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Old 11-23-2020, 11:17 AM   #373 (permalink)
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Would you recommend a used 2017 Volt Premium.It has around 47K.would the bugs be out of it? My wife wants a plug-in hybrid. Also considering a 2018 Prius Prime with 16K.Prius goes about 25 miles on electric compared to Volts 50 miles. The Prius is more expensive,lower powered,better gas mileage. Would the Priuses reliability outweigh Volt’s higher performance.Just asking your opinion,and Thanx .
I love the Volt, which really is an amazing car, but . . . . .

In reality both of my Volts have had catastrophic issues that not only left me stranded, but if they weren't covered under warranty would have put me thousands of dollars in the hole or sent them to the junkyard due to the prohibitively expensive parts & labor.

Mt first Volt suffered a failure of the big battery which luckily was covered under the Voltec warranty. My son bought it from me when I got the new one but I've already warned him he needs to look for something else since it's now beyond the warranty period. While it does have a brand new big battery in it, another failure would be the end of it

My new Volt suffered the dreaded "shift to park" message, which is now probably the most common issue with the Gen 2 Volts but can be triggered by a myriad of different causes. Unlike a lot of them mine required a complete transmission change out with less than 10K miles on it, and it sat at the dealership for three months while they waited on parts. I don't drive it hard, it was just some faulty bearing which caused it. It left me dead in the water on the side of the road (twice) and the second time it died just as I hit the off-ramp of I-4 at 70 mph - it loses brake pedal, power steering, etc . . . not a fun experience and not one I'd want me wife to ever have to survive.

I'd stick with the Prius since it's more proven and parts are way more readily available
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