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Welcome! If you don't mind answering, I am courious as to what way you came to discover the 2017 Volt?
A) referral from a current Volt owner
B) your own research
C) spotted news article/ad
D) something else
 

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Welcome! If you don't mind answering, I am courious as to what way you came to discover the 2017 Volt?
A) referral from a current Volt owner
B) your own research
C) spotted news article/ad
D) something else
Best I can say is answer B. I am starting a new job in 2 weeks with a 210 mile round trip. My current job gave me a company car and fuel card for the past 10 now I have to pay for fuel out of pocket. I also found out my new company has PEV parking with charging stations.

I was originally looking at 2015 chevy Cruze with low miles for $12k for something economical, good mpg's and nicely optioned. I took the Cruze for a test and just like I figured it's a Cruze, what you see it what you get. When I getting out the car I noticed a volt about 30 ft away and in my color, white. I had done some research prior to and really liked the thought but they were so few and far between locally I dismissed the idea.

It took me about 2 seconds to agree to a test drive after I explained the previous to the salesman. I have to say I truly enjoyed driving that car. I drive a 2007 chevy 2500hd with a diesel and a 2010 chevy express with quigles 4x4. I am not a car man but this instantly changed my whole thought process especially it being a PEV. The salesman ran some numbers and I liked them. He agreed to an overnight test drive. Showed the wife and she gave the thumbs up so I was back in the dealership the next day signing out papers.

So for being long winded but never in my lifetime did I think I would be a hybrid owner. Thanks for the warm welcome.
 

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Received my 2017 LT+Comfort Pkg+all wx.mats 11/02/16(warm climate).Now some 6200 miles later find car well engineered,efficient & stylish.After a couple of easy drives your electrical miles on full charge will pleasantly surprise you.HOLD mode (effectively freezing electric miles & using engine generator)seems quite efficient as ongoing regeneration minimizes engine run time.As long as no temperature extremes nor significant hills in your area,this is a fine alternative when limited home/other charging available.Due Fed. tax credit + some State credits and Dealer discounts in large urban areas,you should be able to find VOLT a great value.
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Best I can say is answer B. I am starting a new job in 2 weeks with a 210 mile round trip. My current job gave me a company car and fuel card for the past 10 now I have to pay for fuel out of pocket. I also found out my new company has PEV parking with charging stations.
You're a likely candidate. I dub thee "sparkie_redux".

sparkie is the name of the car driven by Eric, who got a fair amount of press last year when he passed 300,000 miles of commuting. His daily trip is 110 miles each way, and has a similar charging pattern, so most of his days have about 80 miles of gas-burning shaved off the top, and the rest at 35+ MPG. Go poke around his VoltStats record for an idea of what CAN be done, even with an older, slightly less efficient Gen 1. Pay particular note to the impact that summer, fall, and winter have on range and mileage, so you know where you're going to be in relation to what the estimates are.
 

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I envy your leap into the latest Volt technology. I may be ready to trade my 2013 Volt Premium for a 2017 Volt Premium in the year 2020 when the odometer on my vehicle reads 70,000 to 80,000 miles. I drove a Prius for eight years, 80,000 miles before trading up to the Volt.
 

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This was definitely a leap of faith in some aspects. I did the research so I am fairly confident but I did take on a bigger payment while taking a new job with a upfront pay cut.
 
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