2012 Chevrolet Volt Consumer Review: Excellent car but beware if yo

2012 Chevrolet Volt - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr Hatchback (0-cyl. Hybrid 1-speed Direct Drive)

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful
Excellent car but beware if you have an accident!
By urbanlegend711 on


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


I have been really impressed with the car overall. It has great acceleration, handles beautifully and didn't give me a single problem in 1.5 years and 22k miles. I had a minor front-end collision in September and the car still ran when I left it. Apparently because it's a hybrid the electronics need to be disconnected for welding. The car went to a dealer to have this done, the body shop then repaired it, but now...2 and a half months later, the dealer cannot get the car to run at all. Repairs appear to be very involved, expensive and risky with this car.

Best Features

Really cool styling, excellent handling, great acceleration, Volt display for fuel efficiency, excellent navigation, Bose sound system rocks, comfortable and stylish interior.

Worst Features

GM needs to figure out how to repair this car in the event of accidents. It's a great car and a wonderful move toward making electric vehicles livable, but GM dropped the ball on foreseeing potential repair needs. Hopefully they can get this resolved and make the Volt a truly exceptional vehicle.
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