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2012 Chevrolet Volt

Base 0-cyl. Hybrid 1-speed Direct Drive - (89 reviews )

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By solcar
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2012 Chevrolet Volt 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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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After 6 months - 308 mpg
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By igh
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2012 Chevrolet Volt 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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 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!!!


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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After one month...
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mwfromva75
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2012 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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I figured I would wait a little while before I commented on this car.
I can not say enough how good it feels to drive this car right past every gas station where I used to keep such a close eye at the prices of gas.
Now I don't care!


I have yet to use one drop of gas, 500 miles all on electricity!
It's a wonderful feeling!

The car itself is nice!
It rides VERY well for a small car and it is super quiet!
If you're thinking about this car I advise you to go drive one - you will find it hard not to buy it after one drive!
It's THAT impressive!


Best Features

Electricity, ride quality, buttons!, smooth acceleration


Worst Features

power seats, more range on electric!


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I LOVE my Volt
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By bdc1963
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2012 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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This car is so much fun to drive. I have 100% renewable electricity so "fueling" the car is truly environmentally friendly and what little I spend to do so stays in America. This car is very smooth and quiet with good handling and braking.


Best Features

Driving past the gas station and not having to stop. Smooth, quiet electric drive.


Worst Features

Extended electric range Lower price


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