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  • 1 Week Ago 02:22 PM
    novaks47
    All the base models have CVT's for sure, and it's an option on the higher models. They're likely just not very good CVT's.

    For a daily driver, it's hard to beat the Volt's transmission. I love not hearing or feeling anything shifting. On a long commute with lots of speed changes, a normal tranny gets annoying, especially in the mornings when I want quiet, lol.
  • 1 Week Ago 12:47 PM
    llninja
    And the car definitely shifts gears, but if feels very smooth. So it doesn't seem to be a CVT, but maybe it is and it just mimics the automatic transmission shifting. Suffice it to say, the car is back at the rental agency, it did its job, but I won't be buying one anytime soon... make that ever.

    I'm headed to Dallas for a layover then home. Can't wait to get back to the volt which has spoiled me.
  • 1 Week Ago 06:09 PM
    llninja
    Quote Originally Posted by llninja View Post
    Hmmm, I didn't notice the CVT. Tonight when I take her out for a spin, I'll pay more attention to see if it shifts gears or not. Though I did notice that the shifter didn't have a a proper L. I wonder how this works when you are going down steep grades? It seems like riding the brakes might be required when going down mountains.

    One other oddity, when parking last night on a hill, I for the life of me couldn't find any parking or emergency brake at all. I didn't have time to peruse the owner's manual, so I left it in P hoping that the parking prawl doesn't get stuck with the POS car's weight leaning against it.

    No disrespect to any Nissan fans out there, but I'm thoroughly unimpressed. It's an OK car for the price, but I'm happy to pay a little more for a little more car. And someday I'll pay a lot more for a lot more car.
    I was mistaken. There is an L on the shifter AND an emergency brake.
  • 1 Week Ago 02:57 PM
    llninja
    Quote Originally Posted by novaks47 View Post
    Figured it was a Sentra, lol. No better than an old Stanza really. The first two tiers of the Sentra are down on power. Only 130hp(at the crank), and 125ft-lbs of torque, which isn't too bad, but it's still a snail. I suspect the CVT tranny eats up a lot of it's power. 0-60 is around 10.5 seconds. The Volt is around 7.1 seconds to 60. Quite respectable, especially given how much the Volt weighs!
    Hmmm, I didn't notice the CVT. Tonight when I take her out for a spin, I'll pay more attention to see if it shifts gears or not. Though I did notice that the shifter didn't have a a proper L. I wonder how this works when you are going down steep grades? It seems like riding the brakes might be required when going down mountains.

    One other oddity, when parking last night on a hill, I for the life of me couldn't find any parking or emergency brake at all. I didn't have time to peruse the owner's manual, so I left it in P hoping that the parking prawl doesn't get stuck with the POS car's weight leaning against it.

    No disrespect to any Nissan fans out there, but I'm thoroughly unimpressed. It's an OK car for the price, but I'm happy to pay a little more for a little more car. And someday I'll pay a lot more for a lot more car.
  • 1 Week Ago 02:10 PM
    novaks47
    Figured it was a Sentra, lol. No better than an old Stanza really. The first two tiers of the Sentra are down on power. Only 130hp(at the crank), and 125ft-lbs of torque, which isn't too bad, but it's still a snail. I suspect the CVT tranny eats up a lot of it's power. 0-60 is around 10.5 seconds. The Volt is around 7.1 seconds to 60. Quite respectable, especially given how much the Volt weighs!
  • 1 Week Ago 01:42 PM
    llninja
    Quote Originally Posted by Loboc View Post
    Believe it or not, a new XT5 is crap compared to my 3-yr-older ELR. Not refined at all. And that shifter. sheesh. What were they thinking? (Same one as Bolt.)

    I had an XT5 as a loaner for a week while they did a chrome trim fix on my ELR. They wound up replacing all the trim around both sides of the car. No charge.

    Lol. 'pot cast'. funny.
    I don't know, I would think the Xt5 is at least a few steps better than my Sentra rental. Though you have to admit, it's going to be really tough to equal or top that sexy ELR. I've said this before, if I could turn back time, I would have bought an ELR in 2014 or 15 when they were selling well under MSRP. But I hate to trade in a perfectly good volt.
  • 1 Week Ago 01:19 PM
    Loboc
    Believe it or not, a new XT5 is crap compared to my 3-yr-older ELR. Not refined at all. And that shifter. sheesh. What were they thinking? (Same one as Bolt.)

    I had an XT5 as a loaner for a week while they did a chrome trim fix on my ELR. They wound up replacing all the trim around both sides of the car. No charge.

    Lol. 'pot cast'. funny.
  • 1 Week Ago 01:10 PM
    llninja
    Quote Originally Posted by novaks47 View Post
    A Stanza? Did you mean a Sentra, or perhaps a Versa? The Stanza was killed off in the early 90's if memory serves.

    I felt the same one time when my Volt was at the dealer getting the HVAC repaired under warranty. They gave me a base Chevy Cruze. Holy heck that car was beyond slow! The Volt is no screamer, but it felt like a sports car after driving the Cruze. I didn't realize cars were still being made that slow! The Cruze felt like a 4000lb car with a 50hp engine in it. Passing on the freeway wasn't even an option in that car. As for hills? The Cruze made me want to get out and walk. Got a Malibu the second time, after I told them not to give me a Cruze, lol. Malibu was much better!
    You're right, Sentra. Many of these car names are so weird as they aren't real words: Camry, Accord, Venza, Sentra, Altima, Maxima. Then there's the alphabet/numerical soup: 535i, 325ix, CTS, CT6, ATS, RX, Q50, Q60, Q70, V60, V90, S P100D.

    Whatever the case, the Sentra drives like a POS car (cue Adam Sandler - Search for it in YouTube).
  • 1 Week Ago 12:28 PM
    novaks47
    A Stanza? Did you mean a Sentra, or perhaps a Versa? The Stanza was killed off in the early 90's if memory serves.

    I felt the same one time when my Volt was at the dealer getting the HVAC repaired under warranty. They gave me a base Chevy Cruze. Holy heck that car was beyond slow! The Volt is no screamer, but it felt like a sports car after driving the Cruze. I didn't realize cars were still being made that slow! The Cruze felt like a 4000lb car with a 50hp engine in it. Passing on the freeway wasn't even an option in that car. As for hills? The Cruze made me want to get out and walk. Got a Malibu the second time, after I told them not to give me a Cruze, lol. Malibu was much better!
  • 1 Week Ago 11:41 AM
    Rickoshay
    I was reunited with mine yesterday afternoon. Two weeks at the dealership replacing the TCM and Solenoid Valve Body. Yes, two weeks to do a 1 to 2 day job. It was so nice driving my Volt to work this morning!

    2014 Volt Premium - Safety pkg 1 and 2, Navigation
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