I had been looking for the possibility to rent a Volt since it first came-out - long before I was even considering getting one. I simply wanted to experience the technology first hand, given all the mis-information that was spread via Faux News and other right wing sources of information. I could not find a Volt to rent; only a standard Prius.
In the end, I was curious enough that I mustered the courage to visit a Chevrolet dealer and pretend I was a buyer - in hopes they'd let me drive a Volt. They did. Even though I did not get the full experience I was looking for, it sold me on the idea of driving electrically and the Volt as an exciting AND efficient mode of transportation.
The main trouble I see with renting a Volt is that you should get a bit of an introduction into the car first, so you know how to use it to your advantage. Unlike a standard car, it does require a bit of re-thinking before you can reap the benefits. If you just get-in and drive, you may get disappointed when you run out of juice and the engine comes-on. Or you'll be disappointed by the heating, or confused by the engine's disconnect to your throttle inputs...
Either way, had I had the chance to rent a Volt sooner, I would have become a better advocate for the program, and possibly would have gotten a Volt sooner.
Last edited by IchDochNicht; 12-30-2012 at 02:35 AM.
2013 Chevrolet Volt, cyber grey, premium trim package, navigation and sound system
Love the look, interior space, ride comfort, handling, acceleration from stand-still, and low operating cost.
Dislike the optional navigation, center stack's UI and sensor buttons, cargo area set-up, visibility, and some overly cheap interior materials.