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Great car at a great lease! Thanks Obama!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By audi_b
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2012 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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What a deal-low lease for this fantastic car and I no longer visit the gas station! Somebody needs to get us off the gas pipeline, why not the government. Thanks to lucrative incentives, I drive this car for less than my former gas bill.


Favorite Features

Acceleration is awesome, no gear shifting no noise, just pull right up to the speed limit. Don't go any faster because OnStar knows everything you are doing in this car.


Suggested Improvements

Interior color scheme is really odd. There is white, silver, black, dull silver. The cloth seats are something out of a 1980's econobox.


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love my Volt
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By utgotacoma
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2012 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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after 3 months, this car has won me over gas power car or hybrid like Prius. If your average driving a day is 45 miles or less than probably don't need gas for a long time. Plug-in is convenient, clean and fun to drive. I did went over 45 miles trip few times but gas kick in is quiet and still drive like EV car not like Prius. This is the best car plus zero interest on loan. loved it.


Favorite Features

Real time mileage and instant torque fun to drive, no glare on screen, convenient plug in with 120V at home


Suggested Improvements

car is very quiet so some time noise from tires will be heard if go over rough road, if a little more insulation for road noise than will be perfect.


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Great car
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By solcar
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2012 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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We bought a Volt 2 months ago. If we had stayed around town we would have used no gas. Despite taking several trips over 200 miles to our second home, and multiple long commutes to work out of town, we are averaging 112 MPG, by plugging into 120 v charging at the destination. It beats our Prius for mileage on long trips handily, and rides much smoother. It gets over 40 mpg with the switch to gas Since we have solar the charging is carbon free. Very satisfied so far!


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, and quiet smooth ride. Also a nice looking car.


Suggested Improvements

The ability to seat three in the back would be nice.


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After 6 months - 308 mpg
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By igh
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2012 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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Currently at 4500 miles with 14.6 gallons spent. Have not visited the dealer once after buying. Oil life is at 96%. Looks like first maintenance will be after 2-3 years other than the tire rotation. Will buy one more pure EV soon. Bye bye Shell/Chevron/Exxon.


Favorite Features

No gas bill. Buttery smooth in electric mode. Seamless switching from electric to gas. No range anxiety. Solar panels on roof lets us drive for free. Onstar remote access to vehicle data.


Suggested Improvements

Remove front air dam - only scrapes, no benefit in city mileage. Make it a 5 seater. Increase battery range to 100 miles. Reduce price 10K.


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Middle East Oil=0; USA=100!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By dsinned
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2012 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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If you frequently drive short distances and/or have a minimal commute, this car is a definite WINNER!!! You may NEVER need to fill up on gas again! Technologically, the Volt is leading edge state of the art. Charging the high tech battery is effortless. I heard the Volt's Lithium Ion battery can be recharged 5000 times before wearing it out; if once per day, every day of the year, that means this battery should last at least 13 years. However, GM provides a 15year/150k warranty for good measure! Tax incentives are going fast. It is easy to get over sticker shock because a Chevy Volt is an OUTSTANDING investment!!!


Favorite Features

EV (electric vehicle) driving mode only (for short distances between charges) gets insanely good mileage at a fraction of the cost of most all other cars on the road. Also, the car is super quiet even when the gas generator is being used for extended distances. This car and the feedback from the i/p and center console displays will make almost anyone a better driver with respect to energy conservation. RemoteLink (via Onstar - 3 yrs for free) mobile phone app is phenomenal.


Suggested Improvements

Moon roof option. At least some traditional engine gauges, e.g. coolant temp, battery voltage(s), etc, would be nice to have integrated into a selectable digital readout display on the i/p. Also, it would be nice to have 220V charging station as a dealer installed option.


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