2011 Chevrolet Volt Hybrid 1-speed Direct Drive Consumer Review - Levitation-like smoothness

2011 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Levitation-like smoothness
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2011 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


I have owned my red Chevrolet Volt for 20 days now. This car is mainly used for my work commute. Although I have taken two 70 mile drives to show the car to family. The odometer reads 990 miles total with just 2.1 gallons of gasoline burned. The Volt is driven by an electric motor all of the time. A small generator is available if travel over 35-40 miles battery is needed. It has been said that driving the Volt feels like flying. It really does. The low end acceleration is ample. The styling of the Volt rivals that of others cars I have owned. One of these being a 70's era Cobra II. My 19 year old son is thrilled to ride in our electric Volt. Full battery charge is 3.5 hours at 240V.

Favorite Features

Smooth drive all the time ~ Premium leather interior with heated front seats ~ 8 speaker BOSE XM,DVD,FM,AM,MP3,DVR,CD ~ Infotainment voice commands ~ Forged aluminum wheels (17") ~ Exterior and interior styling ~ 480 mpg (so far) ~ No stops at the local gas station (in 20 days so far) ~ Smart phone connectivity including mp3 upload to the Volt hard drive (30 GB) ~ Rear facing camera with parking sensors (front and rear) ~ The $7500 Federal tax credit ~ OnStar assistance and NAV support ~ Luxury ride quality ~ Goodyear Fuel Max tires (low rolling resistance) ~ Stability control ~ All the high tech sounds, images, and touch screen capability ~ Coolness factor ~ Environmental responsibility.

Suggested Improvements

I would like to see one option added to the NAV/radio config setting menu. This being "Radio auto-off during NAV" (yes/no).
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