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New to me 2013 Volt

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After it became clear that my wife and I needed a bigger car than our 2009 Smart Passion Coupe (in order to respond to calls to transport our granddaughters), I researched hybrids like the Prius and Lexus CT200h as well as Chevy's Volt. The Volt won, primarily because it covers so many miles on battery alone before the ICE kicks in, and secondly, because the ICE powers a generator rather than directly driving the car. This preserves the "electric character" of the car even when the battery range is exhausted. Very cool. Furthermore, our typical daily drive rarely covers more miles than the battery range. In short, we are loving the "New to Us 2013."

I'm new to this website, and very excited to have found it. It answers so many questions you just can't get from the owner's manual. The one question I am still trying to find an answer to is: Is there any way to disable the annoying horn alarms...beeps when it locks the doors; beeps when you plug it in. I live in a townhouse and worry that I'm annoying the heck out of my neighbors!
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Post pics asap, we love pics here. I too purchased a pre-loved 2013 Volt back in March. I am also leasing a Nissan Leaf. For some reason, I feel like the Leaf has more rear passenger room than the Volt, otherwise, I am real happy with the Volt. The Volt feels like a luxury brand car compared to the Leaf. Enjoy weening yourself off of fossil fuels. It is liberating! ^_^

BTW, I hear you about all the beeps and chirps. I especially hate the loud horn blast when you step out of the car with it still running. I do this frequently when I forget something and have to run back into the house to get it and yeah that 3 horn blast is pretty annoying. Anyone know how to kill it?
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