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I just got my new Volt two weeks ago and would love to share experiences and get tips.
However, it seems that here each owner starts a new thread when they get their Volt. If there were one thread:
NEW VOLT OWNERS: INTRODUCE YOURSELVES
That would be so much better and less cluttered.
 

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Er, ah, there is a forum for new owners and you posted in it. "Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM". As far as a one thread "signup sheet", you just started it. Good luck!
 

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...And, welcome Fourdoors. Congratulations on your new Volt. I'm sure that you are going to be wearing the Volt smile for miles and miles.
 

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I certainly don't need a thread to myself, so I'll jump in here also.

I've been prowling around this forum since Feb 2015 according to the PM about introducing yourself that I just noticed (!)
I've learned a lot about Volts on this forum, which lead to my eventual purchase of my current 2017 Siren Red Premier in May of this year. I didn't opt to wait for the adaptive cruise, since I don't need THAT much handholding ;-)

Seeing how much snow Ohio can get in the winter, I waffled for a while on wether or not to get dedicated snow tires - based on conflicting opinions expressed here. I finally did chicken out and bought a set.

The infrequent times during the summer I was driving my Volt - instead of riding my Harley, the Volt was getting close to 60 miles range per charge. It's quite a bummer seeing that reduced to about 40 when the temps dropped, and that is with ERDTT squelched to 15 degrees...

I traded in a 2009 HHR SS manual on this, and I'm looking forward to taking advantage of the $7500 tax credit when I file my taxes next. My dealer was sadly pretty clueless where Volts are concerned, but thanks to this forum I was able to do the test drive well versed in the different modes of operation.
 

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I too own a 2013 Volt for about 3 months now and love every minute of it! I'm averaging 45 miles per charge driving mostly highway for my commute. This is a great forum and I have learned a lot.
 

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<snip> I'm looking forward to taking advantage of the $7500 tax credit when I file my taxes next. <snip>
I'm not a tax person but I have read of people suggesting reducing the federal withholding now to match the $7,500 credit that you won't see until next year. Than way you would be enjoying the benefit of the credit right away. That would only apply to someone getting a paycheck and having federal tax withheld. It’s something to research.
 

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New 2017 owner

:A new Volt owner of one week's standing here...well, six days, actually. I DO love the vehicle so far. I owned a 2nd gen Prius for 12 years prior to the Volt. Gee auto tech has come a long way :D

2017 Volt Premier, Pepperdust, Driver Confidence 1 & 2, Nav black leather interior.

I'm finding lots of good information here!
 

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Hello everyone. Just brought home a new 2017 Chevy Volt Premier in Heather Gray Metallic. 7 miles on the odometer. I think everyone was test driving the black one. :)

Anyway, this is my first Chevy and my first EV. Looking forward to my round trip commutes to work in Philly using all electric.

I live in South NJ and purchased locally. If anyone lives near Philly and wants to ask any questions or see the car in person without the stress of a salesperson, send me a PM.

I want to thank everyone who has shared their questions, comments and purchasing information -- I probably read it and learned from you.

Drive Safe.

Alex
 

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It looks like this is the threat to say Hi in. I bought a 2017 Volt on December 2nd and I'm very pleased with the car so far. It replaced my 14 year old Chevrolet. I'm also happy to find this forum to learn more about the car and other's experiences with it.
 

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I'm also not a tax person but it seems that changing withholding would make sense if you bought your volt early in the year. For a car purchased late this year wouldn't you get the refund on your upcoming tax return?

<snip> I'm looking forward to taking advantage of the $7500 tax credit when I file my taxes next. <snip>
I'm not a tax person but I have read of people suggesting reducing the federal withholding now to match the $7,500 credit that you won't see until next year. Than way you would be enjoying the benefit of the credit right away. That would only apply to someone getting a paycheck and having federal tax withheld. It’s something to research.
 

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Hi All,

I only have 3 posts here. I pulled the trigger and bought a '17 Premier here in Kitty Hawk, NC! Kinetic metallic blue! Really enjoying learning everything it can do. I'm not much of a haggler and I probably didn't get the price as low as some of you could but my salesman was very pleasant. No high pressure, he said at the end of the month and end of year they want to move cars. And the Volts aren't exactly flying off the lot. He used the "Employee" price and then I used $1000 from my GM card and that was that. I'm retired and my tax bill isn't very high so I don't know if the Fed tax credit will help me at all.

Oh well, love the car!

"Glasspilot"
Andy
 

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I am new to the forum but I am not new to the Volt. I just turned in my 2013 for a 2017 Volt a couple of weeks ago. Joined the forum because my 2017 died on the road last night and I wanted to find out if others shared my experience -- lots of great anecdotal info on this forum! :) My 2013 Volt was hassle free for 3 years, which is why I got another one when the lease was up. I love this car and I hope the dealer has good news for me when they look into what went wrong last night.
 

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Hello to all Volt owners, ... We purchased a 2017 Volt Premier with all options after we sold our Cadillac CTS.

Loved the Cadillac CTS, but feel the Volt is a big step up for pure enjoyment.

After purchase in mid July, we typically see between low 50's and 65 miles per charge with cold temps the biggest factor.

Work is currently 54 miles round trip and always have made the drive on EV mode even with the cold. ... Typically use the seat heaters in cold weather.

Two long trips of 350 miles each have resulted in gas mileage in the low to mid 40's with highway speeds of 55 to 70 mph.

Other Vehicles;
Chev Avalanche ... 3/4 ton for trailer towing
Pontiac GTP ... 199,000 miles and still getting 30+ mpg on the highway ...
Toyota RAV 4 ... 125,000 miles ... dull but dependable
 

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Hey all! Just got a blue 2017 Volt Premier.. in Toronto , Canada. Been driving it for an hour only and it's absolutely fantastic, it's all that I imagined it to be. Super excited about the car and looking to learn more about it from the fellow volters here!
 

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Howdy Folks ! I got my 2017 Silver Ice Volt LT this last Tuesday Jan 31, 2017 and luckly here in Monterey 2 of the Cities Downtown Parking structures that have 2 each 240 charging station's . They do limit the time you can park and charge to 4 hours at a time .
 

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I leased mine in December as well. Just love it! It's taken about a month to learn all the cool tech it has.
 

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I just bought a 2017 Premier (silver) today. As a result of reading these forums, I knew more about the Volt than my salesman did. Sad. I am now immersed in manuals, trying to learn as much as I can about the car, although I'm sure I'll learn a lot more by trial and error. I've only driven it about 20 miles, but so far, so good!
 

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Took the leap in December. Purchased a 2014 CPO, Premium White with Black interior. Like the suggestion about upgrading the tweeters in another thread, otherwise what a cool vehicle. Keeps right up with most everything on the road, and get some interesting looks from them while doing so.

My last vehicle was a 2001 Yukon Denali XL, and other than the third row seating, the only thing I miss in the Volt is stopping by the gas station every few days to fill up the 32 gallon tank. Not really. Had to drive down to inland San Diego from Orange County, and actually had to put $20 worth of gas to fill it up. That's the only time I've been near a gas station since December when i purchased it. Yeah, 2-1/2 months driving for $20, I like that. The worst it ever cost to fill the Yukon was $135 up in Concord. Not gonna miss that at all.
 
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