One week ago I got a email from onstar stating we had a problem with our car. The engine light was on but i had learned to ignore that as it had happened numerous time before and usually would go out in a few day. The car had no visible problems, ran and drove fine, charged fine. I tried to make a appointment for monday but they could not get it in until tuesday. I wanted the car by this weekend for a planned trip, but I was sure it was just low coolant for the battery and would only take minutes to fix. After three days they were still not sure but it appeared a temp sensor in the battery was out of limits. The solution is to replace the battery and this will not be completed for at least another week as the battery will need to be land freighted in.
The dealer has loaned us a 2010 or 11 Toyota Camry, while this is a nice car it is no Volt. We took the trip to Lincoln MT in the Toyota a trip we had done several times in the Volt. It is 170 miles round trip, good 2 lane road with a lot of up and down some steep hills and one mountain pass. In the Volt I would set the speed at 70 mph and the speed will never very more the 1 mph up or down hill. In the Camry set the speed at 70 and you will see 63 to 85 mph with constant jerking as the car shifts up and down. Those of you that never traveled in your Volt don't know what you are missing. We are missing our Volt.