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Just turned in my lease, 2014 Volt. VIN 1G1RA6E40EU162738 (just incase somebody buys it lol)
Lifetime MPG was 98. Daily work commute was all electric but took some trips.

Was a great car. Only complaint I had with the car is rear leg room (knew that when I got it though) and the axles making alot of noise from backlash (likely from the regen, I always drove in L). Also after 2.5yrs the drive mode button started going funky. It just wouldn't register button presses. Don't know if the button was physically worn out, or it was a software issue. Also the climate issues where the heat wouldn't come out the bottom vents, only the windshield. I had the HVAC computer reprogrammed twice and still never fixed the issue. I had to pull the HVAC fuse about once a week or twice a week and it would work fine.

It was definitely a fun little car. I needed something bigger, and really really missed having a performance vehicle. My replacement is a 2008 Pontiac G8 GT, with a procharger and other mods. Quite the adjustment going from 150HP to over 650HP. I know most on here are eco conscious so the thought of somebody driving a V8 is probably sacrilegious.

Anywho, incase somebody ends up buying this car at auction (leased through Ally - Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, NC) and happens to join this forum just know that I did take good care of it, did a Mobil 1 full synthetic oil change at 2 years (based on time, not "mileage"). Other than no real maintenance. Didn't need any. Never ran the battery all the way down, never ran it out of gas, only used 93 Top Tier premium.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

If there are any fans of performance cars, here's my new ride:

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A 650 horsepower daily driver. I would have kept the Volt for that and use this for fun at the track or on weekends. But each to his own I guess.

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FYI, drive mode button is an easy fix, I made a quick video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-tykA9xD2Q&t=5s

Love the new ride, those are subtle and fast. As for the HP, many drive Tesla's as daily drivers and they are in the 400 to 800 hp range. Assuming it is driven like a normal car, it should get 20 mpg, which really isn't that bad for a big V8. I only get a couple better than that with my 200 hp Z3, but even if I push it hard it still gets about the same MPG (22 to 24). Enjoy it!
 

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Have you picked out your favorite gas station yet? :D
I picked up my used Z3 recently, and I had forgotten how annoying gas stations are... Visit the darn thing twice a week if I drive a lot and have to deal with the drivers there (trying to back into a spot and people take it from you, etc). I love charging at home. Also, gas vehicles are much harsher when pushed hard, which is both fun and annoying. I find I accelerate much faster in my Volt 90% of the time over my Z3 as it is so smooth and effortless when doing so :)
 

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Just turned in my lease, 2014 Volt. VIN 1G1RA6E40EU162738 (just incase somebody buys it lol)
Lifetime MPG was 98. Daily work commute was all electric but took some trips.

Was a great car. Only complaint I had with the car is rear leg room (knew that when I got it though) and the axles making alot of noise from backlash (likely from the regen, I always drove in L). Also after 2.5yrs the drive mode button started going funky. It just wouldn't register button presses. Don't know if the button was physically worn out, or it was a software issue. Also the climate issues where the heat wouldn't come out the bottom vents, only the windshield. I had the HVAC computer reprogrammed twice and still never fixed the issue. I had to pull the HVAC fuse about once a week or twice a week and it would work fine.

It was definitely a fun little car. I needed something bigger, and really really missed having a performance vehicle. My replacement is a 2008 Pontiac G8 GT, with a procharger and other mods. Quite the adjustment going from 150HP to over 650HP. I know most on here are eco conscious so the thought of somebody driving a V8 is probably sacrilegious.

Anywho, incase somebody ends up buying this car at auction (leased through Ally - Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, NC) and happens to join this forum just know that I did take good care of it, did a Mobil 1 full synthetic oil change at 2 years (based on time, not "mileage"). Other than no real maintenance. Didn't need any. Never ran the battery all the way down, never ran it out of gas, only used 93 Top Tier premium.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

If there are any fans of performance cars, here's my new ride:

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My other car is a 2009 G8, but it is just with the six cylinder. Still the most fun I've had in a car. Selling it to my brother later this year. Since I got the Volt, I hardly drive it anymore, except on long road trips. I will miss it though. Interestingly enough, I think those two very different cars are the best GM has produced in the last 20 years....


