2012 Chevrolet Volt Consumer Review: Only 250 mpg

2012 Chevrolet Volt - Consumer Review

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

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Only 250 mpg
By liftaddict on


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


Traded in a 2010 german turbo diesel which only got 40mg for this.
Electric motor with generator is way faster and more economical.
My wife's commute is just over 40 mi round trip and the elevation gain is about 750 ft.
She ends up using gas the last few miles.
But the performance is better than most cars we have owned.
Fit and finish are excellent .
The electric motor responds intantly not like the other hybrids.
This is a real car with the advantage of being able to take advantage of our solar panels.

Best Features

The electric motor and generator are the main reason that we bought this car. I would not buy an electric without a generator on board because you never know when you will run out of electricity. Cold weather .. no porblem in the volt gas kicks in heats things up on the fly. Trip to florida runs like a very confortable economy car. Oh another thing is that my wife will not drive slower than 75mph she gets way better mileage with this car, because of this my cost of ownership ( car payments plus fuel costs ) should be down about 50 dollars per month

Worst Features

Make a sports car version . Real suspension. A computer that can accept the fact that the car may be used as a generator in emergencies.
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