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I have lusted after a Volt for some time and finally got it today. Beautiful Siren Red 2017 Premier. The dealership was 35 miles from the house and unfortunately there was only enough battery power left for 22 miles when I started for home. So I got to experience the engine as well. I must admit I could hardly tell it was running. Its charging away in the garage though and hopefully I'll get a 240V setup soon.

Great car and well worth the wait!
 

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Welcome to the Cult...I mean club. FYI, your Siren Red can also be called Limited Edition because they discontinued the color a couple of months ago.
 

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Awesome purchase and welcome to the family. I bought our 2017 SR Volt last Aug and have driven over 8K trouble free miles. In fact next month it goes in for an oil change and tire rotation. That's it. Perfect. Oh and I'm driving over 96% of the time ELECTRIC. D

Also recommend joining VoltStats.net. You can check out my Volt's stats by searching for Von Zipper to see what kind of data it collects and reports.
 

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Siren Red owner here! Welcome! I've driven my Siren Red for about 30,000 miles now and had it with zero problem, and it is not even one year old. Currently #6 Hall Of Famer at VoltStats.net Join and see you at the top!
 

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BTW, if you have a 240V outlet in garage, you don't need to buy EVSE. Just buy an adapter so that you can plug your OEM EVSE into the 240V outlet and it will work flawlessly. The OEM EVSE can take 100V-250V and charge your Volt.
 

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About the engine.... it seems to get smoother running with lots of miles. I only notice it on hard acceleration or going up fairly steep hills.
About your dealer..... What dealer wouldn't fully charge a new Volt before handing it over to the customer? Sheeish...
 

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Siren Red owner here as well. Got the car end of April last year and now have around 19k miles on it. Great experience so far but I am taking it to the dealer tomorrow to deal with the P0442 campaign which caused the MIL to turn on.
 

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Welcome to the party. Another NC Siren Red owner in the mountains near Asheville.

I get many compliments on the color alone as well as the body style and most don't realize it is an EV. I got it last August and thoroughly enjoy this car. I have about 13K no troubles other than someone improperly installed the illuminated charge port.

I love it well enough to smile past the irritating $100 our great state charges to drive an EV since we don't buy our share of gas.

I also am getting the P0442 update but haven't had any troubles. My dealership also found another recommended recall to have a bumper put around a hose that has been known to wear. I will update once I learn more about it when I go in Friday.

Another NC particular to note: We can get our yearly inspection done anywhere you like since it is called a "Safety Check" and not linked to your county of residence as with ICE's that have to get an emissions test.

Happy Motoring!
 

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Welcome to the Volt family. I have a Siren Red Volt that I bought in April of this year. I had around 2700 miles on it and the only issue I had was the illuminated charging port. When the illuminated charging port was installed, they failed to connect it to the cars wiring. I have driven slightly more EV miles then gas miles so far, and enjoy the Volt very much. I'm sure you'll enjoy your Volt and will be happy with the shower charging times when you start using 240 volts to charge your volt.
 

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Awesome purchase and welcome to the family. I bought our 2017 SR Volt last Aug and have driven over 8K trouble free miles. In fact next month it goes in for an oil change and tire rotation. That's it. Perfect. Oh and I'm driving over 96% of the time ELECTRIC.
Why are you getting an oil change when you have less than 350 miles on the engine and probably well over 50% on the oil life readout?

And, while red may be fastest, Kinetic Blue Metallic is the most attractive!
But, welcome to the club, kennydoc!
 

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Great color choice. ICE mpg improves after 3K miles. I use ICE on the freeways when I get above 55 mph. You will find that your Volt will go up steep grades without slowing down. The ICE will get extra torque/juice out of the battery for steep climbs.. The driving fun factor is a big plus in a Gen 2. Enjoy the forum and your new ride.

 
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