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By Voith
#15986
While it may look bit of europe-ish, it is pure American vehicle, developed and built in Detroit. :)

My relatively new daily driver and I must say so far it's pretty impressive (to me at least). :mrgreen:

I was never big fan of driving on electricity and especially the Tesla hype, hated prius and it's tree hugging crowd showing it down our throats, but now that I drive on electricity for few weeks, I must say that by far the best part of ev is I don't need to stop on gas stations anymore. This waste of life alone is pretty much worth it. 80% cheaper per km is nice too.

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By fpena944
#16168
Nice ride! It's too bad some of the best Opels don't have similar equivalents here in the USA. I mean the platforms are the same but often times the European version has a better suspension, engine, and more upgraded interior materials.

If gas prices where you live are anything like Germany or Italy, I can see an electric vehicle being a huge benefit to fight those gas bills!
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By Voith
#16237
Didn't know that but it makes sense I guess, Opel wants to compete to Bmw and Mercedes in germany and rest of europe and has to be close to performance of those two.

Gas here at this point is at 10-15 years low, 1.0€/L. Which in your terms should be $4.6/gal. This is considered crazy cheap, before kungflu situation it was closer to 1.6€/L.. ($7,15/gal)

Either way commute to job and back on electricity is peanuts compared to gas. I've kept diesel Opel for trailering stuff arround. :)
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By fpena944
#16252
Voith wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:23 am Didn't know that but it makes sense I guess, Opel wants to compete to Bmw and Mercedes in germany and rest of europe and has to be close to performance of those two.

Gas here at this point is at 10-15 years low, 1.0€/L. Which in your terms should be $4.6/gal. This is considered crazy cheap, before kungflu situation it was closer to 1.6€/L.. ($7,15/gal)

Either way commute to job and back on electricity is peanuts compared to gas. I've kept diesel Opel for trailering stuff arround. :)
Makes sense and Opel should be in a position to compete against them - after all they have the backing of GM to help with R&D plus advertising.

Yes we're spoiled here for sure. Once gas gets above $4 people here panic.

Actually about 8 years ago we were in northern Italy and Slovenia. Visited Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave. I drive a Fiat turbo diesel 1.3 which thankfully was pretty good with gas mileage! We need to go back now as my son is old enough to appreciate the sights.
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By Voith
#16625
Small world :D Yeah small diesels are common here. Did you do the full tour of the cave? The long version of tour is impressive.

I drove both volt and ampera before buying this one and ampera has stiffer ride too, it's not mentioned in that article. Also no Onstar integration which is great. You can't get rid of onstar completely in US volts. :)
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By fpena944
#16730
Voith wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:14 am Small world :D Yeah small diesels are common here. Did you do the full tour of the cave? The long version of tour is impressive.

I drove both volt and ampera before buying this one and ampera has stiffer ride too, it's not mentioned in that article. Also no Onstar integration which is great. You can't get rid of onstar completely in US volts. :)
Yes we spent at least a couple of hours in there. Quite interesting and amazing. Made the caves back in the USA seem tiny in comparison!
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By Voith
#23229
Didn't take long for something to shit itself.. :)

US volts don't have this lock as it is european law thing, so there is that..

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By Scott at Team Harco
#23746
Voith wrote: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:46 am While it may look bit of europe-ish, it is pure American vehicle, developed and built in Detroit. :)

My relatively new daily driver and I must say so far it's pretty impressive (to me at least). :mrgreen:

I was never big fan of driving on electricity and especially the Tesla hype, hated prius and it's tree hugging crowd showing it down our throats, but now that I drive on electricity for few weeks, I must say that by far the best part of ev is I don't need to stop on gas stations anymore. This waste of life alone is pretty much worth it. 80% cheaper per km is nice too.
I'm not sure this little fella shares your enthusiasm.

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By Voith
#23961
He's fan of ice cars, this electric stuff lacks the cosy sounds and vibrations babies love. :relaxed:

Replaced the stupid lock and its shear bolts with regular M8 and coded keys to new lock.. Works as intended again. :grinning:
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By fpena944
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Voith wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:01 am He's fan of ice cars, this electric stuff lacks the cosy sounds and vibrations babies love. :relaxed:

Replaced the stupid lock and its shear bolts with regular M8 and coded keys to new lock.. Works as intended again. :grinning:

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It wasn't still under warranty? Stinks that you had to make these kinds of repairs on your own but glad it's all fixed!

As for the baby and the rumble of the ICE engine, yes I can absolutely attest to the success that we had with putting my son in the 911 to get him to fall asleep.

This was mine about 6 years ago, the car is the same, the kid looks quite different! :grin:
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By Voith
#24246
It had warranty as I bought it from company and they are obliged to have at least one month warranty on sold used cars.



Pretty amazing you got that seat in the back of 911. :smiley:
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By Voith
#38057
~140mpg in 4500 miles Ive done since I bought it.

Pretty awesome. :smile:

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By lupo.sk
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Voith wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:45 am ~140mpg in 4500 miles Ive done since I bought it.

Pretty awesome. :smile:

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Wow, almost like my cayenne turbo S with the overall consumption in the same time frame!

Granted, I only drove it 4 miles to my indy and it has been idling a few times there since it has been sitting there since spring waiting for the engine to be pulled.
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