"Comfort, Quiet, Smooth Ride, Peppy Performance"5.0 starson by TuuTuuTango
Pros: Solid ride, plenty of pep, less blind spots than our 2006 Jetta TDI. I'm 60 and have arthritis and getting into and out of my Volt is easy.
Nice and quiet ride, even at 70 miles per hour. Doors shut with a solid feel like a Rolls Royce.
Cons: Instrument panel is attractive, but "busy" and overly complicated. It probably is bad as "texting while driving" trying to navigate the instrument panel and XM Radio.
Summary: I'm documenting my ownership of my Volt on my Flickr account. I spent a good part of my professional live in television news, and I'm "reporting" about my Volt through Flickr... Just go to "Groups" on Flickr and look for "Chevrolet Volt" where I will have a very complete summary of my experiences.
I'd also suggest that anyone buying a Volt, beware that it is complicated buying a 220/240 volt charger. The vendors who market these make it unnecessarily complicated and there are no "plug and play" quick methods to plug the charger into a 220 volt receptacle... You'll probably have to hire an electrician to hook up all the loose wires that ARE NOT hooked up where they are made.
On my first drive home from the dealership to my farm in the next county, I was able to go 48 miles on the battery pack alone and I still had 8 miles of reserve left. The gasoline engine NEVER came on to boost the batteries... Any automotive journalist not believing me, come out to Central Texas and I will repeat the trip to authenticate this capability... (Find me on Flickr, though my website, www.HighAboveTexas.com
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