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  1. How do you test drive a used Volt?

    Buying, Leasing & Selling - Chevy Volt
    Hi, I'm interested in buying a few-year-old used Volt. I talked to a friend who's leasing one, but he's had one problem after another. Most of the problems were with the charging system. So I'm wondering, how common are problems with the car's charger? Are their signs I should watch for when...
  2. Bolt EV Test Drive and Review at Community Chevrolet

    Bolt Owners Forum - Resources, Reviews & Photos
    I test drove a Bolt EV Premier at Community Chevrolet in Burbank, CA courtesy Oscar Gutierrez who was very helpful and knowledgeable about the car. Remarkably so. He has a Volt, so I think that helps. I can't comment on this dealer's pricing, but if you want to give them a try, I highly...
  3. Potention used Gen1 volt buyer takes first test drive...

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    ... and I really liked it. I'm shopping for my first EV, and though I'm on the tesla model 3 reservation list, I'll probably get a used EV like the gen1 volt or used BMW i3 instead for about half the cost of the model 3. (dammit I misspelled the title. "POTENTIAL used gen1 volt buyer takes...
  4. 2017 Chicago Auto Show Bolt EV Test Drives?

    Chevy Bolt EV Discussion, News, Reviews & Events
    I see the Bolt EV will be exhibited, but can't find any announcement of test drives. Anyone know?
  5. I tested a Tesla with autopilot a couple weeks ago

    I was in St. Louis a few weeks ago visiting my sister and brother in-law and their feline kiddos. Since there is a Tesla store in the St. Louis area I took the opportunity to go there and check out the vehicles. I was able to test drive a Model S with an autopilot. It has the autopilot feature...
  6. Dealers with 2016 Volt for test drive in Bay Area?

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hi all, traveling to San Francisco for few days. I was wondering if there are any dealers in the Bay Area with 2016 volts available for test drive by now. Any idea?
  7. Driving a Volt and a Prius back-toback: Comments from a Prius test drive

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    My wife's 14 year old car died, it ate the timing belt ( actually the belt is fine, the exhaust cam sprocket failed), so it likely has some bent valves. This forces the issue - some time with it apart in my driveway, or another car sooner than the gen2 arrives. We'd been planning on driving...
  8. 2013 Test Drive ->Oil smell 10 minutes after I put the car in Mountain Mode to charge

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    2013 Test Drive ->Oil smell 10 minutes after I put the car in Mountain Mode to charge Hi, I've followed the development of the Volt for 2 years before it was release. Now my commute is changing from 9 miles (18 total) of rural roads 45mph, My wrangler averaged 22mpg. Now I'm commuting 38...
  9. Just picked up a 2013 Chevy Volt after test driving it!

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hello, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jerry (AKA: Barnacules) and I produce the Barnacules Nerdgasm YouTube channel ( and I recently purchased a 2013 Chevy Volt for my wife to replace her aging 174k mile Lexus RX300 and she absolutely loved it. We ended up...
  10. What To Do During Test Drive

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    In case you need some ideas when test driving a Volt with a salesman. Enjoy.
  11. Tesla Model S first drive: the sports sedan goes electric (update: video)

    Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Competitors
    Did anyone post this one? Nice article and videos. "So what's it like to drive the Model S? In a word: amazing."
  12. Volt in Ann Arbor

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hey everyone. Future Volt owner here. I've been following this forum for a long time and finally decided to give posting a shot. I test drove a Volt a couple of weeks ago, and like everyone, found it pretty remarkable. The most interesting thing I found is the temptation to really let it rip...
  13. Test Drive Turns Volt Skeptic Into Believer

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    "I never thought much of this car. It doesn't deserve the hype. It's expensive. Its claimed fuel consumption is a hopeless distortion of the facts. It's late to market. It's won awards it doesn't deserve. It's an overblown Cruze." "By the time I returned to the Sheraton and plugged it back in...
  14. Impossible to Test Drive

    Suggestions for GM - Chevy Volt
    I live in the greater Los Angeles area. I really want to lease a Chevy Volt ASAP. Today I called 3 different dealers in the LA area to ask if they had a Volt in stock to look at & drive. Two of the dealers told me they had a car I could see but it would be impossible to drive one. Keys...