rkarl89203 wrote:I would rather not EVER buy a gas car again...so no Volt for me whatever the price. I however was extremely impressed with the Bolt EV....just a really nice car.
Rick, I agree with you on both counts!
We test drove the Bolt some time back and liked it a lot, but couldn't buy it in AZ without going through a CA dealership. That's supposed to change in the near future.
As such, we elected for the 2014 Volt because of the low mileage (just off a three year lease), low price, electric range, and premium trim. We've had it less than a month and have about 700 miles of all electric driving. Its an excellent car, full of bells and whistles. We see a daily, fully charged RR of 50 miles now (its EPA rated at 38 electric).
As to the range extender use, I ran the electric range down to zero and the extender kicked right in. Ran it for about 5 miles and that's all I've used it. I fully expect to have 90% electric driving (our daily driving in the Volt is well under 30 miles a day) and only use the extender on trips.
So far, we like it. Next time around tho its a Bolt or a Tesla Model 3.