Okay, this is about the 20th time I have tried to submit this review, with cars.com site giving a vague error. I'll shorten my review, maybe my details about the Volt were too much for their programm...
Okay, this is about the 20th time I have tried to submit this review, with cars.com site giving a vague error. I'll shorten my review, maybe my details about the Volt were too much for their programmers.
Forget what you think you know about cars. The 2017 Chevy Volt is a completely grown up product with every detail worked out. The Chevy mechanic was jealous we were buying after his Volt lease had run out. He is still paying off a pickup truck. I'm driving a 1990 Chevy pickup I bought from a guy living in it for $500, so I could do remodeling work on our house errands.
My wife prefers her Volt over her Acuras of the last 25 years, and she is getting competitive about how much battery we use versus gas.
The Volt gives you 50 to 70 miles running on battery charge, and then kicks in a gas engine to charge the battery and keep you running for about 450 miles total until you have to fill up the little 8 gallon gas tank if you are on a long road trip. We're getting 45-50 miles per gallon when running on gas.
Most of the time, you just go home from work and plug it in as needed if you commute less than 60 miles a day, never buying gas at all. This car has more future than any gas station or electric utility, as some day, it will still run off your solar roof panels alone, as technology continues in that direction. It is the perfect technology for the transition of the next 15 years as we wake up to reality. You can be awake and happy now.
It drives like a sports car, without any noise and vibration, and has a nice cargo hatchback for shopping. It makes a cool noise for blind people to hear you at the crosswalk. They've thought of everything!
Wire your garage for 220 Volts for faster charging. It is really exciting to skip the gas station. For most people, the supplied 110V charging cord will do, with overnight taking care of keeping the battery topped off.
Maybe my long review was crashing this web site. We have not bought a new car since 2002, and take care of what we have. Other people loan us their cars, because they come back in better condition. The Volt is a car worth buying and keeping.
There is no sign of 2011 Volt batteries having performance issues of any kind six years later. The only downside to this car is that the $7500 rebate from the IRS will run out when Chevy sells 200,000 electric vehicles, probably some time in 2018. I may get another Volt before then for me, so I can get to drive, too! If they make a Volt Pickup, I'll have to settle for one of those until the remodel is done.
It is great looking in the Metallic Pepperdust. Get the leather seats and Bose stereo and all weather mats, and if you drive in a lot of traffic, the driver safety packages. You'll be done with buying another car for 20 years, probably. This one is all grown up.
Apple Car play works great. There is a free Onstar demo for the in car 4G cellular wifi access service.
Okay, seriously. Just go to the dealer and demand they let you play, too. This thing is more fun than a car. We'll be back in the market for a new model when they fly.
For now, it feels about the same flying past gas pump lines. (3190 characters)