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Hi Folks,
I just got a new 2018 Volt. I have been looking at this vehicle before I got my Toyota Camry Hybrid in 2012 but delivery at that time was too long. The braking assists have already saved me a rear ender on the first day. Will be using it to use around town and the Camry for the longer trips. Look forward to sharing our experiences.
 

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Congratulations!
I've had my 2018 Premier for 2 months, and absolutely love it.
 

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Does your Camry Hybrid get better HIGHWAY fuel economy than the Volt? If not you might be better off driving the Volt, at least as far as fuel economy goes. Don't fall into the trap of "I need to only drive on battery" with the Volt. It's designed to meet ALL your driving needs without being tied to a charging station every so many miles.

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And those long highway trips are good for the ICE in the Volt. My personal "tip"....run Chevron with techron to keep the engine clean.
Techron is a very good additive, and you can buy it at most auto parts stores and add it to your fuel if you choose to buy something other than Chevron gas.
 

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And those long highway trips are good for the ICE in the Volt. My personal "tip"....run Chevron with techron to keep the engine clean.
Techron is a very good additive, and you can buy it at most auto parts stores and add it to your fuel if you choose to buy something other than Chevron gas.
On page 231 the 2017 Volt Owner's Manual states If TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is not available, one bottle of GM Fuel System Treatment Cleaner added to the fuel tank at every oil change, can help. GM Fuel System Treatment Cleaner is the only gasoline additive recommended by General Motors. It is available at your dealer.
 

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On page 231 the 2017 Volt Owner's Manual states If TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is not available, one bottle of GM Fuel System Treatment Cleaner added to the fuel tank at every oil change, can help. GM Fuel System Treatment Cleaner is the only gasoline additive recommended by General Motors. It is available at your dealer.
I'm wondering if this is not another "cut and paste" from an ICE perspective. Two years between oil changes is potentially a lot of miles in CS mode for a Gen1. I've got 9300 miles on my last oil change done 3 months ago and my "Oil Life" display is at 62%. I'm driving a 2014 Volt without Direct Injection. The Gen2s with DI would NOT benefit from a more frequent use of the Fuel Treatment Cleaner as the valve heads and stems aren't being continually bathed in a flow of gasoline vapors to do that job!

When I went to the dealer for replacement of the transmission fluid at 54,000 miles, prior to my latest cross country road trip, the mechanic did a multi-point inspection (free of charge). He recognized that I had replaced the air filter and had replaced the engine oil. He - through the service writer - recommended that I do a cleaning of the intake manifold (I paraphrase 'cause I don't remember the term that was used) because DI engines need that maintenance. I pointed out to him that my engine wasn't DI, and had injectors squirting into the manifold outside the combustion chambers.

My recommendation to all Gen2 owners, when your service writer recommends cleaning the manifold, you should seriously think about it. He is not blowing smoke.
 
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