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#995 of 1015 3 month update
Jun 02, 2012 (7:10 pm)
Miles traveled - 3127
EV miles - 2720 (87%)
Gas Used - 10.7 gallons
Gas Only Mpg - 38
Electric Only KwhM - 32Kwh/100 miles
It is performing as expected so far, no issues.
#996 of 1015 volt outselling vette
Jun 05, 2012 (3:41 am)
news flash yesterday, volt outsells vette. this actually surprises anyone?
Fwiw, GM offered me $3k off the top for a vette recently, plus my current/minimal GM card rebate. I wish I could do it but college tuitions are impending first...
Along the lines of a previous/GM thread, if I could have any two GM cars, one would be a magna-ride vette/CTS-V/ZL-1 ... the other would be a Volt (I'd mod it by putting the AMPERA badge on it) .
#997 of 1015 2012 Volt owner
Jun 08, 2012 (7:33 am)
Great car. After researching for the last 30 days bought one last week. It is very hard to filter out all the haters of this car. There are so many untruths out there, like Eric Bolling of Fox news who seem to loath the car enought to not tell the actual elect. rates he was getting. But reviewing Edmunds and Volt forms on the net, true owners of the Volt, 99.9% of them love the car. I've got up to 46.3 elect miles and put 0 gas so far. Rides, drives and handles fine. After all the discounts, you can find them for close to $30,000. I was putting $250 a month in the gas tank and now can see close to zero. Drive one and talk to a owner of one before trashing this car. Ive had over 70 cars in my life time, and this is a GREAT car. Not just a economy car.
#998 of 1015 Re: 2012 Volt owner [cody1943]
Jun 08, 2012 (7:56 am)
After 3 months of ownership, traveled 4400 miles, used 33.6 gallons of gas. The car is magic.
Internal combustion is so uncivilized--costly,noisey,polluting!
#999 of 1015 Re: 2012 Volt owner [cody1943]
Jun 08, 2012 (9:27 am)
70 cars? How is that even possible?
If you started with your first car at age 16, and got a different car EVERY YEAR, you'd have to be 86 years old.
#1000 of 1015 Re: 2012 Volt owner [larsb]
Jun 08, 2012 (9:35 am)
I take it he is my age. I had at least 8 different beaters before the age of 19. You also buy cars for wife and kids. 70 is a lot but not out of reason.
#1001 of 1015 Re: 2012 Volt owner [larsb]
Jun 08, 2012 (10:32 am)
I'm at 1.23 cars per year of driving, and that's not including those in my name that my wife primarily drives. If I include hers, its 1.667.
#1002 of 1015 Re: 2012 Volt owner [gagrice]
by kirstie_h HOST
Jun 08, 2012 (10:43 am)
Just a guess, but i take it that his birth year is represented by numbers in his user ID. If that's the case, 70 is not out of the question, particularly if you count those purchased and owned by you, but not primarily driven by you. If you're married, and/or you have children and buy vehicles for them, that ups the number as well.
Jun 08, 2012 (12:28 pm)
I wasn't accusing the guy of lying, but merely just wondering about the logistics which would allow someone to own/drive 70 cars in a lifetime.
Even at age 69, that's a lot of cars to have owned.
Glad he loves his Volt !!
#1004 of 1015 Re: 2012 Volt owner [kirstie_h]
Jun 08, 2012 (1:18 pm)
1943 is my year, so that was what I noticed. Then some folks buy old beaters and fix and sell them. That can be profitable as well as run a lot of cars through your yard.
Bottom line, he likes his Volt.