2011 Chevrolet Volt Long Term Road Test

2011 Chevrolet Volt: A Pain to Park

January 20, 2011


Don't get all huffy just yet. I actually liked my first few miles in the Volt. Put it in Sport mode and it was surprisingly quick. Seats felt pretty decent too.

But it is a pain to parallel park. Like most hybrids, it's too touchy at slow speeds. In other words, it doesn't like to creep. Don't push enough and it doesn't move. Push a little harder and suddenly it lurches forward. Not exactly what you want when you're trying to be surgical.

On the plus side, it has a rear-view camera so you can see what you're about to run into.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line

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