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I just picked up a 2013 Volt last week - 27K miles, Silver Topaz with Pebble Beige Leather and Suede. Premium trim, all the safety packs, radio, nav, Bose speakers. Most of the used ones I found were drab colors with black interior, but this one is bright and pretty.

So far, I love it. I'm gradually working my way through the features, got my phone linked, bluetooth, etc. My previous car had a $2000 sound system, so I was somewhat concerned about the Volt package, but have been pleasantly surprised.

But, in many ways, this car reminds me of airplanes I owned: Equipment and trim decisions seem to be governed by weight. The carpet is ridiculously thin as are the removable mats. Instead of the retractable cargo cover on my Volvo wagon, they provide that silly cloth cover. No power seat, no sun roof. i understand, but it only feels nice, not luxurious.

Thanks for the forums. They help give insight into a car that stands somewhat apart from the norm - and help to sort out the strange little quirks!
 

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What a coincidence. I was in Maple Grove last week and will be again at 10 a.m. on the 17th. My wife has a 3 hr appt there.

Enjoy your new vehicle. I love mine.
 

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I hope that you still enjoy the Volt when those 70 degree below zero windchill days arrive in Minnesota. I wear a down jacket and base layer fleece every day to work in winter. The heating system is worthless. Shoveling-out two parking stalls to retain access to the public charging station near home can also be a tough chore with more than 350 inches of snow each winter. Still, the fuel efficiency of a Volt, even when the internal combustion engine kicks-in for a few miles in winter to heat the battery pack, should appeal to your Viking sense of utility. Garrison Keillor will be proud to accept you as a citizen of Lake Wobegon.
 

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Do yourself a favor and ditch the volt loin cloth and go buy a voltshelf. Just search these forums (or google it) and you'all find scarlet1, a forum member, makes them. You might also spring for a voltscreen while you are at it.
 

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OK, I am in neighbouring Wisconsin and my 2013 heats just fine. Matter of fact, you can pre heat the Volt while it's plugged in so everything is toasty to begin your trip. However, it did take a software update and refill coolant after a leaky hose clamp was re tightened. I do not doubt Coppersnowboader's post, but this issue, in my case at least, has been satisfactory resolved.
Regarding mats, get Weather Tech or get the GM winter mats for the Volt (about $100). Very easy to clean,look good and good quality.
Weather Tecch mats were N/A when I bought the Volt, but they have them now.
 

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Do yourself a big favor and spring for some winter tires. I bought Michelin X-Ice3's on rims from Tire Rack with TPMS for about $1,100.
They will save wear on your regular tires and if the help prevent just one incident they will pay for themselves.
 

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Do yourself a big favor and spring for some winter tires. I bought Michelin X-Ice3's on rims from Tire Rack with TPMS for about $1,100.
They will save wear on your regular tires and if the help prevent just one incident they will pay for themselves.
I have a set of Yokohama IceGUARDs on original factory polished rims that makes the volt an awesome beast through snow. Alas, I purchased them right after snowageddon 2, and I'm convinced that if I sell them snowageddon 3 will arrive and if I keep them, we will continue to barely get any snow in IL.
 

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Yeah, we are all still waiting for power seats and sunroofs in the Volt. Maybe someday...

I have a 2013 similarly packaged as well and it has 50k miles and has been stellar, I think you'll enjoy driving electric and forgetting what the price of gas is.
 

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Do yourself a favor and ditch the volt loin cloth and go buy a voltshelf. Just search these forums (or google it) and you'all find scarlet1, a forum member, makes them. You might also spring for a voltscreen while you are at it.
Welcome and I second the above :)
 
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