"My 1st GM/Chevrolet - could not be happier w/the VOLT"5.0 starson by scottf200
Pros: No compromise sporty, fun, and smooth car that mainly lets me drive on battery passing gas stations. Occasionally use gas for after work events or trips (last week 260 miles & 0.5 gals of gas). Nice trip from NY to IL after purchase.
Cons: I understand they had budget and time constraints. On the next generation I hope they have auto heated steering wheel like the auto heated seats (warm up/shut off) and proximity unlocking.
Summary: I charge from mid-night to 4am when my IL ComEd rates are cheaper and it cost me ~$0.70. I compare that to $3.99/gal and my 2 gal/day old ride to work. STILL, you don't save real mine on new cars and not the reason on invest in a 1st generation anything. Many reasons to buy this car and I could not be more thrilled. I give demos about every other day and by the end of the demo and questions answered they have a complete different perspective on the car - they are very impressed.
This car drives just like any other automatic you have driven. Proved it to my neighbor and his wife a few weeks ago and NOW they own one! Just get in, press brake, start, and put in (D)rive.
The car is so well engineered and smooth when you run out of battery (I'm getting 34-43 miles/charge - weather) an the gas generator runs *just* enough to propel the car but not charge the battery (would waste fuel). Charge up later at home and go some more. You don't even have to think about how far you want to or need to go that day or weekend. Just go!
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