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2014 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

2014 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback

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Stoplight racer - no fumes
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Tuba player
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2014 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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If your daily drive is less than 40 miles, you can't beat the MPG. Plug in for 4 hours at 240V or 9 hours at 120V and the first gallon of fuel isn't used. Real world electric range varies greatly with temperature, speed and hills. When driving for a week at temperatures around freezing I only got 25 miles per charge. Driving normally with quick startups and staying at speed limits a charge usually lasts about 35/37 miles before the engine starts. Just driving in town with stop & go traffic and temp around 70F I get around 42 miles on a charge. Lifetime 234 mpg right now since I haven't been far from home lately.
Back seat is small for tall people but under 6 feet tall haven't complained.


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Chevy Volt rocks
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ernie Murphy
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2014 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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Unless you like standing at the gas station. This is your vehicle of choice.


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Great commuter car -spare car
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By j
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2014 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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Pros:
Great mileage. Plug in at 8pm, usually full charge by am. Warm days bring better electric miles (~48) cold days (~30). I only commute a few miles to work, so this is perfect for my situation. Quiet (no rattles). My German shepherd's preferred vehicle -lol (vs. LexisRX350). Nice to have range extender engine that gets decent mileage. entertainment system easy to understand. Car settings easy to change and understand. Nice to have on-star for free (3years). Low Mainteneance (so far). Driver layout, cup holders, front Instrument Panel Storage with outlet (great for gps unit or phone connection). Remote App (to locate car, Open Locks, Warm car up etc.

Cons:
No spare tire, Large front pillars (visibility), rear leg-room (expected), Window flutter noise (when one/two windows open - all windows have to be open), Black Paint (to hot when sun is out) - then you need to use Air Conditioning which depletes electricity. Low front clearance (rubber scrapes over little driveway inclines. Seat warmers s/b std. equipment. hard to judge front end when parking.

Weekends (when everybody wants to use car) running totally on Electric becomes an issue (do not have quick charging unit).


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New GM is Just Public Relations Gimmick
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By David R Haarz
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2014 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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I have a 2014 Volt and really like the car. However, I question GM and its dealers' commitment to customer satisfaction in general and the Volt specifically. In December, 2014 GM issues a "Customer Satisfaction Program" which it also calls a "recall" regarding a liftgate strut. Six months after the program starts GM dealers say they need at least 2 weeks to get the part. The GM Recall Center says part is "back ordered." Most likely GM and its dealers (ie. Koons in Northern VA) do not stock the part because they want to make it harder for people to get the repair made. This is the "New GM" folks!


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Not what it's claimed to be
5 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By mikemaj
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2014 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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I am really disappointed, my issues is the electricity and bogus claims that's made by salespeople/dealers as how much it actually costs to charge the Volt;
1. If you live in Los Angeles charging the car can be quite costly, pushing you to Tier 3 and skyrocket your electric bill.
2. Battery life is really lame on range.
3. With nowadays gas prices it's not even economical to charge this car.
Volt is an okay car to drive, but one should consider all aspects before buying or leasing. Performance for a car is a 2, comfort gets a four needs better seats. Interior/exterior gets a 3. Build quality a 2, and reliability to soon to comment.
I would not recommend the Volt


Best Features

Car pool sticker.


Worst Features

Battery range. Cost of charging. Memory seats. Handling. View angles. Sunroof. Value and quality.


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