2012 Chevrolet Volt Consumer Review: Why the Volt makes sense for m

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Why the Volt makes sense for me
By palmbeachcpa on


2012 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


I traded my 2010 Mazda 3 in for a 2012 Chevy Volt and couldn't be happier. I drive 14 miles each way to work so I can go the entire week without using gas. Had it for a month and averaging 105 mpg, and that includes two 150 mile trips to Miami.
I was going to get a newer 2012 Mazda 3 but after doing some analysis, I figured that I would save $4K over five years by getting the Volt. How you may ask? Simple, I am eligible for a $7500 tax credit and I save $200/ mo on gas. So if you do the math, the Volt costs $8K more than the Mazda3 after the tax credit, but will save $12K in gas over 5 years. And that is taking into account increased electric, and an occational fill up in the Volt. Sweet!

Best Features

Drive system, appearance, handling, leather seats, 3 years of Onstar included.

Worst Features

The center stack needs to be simplified, rear seating is tight, nice to have a sunroof.
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By ericjp
on 07/28/12 11:26 AM (PDT)

You are forgetting about 5 years of costly Chevy maintenance. I hope those batteries have a long warranty. Write back 3 years from now. Good luck.

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