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by coffee4matt
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: Does Nav System require Onstar
Replies: 5
Views: 9932

Re: Does Nav System require Onstar

I'm pretty sure ("95%") that the vehicle based / LCD screen Nav system will continue to work even when you no longer subscribe to Onstar. But you can easily find out: just allow Onstar to expire, and then try to use the LCD screen based Nav System! Seems like increasingly new cars are &quo...
by coffee4matt
Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: Using the "hold" mode
Replies: 1
Views: 7890

Re: Using the "hold" mode

This is normal, my 2014 does the same thing. Don't worry about the impact of this display lag on your electric-vs-gas mileage "stats" (which did use to worry me, when I was really focused - obsessed even? - on these). The only "distortion" of gas miles vs electric miles is just f...
by coffee4matt
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: Turning off POWER at 55 mph in the dark!
Replies: 12
Views: 14780

Re: Turning off POWER at 55 mph in the dark!

After 26 months and 34K miles on my 2014 Volt, I think I have made this same mistake 2 or 3 times so far, but not for over a year now. In each case it was due to "driving while distracted"/ multi-tasking - which is a critical design flaw in humans. (I fiddle with the Hold switch regularly,...
by coffee4matt
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Chevy Volt Owners Lounge
Topic: Using a Volt to tow a Jet Ski!
Replies: 0
Views: 4981

Using a Volt to tow a Jet Ski!

Hi: I just sold my SUV that had a tow hitch, so now I have only my 2014 Volt and a sports car. I also own a Sea Doo PWC, which I need to tow only about 300 level yards from the storage lot to the ramp, and then up & down the launch ramp. It's very light, still < 900 lbs w/ fuel, and including th...
by coffee4matt
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: General Chevy Volt Forum
Topic: 2016 Chevy Volt Battery Issues?
Replies: 4
Views: 10482

Re: 2016 Chevy Volt Battery Issues?

Is the outdoor temperature colder now than when you were getting full charges of 54 miles?
by coffee4matt
Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chevy Volt Forum
Topic: Center Console Says I'm using gas when I'm not...
Replies: 2
Views: 2946

Re: Center Console Says I'm using gas when I'm not...

I have noticed some minor discrepancies such as you describe on the display screen in the "Energy" display menu options on the center console . Specifically the screen where the big round green pie-chart shows you the relative portion of your driving since your most recent full recharge th...
by coffee4matt
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Chevy Volt Buyers Forums
Topic: Wish I hadn't bought my Volt
Replies: 8
Views: 16691

Re: Wish I hadn't bought my Volt

I wish I had bought my Volt sooner! I read that Volt has the highest owner loyalty of any product GM makes. I know there are a lot of happy/ loyal Chevy Truck, Cadillac & Corvette owners out there, so that's impressive. I will post here to correct the record if I become more disillusioned after ...
by coffee4matt
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Chevy Volt Buyers Forums
Topic: Where to buy used Volt in Chicago Area
Replies: 2
Views: 3975

Re: Where to buy used Volt in Chicago Area

I think another good reason to buy a 2013 model Volt over earlier models, is this is the first year it has the "Hold" function as an additional Driver Mode. This is a very cool feature, and I use it a LOT, especially on longer road trips (see my post re: a 2,100 mile driving trip to Lake T...
by coffee4matt
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Chevy Volt Buyers Forums
Topic: You Only Need a Car!
Replies: 3
Views: 7452

Re: You Only Need a Car!

Google this company (wrapmatch)...I just did and the preponderance of reviews/ evidence is that if it is not actually an outright "scam", you can "see it from here"! Misleading claims and lots of unhappy respondents, plus apparently an "F" Better Business Burea rating, ...
by coffee4matt
Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Chevy Volt Buyers Forums
Topic: tax credit on used car
Replies: 7
Views: 12014

Re: tax credit on used car

If you are serious about buying a used Volt, be safe on this issue - ask the IRS itself BEFORE you buy !! (There must be a forum to do so, but will require google search to find it) If you find out the answer is "Yes" - ie you CAN claim the tax credit for a vehicle that initially qualified...

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