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Monthly Update for August 2017 - 2016 Chevrolet Volt

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edited September 2017 in Chevrolet
imageMonthly Update for August 2017 - 2016 Chevrolet Volt

We primarily used our 2016 Chevrolet Volt for commuting duties in August, but we still gleaned new impressions from editors who haven't driven it much.

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  • See, this doesn't interest buyers like me. I recently purchased a 2012 Leaf with 34k miles for about what my 2000 Miata w/120k would go for (so, really, really cheap) and even with significant battery loss, it still has a real world 40-50 mile range. THAT makes sense as it not only was super cheap to buy, but easy on maintenance and mechanical repairs as well. At a sticker price of $40k, it just doesn't work in my mind as I just see it as a hybrid. I'd just pay half that and go with a new Civic instead. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Volt go away in a couple of years as the Bolt and new Leaf have ranges that make a lot more sense.
  • I have a 2015 Volt. I am currently averaging 120 MPG since I got the car new in Aug 2015. Within the last 3+ months I have not used any
    gas for the car as I drive around my local town of Ridgecrest, CA. Also I never take the car out of L mode as I like the fact that I get
    good strong regenerative braking whenever I take my foot off the Accelerator. At this time I have driven in Gas mode for only 5000+ miles
    for a total of 18000+ miles (13000+ electric). Only issue I have is the fact I am required to use Premium gas (3 gal sitting in the car
    for the last 3+ months). Car is spunky when I wish it to. On the other hand I have a 2+ mile on dirt roads while traveling 20 mile round
    trip to Ridgecrest proper.

    I do love my Volt.

    Carol Schneider
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