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2nd Gen Volt here, been on this forum for about +3 years. Every time I'm on the forum I laugh "uncontrollably" at all the car problems / issues/ updates req. / repairs / getting stranded in the middle of the road and general gripes (many people) in general are having with their 2nd Gen Volts. Now before all the diehards Volt supporters come out and say (honey is wonderful.. what are you talking about?, its a good car, mine is great, mine is awesome, no issues here).... let me just tell you its all BS, you all are or will have the same issues with the car at one point or another in a similar fashion. There are no special <cars> here people, its the same car. Mine has been in the shop more than my 19 year old truck. Its just fact. The reason I'm laughing is because I also experienced the same issues: lets go over all the items... (recent issue) park switch problems "shift to park", rear end cradle replacement, front drive-axle replacement, USB out 3 times, jerkiness off the line in gas mode, pulsating (front creep) at stoplights in elec mode, bad tire pressure sensors, the chuggle including highway "softness and bad transitions and in-between gas and elec motor fill in"..... its all there guys. Lets face it people 1st gen is way better (not as fast off the line, or better looking on the inside and less overall elec range) but overall more reliable and if out of warranty hell of a lot cheaper to operate. Having said that 1st gen is superior, I based my purchase for 2nd Gen on teh fact that 1st Ge was generally good. Perhaps Chevy dropped the ball on 2nd gen, or don't care, or perhaps they tried too hard to improve the car from gen 1 to 2. Regardless of the reason, I'm out of warranty and they want quite a bit of money to fix my latest issue (shift to park). YOU guys (me included) got taken. Just live with it its a bad design (the intention was great and forthcoming and I appreciate that) but its not reliable... just too many issues... don't kid yourselves, its a mediocre car.. and you cant fight with GM. So you are saving money and the planet by going electric but you are paying thousands to repair and maintain your Volt... If spending thousands of dollars to maintain your precious <car> worth it for you great, if not just laugh it out and change cars. I for one wanted a new Tahoe for my family. However I'm not buying Chevy anymore (as a result of lack of support and increase of maintenance / problems with my current Volt car). Because of these reasons it is making it difficult for me if not impossible to buy another Chevy. The moral of the story is.... Accept it and move on. It is what it is. Come on diehards, come tell me how you are the special <Volt owners>..... and how much you love your Volts.