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Hi everyone! I'm a new EV owner and am completely enamored with my new Volt. It's great to be here and I look forward to exploring this car with you all.

I have been extremely loyal to my V8 Firebird, but after an 18 year relationship with it (and paying all of the associated premium gas bills), I've moved on to the Volt.

I have been presently surprised by the fact that my Volt is faster off the line than my stock Firebird, which will now become a garage queen and rebuilt into something faster.

I'm also looking forward to future modifications to the Volt to... make it faster. (There may be a theme here...) If you are a GM lawyer, I am not interested in your comments. If you are a GM engineer, let's talk!

I'm also looking forward to the moderators taking me off of double secret probation so I can post in a timely fashion.



I'm not sure how many posts that will take, but I'll try to find some interesting stuff. (vs. posting a bunch of mindless stuff to get my post count up)
 

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Welcome aboard! I reVolted 6 months ago and there's no going back! Similar plans with my 35 year old V8 Firebird ☺
 

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0-60 my Bolt is faster than my 1985 Z28 with TPI engine was. I kept that one 19 years and while it was enjoyable to drive the Bolt is just an amazingly better car.
The Bolt accelerates smartly to the highest speed I've had it, 90 mph. And that was with 4 adults on board. Impressive.
 

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I'm not sure how many posts that will take....
Last I heard it was 10.

I'll try to find some interesting stuff. (vs. posting a bunch of mindless stuff to get my post count up)
Ummm, don't worry about that. It's not like mindless stuff stands out in the net.

My other car is a V8 too - and a 4X4.
 

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Heh... My other vehicle is a 1997 Jeep Cherokee.
Okay it's very well maintained and runs as well as that design ever could, but that still means a gas hog.

But until there is an EV that can regularly tow 2,000-3,000lb for 200 miles each way about once a month then the Jeep will still have a purpose in life.
 

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Welcome!

Last I heard it was 10.
It's possible that it is still 10, however in my instance I think I got bumped off review earlier because I bugged one of the Mods about why my introduction post had gone unapproved/overlooked for 36-48ish hours :( , hah. So it seems like there might be some flexibility?
 

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There's lots of us that love old tech around here. Three of my rides have carbs! Two V8s, and a six. One injected V8, too. You'll like it here, good tech minded people. Not everyone works on their own stuff, but many here know a lot about it.
 

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My other car is a 900lb twin cylinder Subaru 360
 

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26 Hp, 1948 Crosley Station Wagon here. EMP proof ! Largest selling Station Wagon in America that year!
Nice :)
The oldest thing I've ever owned was a 1939 Brockway Tanker. Well I co-owned it with two other guys, we rebuilt/restored it and sold it at a collectors meeting, but it was a fun vehicle to work on. The sort of thing that could be repaired by a competent blacksmith (LOL)

Similar but not identical to this one.

My how things have changed.
 

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Thanks all for the welcomes. I'm looking forward to being a part of this site and every day I drive the car I get more excited about it.

There's lots of us that love old tech around here. Three of my rides have carbs! Two V8s, and a six. One injected V8, too. You'll like it here, good tech minded people. Not everyone works on their own stuff, but many here know a lot about it.
This is refreshing. I just installed a 2 post lift in my garage over Thanksgiving (about the same time I got the Volt) and I'm working very hard to resist the temptation to put the Volt up in the air and take it all apart. (For now, I've convinced myself to hold off on doing anything until GM puts the 2018 Service Manuals in print for the public.)

I also caught myself daydreaming of an ELR conversion to Volt Gen 2 guts... (That might void some warranties.)
 

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My other car was a Hemi Magnum up until this past Wednesday...then I replaced it with a second Volt.

On the ride home from the dealership about 45 mins away I saved about $13 in gas vs had I been driving the Magnum home.

I will miss the rumble of the V8 and I will miss the power, but I won't miss the fuel bills.
 

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I know what you mean. My former commute cost me $15US in premium gas and now it costs me less than $1 in electricity and another $1 in cheap gas.

^ That savings alone is half a car payment. I really can't imagine why everyone isn't driving this car... ... oh, wait - it's because GM is hiding it from the public and keeps the display models under a tarp at the back of the Service Department. (There is a little part of me that is truly worried that GM henchmen will show up with tow trucks in the middle of the night and try to take it away like they did the EV.)
 

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Your dealer does this? Mine parks them right in front of the showroom.
Yea. I understand the dealer's profit margins on the Volts are low because GM doesn't make money off of them coming out of the factory. (So, they promote other cars.)

In looking for our Volt, we came across several dealers around Detroit and one in the St. Louis area that seem to promote them heavily and stock up on the cars. The stock elsewhere and in the City of Chicago was spotty or non-existent.
 

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Yea. I understand the dealer's profit margins on the Volts are low because GM doesn't make money off of them coming out of the factory. (So, they promote other cars.)

In looking for our Volt, we came across several dealers around Detroit and one in the St. Louis area that seem to promote them heavily and stock up on the cars. The stock elsewhere and in the City of Chicago was spotty or non-existent.
The dealer isn't interested much in GM profits, only their own. Around these parts Volt was selling, at least for gen 1. I see them on the road often. I've seen exactly 1 gen 2 on the road - on 294 north. I even saw my first Bolt last week, a blue one on Randall road.

If you're looking for stock try the Naperville and Glendale Heights areas. There's also a dealer advertising on TV locally with gen 2 Volts up front in their commercial, but I don't remember which one.

Dan Wolf Chevy of Naperville has 5 Volts in stock right now: http://www.chevroletofnaperville.com/new-vehicles/volt/
 
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