I continue to be impressed by the pick up and handling of the Volt. You can read it on here a thousand times but when you finally get behind the wheel and experience it yourself it is very pleasing.
The styling is way cool. I am more of a whatever gets me from A to B kind of guy, but I got admit it is nice to drive something that is so easy on the eyes.
I don't know how I missed it after everything I read on here, but I was surprised the first time I saw the Volt charging and noticed the tiny dome light on top of the dash glowing green. Nice touch, you have nice visual confirmation that the vehicle is charging and you can see it from just about any angle to the car.
Coming to a smooth stop eludes me some times. Don't know if this is just the usual getting used to a different vehicle or if there is something inherently touchy about the Volt brakes. I am sure there is a complicated interplay between the regen braking and the electric brakes.
Sport mode has noticeably more punch, but you can just about watch the batt gauge go down as you use it.... pick your moments on that one.
On either side of the center stack instrument panel, on the back edge there is a sharp and in places jagged edge where one piece of plastic overlaps the other. Its positioned such that its not likely to snag something, but it is a possibility. I only found it because I was purposely and closely examining the fit and finish of the dash board pieces.
Where the rear spoiler meets the small vertical piece of glass is a recess that is very difficult to get into to clean.
On the spokes of the wheels, again another recess. More accessible than the one under the spoiler, but seems it should be possible to design the wheel to avoid these small hard to clean recesses.
Yes, I am nit picking. Pretty telling I think.
I would like more electric range. I can be happy with what it has for now, but I would jump ship for more electric range if the price was right and all other things were equal.
I still almost cannot believe an American company built this car. I tell myself "hey they helped build the EV that drove on the Moon, so why shouldn't they be able to build one for planet Earth."