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Earlier this month hail totaled my 2012 Cruze ECO MT. I decided that between the insurance payout, tax incentives, and 0% financing it was the universe telling me to get the Volt. So last weekend I purchased a 2017 Volt LT.

I'm looking forward to learning a lot about my new ride and eventually being able to help other members here.
 

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Hi,

Earlier this month hail totaled my 2012 Cruze ECO MT. I decided that between the insurance payout, tax incentives, and 0% financing it was the universe telling me to get the Volt. So last weekend I purchased a 2017 Volt LT.

I'm looking forward to learning a lot about my new ride and eventually being able to help other members here.
Welcome to the group, and get yourself a garage man! :D
 

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Welcome to America's best kept automotive secret. Going from the cruze to a volt is a major upgrade. Congrats. Why can't my volt get hail damage, then I'll get an ELR or something else. Don't get me wrong, o love my volt, but I could really use something bigger. I'm praying that gm builds a Voltec Subyukonade.
 

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Welcome to America's best kept automotive secret. Going fromthe cruze to a volt is a major upgrade. Congrats. Why can't my volt get hail damage, then I'll get an ELR or something else. Don't get me wrong, o love my volt, but I could really use something bigger. I'm praying that gm builds a Voltec Subyukonade.
I test drove a Volt in 2012 when I purchased my Cruze. I couldn't swing the payments or I would have been in a Volt for the past five years. I will say my Cruze was a good car and I ended up with a lifetime (pump measured) 42.5 MPG over 103,000+ miles.
 

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Hi,

Earlier this month hail totaled my 2012 Cruze ECO MT. I decided that between the insurance payout, tax incentives, and 0% financing it was the universe telling me to get the Volt. So last weekend I purchased a 2017 Volt LT.

I'm looking forward to learning a lot about my new ride and eventually being able to help other members here.
Welcome to the group, and get yourself a garage man!
I was at work during the hail storm. The mall near there was so badly damaged they don't expect to reopen until mid-November. My Cruze looked like a large black golf ball - too much damage at one time.
 

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I test drove a Volt in 2012 when I purchased my Cruze. I couldn't swing the payments or I would have been in a Volt for the past five years. I will say my Cruze was a good car and I ended up with a lifetime (pump measured) 42.5 MPG over 103,000+ miles.
Agreed, in 2012 most volts were selling for MSRP so the payments would have been horrible. So I wanted a volt, just wasn't willing to pay a premium to be green. Then the planets alogned, gm dropped the price by $5k, my state added a $4k rebate on top of the fed tax credit, and the dealer had an end of year sale allowing me to get a $44k volt for $21k including state sales tax. It was truly a deal of the decade.

Though if I were you, I would have toyed with the idea of driving the black golf ball of a cruze until the wheels fell off. Sure people will look at you funny for driving something so ugly, but 103k+ miles is nothing for today's engines. Insurance companies often give you two prices, one to pay the claim and give them the car, the other to pay the claim and you keep the car. You know the engine and drivetrain is sound, it's just the looks. Not having a car payment at all makes it easier to amass a lot of money.
 

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LLninja, I did consider keeping the Cruze. But the combination of looking at a clutch replacement in the next 12-24 months and three oil leaks and two PCV valves (one included the intake manifold) while under warranty plus a newly developed engine whine made my wife nervous about keeping it.
 

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LLninja, I did consider keeping the Cruze. But the combination of looking at a clutch replacement in the next 12-24 months and three oil leaks and two PCV valves (one included the intake manifold) while under warranty plus a newly developed engine whine made my wife nervous about keeping it.
OK those are reasons to run. I too had a Deville with 136k miles on it where the engne was solid, but it was going to require a lot of suspension work to the point that I jettisoned the vehicle for the volt. The kids miss the spacious rear seats, but I hated the car, it just wasn't me. But I got it for free with 26k miles on it, for years I couldn't justify buying something when free plus gas was always cheaper than anything with a payment plus gas.
 

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Welcome to the Cult of Volt! Here're your robes and Kool-aid (Don't drink it yet).
 

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Ohai there! Fancy seeing you here.

Nice choice on the vehicle! Can't beat 0% financing and the tax rebate! It also helps the car is fantastic.
 
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