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OK, so how can I take a review seriously when it has the pseudo-scientific term "drag resistance" in it. These two cars are aimed at different market needs. For the short range urbanite who needs cargo space, the Bolt wins. For the longer range person who needs something around town and road trips the Volt wins.
 

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I'm waiting for their followup sensation, "Which is the better vehicle, a truck or a sedan?"
 

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I realized "drag resistance" is a valid term. It's the resistance from your spouse to taking your daily driver to the drag strip to race it. :p
 

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I'm waiting for their followup sensation, "Which is the better vehicle, a truck or a sedan?"
Followed by "Which is more important: air or water?"
 

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Consider the intended audience.
 

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If I didn't already have a G1 and was given the choice between a Volt and a Bolt in the $25-40K price range, I'd choose a used ELR. If money was no object, I'd probably get a CT6 Plugin, though the temptation would be there to spend a little more for a Model S or X then even more for the biggest battery, autopilot, AWD, etc.
 

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I realized "drag resistance" is a valid term. It's the resistance from your spouse to taking your daily driver to the drag strip to race it. :p
Around here it's a reluctance to wear women's clothing.
 

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Around here it's a reluctance to wear women's clothing.
LOL. I was thinking in the context of a car forum. I actually wanted to race my 1990 Transport mini-van but my wife wouldn't let me. :)
 

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The better EV is the Bolt EV. The Volt has an added gasoline engine which makes it the best "hybrid".
 

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The better EV is the Bolt EV. The Volt has an added gasoline engine which makes it the best "hybrid".
That many of us treat as an EV.
 

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That many of us treat as an EV.
Yes, now that we have a Bolt EV, the Volt will become an EV for shorter trips. Between the two, we will rarely use any gas barring the odd long distance trip.
 

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Car forums often have different lingo.

"I blew a tranny" does not mean the same thing on hotrod.com as it does on Facebook.
We didn't know you rolled that way, not that there's anything wrong with that. :)
 

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Yes, now that we have a Bolt EV, the Volt will become an EV for shorter trips. Between the two, we will rarely use any gas barring the odd long distance trip.
If I owned both a Volt and a Bolt .....I would guess I would drive as much as possible in the Bolt, except for longer trips more than 200 miles, or when the destination lacks reliable charging infrastructure.

Except we're a two car family. And I really love my gen2 Volt with adaptive cruise control. And the Volt is already all electric except for trips out of town. The Volt engine might only turn on for really long road trips once or twice a year, except for EMM every 6 weeks. The Volt is already like that a lot of the time.

Maybe someday my wife will trade in for a pure EV. Until then, the Volt is perfect.
 

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I am awaiting the article, how to wear plaid at night
Unless you're Scottish wearing your tartan or golf shorts on the golf course, this is the only time it's acceptable to wear plaid.
 

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If I owned both a Volt and a Bolt .....I would guess I would drive as much as possible in the Bolt, except for longer trips more than 200 miles, or when the destination lacks reliable charging infrastructure.
For our two car family, the Volt is for short or very long trips, the Bolt for everything else.
 
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