2011 Chevrolet Volt Long Term Road Test

2011 Chevrolet Volt: Silly Airdam

June 29, 2011

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It's been said before, but I'm saying it again: The Volt's front airdam is ridiculously low. Heck, it may very well be the lowest airdam of any car we've tested, including tuners and exotics.

There are some minor, minor speed bumps near our office. And even if you're going slowly, the Volt's airdam smashes down on the pavement as you drive off the bump. Every time.

As a result of speed bumps and driveways, here's what's happening to our Volt:

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Yes, it's an extremely flexible material. But it's still an eyesore.

The below photo shows a fairly normal angle for getting the Volt into my garage. Yet even angling it this much isn't enough, as the airdam still scrapes big time. And the entry to the garage isn't even that steep.

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This photo below shows just how much of a crazy angle it takes to get the Volt in without touching down. This couldn't be done if there was a second car in the garage. Like I said, ridiculous.

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Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 6,867 miles.

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