It's the little things
When we look at and test drive a new car we often notice the little things and dismiss them as just that, minor. If it's a negative item we rationalize it saying it's just a minor issue. If it's a plus we think that's cool but not a big deal. But after driving the car regularly those little things can really stand out.
My Acura TL had something I viewed as a minor annoyance when I test drove the car. After driving it for 3 years it was something that really annoyed me. When I start the car the warning about using the nav would come up on the screen. I'd have to press the menu button in to acknowledge it. Then the nav screen would come on. 90% of my driving is just to/from work. By now I think I know where I'm going so don't need the nav screen up. I'd rather have the audio display up. So my regular routine would become start the car, wait a minute so I can clear the nav warning, then hit the audio button to display my audio on the screen. Driving the Volt yesterday I reflected on how it's so nice to not have to do that anymore. When I start the Volt my audio is displayed, just how I left it when I turned it off. Ahhh, the little things!!
The little negative thing with the Volt that will probably really annoy me after a while is how the MY2013 defaults to 8A for charging and will have to be set to 12A each time. So far I've just been charging at 8A since I don't trust my outlet. But I'll be getting a new outlet installed on its own circuit and then will start charging at 12A.
2013 Summit White: Premium Trim, Enhanced Safety Package 1, Nav, Bose