I kinda feel like I was initiated into being a new Volt owner by instantly driving her 1200 miles right off the lot. From LA to Idaho in early December. We hit beautiful southern CA weather, but the next day hit driving rain at Crescent City. We drove through mountain blizzards for a couple days and this Volt really proved herself as a rugged, well performing vehicle in all kinds of conditions. Now I'm wondering why I didn't get one of these amazing machines years ago. Wow!