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Woke up one day recently and realized I'd had my 2013 Volt three years.
Bought it certified used in June 2015, black on black, leather, mag wheels, everything.

Reminds me of an ad long ago for HP printers. A well-dressed man in a suit walking purposefully is asked, "What do you think of your HP printer?"

The man keeps on walking and replies, "I don't."

Aside from some minor irritations with the InfoTanglement system -- with which this forum is plenty familiar -- this has been one seriously trouble-free car. But that's not all: it's been virtually maintenance-free as well. A few (free) Costco tire rotations and oil changes is all -- the last one indicated because the oil had died ... of old age.

I really don't remember what my expectation was in this regard on that fateful day, but it couldn't possibly have been to have a car with fewer problems than my last ICE. Seriously ... this is a new thing, this electric motor and battery. There's gotta be some bumps, right?

I shouldn't feel bad. Bob Evans, the GM executive arguably most responsible for the Volt, was quoted as saying they expected to have to replace 60% of the batteries after five years. I believe the actual number turned out to be near a grand total of none.

I like stuff that works.
Every day, all the time.
Here and there.
That's why I love my iPhone and iPad.
No blue screens or File Not Found.
My life changed when I switched to Apple products in 2007.

Same thing when I went Volt.

I've also noticed that whatever interest I may have had in any gasoline model, no matter how sporty or luxurious, is gone.
I can afford to buy any car I want, but I would now never think of buying a gasbag.

ICE cars simply don't exist for me anymore.
 

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It's 4 years today that I bought my Volt and it still works for me. :cool:
 

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7 years for me.
 

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I'm only in 15 months but I'm loving every second of it :p
I find myself taking the "LONG" way just to drive it more :D
 

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5 and a half years for me and my 2012 and I feel the same way. And I moved to Apple in 2002.

I tell the Tesla folks who are trying to get me into a Tesla (and Tesla solar for that matter) I'm not in any hurry.
 

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I have a 2015 black/black with the chrome mags. She’s a looker for sure and runs extremely well. You can tell GM worked hard and dumped lots of R&D into this vehicle.
 

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1.5 years in a '17 Volt and I have the same feeling. No gas car looks interesting to me any more. They just seem kind of old-fashioned.
 

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6 years, 3 oil changes, no work but tires. What's not to love. Btw its Bob Lutz
 

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I've had my 2013 Volt for 6 weeks now and have a major problem develop. My door lock/unlock button on the door handle has stopped working. It was around the time I changed the fob batteries because I got a "low remote battery" message on display once (they read 2.98 Volts). Maybe when I change the 12V battery next year or so it will reset. Other than that, all good.
 

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Reminds me of an ad long ago for HP printers. A well-dressed man in a suit walking purposefully is asked, "What do you think of your HP printer?"

The man keeps on walking and replies, "I don't."

I like stuff that works.
Me too - I got rid of my POS HP inkjet so long ago that I haven't thought about it for years and years either!

Don
 

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Me too - I got rid of my POS HP inkjet so long ago that I haven't thought about it for years and years either!

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I feel exactly the same way about HP Inkjet printers--I wasted a lot of money on ink and then it quit feeding the paper. I only use the scanner now. BUT, HP LaserJet printers are another thing entirely. I snagged a LJ 5000N network printer at the thrift store for $12! I tried it out in the store and printed a beautiful test page. The thing is a workhorse and everyone on my home network prints to it. It was so nice I went back to that same shop and found another one just like it for $10 and I bought it just for parts. It works perfectly as well! These printers are like used Volts--an excellent value and dependable as hell!
 

