2011 Chevrolet Volt Long Term Road Test

2011 Chevy Volt: Gorgeous?

July 08, 2011


So the parking attendant at the gym I go to is a pretty casual car guy. He gets cars to some degree, he knows what's special and what's cool and chats me up about what I'm driving every day. He isn't, however, an enthusiast and, until yesterday, had never shown any interest in any green vehicles I may have been driving.

"That's my next car, bro!"

"This is?"

"Oh yeah. I need that."

"Huh, really? I didn't peg you as an electric car type of guy."

"It's electric?"

"Well, kind of...see it's got....Yes. It is electric."

"Whatever, man, I don't care, that thing is gorgeous and I want it in my garage!"

I was lucky enough to get the Volt two days in a row -- seriously, I still love driving this thing -- and he said the same thing the next day. "Gorgeous!"

I don't see it, however. Sure, it looks kind of menacing in black and our Volt-specific color is by far the worst, but even in the good colors, gorgeous? A Prius-based design with a bowtie?

Now the first Volt concept? That was a looker.

Mike Magrath, Associate Editor, Inside Line

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