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Have You Reviewed Your Volt?

  • Yes, I already have, at all these major websites

    Votes: 7 30.4%
  • No, I haven't yet, I will go now

    Votes: 16 69.6%
  • No, and I don't want to... I'm lazy or anti-Volt :P

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    23
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
As great as GM-Volt.com is, probably 90% of the general public doesn't know it exists. In the past, I would go to major car sites to find out about cars... I think lots of people do that. We need to help educate the public about the Volt.
This post has several important links... Please read entire post.

RIGHT NOW you can now vote for the Volt at Edmunds...

http://edmunds.opinio.net/s?s=consumers_favorite_hybrids
(direct link)
(or source page http://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/consumers-favorites/# )

We all REALLY need to vote in this poll... this is an opportunity to influence the public awareness in a positive way! :)

Also, remember that multiple Individual Owner opinions really count. At least that's always how I've approached car buying. The Volt could really use some more (and informative) owner reviews on major sites. I'm not a Volt owner (YET) but I want to help out so I figured I'd go scout down websites that don't have many owner reviews. Here are a selection of customer review links that I browsed to on various major websites (browsed on Jan 4, 2012).

http://www.autotrader.com/research/car-models/2012-Chevrolet-Volt/21229-331642/5dr-HB~model.jsp?&rdpage=NCLP_MI <-- 2012 Volt has currently ZERO ratings here. The 2011 model has 2 ratings only!

http://www.carmax.com/enus/customer-reviews/2012-chevrolet-volt-1427.html <-- ZERO reviews for either 2012 or 2011 Volt!!!

http://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/volt/2012/consumer-reviews.html?sub=hatchback <--Only 18 reviews!

http://www.kbb.com/chevrolet/volt/2012-chevrolet-volt/base-style-consumer_reviews/?vehicleid=364169 <--Only 7 ratings!

http://www.cars.com/chevrolet/volt/2012/consumer-reviews/ <-- Only 13 reviews here! Click "Review This Car"

http://autos.msn.com/research/userreviews/reviewlist.aspx?modelid=14133 <--Only 9 reviews here! Click "Rate This Car"

IMHO, it's a shame if on any one of these sites there are any less than 30 accurate, informative reviews of the Volt, by real owners. So all Volt owners need to pitch in.

I know I'm speaking to the (Volt) 'choir.' The choir on GM-Volt needs to GET OUT and SING!
(by the way, in doing this search, I learned the Volt has received KBB's Best Resale Value award! source: http://www.kbb.com/new-cars/best-resale-value-awards/best-resale-electric-car/ ... the Volt has received so many awards I've lost track! )

Others please feel free to post links to other sites where Volt owners need to add useful reviews. Sorry, I should have put an "I can't review the Volt, I don't own one" option in the poll" but the poll was mainly for fun.
 

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I can't vote!

I can't vote on that poll because I am not a Volt owner yet.
 

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I added a couple of reviews and voted where i needed too.
 

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
Keep the reviews coming

Been there done that.
Thanks folks. Everybody else -- take 2 minutes and help advance public awareness of the Volt!

I guarantee those sites see much more "general public" traffic than GM-Volt ever will see.

Thanks to KickinCanada and Farmedb for their reviews on Carmax.com

There are still Zero reviews showing on AutoTrader! (maybe people have submitted reviews but they have to be processed?)
KBB still shows only 7 reviews.
Edmunds still shows only 18 reviews (one is rather dumb/poor, same guy also posted on Cars.com)
Cars.com still shows only 13 reviews

Thanks to Volt in Colorado and ArkansasVolt and JohnnyO Volt for their addition to the reviews on autos.msn.com

FOLKS, if we don't post and we love the car, how will people know any better? Keep up the good work posting reviews, everybody!
 

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I can not believe this one Volt owner gave it such low rating because of a faulty antenna. That type of rating in the type I would ignore.
 

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I can not believe this one Volt owner gave it such low rating because of a faulty antenna. That type of rating in the type I would ignore.
Yah, obviously -- I would also, for example, when (before the Volt existed) I was reviewing whether to buy, say, a Toyota Corolla. But the advantage the Corolla had was there were (I think literally) hundreds of positive reviews. People look at the significance and incidence (like, frequency of occurrence) of positive and negative comments... I think.
 

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Great thread, LT. I think you get the award for the most passionate non-Volt owning Volter! If you're this bad (and I mean bad in a good way) now, I can only imagine when you actually get your Volt!

Adding one more site to your list, you should include CNET. ScottF, Solar Dave, and I have contributed to the 21 reviews there:
http://reviews.cnet.com/coupe-hatchback/2011-chevrolet-volt/4852-10867_7-34168732-3.html?tag=userReviews;page

I also voted on the Edmunds poll, but I have to say I do also like the Escape hybrid very much and will probably buy my wife one this year (and then throw on an aftermarket plug-in conversion kit). I will try to add some reviews to the other sites you listed in your OP this weekend when I get some free time. But you should take it easy on us in your poll there, how about an option for "Yes I have reviewed my Volt on some, but not all of these site" - geez!
 

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Agree.. nice thread and good collection of places to post reviews. I've got reviews on about half (under my more common web alias not my real name) and will eventually get around to posting at others.
 

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I added my reviews to all the sites where you don't have to sign in or create an account to do so.
 

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Voted and added a few reviews..
 

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That was fun! I wonder if anyone will notice the same people are writing on all those sites :) Thanks for the comprehensive set of links.
 
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