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      paint, primer, thinner, hardener, flex agent,...

      paint, primer, thinner, hardener, flex agent, tack rags, etc all acquired! $268 later....

      Taking a day off to finish prep work, will paint on 6/6 and 6/7 most likely now.

      Hoping to get it...
    2. Had a volt for 2 years - put about 18k miles on...

      Had a volt for 2 years - put about 18k miles on it. Not a 'true' ev, though we drove it as one.

      Worst range: 26-ish (winter, heat blasting, hilly)
      Best range: 53.4 (wife driving, not sure how...
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      I'll take a quick pass at it here: - Car: ...

      I'll take a quick pass at it here:

      - Car: $700
      - Tires: $400
      - Spare wheels (2, because dumb): $85
      - Exhaust: $180
      - Dash kit: $280
      - Seat kit: $330
      - Headlight buckets: $65
      -...
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      Well, that explains it! I have a new seal but...

      Well, that explains it! I have a new seal but haven't put it in, figured it was coming off for paint anyway. The existing one is.... almost non-existant.

      Painting scheduled for 6/6 weekend....
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      Drove the 944 back from NJ to my place in PA...

      Drove the 944 back from NJ to my place in PA today - 90 or so miles, definitely the longest it's driven in a long time.


      Seems to drive great!
      All gauges worked, including the fuel gauge and...
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      Is that through a dealer, or some local tire...

      Is that through a dealer, or some local tire joint? I'd totally do that....
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      Since mine has the 17" wheels, OEM tires are...

      Since mine has the 17" wheels, OEM tires are Bridgestone Turanza EL400's. No idea if those are good or bad yet, I've only had the car a day or two.

      I'm debating whether or not I'll need to go to...
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      TrueCar said invoice on mine was $29,900 or so. ...

      TrueCar said invoice on mine was $29,900 or so. Not sure if that's a real figure or not, but getting 3k off that just seemed absurd with the 0% financing.
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      Has there ever been a real release date pinned...

      Has there ever been a real release date pinned down? Even after I was done with my deal, the local dealer told me 'December' (so it wasn't like they were trying to persuade / dissuade me at all......
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      Sticker was $31,450 TrueCar said: $28,033 ...

      Sticker was $31,450

      TrueCar said: $28,033

      I think we ended up at $26,900 or so? I can check papers tonight.
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      Are you talking about instantaneous MPG? You...

      Are you talking about instantaneous MPG? You don't have it right next to the speed?

      (terrible, blurry pic)

      http://imgur.com/uDjyhIs.jpg
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      I pretty sure I just read that the Plug-in model...

      I pretty sure I just read that the Plug-in model is being axed, and they're just letting stock run out. Sales were slow.

      (I forget the spec on it, but it doesn't go nearly as far as a Volt on...
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      Some of them are discoloring in weird ways - and...

      Some of them are discoloring in weird ways - and people who know more about big-time solar installs seem to think it's a delamination problem? Who knows - but for a car that's consistently picked to...
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      Sign me up for the Prius brigade.

      Has a 2012 Volt on a 2 year lease - and it was amazing. Put around 20k miles on it, only put gas in it 7 or 8 times? Turned it in with > 250mpg lifetime on it. Never even had the oil changed......
    15. I know you've stressed how this is such a...

      I know you've stressed how this is such a 'low-spec' example and such - but will we see this at some upcoming car shows, or is that too far to think down the line?
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      While the seat rails (rusty) were out, my father...

      While the seat rails (rusty) were out, my father took the time to wire wheel them off, clean 'em up, and paint 'em.

      Should make them work a little better when they go back in!
      ...
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      This one isn't cable - I think 1985.5 (mine) is...

      This one isn't cable - I think 1985.5 (mine) is the first year for sensor driven.... I'll have to check the sensor, check the wires, etc...
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      Any common causes for speedo not working? Tach,...

      Any common causes for speedo not working? Tach, all other gauges seem to work fine.
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      Just to check myself - switching the fan switch...

      Just to check myself - switching the fan switch but not the thermostat will make the fans run.... more often, right? All the time, maybe?

      Will check under carpet!

      I have to keep an eye out...
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      Color matches to the dash great - different...

      Color matches to the dash great - different vendors, but I suspect they use the same materials?

      We did get some of the few wrinkles out of the bottom, but we were way more worried about the...
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