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Have you picked out your favorite gas station yet? :D
Lol! I really like only visiting the gas station every 5 or 6 weeks. My daily commute is 52 miles total normally.

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I picked up my used Z3 recently, and I had forgotten how annoying gas stations are...
Gas stations are a totally miserable consumer experience. My neighbor just got a BMW hybrid. It only has 10-15 miles of electric range, but she has a short commute. When I told her she would LOVE not having to go to the gas station very frequently, she looked at me blankly. But a couple of weeks ago when I talked to her she said not having to undergo the misery of the gas station was what she loved about the car. When you grow up having to do something you don't realize how bad it is. It's like AC! LOL But once you don't have to do it the road back is steep.
 

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Gas stations are a totally miserable consumer experience. My neighbor just got a BMW hybrid. It only has 10-15 miles of electric range, but she has a short commute. When I told her she would LOVE not having to go to the gas station very frequently, she looked at me blankly. But a couple of weeks ago when I talked to her she said not having to undergo the misery of the gas station was what she loved about the car. When you grow up having to do something you don't realize how bad it is. It's like AC! LOL But once you don't have to do it the road back is steep.
This, along with instant torque and stone cold reliability, is why I think an electric future is relatively inevitable, sooner or later. Unless something fundamentally changes the paradigm so most of us aren't driving, it's just a question of when - of how much batteries and charging have to improve before everyone adopts EVs.
 

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That's a nice car! Always liked the short-lived G8. Enjoy your new ride!
 

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Just turned in my lease, 2014 Volt. VIN 1G1RA6E40EU162738 (just incase somebody buys it lol)
Lifetime MPG was 98. Daily work commute was all electric but took some trips.

Was a great car. Only complaint I had with the car is rear leg room (knew that when I got it though) and the axles making alot of noise from backlash (likely from the regen, I always drove in L). Also after 2.5yrs the drive mode button started going funky. It just wouldn't register button presses. Don't know if the button was physically worn out, or it was a software issue. Also the climate issues where the heat wouldn't come out the bottom vents, only the windshield. I had the HVAC computer reprogrammed twice and still never fixed the issue. I had to pull the HVAC fuse about once a week or twice a week and it would work fine.

It was definitely a fun little car. I needed something bigger, and really really missed having a performance vehicle. My replacement is a 2008 Pontiac G8 GT, with a procharger and other mods. Quite the adjustment going from 150HP to over 650HP. I know most on here are eco conscious so the thought of somebody driving a V8 is probably sacrilegious.

Anywho, incase somebody ends up buying this car at auction (leased through Ally - Hendrick Chevrolet in Cary, NC) and happens to join this forum just know that I did take good care of it, did a Mobil 1 full synthetic oil change at 2 years (based on time, not "mileage"). Other than no real maintenance. Didn't need any. Never ran the battery all the way down, never ran it out of gas, only used 93 Top Tier premium.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

If there are any fans of performance cars, here's my new ride:

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So, this is funny. I googled the VIN of the 2014 volt that I just bought and it brought me to this thread.

Im certain its your car because of the VIN and what you said about the mode button and the axle click. Its going into the shop Friday to fix the axles. As for the heat, I saw in the vehicle history that the HVAC module was reprogrammed. Did you ever get a resolution form the dealer or did you live with it?

Do you remember the date when the lease was started?

The car is in great shape and I can tell that it was taken care of. Im pretty sure Im still on your gas. I have yet to buy gas for it, used a little though.
 

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My dealership also replaced the drive mode switch on my 2013. It stopped registering the button presses too. Then they had to replace it again because after the first repair, the parking brake didn't engage. Apparently they had to take the whole dash off and replace it? Don't know, don't really care. They fixed it. It worked.

I traded it in a couple months ago and bought a new one. :)
 
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