Ive been lurking for a few months, reading up on as much as possible on the Volt. My beloved Audi S6 V10’s crank shaft broke last month, and I swore that would be my last NA car. I know the cost vs. efficiency of the volt would be the best bag for buck for my round trip 94 mile commute.
I found this 2013 67K mile white premier (fully loaded) at the Mannheim auto auction and got it for a good deal.
I have 21 days/200 miles to return the car no questions asked. I wanted to ensure the HV battery unit is in good health. When I picked it up, the battery was empty and running on gas. Lifetime mpg was reported as 85. After a full overnight charge on 120V, the battery reported as “full”, with 32 miles of range. Should this be a red flag for degradation, or soon-to-failure?
My goal is to review the kW consumption on my normal commute tomorrow, to see if it is in the healthy range. The tires on the car are winter, not the LRR units typically equipped.I can’t get the myChevy app to link with my iphone to show more diagnostics on the battery health, unless I misunderstood another thread I’ve read.
Any other tips on car assessment? The hood gasket was not seated to the bumper properly, and the entire engine bay was filthy, with at least 2 spider webs in the compartment. The coolant levels were not completely topped off, situated in the middle of the reservoir markers. Engine oil was at 13%, which is a bit concerning that the previous owner let it get that low. Carfax shows a software update about 20k miles ago, and regular dealership schedules maintenance.
Thanks in advance, looking forward to learning more from this community.