Saturday, November 14, 2015

I bought a Chevy Volt!


A used one. The new ones are a bit out of my price range. My last car was a new car, which I recently wrecked by sliding through a red light in the rain. Thankfully, no one was hurt.

I had been toying with the idea of an electric vehicle, because my workplace has 4 charging stations right up front in the big parking lot, but the price was prohibitive. Today after swim practice, I happened to notice my coach had a Volt in the parking lot, and asked him about it. He bought his used.

On a whim I started searching for a used one locally and I bought one. They are doing some minor appearance work on it so I won't get it until late next week. I can't wait!

I thought about buying another new vehicle, but I'm over the big payments. Besides, I still don't know what will happen long-term with my job.

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  1. Husband had one ( replaced with Cadillac electric car- very similar to the Volt) We liked it a lot. We did end up installing a 220 Volt (no pun intended ��) line in the garage to speed up charging. You've got a nice setup at your workplace; good that you'll be able to take advantage of it.

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    1. I'll consider getting a 220 setup if necessary but for now we have a regular outlet in the garage.

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  2. Ooh that sounds really cool :) And glad you were okay after the car accident!

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    1. Thanks Shauna! After having the car for 2 weeks, I have used less than 4 gallons of gas to drive hundreds of miles. I'm enjoying the geekiness of it all.

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