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New 2017 lessee here

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Hey all! I agreed to a lease of a 2017 pepperdust LT with Bose and heated seats/wheel yesterday. Anyone in the Boston area, I can highly recommend Mirak Chevy in Arlington. Amazingly pleasant experience. (Polar opposite of Maui Chevy who were high pressure scumbags).

I am coming from a 2015 GTI which I did enjoy a lot, but unfortunately totaled at 22k miles in a flash flood in my city. Water ingestion to turbo, engine, exhaust, HID's plus various electric systems was enough to total a 2 year old car.

I had been looking for something with AWD or a high ground clearance to better deal with New England winters, but I was unable to find anything at intrigued me as much as the Volt. I ran a bunch of numbers on the state and fed tax incentives and my daily usage and it was not nearly as burdensome as I thought it could be. I also got a very glowing review of the PHEV lifestyle from a friend who has a Ford CMax PHEV.

I had been hoping to get a Model 3 or a Bolt as my next car in a few years, but the Volt offers me pretty much all the same functionality in a more attractive package. I love the idea of CarPlay and the remote start/preconditioning AC stuff too!

Can't wait to take delivery!
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Normally I assume that someone getting a Volt will enjoy it. It's quick off the line and very comfortable. But while the extra weight of the battery pack should keep it stable, if there is one thing the Volt does not have is a high clearance! Keep us posted on how it works out for you. We have plenty of members from places like upstate NY, MA, and MI, so we know it works in the cold.

Also remember that range is highly temperature dependent, so when your range drops with the first real cold snap, that's normal. LOL The only real trick is that if you don't have enough range for the day, put the car in Hold when you first start out. That will kick in the ICE heater. Then switch to EV mode.
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