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On paper anyway! I bought my wife a volt for christmas, 2018 LT in Kinetic Blue. Gifted it last night, she was overwhelmed with joy :D

I did a lot of research on this forum and the nature of the discussions here, positive attitudes and general vibe of helpful friendliness really made the decision to buy a lot easier.

Happy to be a part of this community!!!!
 

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On paper anyway! I bought my wife a volt for christmas, 2018 LT in Kinetic Blue. Gifted it last night, she was overwhelmed with joy :D

I did a lot of research on this forum and the nature of the discussions here, positive attitudes and general vibe of helpful friendliness really made the decision to buy a lot easier.

Happy to be a part of this community!!!!
Congratulations on your new Volt. To keep the smiles coming consider a set of Huskyliners or Weathertech all weather floor mats. Due to the vehicle's weight and low center of gravity the Volt handles well in light snow but the stock Michelin EnergySaver All Season (A/S) tires don't provide enough traction on snow and ice, you might want to consider purchasing a set of rims and proper winter tires. Consider purchasing a spare tire and car jack as the Volt does not come with a spare tire, only a tire sealant kit and tire inflator.

Take the time to read the Volt Owner's Manual as it contain the answers to most owner questions. Now that it is winter you should read up on the Volt's Engine Assist Heat feature and also Remote Start/Preconditioning. Preconditioning the Volt while still plugged in will enable you and your wife to enjoy a warm passenger cabin in the morning when heading out for the day.
 

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We did an absurd amount of pre-reading on the volt before buying. I have been doing some searching for the spare tire kit already, they wanted $5-600 at the dealership.

I already bought a set of weathertech mats, since this went to her last night the floormats will go to her on christmas day :D

Thanks!!!

Loving it so far. 240V charger is the next purchase.
 

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You got the best color. When I had my Kinetic Blue Volt, I got a lot of compliments from women about how pretty the blue was.
 

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I just did the same thing as the op.
Now I have the '18 Kinetic Blue Premium. I just received the WeatherTech mats and trunk guard.
In my '14 I had the mats for almost a year. They didn't go with the car. They are, however up for grabs if someone wants them. I live in Orange County, CA, and would prefer them getting picked up. I will entertain shipping them, if you bear that burden. I have the original box they came in, but they are huge from WeatherTech. I can try to find a smaller box to roll/place them in if needed.
Please PM me if you are interested. They can be picked up any work day of the week.

Now if I can just get enough posts to change my signature, I'll have it made.
 

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I just did the same thing as the op.
Now I have the '18 Kinetic Blue Premium. I just received the WeatherTech mats and trunk guard.
In my '14 I had the mats for almost a year. They didn't go with the car. They are, however up for grabs if someone wants them. I live in Orange County, CA, and would prefer them getting picked up. I will entertain shipping them, if you bear that burden. I have the original box they came in, but they are huge from WeatherTech. I can try to find a smaller box to roll/place them in if needed.
Please PM me if you are interested. They can be picked up any work day of the week.

Now if I can just get enough posts to change my signature, I'll have it made.
You should look at the Husky mats. I think they are better than Weathertech.
 

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Too Late, but thanks for the suggestion.

If I wear these out, I'll take a look at them.

Sorry Guys & Gals, the offer was taken.
 
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For all the worries about the Volt not having a spare tire be reminded that last 53 years of driving I never had a flat tire. I did pick up a screw once but it wasn't leaking air so I carefully drove to destination 15 miles where I got it repaired at an open tire store (it was on a Sunday so little was open). Prior to that 53 years I used to get a flat every weekend as I was driving a '54 Chev with worn tires on gravel roads and would always put a sharp stone through. I would load up with a couple tires from the harrows to use as spares and get them fixed at the local garage for 30 cents then put them back on the harrows Sunday ready for Monday's use. Tires have come a long way. And that's all I've got to say about that.
 

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Tires have come a long way.
So have roads. I can't remember the last time I drove on a dirt/gravel road for any distance. However, I may take my full-size spare tire when I take a road trip north to Portland in August. This assumes there is space after the wife loads all her stuff.
 
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