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by StevesWeb
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Estimated miles accuracy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Re: Estimated miles accuracy?

I routinely see my GoM range increase by 7 miles when I drive 5 miles from home to downtown, it's almost entirely downhill and I travel city streets, maximizing regen when possible. It's all as expected because if I kept driving downhill my actual range would keep increasing. Of course then I have t...
by StevesWeb
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: What is being offered at end of lease?
Replies: 109
Views: 36483

Re: What is being offered at end of lease?

I went to the DMV, transferred everything and it's mine. My personalized plates were still legally attached to the car too, so I'm a happy camper. Anyways, I got my car back and saved about half of what they wanted. In addition, they fixed two small dents and touched up some paint chips. I wasn't r...
by StevesWeb
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 spark ev recall notice in mail
Replies: 8
Views: 4038

Re: 2014 spark ev recall notice in mail

When I got Sparky back yesterday I was startled to see only 26 miles left on the GoM. I had charged it overnight and the dealer is a 20 minute drive away. I also noticed that the odometer was indicating my lifetime average efficiency was 51.1 miles per kWh. Obviously that is false. http://stevesphot...
by StevesWeb
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 spark ev recall notice in mail
Replies: 8
Views: 4038

Re: 2014 spark ev recall notice in mail

At Riverside Chevrolet having my 2014 Spark EV done.
by StevesWeb
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: New Comparison site for EV emissions
Replies: 10
Views: 7275

Re: New Comparison site for EV emissions

We just got a check from SoCalEd for the third year in a row, we are net producers of electricity. Our 2014 Spark EV has never been charged anywhere except at home. 78 solar panels make lots of power.
by StevesWeb
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - ordered the "essentials"
Replies: 10
Views: 5715

Re: New Owner - ordered the "essentials"

I live at the top of a 900 ft. hill, so whenever I leave the house with a full battery I'm wasting potential regen. Also, I enjoy driving like what my Mother once called "an insane taxi driver" on our local hilly twisties. That said, when driving more like most people, i.e. gently, I have no diffic...
by StevesWeb
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Does this happen to you?
Replies: 6
Views: 3905

Re: Does this happen to you?

Initially I was using USB sticks too, I had the problem of them disappearing sometimes. Now I keep an iPod nano hooked to the USB in my 2014 Spark EV. I find the iPod produces a higher volume level than the built-in MP3 player used for USB sticks. The iPod also behaves oddly sometimes, occasionally ...
by StevesWeb
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Importing new to Michigan?
Replies: 3
Views: 4183

Re: Importing new to Michigan?

I would advise you not to have a third party buy your EV for you, as this may void your eligibility as original owner for federal tax credits. That's $7500 if you owe that much in taxes. Clearly you would do better financially to fly first class to Cali, buy the car yourself, rent a U-Haul, and tow ...
by StevesWeb
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: New experience
Replies: 4
Views: 3836

Re: New experience

I've noticed a delay in the GOM updates. When I drive to a local store the trip there is always downhill. I often notice that I have one more mile of guesstimated range when I return to my car vs what it said on arrival.
by StevesWeb
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Home Stereo Bookshelf Speakers by Wharfedale as Rear Speaker
Replies: 5
Views: 4111

Re: Home Stereo Bookshelf Speakers by Wharfedale as Rear Spe

NORTON wrote:Do you have these bookshelf speakers mounted in a safe manner?
Or will you take one to the head in a collision?
They are simply resting on the floor in the back seat. But your question may present a false dichotomy, it does not necessarily follow that I will be injured simply because I could be.

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