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Hi all,

I've been lurking around here for a few weeks, and have learned a ton about this amazing car. This forum is a great resource!
I just put a down payment in on a 2017 kinetic blue premier, so I thought it was high time time to step out of the bushes and say hi! I am really excited to join the ev community, and track how little gas I use!
We live in upstate NY, Saratoga Springs to be exact, and my daily commute is about 15 miles rt so I foresee long stretches of time of not using the ice.

One interesting note: at the dealership yesterday the salesman told us that GM had just announced a brand new recall, and as such he couldn't even let the car off the lot until the parts come in and they can do the repairs. He was vague about specifics, but said it had something to do with the wheels. As the recall involves waiting for parts, he couldn't even give us a rough time line for delivery. Grrrrrr! I will call Monday and press him for details, and post an update here when I learn more.
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Welcome to America's best kept automotive secret. I'm sad to hear that they aren't letting you take the car home just yet, that must be frustrating. This recall on wheels seems new, but I just replaced 2 wheels with cracks on them - not GMs fault, I added aftermarket 18 inch rims and rubber bands for tires, so I need to be more careful at avoiding potholes and big bumps.

Enjoy the ride, when you finally get it.
Thanks llninja, the delay is going to drive me nuts, but I know it will be worth the wait. In the mean time I can keep myself occupied in this wonderful forum!
I had to wait overnight to get my vehicle financing in place, so I downloaded the owner's manual and read it in anticipation. You should be able to find in at Most owners manuals are useless, but this car is so different, it's a good idea to read about all the features (remote start, remote all-windows-down, automatic locks, gps enabled charging).

I'd also highly recommend getting a level 2 EVSE or look into the ChrisTX pigtail to plug your existing 110v EVSE (charge cord) into 240v. The 4-5 hour charging times from empty are well worth it.

While I'm at it, I'll reincarnate an old signature I used to use with most of the answers you need for the car. You have to supply the questions

-Premium, gas & model (gen1 only)
-Don't freeze, use heat
-If you had to ask, get an electrician
-It does that
-Ally isn't your ally
-Power off, fixes itself
-ClipperCreek, VoltShelf, VoltScreen, antibuffeting kit, PlastiDip, GM Card
-$7.5K off tax owed
-L2 EVSE is liberating
-Don't provoke Elemental or DogMom
-Repeat: Don't provoke Elemental or DogMom
-81.8 mi - Ari C
-It drops when cold
-Slow down, it goes farther
-Don't push twice while moving
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