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I feel exactly the same way about HP Inkjet printers--I wasted a lot of money on ink and then it quit feeding the paper. I only use the scanner now. BUT, HP LaserJet printers are another thing entirely. I snagged a LJ 5000N network printer at the thrift store for $12! I tried it out in the store and printed a beautiful test page. The thing is a workhorse and everyone on my home network prints to it. It was so nice I went back to that same shop and found another one just like it for $10 and I bought it just for parts. It works perfectly as well! These printers are like used Volts--an excellent value and dependable as hell!
Exactly this. The advert was for Laserjets. The only way to make an inkjet function with any kind of life is to print a half-dozen pages per day, not much more (which leads to worn out paper-handling), and absolutely no less (clogging issues).

Monochrome lasers, though? You can do anything with those. A refurb 1320n and a refurb high-capacity toner cartridge will cost about $150 combined, and will print through an entire BOX of paper before you need to think about more supplies. Even if you only print one sheet a week.
 

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I'm only two months into a new 2017 and have already decided this is the best car I've ever owned. I also have a 2013 Sonic and 2014 Regal GS which have basically turned into driveway ornaments since getting the Volt.

The Sonic feels like an early 90's Hyundai after driving the Volt. The Regal GS feels... OK. It still feels good. It's a damn good car but the smoothness and ease of driving make the Volt hard to resist.
 

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Me too - I got rid of my POS HP inkjet so long ago that I haven't thought about it for years and years either!

Don
I've worked on these (multiple brands) from the time they were $90,000 (IBM'S first ink jet printer, black only). After every long weekend, we'd have to go around and unclog them as there was no head sealing. When Canon came out with their colour inkjet printer for $600 it was a an engineering marvel. Colour laser printers came out a few years later but they were $30,000 (basic faxes were $3,000). The biggest trouble with inkjet printers was the head sealing (so they don't dry out) and often failed not to long after warranty. They worked best if used regularly. Paper feed varied from model to model. Had to recently buy a new wireless colour laser printer/copier/scanner for $250 because the wife's iPad wouldn't work with any of the 6 networked printers I have. Got to start taking some of them to the recyclers. :p
 

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In October 2018 it will be 5 years of Volt ownership for us. Our fist Volt, a 2014, purchased in Oct. 2013, and the 14 Volt was traded for my wife's current vehicle, our 2016 Volt we purchased in July 2016. The 16 Volt is approaching 43,000 miles overall mpg's per voltstats.net, 148 mpg, and c.s. mode, gas only, is over 48 mpg as well. Today our Volt is showing 70 miles of electric range, and mpg just gas has been well over 50 mpg since March 2018.

If it was not for this forum we would have never purchased a Volt. We still have our 2010 Prius we purchased in May, 2009, and since I was a kid, I'm 67 now, I have been interested in high mpg vehicles.

My first cars in the 1960's, a Corvair, Ford Falcon, and later in the 1970's my first new car ever, a 1977 VW Rabbit Diesel base model, that delivered a true 50+ mpg, on cheap, at that time anyway, # 2 Diesel Fuel.

There was no shortage of Diesel unlike gas during the 2nd gas crisis where long standing line for gas was the norm and with my rabbit I just pulled in to the pump, and filled up and left with a lot of people scratching their heads. I lived in Conn. NY area at the time, what a zoo that was when it came to people wanting gas.

Before I joined this forum I was under the impression that the Volt operated just like our 2010 Prius but demanded premium gas. I was surprised to know that the Volt was 100% pure electric, and the gas engine never kicked in to give you additional propulsion power. That is what sold me on the Volt.

Still to this day, nothing can truly match the Volt, especially the Gen 2 Volt, that runs on 87 octane gas, get a EPA on just gas at 42 MPG combined, and 53 miles of electric range. Most of us, at least in the summer, average above those figures.

Of course the Honda Clarity Plug in was going to be a rival for the Volt. Its not in my opinion.

To prove a point take both to the track on a full charge of electric. Take each vehicle and now floor it to achieve max vehicle speed and watch the gas engine kick in on the Clarity and the Volt the gas engine will never kick on an the Volt will not consume one molecule of gasoline, the Clarity will. The Clarity is not a 100% electric vehicle, the Volt is....
 
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