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Old 12-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #151
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Depending on options, they sticker at $39k-$46k. There is a Federal $7500 tax incentive and California adds another $2,500. The price is negotiable at the dealer as well. They're selling pretty well in the S.F. Bay Area.
Ta, I thought it would be something like that, even with gas at $2.20 a litre ($6.15 for one of your gallons in your money) I can get a lot of mileage out of $40,000 worth of gas.
If our government actually took electric options seriously they would provide a tax incentive to get into these vehicles, it wouldn't be hard to cut our imported fuel bill by 10%.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:22 PM   #152
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I drove from S.F. to Oakland via Marin this evening and managed 42 miles on a charge that started out with 34 miles estimated. I drove carefully but pretty much at the flow of the slower traffic. It seems like the official 38 mile range is reasonable. The route has a lot of inclines and declines which makes the number more impressive.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #153
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Everything I need, right here delivered today from Helm in Michigan. Four volumes about 9" thick total.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:01 AM   #154
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I'm thinking 11 pages and still no photo of the car.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:43 AM   #155
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I'm thinking 11 pages and still no photo of the car.
It looks just like this Silver Topaz with polished wheels and every other Silver Topaz with polished wheels Volt. I did clay bar and wax it on saturday, so it's shiny.

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:03 AM   #156
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It looks just like this Silver Topaz with polished wheels and every other Silver Topaz with polished wheels Volt. I did clay bar and wax it on saturday, so it's shiny.

Good grief! Why, that's just like ours!
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:08 PM   #157
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I just took my Volt in to get the oil changed. Oil life at 12000 total miles was 68%, having burned about 150g of gas.

I couldn't really accept having oil in there for over a year old that was the original break-in oil. I'm a bit old school I guess.

I think they did a software update, because the audio source icons are a bit different looking.

Just a few weeks away from a year of ownership, and I'm still pretty happy.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:50 PM   #158
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Everybody I talk to about the car thinks the Volt is a pure battery electric, not an electric with an internal combustion powered range extender.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:05 AM   #159
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Ta, I thought it would be something like that, even with gas at $2.20 a litre ($6.15 for one of your gallons in your money) I can get a lot of mileage out of $40,000 worth of gas.
If our government actually took electric options seriously they would provide a tax incentive to get into these vehicles, it wouldn't be hard to cut our imported fuel bill by 10%.
If our govt did this with all their vehicles, our fuel bill would drop 90%.




No, really, we have soooo many wasteful SUVs in govt service its appalling.

Why'd you get the service manuals anor?
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:37 AM   #160
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If our govt did this with all their vehicles, our fuel bill would drop 90%.




No, really, we have soooo many wasteful SUVs in govt service its appalling.

Why'd you get the service manuals anor?
He needed something to help increase his carbon footprint. All the cool kids were making fun of him.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:04 AM   #161
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I'm thinking 11 pages and still no photo of the car.
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If our govt did this with all their vehicles, our fuel bill would drop 90%.




No, really, we have soooo many wasteful SUVs in govt service its appalling.

Why'd you get the service manuals anor?
Because I wanted them.
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I'd been meaning to bring this thread back up. I'm curious as to why the Volt uses halogen headlights and not H.I.D. I read that the halogen bulbs have some sort of internal coating that reflects infrared radiation back into the filament and thus are more efficient.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:32 PM   #163
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I'd been meaning to bring this thread back up. I'm curious as to why the Volt uses halogen headlights and not H.I.D. I read that the halogen bulbs have some sort of internal coating that reflects infrared radiation back into the filament and thus are more efficient.
Because for a paltry 40 grand they had to cut corners somewhere
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Because for a paltry 40 grand they had to cut corners somewhere
Yeah, that's been the general tone of the comments I've read. One would think that if H.I.D. lights are more efficient, they would be used. The stereo is claimed to be a high efficiency model that uses 50% less energy and uses neodymium iron boron magnets in the speakers for less weight so more efficient headlight would seem to be at least as much of a savings.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:21 AM   #165
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So, the lowest temps I've driven in so far are in the high twenties. Battery lasted 30 miles before the auxiliary kicked in, compared to about 40 in the summer.

I had the heater and butt warmer on and didn't preheat the car, so I could have done better battery management...

Car working great.
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