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Last week I bought a used 2013 Volt, from Carmax. It seems like a great car so far, it had 38k miles on it when I bought it. I'm looking forward to learning more about it.
 

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My 2012 came from Carmax also, I got a fantastic deal on it compared to the other dealers in my area, it had 35k miles. That was my first time dealing with Carmax, they gave me a lot more for my trade than I had expected, and the entire process was so smooth, I will definitely buy and sell to them again in the future.

Enjoy your sweet new ride!
 

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Welcome to the wonderful world of electric car driving! It’s dazzling!

For most of us, it’s the first car we’ve owned whose primary fuel tank, the battery, holds only the equivalent of one gallon’s worth of driving distance. A full charge is represented on the display by 10 green bars.

How far you can drive on a full charge is up to you. The range estimate is only a computer estimate of the potential range, based on past driving habits, and at the moment your Volt’s computer will be using the previous owner’s data, so it might fluctuate. The car will need time to gather some of your driving habit data before the estimated range reflects your driving.

Were you ever aware of the variation in how far you drove on each and every gallon of gas you used in your previous gas car? Or were you more familiar with the average distance per gallon after refilling the tank with 10 gallons or more? The full charge ev range estimate is not unlike someone guessing how far you’ll drive your gas car on the first gallon of gas you use the next morning. It depends on the weather and the terrain and whether or not you feel compelled to be the first car to reach the next stop light...

Note that if the weather or your driving habits change, or if someone else drives the car, the car’s electric mileage for that particular full charge may improve or deteriorate, impacting the next full charge range estimate. Bad weather requires more power to move the same distance (takes more power to move through falling rain and cold, dense air and to splash through puddles on wet pavement, etc.), and such conditions often are coupled with increasing use of heat and window defrosting.

Most Volt drivers experience annual range cycles, increasing during warmer seasons, decreasing in the colder seasons.
 

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My 2012 came from Carmax also, I got a fantastic deal on it compared to the other dealers in my area, it had 35k miles. That was my first time dealing with Carmax, they gave me a lot more for my trade than I had expected, and the entire process was so smooth, I will definitely buy and sell to them again in the future.

Enjoy your sweet new ride!
Thanks,

I got a pretty good deal on the car, from what I can tell. There were hardly any for sale in my area. I guess not that many people were interested in volts around here... I had one shipped in, from another carmax. Cloth and heated seats.

My process was a bit weird, as the salesman wasn't interested in the idea of the volt. I had to come back to test drive a fully charged model, and when I agreed to buy it, he disappeared and another salesman took over.
 
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