: Buy Another Volt?
06-11-2011, 09:42 AM
I just got thinking I wonder how many people who already have a Volt would order another? Volt owners seem to all be very happy with their purchases. If you have another vehicle, say an SUV or another older luxury car that became the second car when you bought the Volt, would you consider replacing that with another Volt now that you know how nice the Volt is?
06-11-2011, 10:08 AM
If you have another vehicle, say an SUV or another older luxury car that became the second car when you bought the Volt, would you consider replacing that with another Volt now that you know how nice the Volt is?
Well, I don't have my Volt yet, but no matter how much I love the Volt, I'd always NEED a bigger 2nd car. It would be entertaining, but extremely difficult to fit 3 people and 4 big dogs (2 of them Great Danes) in a Volt. It's tough enough in a RAV4, but we do it often... :rolleyes:
06-11-2011, 10:16 AM
I would replace the Volt with another Volt when the time comes, but I don't plan to replace my Lexus RX SUV once I get rid of it....I need to downsize and simplify ! The Volt seems to fit all my needs... except this one --> www.mybatcar.com
Steve in Boca Raton #313
06-11-2011, 10:38 AM
Two Great Danes! You need a Horse Trailer I'm sure!! I'm glad I don't have to poop scoop your yard! LOL
Steve I completely understand. If I had a car that had grenade launchers and an afterburner I'd never sell it either!:cool:
06-11-2011, 11:28 AM
I have a 2007 CTS V and am considering a red Volt as a replacement for sure. Eco nana is hooked on the Diamond white and I sure have enjoyed the couple tmes I have driven it. She has bought $0.00 in gas while I just filled the caddy for $65. Charge off solar and drive for FREE!
06-11-2011, 01:27 PM
Now that we are used to driving the Volt, my wife and I have both found our other car noticeably lacking. Until we had the Volt, we both enjoyed the other car (a wagon). The Volt has spoiled us! My wife thought I was kidding when I first noted how different our old car now felt when driving. A small part is we both love driving in L, but it's more than that.
Last night, after driving the old car on an extended shopping trip, my wife came home and wondered if we should replace or wagon with a second Volt. Problem is, we use the wagon for hauling plywood, etc, on its roof rack, and use the back for hauling other stuff. So we'd need a Volt wagon (with integrated roof rack) at least to replace it's utility. Also, there are times we have 5 in the car.
So would I get another Volt? Yes, not just as a replacement, but as a second Volt. We'll see what's out there in 3-5 years.
06-11-2011, 04:48 PM
We had a 99 Avalon, and a 2003 CRV. The Volt replaced the Avalon so now it's Volt + CRV.
I love my Volt. It so far has exceeded expectations but I would NOT add a second Volt in its current incarnation to our stable. HOWEVER, one of the reasons I **bought*** instead of leased was because I'd like to be in a position to go electic (or Natural Gas) when we replace the CRV in 2-3 years. So that means I'm either waiting for a 5 seater Volt MPV, or some other company aside from GM to come up with a suitable offering. The holy grail would be a minivan (again electric preferred, but Natural Gas is okay too).
As a family we need that second car to accomodate the people and things we carry just a bit better than the Volt.
06-11-2011, 05:50 PM
I see a common thread forming that I think GM would be nuts to ignore. Develop the Volt MPV concept!! With roof racks. Something you can put some stuff in and carry the dogs!
06-11-2011, 06:17 PM
My wife would *love* to have a Voltec derived MPV. I say "derived" because I don't think the current Voltec configuration would provide a satisfying ride. But with improved battery energy density and a slightly larger motor that could take advantage of it, an MPV would be a great move IMHO.
And that enhanced Voltec-like drivetrain could drop into a caddy too...
06-11-2011, 06:27 PM
Not planning another Volt at this time. The Tesla Model S has been on order for over two years and a test drive of that EV next year will provide the feedback needed for purchase. I look forward to owning the Volt until a Cadillac Voltec appears that would be a must have. Our family tends to drive a GM vehicle until repairs are excessive. With Major Guard protection plans, the cars continue to be enjoyed for at least seven years. The XLR just had another repair paid for by GM. The Volt is so much nicer riding then the XLR that it is hardly used now except to keep it running properly. It may stay with the family until the Model S purchase is finalized.
06-12-2011, 06:39 AM
I've liked the looks of the Model S since the first time I saw it. I hope that car works out well. I'm sure it will, Tesla is a top rate company. I'd like to see them succeed!(and I'd like a roadster!:D)
I'm hoping the Volt will exceed the 7year model. I'm hoping they have over engineered this car and as a result have given it more life. I always say this when I'm just about to buy a new car, that I'd like this one to last for ten years. Though I usually get bored or something better comes out around year 4 or 5 and I end up getting something new. Though this time I have faith! It is going to stick!! I'm going to get 10 years out of this car!! ;)
06-12-2011, 12:58 PM
The car I replaced with the Volt is over 20 years old and in good shape. I could easily drive it another 5 years or more. The key is regular maintenance, and a willingness to spend increasing amounts of money on it. Economically, I still think maintaining an old car is cheaper than spending $34k on a Volt (or any new car). But I wanted a Volt, and do not regret buying it. I think the Volt was engineered for longevity. I would be very disappointed if it was only a 10 year car.
06-12-2011, 02:50 PM
The car I was driving before the Volt was a 2000 GMC Sierra extended cab pickup with a shell. It's a good truck, hard to replace in terms of hauling capacity with a hybrid or electric. And it gets great gas mileage, especially when it's parked, as it is when I'm driving the Volt. I rarely drive anything but the Volt, though I also have several classic GM cars from the '40s through the '70s. Lots of folks with collector cars drive a beater to work and enjoy their cruisers on the weekend but I enjoy the daily drive in the Volt as much *or more* than the classics. I did lease the Volt though. I think the technology will change enough in 3 years that I will want to get the most current model. But I can always buy out the car at the end of the lease if that is not true.
06-13-2011, 07:49 AM
I have bought three volts. One is a replacement to the one getting totaled in an accident. As I have said before this car exceeded my expectation in every respect (except the keyless entry.) The biggest surprise was how well it goes in deep snow. The previous car I drove in the winter was AWD. I had no trouble getting to work on a day that my road was not plowed and we got a foot of snow.
06-13-2011, 08:13 AM
I had no trouble getting to work on a day that my road was not plowed and we got a foot of snow.
Just curious, how did the front spoiler work with that much snow? Seems like it would have been a problem, considering it hangs so low.
06-13-2011, 09:06 AM
Living in Canada I'm glad to hear that the Volt handles well in the snow! It's probably because of the low centered battery weight.
Ultimately I think that is the biggest validation of how good the Volt is, that current owners would or are buying another Volt so soon. Especially when that Volt is to complement a Volt that they already have! Also when you hear comments like Steverino's about how they notice how much better the Volt drives after going back to their old vehicle.
I drive a diesel smart right now. Would I buy another one? No. The transmission is awful. It really is, and they didn't improve that in the one they sell now. I do get great mileage out of it but I couldn't recommend one because of the way it rides. With the Volt I will be able to better my mileage, have a more functional car, and better ride!! That's something I could recommend!!:)
06-13-2011, 11:08 AM
When my wife's car needs replacement (in a few years) we will definitely consider another Volt.