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View Poll Results: Which vehicle would you buy... and drive 600 miles per week? Same price.
Chevrolet Volt 3 21.43%
Toyota Prius 7 50.00%
Chevrolet Cruze Eco 4 28.57%
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Old 12-26-2017, 10:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ksa8907 View Post
I truly appreciate everyone's input. I had a mishap today with an icy road and a power pole guy wire. The car is driveable but pretty tore up. Looks like I'll be car shopping tomorrow and buying in the next week or so.

The big thing that bothers me with the Volt is the premium gas requirement.
Sparkie the volt has driven 400,000 trouble free miles on plain ol 87 octane

Volt is rated for e15 or if your worried
Add a $35 ethanol sensor and retune the volt for Gen II Prius economy


Main reason for 91 octane requirement is economy, that said the new tune pushes 50mpg on premium at lower highway speeds if that interests you.

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Old 12-28-2017, 04:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm the proud new owner of a 2012 Volt Premium.

Thank you all for the input, now on to running new/larger electrical to the garage....

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Old 12-28-2017, 04:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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There's been a few guys that have converted the volt to E85 to cancel out that premium fuel expense.

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This I will agree with. My roomate is the one that owns the chevy volt I drove, and other than having to replace the charging port (which HE broke by accident) he hasn't had to do anything to it outside of normal maintenance in 130k miles.

Cost per mile is probably best in the volt strictly because of the maintenance. Also, it's super comfortable. I also don't understand the comments about the 'fuel consumption' tradeoffs. Like I said, I got 42 at 75mph with the A/C on. 350ish miles, only 36 was EV, the rest was gas.
One guy brought his Volt to the shop for a new set of tires and brake job. 150k miles, he's averaging 43mpg as well. Just finishing new suspension and herd bumper installation on the truck project and we'll start with the Volt.
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I'd have the Pious, and indeed have done in then past. Mine went to nearly 150k miles before I sold it, and apart from standard wear and tear such as tyres and brakes it was utterly reliable. Didn't need so much as a bulb in that time. That would sell it to me.
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My brother owns a Volt and it's very comfortable to drive.
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the VOLT would be the most comfortable for that hour of highway driving each way

but I think the Cruze eco would be the best for highway speed economy
and I also like the ability to row gears

I've got a 2010 prius (and a 110 mile/day commute)
it does ok, but the highway speeds hurt it compared to other cars
the prius only gets about 5-8 more mpg than my old Nissan 200sx did on the same drive

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