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This review is very interesting. The Volt is a wonderful car but its not everyone's cup of tea and thats for sure. If you are not interested in or good at modern electronics and/or if you like your cars "traditional" you could really hate this one. Also, as noted in another comment, 300 miles a day is not its best thing. Most likely the take away here is that a person ought not buy a Volt unless they like it! A test drive is recommended. (Duh!). I really like erik598's comment - buy this car for what it is, not for what it isn't.Report it
Performance is the same in battery mode and with the gas generator running, as it's still powered by the batteries. It sounds different when the gas generator is running, yes, but it's not designed to be driven 300 miles a day. It was designed to be driven like most people in the US do: 40 miles a day, with occasional longer trips. And I LOVE the sound it makes when you press the start button (that Whoosh sound lets you know that it's running, otherwise it's so quiet you woudn't know it's been started)Report it
I am curious, how is the performance "horrible" in "gas only" mode (I thought this is a hybrid, so there is no "gas only" mode)? Also, what do you mean by "it does not drive in the snow?" Does it stop? Or is it just that you are used to an F-150? Odd noises? Yep, most modern cars make some "unusual" noises, but then if someone is used to donkey carts, any car would make "odd noises." Finally, you drive 300+ miles a day?! You should hate! hate! hate! your job, not the car....Report it
I own a 2013 Volt. There are trade offs that you have to deal with. The generator is not the most pleasant sounding thing when it turns on. It can be a little cramped. No power seats. etc.. As far as the WOOOSH noise when the car turns on. You can turn that way down/off.. When you turn the car on. As soon as you hear the whoosh noise. Turn the volume down with the radio volume knob. Fixed! That being said. The Volt is not for everyone.Report it
I think the fact that this reviewer didn't buy the car says a lot. If Jumble had done any research at all he would have known how the Volt works and would have purchased it because of what it IS and not what it ISN'T. Also, since Jumble's employer obviously pays the fuel bill, Jumble doesn't appreciate the car's efficiency. If I didn't care about how much fuel I used I'd probably drive a Cadillac or Hummer.Report it
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