Chevy Drive Event Volt Test Drive North Texas
We just had a great day checking out what Chevy has to offer. They had a test drive event travel through Dallas Fort Worth TX. We thought it was pretty well put together and lines were reasonable given Saturday afternoon. The very cold 25 mph winds made it less fun and therefore we didn't push to test Camaro and Vettes, but did have to test the Cruze as a requirement by them before driving the Volt. There were atleast 9 Volts and 6 were being used for test drives. This was our second time to see a Volt in person and the first time to test drive one. We actually went through the line twice hehehehe. Unlike all of the other test drive cars, they wouldn't let you take the Volt out without one of their people with you. However, we were able to test it in mixed traffic unlike all the other parking lot limited test cars. As previously stated by others here, I knew to look at the VINs to see which were production ones and pre-production versions. Some were easy to tell without the VINs because of the interior differences. All had leather and most had white centers, but one had dark center and white gear shift!! The production units were all numbered in the 520s that I could find. Since we have been declined for the lease, we have to decide if we will just buy or wait. After seeing it and test driving, our plan is still to purchase. In a way, I would have preferred a parking lot run because you would atleast have some turns. It was mainly normal 1/2 straight runs and turn around, so can't speak that much on heaving breaking and body roll.
I will post some pictures here.
03/18/2011 - Picked up and drove 4 1/2 hours home...
#1258 has now been adopted and has been placed in a safe/happy home!
03/15/2014 - Traded/leased 2011 for 2014 Volt, 3/15/17 - Returned 2014 Volt
04/23/2014 - Leased 2014 Smart EV/ED 2yr
03/08/2016 - Bought Used 2012 Ford Focus EV Shipped from CA, only car now, so renting when needed to go further than BEV will get us and waiting on available Bolt, Ioniq, Model 3, etc..