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I just bought a black Volt with 52k miles for $11.8k. I've converted an S10 and 1984 Fiero to electric and worked on the Chrysler TEVan electric van when I worked at GE. Those vehicles where garage shop experiments, but I had fun. I also own a 2000 Citrus and Red Insight. This car is a dream to drive compared to those. I have very little experience with this car, but I'm a quick learner.
 

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Welcome to the forum! I converted an '84 Ranger in 2007, running on golf car batteries. Still use it for neighborhood water system maintenance. Thinking now of maybe adapting a Leaf pack into it someday. The Volt is an amazing car, and this forum is a great bunch of people. Enjoy your Volt!
 

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Welcome to the forum. I lived in Portage lakes a few decades ago, the Volt is a great car, you have chosen wisely.
 

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Welcome.

Given your nature I suspect you'll be doing a couple of things, if you haven't already:
- build yourself an EVSE based on OpenEVSE
- make a switch to disable ERDTT

Have fun.
 

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Welcome to the forum and to Volt ownership. I have found that my 2014 Volt is a great road car with an excellent, supportive seat. The forum has much information, but hard to search for, IMHO, within GM-Volt. Doing a Google search will often offer a link to the answers in GM-Volt. Good luck with your new-to-you Volt. 8^)
 

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Up the road in Silver Lake. The Volt is a great car! I had a 2011 lost to an accident and now a 2013. These cars are so cheap to buy used and maintain it is a no brainer for a commuter/errand running car. My other vehicle is the child hauler Honda Odyssey. The cold weather here in NE Ohio is a blow to the battery this time of time of year, but since I visit the pump 2-3 times yearly it's not too bad.
 

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Thanks for the replies people. I have quite a bit to learn with this new car (new to me, my red insight has 266,000 miles and my Citrus Insight has 195,000 miles, both are year 2000). This car is a dream to drive, and I'm not just saying that because my other vehicles are ancient, but my daughter has a 2014 Subaru Legacy and drove the Volt, she said, 'I would rather have this car (volt) than pay off the lease on this one (subaru) after driving once. My son had a 2013 Subaru Legacy and also prefers the Volt. I also like the ride and performance on the Volt over my wifes 2015 CRV (although that is a nice vehicle, but does not compare to the Volt).
 
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