My wife and I have ordered a 2016 LT in Kinetic Blue with the leather interior and comfort 1 package back home in MA, but we are currently on vacation in California. I noticed we were just down the street from Van Nuys and knew Keyes, and Rick, from the forum so we figured we'd stop by to take a look at one of the cars in person. They had a Blue LT (not with the same seats however) and Rick was kind enough to have Joe bring it around for us to take a look at. While we were waiting for Joe, we had a very friendly chat with Rick, and it was great seeing someone at a Chevrolet dealership who fully understood the vehicle after dealing with a sales person back home who didn't even know the Volt could drive fully electric when charged.
We actually saw Rick unpacking one of the care packages he mentioned else where on the forum. I'd say they're well deserved.
Joe took us out to show us the car and spent a few minutes going over everything as we sat inside. I was happy to see my wife widely grinning, and clearly enamored with how the car looks in person. It's a very sharp looking car. Parked just across from a gen 1, the differences were stark. I know the gen 1 has its fans, but my wife and I both agree that inside and out the gen 2 is a much better car. The blue stitching in the seat, and the stripe of the cars exterior color on the handles were the kind of small touches that really make you feel that you're getting a $35,000 vehicle.
The displays inside the car were easy to read, and nice and crisp. The buttons we played with felt solid.
Joe couldn't stop raving about how the car drove and you could tell he was itching to take it for another spin.
My wife was happy with how easily the back seats folded down and loved the look of the interior (where the contrast between the two colors isn't as marked as it looks on the configurator, but that's neither a criticism or praise).
All in all it was a worthwhile trip to make during our vacation. My wife is now more excited than ever to get her Volt (built and waiting to ship), and the staff at Keyes were knowledgeable, excited about the vehicle and a pleasure to interact with. They really put the dealership back home to shame and if I lived in the area I know where we'd be buying our Volt from.
And as far as the 2016 Volt goes? We still haven't driven one, but it looks even better than I expected and we feel even better about ordering one.