2016 Chevrolet Volt
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Better Than I Could Have Imaged

by from Long Island, NY on December 24, 2015

I have owned my 2016 Volt for a month now and I can honestly say that it is better than I could have ever imaged. The ride is very comfortable with adjustable lumbar support, heated seats and heated s...
I have owned my 2016 Volt for a month now and I can honestly say that it is better than I could have ever imaged. The ride is very comfortable with adjustable lumbar support, heated seats and heated steering wheel. It has a solid feel to it and the steering feels tight and controlled. Driving on electric is such a great feeling. The car is quiet and smooth. I have traveled 650 miles since getting the car and have not used the gas engine at all. On the weekends, in between errands, when I come home I plug in to add to the mileage I have left on the battery and off I go again. I've found that the Volt adjusts its electric range by the way I drive. It has an advertised 53 mile range, but I've been seeing the range up to 58 miles. The electronics in the car are really well done. The 8" touch screen is HD and the fonts used are very professional looking. The navigation works very well and I particularly like sending directions to the Volt via the OnStar phone app. When I get in the car, the directions are there and the navigation system starts. The colors used with the navigation easily point out the route. The screen shows a less detailed map while on the highway and when on side streets the system zooms in to see all the details of the local map. I opted for the 2 safety systems - Forward Collision Alert helps me keep a safe distance from the cars in front of me and has alerted me of cars stopping more than once. I also like the Rear Cross Traffic Alert so I have an extra set of eyes when backing up out of parking spots and the Side Blind Zone Alert is also great for knowing when a car is next to me when changing lanes. The controls on the steering wheel are well placed and I find myself using them to change radio stations or make hands free calling rather than taking my hands off the wheel to use the center console controls. All in all, I like the fit and finish of the car. The materials used feel upscale and make me feel like this is a premium quality auto.
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Love the new body style

by from New haven,ct on December 19, 2015

We have only had our volt LT. for 3 weeks .but we love the the car. The new style and interior are impressive .the ride quality is nice and tight with good road feedback.the comfort package is a must ...
We have only had our volt LT. for 3 weeks .but we love the the car. The new style and interior are impressive .the ride quality is nice and tight with good road feedback.the comfort package is a must have for New England winters for the exterior mirrors heaters.the heated steering wheel is a nice plus!. My wife really loves the apple car play.the ability to have the car read her email to her as the touch of one button and to dictate a reply is really convenient.the touch screen is big and the apps are easy to use.we replace our Prius with this car. The 50 + mpg was great but the volt is getting over 200 mpg so far.we got the car in early December and won't need to get gas till sometime in January.most of our drives are electric only the 50+ miles of electric range is a big improvement. We drive to Florida twice a year and the ability to just go on gas to get there.and then use electric again in Florida is great.the back seat was our only concern and why we did not get the early model.we have 3 grand kids and the hump seat fits the car seat great so it might no fit any one over 12 years old. It works for us right now. We think that the new volt is the car to have if you like the idea if electric car but don't want range anxiety
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Chevy Volt

by from Phoenix, AZ on September 24, 2015

One of the BEST CARS on the market today. Instead of using OLD CAR TECHKNOLOGY, ie the internal combustion Engine with added frills to the car, this techknowlogy upgrades a totally New Way of drivivg ...
One of the BEST CARS on the market today. Instead of using OLD CAR TECHKNOLOGY, ie the internal combustion Engine with added frills to the car, this techknowlogy upgrades a totally New Way of drivivg and a way to STOP using Gasoline altogether so GAS STATIONS go out of business. If asked I would like to ADD my own ideas to make this happen.
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great engineering

by from western ma on March 20, 2016

chevrolet has created a wonderful driving experience.comfort power fuel economy and a combination of electric and hybrid technology.glad i waited til the 2016 model arrived the features are considerab...
chevrolet has created a wonderful driving experience.comfort power fuel economy and a combination of electric and hybrid technology.glad i waited til the 2016 model arrived the features are considerable.first thousand miles and 3 gallons of gas used. the available modes to conserve fuel are welcome . the overnight charging for our family workable but i can see the 240 volt charging system soon.
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My 2nd Volt

by from Bright waters, NY on December 3, 2016

All I can say is I love driving my volt. It has never done me wrong. It's probably one of the best cars I've ever owned. It's stylish and sporty and people always ask me questions about it. NYS needs...
All I can say is I love driving my volt. It has never done me wrong. It's probably one of the best cars I've ever owned. It's stylish and sporty and people always ask me questions about it. NYS needs to add more charge point chargers to stores and shopping malls. That will make me even happier lol
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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by from Reston, Va on April 7, 2017

