I was actually going to pull the trim pieces and put them back to chrome so it's not all black. Leaving it this way a couple days to see how I like it. Most likely will pull the dip off the trim parts.Maybe it is my age, but I like the "before" a little better - particularly on a red car. It makes the Volt look like a "cheap" econo box. If you would have left the surrounding trim as bright work I would maybe go for it.
Just my opinion.
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GM's a pretty conservative company -- They don't think the general public would go for a change like "no grill at all". They're probably right.The whole fake grill idea is a design flop. The front of a Volt should simply be a smooth taper of the body color. No grill. No fake plastic chrome. General Motors should hire better designers.
I dipped both the upper and lower grills, but not the chrome trim around the borders. It had no impact on the ACC. I didn't like both grills being black, so I removed the black from the top. There is a radar behind the Chevy emblem. It works in conjunction with a camera in the rear view mirror area that looks out the front of the windshield.I am kind of thinking of blacking out my grille as well, but I don't have my Volt yet, waiting for the adaptive cruise control option. So I have a question. Will blacking out the grille affect the ACC? Isn't the 'sensor' in the grille? (If not, where is it?)