How hard will it be to learn to drive the Volt?
The Volt, with it's EV drive, is a totally different animal than the average manual or automatic transmission car.
I know that varying torque is built into my brain. I drive a chevrolet metro (2000) to and from work each day (rpm and torque is everything in this little go-cart of a car... even merging onto the freeway is a challenge). On the weekends, I drive a chevrolet caprice claccic (1994)... with this car, I have to be careful not to burn rubber every time I start out from a red light.
The Volt will have always on torque. I'm wondering, how much of a transition that is going to be for an experienced driver? I'm also wondering what effect this will have on younger drivers when they start out with an EV as their very first car, or switch between a volt and a regular car... I work for an insurance company, so I guess I like to worry about frequencies, that meaning the rate of accident occurrences.
#87 $7000 down $40k ($35k after credit) pricetag. Go Volt!