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Old 12-21-2016, 09:17 AM   #129 (permalink)
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nonikname - '99 Saab 9-5 2.3t
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We bought my wife a 2013 Prius back in the spring. I considered a volt, but she is driving about 60 miles a day and I don't believe they have a charging station where she works. I just wasn't sure how well it "fit" with her habits / anti-hypermiling driving style.
Wondering about a volt for me, because I need to replace my Saab turbo 5 speed. I drive 58 miles a day, Monday - Friday. About 80% of the drive is highway or interstate, and very few red lights. There is no charging station at work. I'd been wondering if I could stretch the range on a 2011 - 2013 volt that far, but it doesn't sound like I could.
In the volt, does the engine run only when you get down to a predetermined state of charge, or do you have some control?
1999 Saab 9-5 sedan 2.3t 5speed
2013 prius 3

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