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Purchased off the lot Jan. 16, 2016. The salesperson had attended the Volt-specific training and was quite knowledgeable. $31000 with trade of next-to-worn out 2003 Civic Hybrid, which I was happy to unload. Base Volt with Comfort package.

First Year: 6429 total miles, 73% EV. 44.98 MPG on ICE. Majority of our driving is within a 75-mile radius. 4 trips of 250 miles one-way.

Zero issues with this car so far. Nothing. It has been flawless. Returned to dealer once to check off 2 minor recalls which had not caused any problems. It almost always exceeds the EPA estimate of 53. Yesterday when the temperature was 30 I still got 51 miles on battery.

We are highly satisfied with this car. The driving experience is superb. It feels like a luxury car which should cost much more. The excellent safety rating was another big reason to make the switch.

I have owned 18 vehicles (only the Civic was purchased new) from many different manufacturers. Hard to imagine ever going back to an ICE for an every day car.
 

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Almost exactly the same experience. Bought it on 1/13/16. I have a little over 10,000 miles, with 77% EV and 42mpg using the ICE. I agree with all of your observations....I am scheduled for my first visit back to the dealer Thursday to get the recalls done. My wife and I love this car.
 

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Nice! I've had my 2016 Volt for all of two months (bought used, November 10-ish) and have almost 5,000 miles on it already (above and beyond the 18,000 miles it had on it). Needless to say, lots of highway miles and much lower numbers for EV % and EV range. Similar ICE mpg's though. But it fits my needs perfectly because my personal commute is all EV, and my business miles all mostly ICE. My employer loves how little he has to pay for my gas compared to others who drive personal vehicles for work (most of whom drive trucks).

I don't think I'll ever buy a pure ICE again, either for my daily driver!
 

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My '16 just turned 19K mi. Same comments. Yes, I paid too much in 10/15, but, hey, I needed it then. No regrets.
 

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A little over 13 months now (bought it December 15 2015) -- 7300 miles. Aside from some minor software issues with the infotainment system that were resolved with the reprogram and the recalls for problems that never showed up on my car either, it's been flawless. 91% EV miles. Very quiet very smooth, very responsive, excellent driving experience and characteristics. Definitely paid too much for it back then, aside from that (wanted tax credit for 2015) I'm very very happy with it. LTZ model. Liked it so much in fact that I bought another LTZ eight months later, but got a much much better deal for my wife in July between the 20% off MSRP, dealer discount and tax credit. 3800 miles on that one and again no problems. 87% EV miles so far for that one. I will definitely not be buying another pure ice vehicle again. I agree once you go down this road it's hard to consider going back.


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Thanks for sharing your ownership experience. Your results are mirroring mine with my 2017. I only have 34xx miles and ONE recall and nothing else but a perfect driving/ownership/purchasing experience. My EV driving % just dropped to 98.8% as I drove about 25 miles on my ICE in lieu of ERDTT and to get some miles on the ICE to smooth out the CHUGGLE I felt. But with only 45 total miles on my ICE I have noticed it has started to smooth out.

Again thanks for sharing your experience with you year old Gen II.
 

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First Year: 6429 total miles, 73% EV. 44.98 MPG on ICE. Majority of our driving is within a 75-mile radius. 4 trips of 250 miles one-way.
Almost exactly the same experience. Bought it on 1/13/16. I have a little over 10,000 miles, with 77% EV and 42mpg using the ICE.
What about your lifetime MPG's, i.e., your Volts' total miles (electric or gas) divided by total gasoline use. It's great the engine is getting such good MPG, but since you both rarely use the engine, I'm guessing your lifetime MPGs are pretty impressive?
 

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This has been my experience with 6 months of MY2017. Zero issues, 85% EV miles. Easy and fun drive, on short commutes and long-ish (300km one way) trips.
 

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2016 LT bought 12/07/2015

Almost 18k miles on it.

67% on Electricity (I do quite a bit of highway driving)

Love the car, the tech, the ride.

Don't love the lack of Quality Control I see on this board as well as the minor(?) issues I've had with mine; I don't think I should have experienced ANY of these in my first year of ownership (or ever, really...). I'm not trying to start a debate here. Just giving my experience.

Problems/issues:
Bad right front strut mount bearing replaced
Active Grill Shutter error thrown (resolved itself)
Cracked windshield
Currently experiencing a rattling hatch. They tightened something and it got better, but now it's rattling in a different way.

I think there was more, but I'm only on my first cup of coffee, so...

Love this car, love driving it. Am amazed with it every day. However, I have spent way too much time at the dealership (not including TSBs, updates, etc, snow tire change) in my first year of ownership.

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Rick
 

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Sorry Rick, sounds like just bad luck that is not generally the case. Hopefully the bugs will have been ironed out and you'll just enjoy the car from here on out. I really feel very strongly that GM should be putting this drivetrain with appropriate sized batteries in other vehicles. I would absolutely love to have this kind of an experience in something the size of the Impala, for example. The only real downside of the car I've seen with a family of four is the backseat room....


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What about your lifetime MPG's, i.e., your Volts' total miles (electric or gas) divided by total gasoline use. It's great the engine is getting such good MPG, but since you both rarely use the engine, I'm guessing your lifetime MPGs are pretty impressive?[/QUOTE

My lifetime mpg is 175. Lifetime mpge is around 90.
 

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My '16 LT has just turned 1 year as well. 12,600 miles, 81% electric, 215 MPG (kind of a silly metric, but whatever), roughly 43 MPG in ICE mode.

I've had no major problems; the only issue was a key fob that didn't work from the beginning; the dealer fixed it. The car drives like a dream and I love it. I have, however, started to notice odd rattles when going over bumps, coming from somewhere in the back.
 

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Our experience with our 2016 has been identical to the OP after 15 months. I personally think they are fun cars to drive, and I'm used to powerful V8 RWD performance cars.

I originally bought Volts for the kids, so they would have a safe high-tech 'green' car that I could track. A vision of the future.

Then I got greedy and bought another for myself.
 

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What about your lifetime MPG's, i.e., your Volts' total miles (electric or gas) divided by total gasoline use. It's great the engine is getting such good MPG, but since you both rarely use the engine, I'm guessing your lifetime MPGs are pretty impressive?
What amazes me is that even with 73% on EV, I am still in the lower half on Voltstats. Volt owners really drive a LOT on battery power!

EV %: 72.9% #1418 / 44.0%
MPG: 165.88 #1080 / 57.4%
MPGe: 77.49 #800 / 68.4%
MPGCS: 44.98 #81 / 96.8%
 
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