To drive a Volt you have to be willing to give up certain convenience and comfort features including: power seats, power steering wheel adjustment, memory seating position, sunroof, home link or similar vehicle garage, gate, lighting remote control functions, rear wiper. The back seats offer limited headroom and legroom. The rear seating should be fine for small children but you need to make sure that your car seat will fit with the front seat pushed back to your preferred position. Visibility front and rear is poor. The blind spot warning system helps with side visibility. The rear view camera and cross traffic alert when moving in reverse are very useful too.
The audio systems on the Volt LT and Volt Premier sound very similar. The subwoofer that is included in the Volt Premier Bose audio system adds some fullness to the sound. The Volt's audio system does not compare to the sound quality of the better sound systems available in premium automobiles. That said, the Volt's infotainment system is flexible with support for Bluetooth audio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Volt does not currently offer HD radio if you care about broadcast AM/FM. Sirius/XM satellite radio functions are very basic with no ability to rewind a song or tag favorites. The Volt's optional navigation system does not compare to the better built-in car navigation systems but most prefer to use Google Maps or Waze with Android Auto or Apple Maps with Apple CarPlay.
What you get in return is the convenience of charging at home, at any time, in any weather versus going to the gas station. Filling up with regular grade gas instead of premium octane fuel and rarely filling up at that. I fill up so infrequently that the price of gas can fluctuate more than $0.50 per gallon between fill ups. Fill ups in the Volt costing ~ $20 instead of $40 - $60. When some man made or natural disaster threatens oil production in the middle east or gasoline distribution here in the US and the price of oil jumps 30% in just a few days or weeks you can look at your Volt and know that it really does not affect you because you chose to skip the gas station and drive an electric vehicle.
Preconditioning the Volt in the morning, something you can do while the Volt is still plugged in, means never having to get into a cold or hot cabin again. It is true that you can remote start a conventional ICE vehicle but not while the ICE vehicle is parked inside your garage because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The luxury brands are currently lagging behind GM in electrification of their products but they will soon have comparable offerings. So if you like Volvo, Audi, BMW and Mercedes in a few years you will be able to purchase a plug in version of most models with perhaps 20 miles of electric range. That may be enough to meet your daily driving needs or it may leave you wanting more.
The Gen 2 Volt will probably soldier on in the Chevrolet product lineup until 2020 when GM has stated they will introduce a small crossover or SUV using the Voltec drive system. Many current Volt owners would appreciate driving a plug-in vehicle with the Volt's benefits with a bit more room (especially in the rear seats), easier vehicle entry/egress, better visibility, sunroof option and a taller driving position. AWD is also desirable. Many Volt owners are able to drive 90% electric with the current Gen 2 Volt 18.4 kWH battery so a moderately larger battery capacity won't radically change things for these drivers. Those who want to be 100% gas free will choose another vehicle such as the Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, or Tesla EV.