2014 Chevrolet Volt
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Saves me $10,000 every 5 years

by from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 19, 2013

With my prior car, I was spending $200/month on gas. Now, I know you might say "that's not too bad," and yes I know some people who spend over $350/month on their car's gas... BUT IF you do the math,...
With my prior car, I was spending $200/month on gas. Now, I know you might say "that's not too bad," and yes I know some people who spend over $350/month on their car's gas... BUT IF you do the math, $200/month is $2400/yr. Buying the Volt, which you can get for as low as $26,685 after tax credit, I cut my transportation expenses to $30/month. That's saving me over $2,000/yr, I.e. literally $10K in five years. The people spending $350/month on gas have even more to gain... they'd save over $19,000 in five years. So in just five years the Volt can really be substantially cheaper than a $17K econo box car which would have required numerous oil changes and also would not provide the smooth powerful planted handling of the Volt. I love my Volt! Volt: IIHS top safety pick, multiple Car of the Year awards, multiple other awards, highest customer satisfaction of all cars two years in a row (beating Porsche, along with all others)....
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The Volt IS The Best Car That We'll Ever Owned!

by from Merritt Island, FL on September 15, 2015

We bought our 2014 Chevy Volt at the end of 2013, and have just turned over 41,000 miles. The only maintenance that has been done is tire rotations, a routine wheel alignment, and a recall of an evapo...
We bought our 2014 Chevy Volt at the end of 2013, and have just turned over 41,000 miles. The only maintenance that has been done is tire rotations, a routine wheel alignment, and a recall of an evaporative canister. The only thing that we have paid for was the alignment. I'm a retired airline pilot, and my wife is a semi-retired teacher. We've owned many different cars over the years, and have rented scores and scores -- all over the world. The Volt is unmistakably the best car that we have ever owned! No one is paying me to say this, by the way. The Volt drives like a BMW, but costs a tiny fraction of the price. You can drive it like an economy car, or push it around (in Sport Mode) and enjoy the silent adrenalin rush of electric car driving. You will never worry about your battery range, because it does not really matter. Our around town battery range has been consistently 49 miles. On the interstate at 70 mph, we get about 38 miles of range. If you're on a long trip, the gas range is an additional 350 miles, for a total of around 400 miles, then you can stop and refill the gas tank or charge the battery. The choice is yours. That's the magic of the Volt! We've driven it on a couple of 1200 mile trips, with three adults, and it served us very well. It's quiet, smooth, comfortable, and economical! The rear bucket seats are very comfortable for local or long range riding. 3/4 of our driving has been purely on electric power. We have PV solar panels, so at least part of those miles have been solar-powered. We have not detected any change to our electric usage since we bought the Volt, by the way. This car is built at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant by union car builders. You get all of the pleasure of driving a quality, fun-to-drive, safe, performance automobile, without leaving a cloud of toxic stink in your wake. Even considering the environmental impact of electricity generation, you will not drive cleaner than you will in an electric car! Just test drive one. You'll understand what all the buzz is about!
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by from Elizabeth Co on May 7, 2014

I have been looking at this car for 4 years . We moved 32 miles from my wife's job, so we now needed a commuter car. The 38 EV range always concerned me I wanted at least 50 EV. We purchased a 2014 Vo...
I have been looking at this car for 4 years . We moved 32 miles from my wife's job, so we now needed a commuter car. The 38 EV range always concerned me I wanted at least 50 EV. We purchased a 2014 Volt. I got 51 EV miles going to Costco and back. I drive a Corvette, so I am not considered a conservative driver. My wife is getting closer to 58 EV miles. On my drive of 56 miles roundtrip 51 were EV miles or 90%. We have put 185 miles on the car in 3 days, and our EV miles are at 97%. My wife is able to charge at work, after the drive of 32 miles home still had a 25 EV range when she got home. The cars ability to recapture energy on braking, and down hill is pretty amazing. My wife said the other morning a Tahoe and Camaro RS both passed her on the way to work, and she was right beside them at the light, before they got to work. This is a great car, and has gotten a bad rap. The salesman said he filled the tank with gas, folks I didn't buy the car to use gas. I have a Corvette for that, and it burns gas and rubber very well! LOL
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So far / So good

by from Cape Coral, Florida on September 17, 2014

I have owned my 2014 Chevy Volt about two months now. Purchased new from a local Chevy dealer. When I purchased the car, the battery was completely depleted so I drove home on the gas engine. Averaged...
I have owned my 2014 Chevy Volt about two months now. Purchased new from a local Chevy dealer. When I purchased the car, the battery was completely depleted so I drove home on the gas engine. Averaged 38 MPG on this trip. I charged the car overnight and haven't used gas since. I traded in a 2011 Toyota Prius for this Volt and I must say the Volt is superior in every way starting with build quality. Chevy advertises 38 electric miles per charge but I am getting more than 40 miles per charge. I have gotten as high as 44 miles but not common. The car is much more responsive than the Prius, actually I would describe it as quick off the line. Fun to drive and sporty. Very quiet. I would prefer to get higher electric only miles but this car suites me well. I expect to buy gas not more than three times a year. I haven't owned this car for long but so far, I love it.
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Great car, if you know what you are buying

