nearly 8 months and had to finally fill'er up with fuel. I managed to go 18767km on the first tank and I was still showing 1 bar of fuel left on the gauge. It took 27L to fill the tank. I have had zero issues with the car. Its been they best car we've ever owned. Not bad for a cold Canadian Volt owner.
Look on the bright side. That first tank was paid by the dealer.
 

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I could be 100% electric if I didn't want to take the occasional day trip outside my city (usually 120 miles away, so just under 250 miles round trip). I would have LOVED to have returned the lease at the end with gas from the first tank they gave me on pickup, lol

(ya I know it'll turn on in the winter in extreme cold and to run a fuel burn program if the engine doesn't get used enough, but I hadn't actually run the numbers to figure out if it would burn 8 gallons or so across 36 months of those little auto events :p)
 

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Okay, you just made me your mark! :)
I have 5 bars of gas left from the dealer gas. I am at 7770 miles (about 11,600KM)
I pretty much commute 80 miles per day, recharge at work and home. Granted I have an advantage living in temperate San Diego county. I will let you know when I SHATTER your record!
 

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Pretty good, but now you should have learned that doing your annual fillup in summer is much more pleasant than in the freezing cold ;)

Time to plan for next time! (something you can't do when you rely 100% on gasoline)
 

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I wonder if the OP had to break out the users manual to find the gas door (grin)
Last time I went to gas-up (after not being there in several months) I pulled up on the wrong side of the pump.
I guess I planned to add fuel in the charge port.
 

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Had below freezing temps a few weeks ago and inadvertently burned a lot of gas since I didn't realize I could defer the engine running until it hits 15 degrees. Before that I had not filled up the gas at all. Took me a moment to figure out how to open the gas tank door.

Dealer left me with 6 gallons when I got it last March. Lasted 9 months (more than 8500 miles) until the cold snap. Filled up the tank and haven't used much gas since, though we're supposed to get cold again.

Has been so fun driving by gas stations, though I'm wary of those below freezing temps to come.
 

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Does anyone know how many liters of fuel is left on the tank when the low fuel light comes on?? Or how many km/miles you could drive on reserve??
 

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In the summer, I only keep about 1.5 gallons in the tank. In the winter, with erdtt and the reduced range, I usually fill it up unless the winter is about to end.
 

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I'm on my 5th tank after 11,000km, mostly cottage trips that well exceed the 80-100km battery. I remember the first time I pulled up to the pump with the wrong side of the car facing the pumps, and ended up fiddling before realizing there was a button in the car to open it.

No service in 6 months (outside of the software update recall), free charging at work, $100 in gas expenditure for half a years worth of driving?!

GREAT CAR.
 
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