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    Default The Truth About Cars: 2013 Volt review

    An interesting review and discussion going on here:

    http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...et-volt-video/
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    I've never seen my Volt switch on the gas generator at higher speeds as this article suggests. I'm pretty sure it doesn't happen when there's plenty of battery charge.

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    Me neither.

    Very nice video though! I posted to Facebook to attempt to educate some folks but most won't take the time to watch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk2 View Post
    I've never seen my Volt switch on the gas generator at higher speeds as this article suggests. I'm pretty sure it doesn't happen when there's plenty of battery charge.
    I'm positive that it doesn't happen.
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    Pretty decent review with 2 issues.
    How the heck was he driving to only get 32 miles on a charge? At 70MPH I regularly get in the high 30's.
    He also says when the engine kicks in, it is more noticeable than a shift in an automatic transmission. I don't know about you, but I've never felt anything in my Volt.
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    Thanks for the post
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    Fortunately, a few Volt owners are speaking up in the comments section. A pretty fair exchange is going on, Obama and Fox News are yet to come up ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by emartin00 View Post
    Pretty decent review with 2 issues.
    How the heck was he driving to only get 32 miles on a charge? At 70MPH I regularly get in the high 30's.
    He also says when the engine kicks in, it is more noticeable than a shift in an automatic transmission. I don't know about you, but I've never felt anything in my Volt.
    Me either, in fact, unless you're paying attention and it's at low speeds, you're pretty hard pressed to tell when the engine turns on. It's almost like he was reviewing a different car...

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    The comments are pretty on target and not political unlike some other sites. I can't get the video at work, but, I read all the text. The text is pretty comprehensive for a car review.

    Like most of these reviews, the reviewer does not rate the Volt in it's sweet spot. The Volt is at it's best in a 40-50mile commuter situation. Comparing at highway speeds and distances is atypical operation even for other hybrids. Harping on the 'low' CS-mode gas mileage totally ignores the Volt's actual value.

    Although a self-selected subset of Volt owners (making any conclusions suspect), VoltStats does show that Volt's value for these folks is greater than the sum of it's parts.
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    I stopped reading this site a while ago due to the blatant anti-GM bias of their editor-in-chief Bertel Schmitt. Maybe now that he's gone it's time to re-visit it.

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