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I'm sure others on this forum may have noticed this. My wife and I purchased our first Volt, and as well as our first new GM car in Oct 2013. We traded in the 14 Volt Premier in July 2016 for my wife's current car, Volt 2016 Premier.

Since then my sister and brother in law purchased a new 2017 Volt, and my nephew purchased a used 2017 Volt.

It seems that GM does little or nothing to promote the Volt, as most people have no idea on how the Voltec system works. Even myself prior to joining this forum, we had, and still have, a 2010 Prius. I always thought the Volt was just a big hybrid with a larger battery. I had no idea that it was a real electric car, no engine engaging to assist in propulsion power with a battery charge.

Infact the Volt still is a unique vehicle. The current Volt competitor, the plug in Honda Clarity, is not a a pure electric car as with a full charge in the Clarity, if you floor it the gas engine will start to assist in propulsion power, the Volt never....
 

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At least one--parents-in-law.
 

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Yes. One of my friends bought one after seeing/driving mine and then his father bought one so two total.
 

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Four good friends have driven my '16. One bought a '17. (25% response ain't bad....) but NO friends drove my '13 and none bought a Volt back then. So, at the very least, it seems to require a fairly extended test drive to convince someone to buy one.
Chevy sponsored regional Drive-a-Thons in 2011 (?) While all Chevys were available to test drive, the new-to-everyone Volt was always busy doing demo rides. If Chevy wanted to sell more Volts, similar regional demo days might work, but only with Gen 3's. (if...)
Chevy has had about 6 years to generate a trend of upwardly increasing sales, but has failed to try. Now, I fear, it is too late, as the advertising noise from new competitors is too much to get out a message. Perhaps Toyota's experience with the Prime will be a good case study. If Toyota can't make a go of it, no one can. (i.e. the market is just not ready, due mainly to price, I suspect)
 

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Yes, a collegue of mine bought a 2015 after he had driven my 2013.
 

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I bought my loaded 2017 Premier after riding with my friend in his 2015. Score one for him.

Two of my friends have bought one and a third is “seriously” looking at one.

Word of mouth is the only way I knew about how awesome the Volt is until I bought mine.
 

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Not a one in the bunch.
 

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My dad bought a Bolt cause of how much he liked my Volt, he had a Tesla M3 on order, but decided that he didn’t want to wait for the 35k version to come out, and after seeing how nice mine was, looked into the Bolt. He loves it.
 

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The short answer is yes, and I would say at least one EV that I know of. A couple of these surprised me a lot.
There is a learning curve with all this, and for those of us who have driven combustion engines for a long time a paradigm shift that you really have to experience for a while before it totally sinks in and becomes real.

A friend of mine purchased an EV due to my Volt around a year ago. His wife never drove their EV, or rode in it until recently, and realized she really liked it a lot when she finally did. Same with my wife as far as driving our Volt, as it was a long time before she drove our Volt, and when she did, discovered how much she likes to drive it. It is the only vehicle she comments on this way, and we have 4 (really more if you count our farm), and have had others over the years.

My brother bought a Volt because of mine around a year ago, and just yesterday I asked his wife if she had driven it. The answer was never, not even once. At the time I thought, how strange, aren't you at least curious? So now, I am interested in seeing her drive one, even if it is mine, to see hear her opinion and sort of watch what happens over time.
 

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Yes!
One guy at work and 3 family members!
I moved on to a Chevy BEV.

Am I a trend setter,,, or just a cheap-ass with a little environmentalist thrown in ?
 

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It is interesting the discussions that are started because of this car. I had a couple friends over a few nights ago, and they both got an education on the Volt. One of them is very interested.
I was getting gas yesterday and I had an adjacent driver come up to me and we started talking about the Volt and he was rather intrigued as well...

Last time I had a car that garnered this much attention was my 1966 Cutlass convertible I had back in the 80's....
 

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The short answer is yes, multiple.

Since cars are durable & expensive items, word of mouth and first hand experiences from friends with new products matter. For most people this is their 2nd most expensive purchase after the home, so it's reasonable not to want to take a chance on making a bad decision.
 

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My buddy at work bought a used 2014 Volt and couldn't stop talking about it. He was previously a Prius owner. I checked it out in the parking lot at work, and he let me take it for a little test drive. I was hooked! I couldn't believe it was a Chevrolet! And when he told me how little he paid for it, I started looking until I found my 2015. After years of owning Hondas, Nissans, and Toyotas, I never saw myself as a Chevy owner. But this is not your average Chevy. It's the best car I've ever owned.
 

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This is somewhat similar - I would likely not have bought mine if I did not have a friend who works at Tesla who suggested it when I asked him for suggestions about the best affordable GHG-impact-reducing cars. Like JuneBug, I've identified as a Honda/Toyota person. And my biggest concern with this car is still that I have to say good-bye to my completely 100% honest and integrity-filled independent Honda mechanic and, if warranty or other work is needed, start dealing with Chevy dealers...
 

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My sister and she has subsequently got 2 people to purchase one. 3 co-workers, guy that put roof on my house, 3 random people I met out running errands (took them for a ride in it and gave them my contact info if they had questions), and 2 people that stayed at my fathers hotel (took them for a ride when I stayed there). This all since starting off with a 2011 purchased in early 2012. I now drive a loaded with ACC 2018. Most recent guy I took for a ride said, “you should really work for GM to sell this car” HAHA!! It sells itself once people actually get in it and take it for a ride.
 
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