I love this car, so much so that i bought a second for my wife and now my 78 year old mom bought one and she loves it also. this car requires virtually no maintenance, after 85,000 miles on my 2012 V...
I love this car, so much so that i bought a second for my wife and now my 78 year old mom bought one and she loves it also. this car requires virtually no maintenance, after 85,000 miles on my 2012 Volt my brakes are still at factory spec, I've changed the oil twice (required every 2 years or when the oil meter says to change) because I drive around 85% in pure EV mode so the engine only has 12,000 miles on it. super fun car to drive also!
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Watt Gas?

by from Manchester, KY on May 17, 2017

Efficient, Fun, Quick, Silent, Super Cheap to drive...this car brings a smile to my face every time I drive it. I had a 2012 Volt Premium that I put 50k miles on before purchasing this 2016 Premier. ...
Efficient, Fun, Quick, Silent, Super Cheap to drive...this car brings a smile to my face every time I drive it. I had a 2012 Volt Premium that I put 50k miles on before purchasing this 2016 Premier. The Volt is amazing and very misunderstood by the general public. Think of it this way. For the first 50 miles or so it is a Tesla, then until you recharge it, it is a Prius, but more fun than both because you get the best of both worlds. I have been getting about 70 miles on the battery without using the AC on back country roads before the engine will switch on. It takes about $1.50 to recharge it from electricity. Once it switches to gas expect between 40-50 mpg depending on terrain, technique, and temperature. The Volt is AMAZING. My family and I use it as our "go to Vehicle" unless we need much more space for luggage-even for a two night overstay we can usually turn to the Volt-longer than that then we use our Saturn Outlook. I have driven this Volt over 1,000 miles and have only used 0.75 gallons of gas so far. The Volt doesn't limit you like a Tesla (scared you won't reach a charging station) or a Prius (no 50 miles of electric only) instead it FREES you to enjoy the best of both. Try a Volt for yourself and enjoy the silent excitement of an EV without any of the drawbacks.
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Liked it so much, we bought it twice.

by from Madison, Wi on December 23, 2016

Our first Volt was totalled by some idiot who didn't feel like the stop lights applied to them, and we had to get a replacement fast. They aren't easy to find, but we loved our first one, and this on...
Our first Volt was totalled by some idiot who didn't feel like the stop lights applied to them, and we had to get a replacement fast. They aren't easy to find, but we loved our first one, and this one has been just as great.
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2016 Chevy Volt - Impressive!

by from Monterey Park, CA on March 24, 2017

The 50 mile EV range on my 2016 Chevy Volt has allowed me to bypass the gas station for over six months. The interior and Bose sound system is top-notch. The instant torque in EV mode is very impressi...
The 50 mile EV range on my 2016 Chevy Volt has allowed me to bypass the gas station for over six months. The interior and Bose sound system is top-notch. The instant torque in EV mode is very impressive! The ability to easily fold-down both rear passenger seats provides ample room when I need to pickup supples at Home Depot.
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Love My Volt

by from Canton, OH on December 18, 2016

I've owned my Volt just about a month now, and I'm still obsessed with it! It's everything Chevy claimed for it to be + more! I really wish GM would market this car better, I had so many friends, fam...
I've owned my Volt just about a month now, and I'm still obsessed with it! It's everything Chevy claimed for it to be + more! I really wish GM would market this car better, I had so many friends, family, and coworkers that had no idea a product like this existed (be prepared to answer lots of questions when you roll up in. Car with zero engine noise lol). I've driven just about 1,500 miles and have only used about 9 Gallons of gas.. if you do the math that's just about 165 MPG. It's really not hard to do, just plug it in before you go to bed and just drive it like a regular car. I'm coming from a 2013 Escape so my gas savings more than pay for my new car payment. I did not qualify for the full $7,500 tax credit so I bought a used 2016 model with 5,000 miles.. compared to the MSRP of $34,000, I saved just about $14,000 going the used route, but it still has that new car smell. I would 110% recommend to a friend :)
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