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I have a 2011 chevy volt.

It has been a good friend to me and has given me over 140,000 miles of great service.

Last week I got ENGINE not avaliable and I had it towed to the dealership.


They replaced the 12 volt battery and took care of the on going problem with the emisson system for $600

They said I was good to go but I got the same message after about 2 miles of driving.

Right now they are saying i have the PO751 code(i think this is it) and it's now a transmission problem which will cost about 600 plus parts and that might not even be the end of the cost for this volt.

I have had no problems with this car at all besides this issue.

So i'm looking at 2018-2019 volts as a replacement

As of right now there is 6k off 2019 and 8k off 2018

How is the cloth??? I have leather and it held up great which is why i might go with a 2018 premire.

Any insite from the group??? I'm going to go looking tomorrow with the wife.
 

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If it was my car, I'd spend the $600, but YMMV. At 140k miles cars do start needing some repairs.

On the bright side, someone will get a good deal on a 2011. :)
 

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SO I rested with this they said it's 600 plus parts (which they can't pin a price down on ) and there is no primise that it will fix what is wrong. the care is only worth 3000k complete and running SO ya I'm almost at the point where should i cut my losses or keep putting money in with no idea if they are fixing it or just ruling out parts till they fix it.

Right now I can look at the 18 with cloth and comfort package at 25k with 1000 state and the 7500 from the federal goverment so i'm down to 17ish for a brand new volt which can make my drive to and from work on eleteric which my old one couldn't.

If there was an end in sight i could be fixing the car but if they keep saying hey i think its this and then it happens again i'm out of a car for yet another week and still down money. while i have enjoyed no car payment i think the reliality is i can't just this dealership to do the right thing and my newphew does want his car back after two week of me borrowing it
 

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Only you can decide if a new, or newer, vehicle is within your budget for personal transportation. A lot has changed since you purchased your 2011 Volt. Perhaps there were things about your Gen 1 Volt that were always an inconvenience but you put up with because you liked the freedom of driving largely gas free. It is a great time to be shopping for a new plug-in vehicle. Your short list could include:

1) Chevy Volt 2018 or 2019 (I'd only consider the 2018 or 2019 Volt Premier because I find adaptive cruise control (ACC) to be the Volt's killer app.)
2) Chevy Bolt (With 238 miles estimated range maybe you can skip the gas engine entirely.)
3) Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid vehicle (Honda licensed the Voltec drive train from GM, built the Clarity PHEV with Honda components. Finally, a back seat that you can actually use (at the expense of utility storage space.)
4) Toyota Prius Prime (Many people like Toyota products.)
5) Tesla Model 3 (Finally shipping in volume with good availability. The price still higher than the Bolt or Volt but continuing to come down.
6) Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid (If you need the space of a minivan the Pacifica delivers.)
 

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2019 adds:
- ultra-low temperature ERDTT (-13F).
- available 7.2kW charger
- available power driver seat (no memory)

If you don't want/need those, might as well save the money and get the 2018.
 

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Other features only available on the 2019 Volt:
New exterior and interior colors.
New, improved infotainment system with enhanced screen resolution
New, improved HD backup camera (note the Volt's new HD backup camera does not come with an electronic rear-view mirror as on the Bolt Premier.)
New, tire pressure monitor system with audible and visible feedback when setting tire pressure. (This feature would be useful when needing to add air to a tire at night, no need to be able to read a tire pressure gauge.)

The power driver's seat includes power lumbar support but does not include memory settings for the seat or side mirrors. Also, the power seat does not lower automatically to make it easier to enter and exit the Volt.

The 7.2kW on-board charger enables you to fully charge the 2019 Volt's battery in as little as 2 hours, 20 minutes. The 7.2kW charger is mostly a benefit if you regularly charge away from home or need to charge multiple times per day.

The amount of regenerative braking available via the regen paddle has been tuned to match the regen curve of the Bolt. However, one pedal driving is still not a reality for the 2019 Volt. Even with the new regen programming you still need to use the Volt's brake pedal to come to a complete stop.

Otherwise, the 2018 Volt has the same battery capacity, range and Voltec drive train as the 2019 Volt.
 

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I like the Premier 18 for $16500 off, fed, state, dealer discounts. Too bad it doesn't have ACC.
 

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I am still stuck on the fact you only have ONE error code ? Shift Solenoid?
 

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Only you can decide if a new, or newer, vehicle is within your budget for personal transportation. A lot has changed since you purchased your 2011 Volt. Perhaps there were things about your Gen 1 Volt that were always an inconvenience but you put up with because you liked the freedom of driving largely gas free. It is a great time to be shopping for a new plug-in vehicle. Your short list could include:

1) Chevy Volt 2018 or 2019 (I'd only consider the 2018 or 2019 Volt Premier because I find adaptive cruise control (ACC) to be the Volt's killer app.)
2) Chevy Bolt (With 238 miles estimated range maybe you can skip the gas engine entirely.)
3) Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid vehicle (Honda licensed the Voltec drive train from GM, built the Clarity PHEV with Honda components. Finally, a back seat that you can actually use (at the expense of utility storage space.)
4) Toyota Prius Prime (Many people like Toyota products.)
5) Tesla Model 3 (Finally shipping in volume with good availability. The price still higher than the Bolt or Volt but continuing to come down.
6) Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid (If you need the space of a minivan the Pacifica delivers.)
Also Mitsubishi Outlander. Looked at one a few months back. Space of an SUV, range a little less than Volt, J1772 and CDAdeMo charging, uses A/C air to cool the batteries but comes with a 10 year warranty o they must be pretty sure it works. Multiple levels of regen depending on which and how many times you press the levers.
 
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