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#4696170 - 03/15/18 10:02 PM New ride! I'm "shocked"...
14Accent Offline


Registered: 08/03/17
Posts: 332
Loc: MN
This came so out of left field I'm still a little surprised at myself. I finally got around to car shopping to replace the Marauder, and although I wasn't really looking that hard I ended up with what I think just might be my favorite vehicle yet, that I've owned.



She's all plugged in for the commute! 2013 Chevy Volt. 123k miles. It was an IA car it's whole life, not a spec of rust on it. The interior looks immaculate. I haven't even begun to play with the gadgets, I need to set up Onstar so I can utilize the Android app. I'm so excited! It's quite the upgrade over the Marauder, it's almost shocking thinking what a difference 10 years makes for technology.

It's going to be interesting to watch the OLM. I have no idea what oil is in it now, but the OLM is at 98%. It's probably going to be a once a year affair. I may swap whatever filter is on it for a Fram Ultra, just for peace of mind.

Sorry for the [censored] pic in the garage, it was a long drive to pick her up and it was dark by the time I got home.

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#4696173 - 03/15/18 10:07 PM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: 14Accent]
HondaBroMike Offline


Registered: 11/02/17
Posts: 214
Loc: severe climate TX, but a 0w-20...
It looks like a Civic and Accord had a kid. 98% reading? I would go cra waiting for that one, mine goes in 10% blocks and it already aT 60% AND IT SEEMS in LESS THAN 2000 MILES. LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER 4000K oci FOR ME. bUT YEA, MY olm/mmS GOES DOWN TOO FAST FOR ME TO WORRY ABOUT 10THS OF PERCENTAGES. just insanity.


Edited by HondaBroMike (03/15/18 10:10 PM)
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#4696186 - 03/15/18 10:25 PM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: 14Accent]
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Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1278
Loc: Alberta
Like it. But this summer drywall and insulate your ceiling. It makes a world of difference. Warm in winter, cool in summer! LOL


Edited by Snagglefoot (03/15/18 10:25 PM)

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#4696212 - 03/15/18 10:54 PM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: 14Accent]
bruckus Offline


Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 274
Loc: Minnesota
So i'm a little out of the loop but do you need a special power supply to plug it in or just any old outlet? Looks like you were set up already. Looks like a nice car.

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#4696214 - 03/15/18 11:01 PM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: bruckus]
14Accent Offline


Registered: 08/03/17
Posts: 332
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: bruckus
So i'm a little out of the loop but do you need a special power supply to plug it in or just any old outlet? Looks like you were set up already. Looks like a nice car.


The car comes with a 120v (slow) charger. My garage isn't wired up for 240v yet, but it is on a 20A circuit, so I can use the higher setting that's available when you plug in. It gives you the option of 8A or 12A charging depending on wiring.

I'm considering upgrading to 240v, but probably not until next year.

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#4696218 - 03/15/18 11:18 PM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: 14Accent]
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Registered: 01/14/11
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Loc: Cottonwood Az
How far is your commute? You know you bought the car everyone hates except the owners? Good luck with it!
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#4696233 - 03/15/18 11:48 PM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: 14Accent]
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Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3630
Loc: Utah
Those things are incredibly cheap even slightly used.

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#4696258 - 03/16/18 12:31 AM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: 14Accent]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 9817
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Nice! I considered one of these last year when I bought my Sonata. Having a backup gas engine would be great for long distance trips.

Does your work have any electric car parking spots? If not talk to them about adding one, my company added a few and they're happy to do it, I guess they get a tax break for it.
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#4696261 - 03/16/18 12:39 AM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: 14Accent]
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Registered: 11/14/08
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Loc: Phoenix
I don't know if I'm more in envy of the Volt or the garage. Both are sweet.
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#4696360 - 03/16/18 07:10 AM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: dishdude]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 4882
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Best of luck with it.

May the "unknown gremlins of unfamiliar electronics" lose your address (or car's VIN, you know).

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#4696402 - 03/16/18 07:58 AM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: dishdude]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 20908
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: dishdude
I don't know if I'm more in envy of the Volt or the garage. Both are sweet.


What's so special about his garage ?

The Volt is a nice vehicle. My manager has one and it's been trouble free for the past 50K miles.

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#4696406 - 03/16/18 08:05 AM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: Mr Nice]
AZjeff Online   content


Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2479
Loc: Cottonwood Az
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Originally Posted By: dishdude
I don't know if I'm more in envy of the Volt or the garage. Both are sweet.


What's so special about his garage ?




It's not stuffed full of excess possessions like every 2 car garage in Arizona?!
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#4696427 - 03/16/18 08:28 AM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: 14Accent]
Alfred_B Offline


Registered: 05/12/15
Posts: 1959
Loc: America
How much do these go for?

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#4696432 - 03/16/18 08:31 AM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: dishdude]
14Accent Offline


Registered: 08/03/17
Posts: 332
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: dishdude
I don't know if I'm more in envy of the Volt or the garage. Both are sweet.


Ha. The garage is plain Jane, but at least it's brand new. Lots of lights and lots of outlets.

Originally Posted By: AZjeff
How far is your commute? You know you bought the car everyone hates except the owners? Good luck with it!


My commute is 26 miles round trip. 30-60 miles an hour with traffic. Lots of chances to coast and regen the battery while in traffic. In theory my day to day driving will be gas free!

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#4696433 - 03/16/18 08:32 AM Re: New ride! I'm "shocked"... [Re: 14Accent]
opus1 Offline


Registered: 12/13/04
Posts: 2471
Loc: Chicago Area
Did you encounter any resistance when buying? I'll bet you're really amped up for the commute now.

Ok, I'm done. Nice. Curious to hear your experience with the vehicle. I've debated getting one, but I'm not ready to part with the Sonata and don't need another daily-driver otherwise. I figure with my commute to the train station and plugging in overnight, I could probably go all week without burning any gas so I'm curious to hear real-world results.
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