On a whim I took a Volt for a test drive for my first time yesterday. The Saturday before I tried a Kia hybrid - but was not too impressed. I looked at the Mitsubishi electric a month ago - but the seat would not go back far enough (and I am not a tall person).
I am a very technical person and asked a lot of questions as I have been trying to pay attention to electric and fuel-cell car technology for years. I can honestly say that I cannot see anything stupid or wrong in the design and implementation of the car - and for me that is high praise indeed.
The dealer told me they have no trouble selling the Volt and people have to wait a long time cause there is more demand than supply. Is that true? They had a customer factory order a fully loaded one in Topaz Blue a couple of months ago, and then he changed his mind, but it will arrive in another few weeks so they were looking for a buyer. As blue is my favorite colour, and I liked the car I put a down payment to hold the car until I can make up my mind. In the mean time I am trying to do as much research as I can before committing to the purchase - and would appreciate any advice or insight.