I drove a 2011 a while back and didn't care for it at all for the most part it was my wife who hated the interior that had a white console. I could not get her past the interior styling.
Yesterday we drove a 2013 and bought the car. This demo met her standards for styling, it had leather and the overall look and feel was much better.
We're waiting for delivery of a 2013 Volt in white diamond tri-coat with a black leather interior and both safety packages. Here's what made me pull the trigger:
1. 60 months with zero interest.
2. $2K rebate from Chevy
3. $1.5K from the state of California
4. $7.5K from the IRS
5. The dealer gave me more for my trade in that I could have sold the car for.
That last point blew my mind. I've never traded in a car, I always sell them on the market. I expected the dealer to low ball me but instead I went to KBB in the dealership, told them what I wanted and after a bit of back and forth got at least $2,000 more than I could have hoped for from Craig's List.
Getting back to the test drive, it was very enjoyable. Having driven the Tesla Roadster at one point it did not match up in acceleration but two senior citizens could actually climb in without a shoe horn