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    My wife normally drives a CTS-V.

    More and more, she asks if the Volt is charged. Of course it is.

    Once more, she takes the Volt instead of the Caddy. Nothing to do with Saving The Baby Seals, and she has a full tank in Cad.

    I think she likes driving it more.

    This is what will cause the EV market to take off. Fun to drive.
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    I think your V's days are numbered. I traded in my 2011 V coupe in on my Volt.


    The red Volt is my wife's. So we now own TWO Volt's.
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    Funny how that works. Yours is far from the first case - it's actually a pretty regular theme around here.

    You're not getting that one back from your spouse - it's probably time for you to start sizing up the EV landscape, and deciding which one you're going to buy yourself now.

    (The most common choice has been a second Volt, but there are a bunch of Volt/Leaf couples on here, and at least one Volt/Spark I believe. More new options every day - maybe try to hold out for the Outlander PHEV?)
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    His and Hers Volts are surprisingly common. Not a bad thing!

    If you don't want to give up sizzling performance, you could always trade the CTS-V for a Tesla...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAZINGA View Post
    I think your V's days are numbered. I traded in my 2011 V coupe in on my Volt.


    The red Volt is my wife's. So we now own TWO Volt's.
    You sure didn't have that V very long.
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    It happened to me. When I first started contemplating buying a Volt, it was to replace the car I was using for commuting to work at the time. After we bought the Volt, I decided the wife should drive it the days she had to take our son to preschool, as she would drive more miles than me on those days. I would drive it the 2 days of the week our son didn't have school. Then I started hearing comments such as "the GMC drives so boring" and "it doesn't have any power!". I just shrugged my shoulders at the time.

    Then shortly after those comments were made, I was banished to the GMC Terrain, formerly known as our family car, M-F, as she didn't want to drive it at all. Guess that's what happens when people get used to driving an EV.

    I would seriously consider trading in the GMC for another Volt, but we still need the Terrain for the times we have to haul the family AND a large payload, along with the times we actually need to transport 5 people. A EREV version of a Terrain/Equinox is on my wish list....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron in Omaha View Post
    His and Hers Volts are surprisingly common. Not a bad thing!

    If you don't want to give up sizzling performance, you could always trade the CTS-V for a Tesla...
    And who do you think would end up driving the Tesla once the wife got to eventually drive it around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stilcrazee View Post
    You sure didn't have that V very long.
    yea about 6 months. I actually made out pretty well the deal, but with my track days over, I just couldn't see hauling 556 HP/550 TQ at 14 MPG just to look cool. That and it got tiresome being challenged by Mustangs and winged imports at every light.

    We love our Volt's

    and can see a Tesla in our future once they build out their SuperCharging network.
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    As I've mentioned before, my partner works for GM as a field rep. He gets a company car since he's always on the road to do his job, and since he's Cadillac exclusive for the past couple of years it's always a Cadillac. His previous company car was a CTS-V coupe. That is a car I was lusting over when it was first shown at the Auto Show as a concept. But now after having the Volt, whenever I'd drive it I would think, "yes it's a nice car, and it's really fast, but I'd rather be driving the Volt." I certainly wouldn't trade my Volt for a CTS-V, even if they cost the same. And the CTS-V did have one really irritating aspect and that was its infotainment system, particularly the really awful nav system. Not only were the graphics primitive, but it often had the absolute wackiest ideas of how to route us (even though all the setting were checked and appeared correct.)

    Now he's driving a new generation CTS V6 sedan. And that is an awesome car, really, through and through--all the positive magazine reviews and awards are well-deserved; but I still wouldn't trade my Volt for it.

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    I sold my 07 CTS-V to buy my 2012 Volt. I wouldn't go back.
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