My VOLT was built May 15th, 2016.. I bought it off the lot 15 days later.. Now that was fast for transportation.
The VOLT continues to be a great, comfortable car. She was created with an Silver ICE metalic color and the only option I can see that she lacks is the ACC as this VOLT was built days before ACC would start to be installed.
And SELF PARKING! ARE YOU KIDDING?? I didn't realize she was equipped to do this and when I learned of it, I tested it that day, she parked perfectly. I was so tickled I tried 3 more times at various places in the city, perfect parallel parking. Who'd thunk??
The Lane Keep is sort of lame but may be a good reminder if you are on a long trip and the car moves too close to either side of the road, only to be gently pulled back to center lane. and the distance warning is just cool.
Regenerative braking, now this is a new term for a former Gas car only owner. But how cool to be able to brake without touching the brake pedal and send power back to the battery.
My summer time mileage after charge is around 80+ miles. I have not (yet) had to run the extender, not one mile.
The only dealership forced visit was when the Wheel speed sensor went bad. Didn't totally shut the car down but it reduced the steering wheel action and shut down some systems.
For you lurkers, if the VOLT is an interest for you, I'd say it could be a perfect choice when coming from a total Gas car.
You get the "estimated" 53 miles per charge, which I found to be more in the warm summer and less in the cold Winter, and you have the extender(gas generator) to keep you going another couple of hundred miles should you use all your mileage on the battery.
The ride is very good, the body is tight, the seats are comfortable. Apple car play is great with the BOSE speakers which sound good.
NO CD CHANGER, but in my case, I load music on a USB thumb drive, made up play lists and the result is even better then a CD changer. I use the naviagation maps from my I5c Iphone. The OEM navigation I use only if I have no other resource as it is pretty shoddy as a mapping system but it is good to have, just in case.
The style of the body is Aerodynamic, but not particularly a look that I would have liked and the rear seat head room could have been better.
My VOLT is a PREMIER model with the extra safety packages and the Leather seats, which included Heated seat and heated steering wheel. Comfort controls that remind you of what Cadillac was once the only vehicle using.
Seating for 4, HA HA HA, I mean 5 (wink to silly GM designer that said that tall tale).
Learning the ins and outs, all the quirks and comforts doesn't take too long and the drives are very comfortable.
I am very surprised that GM has done so little advertising on the VOLT, but what seems to be word of mouth has really started a trend.
Happy Birthday to my 2017 Chevrolet VOLT. And looking forward to the 2nd year.
Stolen VOLT pursuit
Insurance Institute For Highway Safety Crash Test Results