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Bought my 2nd Volt and love it even more than the first! updates to the interior are great. like the new antennae and the extended range. I've already recommended it to friends!
I got the Volt after owning a Ford Fusion Hybrid. I loved the Fusion but I had wanted a Volt when they were having all the trouble with the battery. Most or all of the problems have been corrected in the 2016 and I now prefer the Volt. My EV miles have done nothing but go up (65 right now). The ride is almost as good as the Fusion. The car is fun to drive and it exceeds everything they promise in performance. A bit more room in the back and power seats would improve it.
We own a 2014 Volt and love it. I did not buy the Volt for gas mileage. I bought it because it is the car of the future. The electric motors drive the wheels directly. So, It does not have a "transmission" . You do not have to worry about getting stranded if the battery gets too low. Because the gas engine will start and run an electrical generator. The gas engine does not charge the battery The only maintenance in over 2 years has been oil changes for the gas engine. we plug it in at night.
Love my Volt, just wish it had a bit more range. 60+ would be ideal.
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!
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!