"Here’s the bigger point: the pure battery-powered electric car like the Tesla Roadster or even the LEAF has done wonders to erase the wimp factor associated with hybrids, and to open the market to people who like to drive. The quick acceleration off the line in an EV makes all hybrids—including the Prius-with-plug—feel limp."
When reviewers compare the Volt to other cars they tend to focus economy and high cost. I've always maintained there is something else that should be considered, and that is the Volt is fun to drive. The joy of driving is the reason people put out the extra bucks for a BMW over a similar sized economy car, and this should be a factor when considering the Volt.