Returning from our 3500 some odd mile first trip, our Volt has now gone over 4000 miles. I don't get to claim all of them, as I received it with 39 miles on it. My first 4000 miles will likely be tomorrow.
And I've *really* enjoyed them! The car is ridiculously fun to drive, while still being very comfortable for long stretches. I bought and received my car 12/28/10, and after a few days testing it out my wife and I set out on a trip 1/2/11 from San Diego to see her dad near Austin Texas (and thence to visit our son and an investment property in Lubbock). We were originally going to go in the other order, but decided making a bee-line to the Austin area sounded like a good idea since dealerships there had already handled Volts and if any problems sprung up on the road they might be better able to resolve them.
We needn't have bothered. Our #95 performed absolutely flawlessly! Kudos to the good folk at Hamtramck and my dealer Bob Stall for delivering and prepping a great car.
So we're currently on pace to log about 85,000 miles a year on the car. It will now settle into it's 20-60 mile a day normal job as a commuter, so no not so much. Since I'll be able to charge at work as well as home, it's likely it's gas guzzling days are mostly over.
One of the things I was concerned about was the oil mileage. The manual says that the oil may need to be replaced as often as every 3000 miles. With a >3000 mile trip in the plans, and with the initial limited availability of the new oil the Volt (and the Corvette and Camaro) requires... Turns out not an issue on the open road. As can be seen, I have LOTS of oil life left :-)
I was hoping on this trip to get a gauge of the Volt's mileage on the road. But being from So-Cal, nearly ALL of the driving was like driving in a refrigerator/freezer and not generally applicable. We've discovered the Volt's range suffers with cold, just like any other car. Today was the first day we drove in "real world" (for us in the south left corner) conditions. Not too bad. Had 44 MPG on the trip (at 78 MPH) 'till I ticked in Mountain Mode to make it over the grade right before San Diego. Finished off with a respectable 39.5.
One of the things on the list of things to do soon? See if I can make it over those mountains (each direction) without Mountain Mode. The VAST majority of its miles so far have been in the 78-82 MPH range (75-80 limits). I expect that lifetime average to start creeping up pretty soon...