This is a great vehicle and the styling cues are top notch, most right off the concept car they built. I bought mine off lease with 4000 miles on it with a massive price reduction. I have to say it is...
This is a great vehicle and the styling cues are top notch, most right off the concept car they built. I bought mine off lease with 4000 miles on it with a massive price reduction. I have to say it is a rare show stopper in my town, most people have no idea what it is and it is a great conversation starter.
With my kona brown leather and a stylish interior wrapped in metal, wood, and carbon fiber notes it is one heck of a nice ride. Little gifts keep on giving back as the car become used more. Get the adaptive cruise models, it is a great tool on long trips. The comfort of driving and the infinitely adjustable seats are great for the long hauls as well. Even with charge depleted this thing is super easy on gas and I never cringe at the pump anymore. I literally keep saying to myself "wow, that's it for a full tank? Did it fill all the way?"
The electric power is just such a gift to cover almost all of my commuter miles to work and around town during the weekend. More often than not the car needs me to let it perform maintenance to make sure the gas motor is good to run when I need it. I start with to 25 mile range in negative degree cold weather, 42 max in summers. Engine also kicks on as a battery management system to cool or heat the battery as it sees fit, this still annoys me a bit that I don't get to control this and it burns fuel. Also on the main engine, heat and AC. Use the heated steering wheel and seats to not use the engine, but once again the car overrides you in extreme temps to manage the battery pack.
The worst part of this car is the blind spots, yes its that bad, even on the front. The A pillars due to new safety standards and the design of the car make it a tad dangerous to drive, but almost all new cars and trucks have these beefy pillars thanks to new roll over standards for manufactures. I hate this. You can pace/track a whole car and lose it in the A pillar never seeing it if you are going the same relative speed even with cross traffic, scares the heck out of me.
Also, the useless rear seats, I would have rather had a larger battery pack or more cargo room, these seats are a joke. I might actually have a custom shop convert mine to more cargo room and delete them. I hate that everyone asks me about how anyone can fit there, then I need to explain how GM was not thinking.
My software in the cue system has glitched a few times, but nothing major, I just take the lumps with the tech. Won't be able to update it much either, they retire their systems so fast. I wish I could have added more app support and video capability but it is what it is.
Overall I love the car, but wish I had either more passenger room, more battery, or safer line of sight. The blind spot really messes with me, but overall the car and price was the best I could find for what I wanted. I assume the volt has the same line of sight issue, and I don't care as much for the volt either.