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    2014 Chevrolet Volt - Base

    Love IT! The ride is so quiet and smooth. Plenty of power and solid feel. Electronics are great - lots of info and links to my phone seamlessly. I have a 40 mile (RT) commute and I'm still on my first tank of gas after 4 1/2 months!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2013 Chevrolet Volt - Base

    The overall quality of the Volt is well above average for a Chevrolet car of any kind. The drive is very smooth, a little eerie how quite it is, acceleration is good and the brakes are strong. Body roll is low and handling is overall impressive considering the hard compound tires and eco nature of the car. It is nice having the 2 screens with more information than you could want. With the tax incentives factored in the car is a great price. I have only put gas in it 3 times in 8 months!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2006 Volkswagen Passat - 2.0T (A6) FWD Sedan

    As Volkswagens go, this one has been relatively trouble-free. The most expensive out-of-pocket repair I've experienced in 8 years was $1400 (build-up in 2 of the engine cylinders). Prior to that, there was recall item covered under warranty. Beyond those items, maintenance hasn't been too pricey. The car is comfortable, performs well in the city and on the highway and is good on gas. Big trunk + fold-down rear seats = tons of carrying capacity when needed.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 8 years
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    2014 Kia Optima Hybrid - LX

    This New Version of the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!! I Love it, I Want it & I Gotta' Have it; Forever!!!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 0 years
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    2012 Mazda CX-9 - Grand Touring FWD

    Fast, handles great, tons of room, comfy seats, interior design and quality gives it a very upscale/luxury feel, Bose Surround Sound Audio sounds amazing. Fuel economy is average at best, gated shifter is annoying, rearview camera isn't very useful for backing up. Overall- it's an amazing vehicle and an exceptional value!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    2014 RAM ProMaster 3500 - Cargo

    My van is now at shop yet again for work. Update of problems, most happened in 1st 2 weeks of ownership 5 weeks old 1) 2 no starts. Jumped and started. 2nd time immediately turned off and unhooked jump. It restarted. 2) Heated mirrors don't heat 3) Backup camera doesn't always come on until going forward 4) Backup camera was stuck on for 2 days 5) Seat belt warning chimed for 1 and 1/2 days 6) Wiper blade broke 7) Slider door is too hard 8) Quit going forward from a stop light after 2 miles on road. Started forward after a few seconds. I did nothing like it was in nuetral 9) Brakes squeal so loud it's ridiculous. Now have a growl sound and pulls to left 10)Mode button doesn't do what manual says it will 11) Missing cargo net from convenience package 12) Delivered with rock chips in windshield and hood 13) Can't program keys through radio like manual says 14) Key fobs would not open all doors with one button but now does with me doing nothi

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    2014 Ford Escape - SE FWD

    I have a '14 Escape SE. It has a 1.6 turbo engine. It gets 27 mpg town 32 highway. It has all the options I want. I really like the car but there is one glitch that Ford refuses to correct. A Ford Rep. even told me, "nothing is perfect, deal with it". I have written Ford, even to their president and got no response. The problem is the non dimming dash lights at night. It is suppose to be automatic but it must be manually dimmed every time the car is started at night. How silly is this?

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year