"Far and away the best car I've ever owned or driven."5.0 starson by dr_innovation
Pros: Instant power with smooth quiet ride.
Its an EV for my daily commute, and a great long-distance 40mpg gas car for trips.
Technology throughout, with designs that work well.
Fit and finish of a Caddy or BMW with a Chevy Nameplate.
Cons: CARB/EPA rules took away some useful features (e.g. Hold Mode) avail in EU. I could use them to reduce emissions and MPG.
There are a lot of GM/EV haters who write nonsense about it, which is annoying to see. Bet a negative review or two is fake.
Summary: The Volt is transformational. It has many personalities to satisfy my different moods. On some days, it is encouraging me to try to be more efficient, and on others its a power-house allowing me to accelerate past cars on the highway.This is very atypical services for a Volt owner. The events posted on GM-Volt.com has many stories of extra-ordinary service. Sounds like you have a lemon of a dealer. You should contact GM directly via a Volt Advisor.
The quiet, the power, the heated leather seating, the fit and finish and drive are like a luxury car and better than most of those I've driven.
One cannot do ROI on a new car. Just keep your old one. But if you want luxury at a good price this is a great deal. In 4 months, with 2700m EV and 1300m using gas (multiple long trips), my Mile Per fuel Dollar (MPD) is at about 40 MPD, all while having the most fun I've ever had while driving a car. My previous cars had about 8-10MPD and were not near as much fun.
For the first time in my life, I find myself making excuses to go take a drive, or to take the longer (and more efficient) way to work. All while being powered by renewable electricity. (It costs more, but I'm saving so much on fuel its fine to pay extra for green power).
Updated on Dec 11, 2011
Updated on Dec 11, 2011Sorry about that last update.. it was supposed to be a reply to another review that was suggesting they got poor service from GM. The first line of service is from a dealer not the parent company.
I've had zero problems so far and have been contacted multiple times just to make sure everything was going well. I have no problem with the service.
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