I’m looking to by a Volt within the next year, and I can’t decide whether to go for the 1st or 2nd generation. The 2nd gen, of course, has longer range, better fuel efficiency, and a fifth seat. However, due to the changes made to the battery and drivetrain to reduce weight and price, I’m concerned about the reliability. I have no worries about a 1st generation Volt needing special maintenance or battery replacement for a long time, if ever, but the 2nd generation is too young for me to know if reliability has been compromised in favor of price reduction. Is there anyone who knows more than me in regard to what changes the battery has undergone and how that would effect it in the long term?