Title says it all.
Title says it all.
2012 Blue Topaz Volt - VIN:#C-8909 - Leather Seats Black with Dark Trim, Rear Camera
9/15/11 Ordered, 11/18/11 Arrived (highly efficient signature zone) Volt Stats
I'd say it was the drugs -- only that can explain why anyone would think a Prius is a better car than a Volt -- but they're too expensive without a generic.
Amazing since there were not that many produced. Must have gotten a better response percentage coupled with good experiences, because it seems like there have been many other cars with much higher volumes that take longer to be recommended.
I have to say my wife's Acadia and my Volt have been really trouble-free. GM must be doing better making cars people like, with good reliability.
#B2380, 2011 Crystal Red. Born 3/18/2011, adopted 4/9/2011
#B2733, 2011 White Diamond. Born 4/4/2011, foster care 5/2/2011, adopted 11/29/2012
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Mtn Ranger. Your title made me laugh! I just saw the article on my "enewspaper" I publish... then clicked over here to Gm-Volt website and found that you had beat me to it.. Admittedly I was working until now so I hadn't looked but now I have.
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I am working on the sourcing for it, Twitter can be good, sometimes not, but I find it incredibly easy to read and interesting more days than not. Take a look if you guys are interested. Let me know if I should put a link on the front page of this website.
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2012 Nissan Leaf SL #16790
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I cancelled my Consumer Reports subscription of many years the day I read one of their head honchos bloviating about the Volt and bashing it based on ignorance and misinformation. I figured if they got that stuff wrong, what else are they getting wrong? Same with Fux Newz. Ignoramuses with an "anti" agenda. If they get the Volt that wrong, they are getting other stuff wrong as well.
Cyber Gray, Std Wheels, Black Leather/White Console, Park Assist. Picked up May 2011
Best All Electric Miles: 54.2
Lifetime: 30,821 miles, 140 MPG, Remaining Oil Life 100%
Typical Commute: 57-67 miles
30 day Stats: 1100 miles, 201 MPG, 82% Electric, 28% gas, Saved 42 gal., 26 kW-hr/100 miles
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I guess after GM updated the Volt to not freeze their asses off, they now changed to "Recommend".
As for their EV reviews, these guys are clowns. They say the Leaf's Achilles heel is that it had limited range. Interesting. That's like marking down a Prius because it can't tow your boat to the summer cabin. But wait CR would say: "People don't expect a Prius to be able to tow and boat. If they need that they'd buy a Tahoe." And of course the answer to this is something like "NS Sherlock, and people don't buy a Leaf if they need to take it on long trips". CR lives in a little world where like minded people talk to like minded people and collectively they don't have a clue how stupid they can be. They claim to be objective, but objectively applying irrational criteria yields results more absurd than what you'd see if you misapplied rational criteria.
I actually thought the video was a pretty reasonable review. The reviewer acknowledged what works well and pointed out the compromises. The things he criticized were no different than things routinely called out in these forums. I didn't perceive any particular "ax to grind" by the reviewer.
Just as we criticize those who bash the Volt inappropriately, I don't think we should bash those who make the same occasionally negative observations that we do. The current generation Volt isn't for everyone even if it's perfect for us.
Crystal red, cloth interior, nav, Bose speakers, park assist, cargo net, front shade, rear storage barrier, VIN C04158, received 10/15/11