by from SF Bay Area on March 24, 2015

We bought a new 2014 volt May of 2014, here it is March of 2015 and we have 25K on the odometer. This car isnt a car you have to worry about EV range and its not a hybrid in the sense of a prius. The ...
We bought a new 2014 volt May of 2014, here it is March of 2015 and we have 25K on the odometer. This car isnt a car you have to worry about EV range and its not a hybrid in the sense of a prius. The electic motor will always power the wheels and the motor is just your on board power generator. We have gotten over 40 miles on a single charge. A 104 mile round trip commute we average an actual 52 mpg. The car hasnt put a foot wrong yet. we had a flat tire once and a rattle that was quickly fixed by the dealer. It is an electric car, you will hear an electric motor running, it will be different than a conventional car. It is not an issue with the car as much as it is an issue with people learning what to expect. The car is very quiet on the highway and with 280 ft-lb of torque it will not disappoint at the stop lights. just remember it is not a race car nor is it advertised as one. Handles and drives great. The display, and infotainment system are pretty good as well no issues syncing phones to it via bluetooth.
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love this car

by from st louis mo on March 5, 2014

This is my first winter driving the Volt and I'm amazed at how well it handles in the snow. It comes standard with antilock brakes, traction control and stability control. An electric motor works well...
This is my first winter driving the Volt and I'm amazed at how well it handles in the snow. It comes standard with antilock brakes, traction control and stability control. An electric motor works well with traction control because an electric motor reacts instantly to changes in current. It goes in the snow better than any front wheel drive vehicle I've owned.
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First month with the volt

by from Gilbert az on November 2, 2015

Went from a Prius to the volt. The Prius was great but cheap interior, no power, etc My son leased a leaf which he loves and is using time of day plan so his costs are minimal but I needed a car that ...
Went from a Prius to the volt. The Prius was great but cheap interior, no power, etc My son leased a leaf which he loves and is using time of day plan so his costs are minimal but I needed a car that I could use on trips. I have been intrigued by the volt and finally made the decision 1.Am retired so almost all miles are on electric 2.Am at 185 miles per gallon on first 1000 miles Yahoo 3 Have yet to put gas in the car 4We have been doctoring at the mayo hospital as my wife had a transplant and guess what - they have a blink charger. the distance is 47 miles and I can make it on electric if I am careful, charge than full electric home. 5.Only specific helpful comment I have is that the commercial chargers can be expensive but are a great convenience when you need them. 5.At this point do not have 240volt charger. I realize not too much useful info as yet but am so enthusiastic about this great car.!!!!
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The Volt Rocks!!

by from Rockin' Rowland PA on February 9, 2014

The Volt driving experience is very normal overall, much like your typical everyday sedan. Performance while running on generator power is better then anticipated and electric drive torque is exceptio...
The Volt driving experience is very normal overall, much like your typical everyday sedan. Performance while running on generator power is better then anticipated and electric drive torque is exceptional.
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Second Volt

by from Colorado on March 10, 2015

We were so happy with our 2011 that we decided to replace our second car with a new 2014. Drove home from Minnesota in very cold temperatures and we were very comfortable. The Volt is a terrific highw...
We were so happy with our 2011 that we decided to replace our second car with a new 2014. Drove home from Minnesota in very cold temperatures and we were very comfortable. The Volt is a terrific highway cruiser and also great around town. We averaged 37 mpg heading uphill, gaining over 4,000 feet in elevation. These cars are amazingly quiet and smooth. We couldn't be happier!
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New favorite

by from Redding, CA on June 23, 2014

It's a steal. Take the price, subtract the HUGE rebates ($10,000 in my state), subtract the fuel savings over the expected lifetime of the car, and it pays for itself. But it is n't just economical - ...
It's a steal. Take the price, subtract the HUGE rebates ($10,000 in my state), subtract the fuel savings over the expected lifetime of the car, and it pays for itself. But it is n't just economical - it's FUN! I mean crazy fun! With a/c cranking and three people in the Volt, it rockets away from a stop to about 40mph. The technology is fabulous (as in, "I need to write fable about it") and it handles all kinds of things automatically, yet logically. I didn't like its appearance when I saw it online, but go see one in person, especially red. It's sporty and gets looks. Why would anyone buy a hybrid when this is available? They THINK the Volt costs more (no) and that it only gets 37 mpg (no, that is after 40 electric miles that cost 1/4 the gas miles). Most days I drive less than 4o miles and use no gas at all.
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