My wife picked up her new Black 2012 Volt last night making us a 2 Volt household (in series).
I will try to post some pics tomorrow.
Shortly after welcoming our first child, my wife and I decided that we needed a bigger vehicle. As a present, we decided to spring for a fully loaded Acura RDX, a nice compromise between the sporty Accord which was our one and only car, and the mini-van we were both trying to avoid. Now my wife had some major back problems resulting from her pregnancy and delivery, so after returning to work it was little surprise that her back started acting up during her long commutes and days at the office, but it kept getting worse.
After 2 years it reached a point where she could no longer function after returning home, frequent trips to the chiropractor were making a big difference, but the commute would always cause her pain after a few days. Finally we decided that it might be the car, so she took my Volt to work for a week.... and no pain.
This sealed the deal, so (not jumping to any conclusions) we test drove pretty much every high end luxury car we could find, and even some others, and all of them either hurt her back, or were super padded luxury boats that she didn't like (Lexus in particular needs to clean up its act). So in the end we decided on a Volt (I was ecstatic thinking about 400 dollars per month in fuel savings, she cried cause its a Chevy).
She loves the car, but 'Chevy' just doesn't have the 'ooohh' factor around the office. Chevy has been doing a great job in restoring their image the last few years, but they have a long way to go.... some really bad dealers (not mine though)... and could use a little 'upscaling' to their service departments etc. Fingers crossed.
Of course, my 3 month old Volt has been kicked to the driveway to make room for the 'new' one.
(oops, this ended up in News and Events instead of owners)