We had a major hail storm roll through the northwest side of Denver on the 8th. I got the insurance response today - my ECO MT has been totaled. I wasn't in the car but am now shopping for a new car.
This just about states IT all ...Sorry to read this Mike, have never experienced hail, perhaps light hail without damage. Does that mean everyone on the road near you loses a car as well. At least you made it home safely. Have you lost a car due to hail damage before? Volt is very smart, classy looking!
Other than the size of the hail I watched something very similar. The small stones in the storm that damaged my car were slightly larger than golf balls. I know one of the complaints about the Gen 1 Cruze was soft windshields, but I didn't see a single Big 3 Detroit late model (post 2000) vehicle with broken glass. All the broken glass on the newer vehicles was limited to Hondas, Hyundais, and Toyotas. Their windshields don't pit as readily but they also don't give when hit by hail.For anyone who hasn't experienced a hailstorm, I made this in 2006 in my back yard. Fortunately my car was under cover.
Wow that's not bad at all. Enjoy!So I'm now the owner of a 2017 Volt LT with the comfort package (heated seats, steering wheel, and side mirrors). It's sitting on my driveway charging right now. I took advantage of the current GM 0% 60 month financing and added a GMEPP 5 year 100,000 mile full coverage contract so the car will be covered until it's paid off.
Between the insurance payout on my Cruze and the $12,500 ($7,500 Federal, $5,000 Colorado) the actual price on the Volt is about $13,000.
I'll probably get the 240v charger wired up. I already have a 20 amp 120v circuit so I'm charging on the 12 amp setting, which takes about 13 hours. The default 8 amp charge takes 19 hours (per the book). The charging cable is snaked under my garage door. My commute is 48 miles round trip - I should be able to commute with zero gasoline for most of the year. Chevy actually recommends leaving the car plugged in anytime it's parked - battery maintenance will draw from the wall charger before firing up the 1.5L gas engine.Nice! Enjoy the Volt, but stick around if you'd like. You and MP81 now both own one.
Are you just going to charge via 120V outlet or have a 240 wired up? How far is your commute since you switched jobs?