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Old 11-29-2010, 11:26 PM
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Just curious as to how many of you have actually driven the Volt? I was fortunate enough to get some seat time in one at the 2010 LA Auto show, and was very impressed. It's a very unique driving experience.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:25 PM
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Just curious as to how many of you have actually driven the Volt? I was fortunate enough to get some seat time in one at the 2010 LA Auto show, and was very impressed. It's a very unique driving experience.
how much different was it from driving a regular gasoline powered car?

Hopefully i can get some seat time in the volt at the Detroit Auto Show
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:42 PM
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how much different was it from driving a regular gasoline powered car?

Hopefully i can get some seat time in the volt at the Detroit Auto Show
Smooth is the best way I can describe it. The torque output from the electric motor is constant and uninterrupted. Even though it's not "fast" in the traditional sense, it doesn't feel at all underpowered. Even though not as forceful, acceleration feels like taking off in a jet. Just smooth, uninterrupted thrust. Even with the range-extender on, the car is exceptionally quiet.

Interior is well-finished & high-tech, but it's apparent you'd have to do an hour-or-two sit-down to get fully oriented with all the features and functions of the dash panel. And there's no getting around the fact that it's a compact. It's definitely not a replacement for the family Suburban. But if you're coming from a compact sedan, it won't be a big adjustment.

In terms of the control familiarity (brakes, throttle, shifter) it's fairly conventional, which is good. If you get a chance to drive it, I think you'll be impressed.
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:42 PM
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Smooth is the best way I can describe it. The torque output from the electric motor is constant and uninterrupted. Even though it's not "fast" in the traditional sense, it doesn't feel at all underpowered. Even though not as forceful, acceleration feels like taking off in a jet. Just smooth, uninterrupted thrust. Even with the range-extender on, the car is exceptionally quiet.

Interior is well-finished & high-tech, but it's apparent you'd have to do an hour-or-two sit-down to get fully oriented with all the features and functions of the dash panel. And there's no getting around the fact that it's a compact. It's definitely not a replacement for the family Suburban. But if you're coming from a compact sedan, it won't be a big adjustment.

In terms of the control familiarity (brakes, throttle, shifter) it's fairly conventional, which is good. If you get a chance to drive it, I think you'll be impressed.
From your experience, do you think the Volt is worth the $41 000 it's selling at? I can't justify spending that much on a compact car, too much. Would love to hear from someone with seat time in a Volt
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:45 AM
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From your experience, do you think the Volt is worth the $41 000 it's selling at? I can't justify spending that much on a compact car, too much. Would love to hear from someone with seat time in a Volt
That's a highly subjective question. Measured by the conventional yardsticks of value for compacts, it could be seen as over-priced. You really have to look at it as being in a class of one. Also, the economics of ownership don't make sense for everyone. I'd honestly say if your daily commute is more than 50 miles, a Volkswagen TDI or a Prius would make more sense. But if you use it as intended, and charge it each night, and your commute is less than 50 miles a day, it's worth considering.
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:21 PM
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That's a highly subjective question. Measured by the conventional yardsticks of value for compacts, it could be seen as over-priced. You really have to look at it as being in a class of one. Also, the economics of ownership don't make sense for everyone. I'd honestly say if your daily commute is more than 50 miles, a Volkswagen TDI or a Prius would make more sense. But if you use it as intended, and charge it each night, and your commute is less than 50 miles a day, it's worth considering.
It's true the Volt is in a class of one, since the electric hybrid/plug-in car is new and evolving. This is defiantly a car to consider, since the typical everyday American commutes about 50 or less miles daily for work.
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Drove one for about 30 miles at a GM media event. I was most surprised by how well the Volt handled.

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My commute is 30 miles so I drive all the way to work on battery. If work lets me plug in then I'll be able to commute to and from work and barely touch the gas tank.
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I wasnt too sure what to think of the volt at first but after driving it i really like it alot


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its a nice ride, its not all that special but its a real nice ride. passed thru a small town that had a chevy dealership with two sitting ont he lot marked for less than 300 a month. that plus the gas savings would be pretty special
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