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2014 Chevrolet Volt Consumer Reviews

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Nearly Maintenance Free
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By Michael
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2014 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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45 miles of pure electric range. Excellent all around vehicle.


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Love my Volt
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By J R
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2014 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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The car is great. I commute everyday over 100 miles and only spend 40 bucks a week in gas. Over 119000 miles and still going. Only one repair besides tires. Had problems with a window. But that was it.


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So many flaws
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By Andy
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2014 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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Where do I begin? Well for the pros: It's got great fuel economy, great acceleration, detailed results on fuel economy, great cargo space, and gets me from point A to point B...but with many problems. The cons: 1) the interior design is incredibly lacking, especially when it comes to visibility. The side airbags by the front driver and passenger side windshield obstruct the view so much, that you have to constantly lean in and back just to see if anyone or anything is there before proceeding. I've had many instances where I've almost hit a person because of that thick obstruction. 2) the transmission can't just start, you have to start up the entire car just to get your controls working or wanting to charge your phone, access the radio, climate, etc. All those instruments (except the climate) can work without having the car run if you start up the car and turn it off, which is just an extra unnecessary step. Plus, with the car off and the instruments running, it only runs for a couple minutes until it completely powers down, which makes you start it up again, turn it off, and do the task you want. 3) The touchscreen isn't very responsive and sometimes requires more than one press of a single button to get a task running, which completely freaks out the entire system. I've had my car brought in for servicing, updated, maintained and whatnot, and still does the same. and 4) The most annoying part of this car which I see as a severe flaw in design is the key fob. The car is keyless entry and detects when the key is near to get going. Now, if the key can't be detected, no worries! You have a backup physical key which can unlock the doors, and a strangely placed keyhole in the center of the dash to start your car. But wait, there are many worries. You would think the point of a physical backup would get the job done. Instead, THE CAR STILL NEEDS TO DETECT THE SIGNAL OF THE KEY. What's the point of a physical backup if a signal is still needed to start you car or prevent the alarms from going off?! The backup should be used when the battery within the key has died, not to make an unnecessary two step process!!! It seems that when the key fob is too cold, it just stops working, but as soon as it's heated up again, it detects its signal. I've looked this up on many forums and even reset my car, but nothing has fixed it. This car could've been a great car, but Chevy definitely missed some key backup and safety points (pun intended) that overcomes a lot of the greatness behind driving the car.


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VOLT FREEZER
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By Willie Mar.
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2014 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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The Heater does not work when the electric system is on. when the gasoline system goes on, then the heater works, by now I have drove 32 miles in a FREEZER. this has been a very cold winter I leave my home at 4:00 am so you can imagine. I wish someone at the dealership would of told us of this not well design system before we purchase the VOLT FREZER!!!!


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Electric car without the range anxiety
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By Mark
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2014 Chevrolet Volt 4dr Hatchback (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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Bought new when dealer was clearing out previous year model (car set in for showroom.) Owned it for 3 years now and had zero maintenance costs/issues and drive mostly on electric range. Engine runs periodically during below freezing winter months to help with the heating and battery or during the computerized self-checkup every few months. Only added 6 gallons of gas (uses premium gas) since owning it - 2 fillups of 3 gallons each. Handles well in the snow due to the weight distribution of the battery packs.


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