So THAT’s what ICE sounds like in the cold.

Winter is coming like a Ned Stark meme. And I have to drive somewhere. Okay, let’s get in the Chevrolet Volt and start her up. Now normally, when I start Lightning’s Girl, I get this weird Star Trek-y sound effect that sounds like a revved-up power source. This time, however, as I started the car,…

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Another new personal record – over 750 miles, over 100 miles per gallon!

My 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier (“Lightning’s Girl”) is a pretty incredible car. And one of its most incredible features is its fuel mileage consumption. I can run the car in essentially a 50-50 mode, using both battery and gasoline, for my travel. Gasoline for highway trips, battery for short trips. Yesterday, I achieved a milestone…

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It’s just a check engine light, Chuck. Just a check engine light.

Let’s start out with the positives. Lightning’s Girl (my 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier) may be the best car I’ve ever owned. It’s quiet, it’s comfortable, it handles like a charm and it’s a big middle finger to the petroleum companies. But then a little light popped on in my car. The check engine light. Oh…

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Protection from rocks in the radiator

I’ve owned my 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier (“Lightning’s Girl”) for two weeks now, and it’s just a wonderful car. And as long as I take care of it, it should last me for a very long time. And when I say “take care of it,” I had to do a little preventive maintenance for it.…

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I spent THAT much on fuel this week with Lightning’s Girl?

So I’ve owned my 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier “Lightning’s Girl” for the past week. And obviously there are some inherent costs involved with operating a car. You have to feed it gasoline. And because my car has a pressurized gas tank, there is a recommendation to use high-octane gasoline (91 in a pinch, 93 preferred).…

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Goodbye, Dracourage. Hello, Lightning’s Girl.

NOTE: The Mike’s / Neba hooked rug progress blog post that’s normally scheduled for today will be shown next week at this same time. === Saturday morning. My final day with Dracourage, my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. The fourth car I’ve ever owned. The fourth GM car. The second Chevrolet. I’ve cleaned out every nook and…

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