Skip to comments.Believe it, or not: Chevy Volt tops most-loved car survey again
Posted on 11/30/2012 8:28:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
General Motors' Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car topped Consumer Reports' annual owner-satisfaction survey for the second straight year.
Ninety-two percent of Volt owners surveyed by the influential consumer magazine said they would definitely buy the Volt again, earning the electric car the top ranking. Last year, 93 percent of respondents said they would buy the car again.
"The Volt's two-year reign at the top of our satisfaction survey points to the continuing trend of owners' enthusiasm for cars that are fuel-efficient, especially as we see more and more hybrid and electric models hitting the market," Consumer Reports' auto editor, Rik Paul, said in a statement.
The Volt, introduced in late 2010, has struggled with early soft sales, criticism from opponents of federal green-car tax credits, and a 2011 government probe of Volt battery fires that found no major problems.
Nevertheless, the Volt, which sells for just under $40,000 before a $7,500 federal tax credit, has a devoted following among those who brag about avoiding gas stations. The car can travel about 40 miles on an electric charge before the gasoline-powered engine kicks in for additional driving range.
In addition to the Volt, other fuel-efficient models that scored well in the Consumer Reports survey included the Toyota Camry Hybrid, Prius and Prius C, and the Nissan Leaf all-electric car.
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After the last election, what’s not to believe?
These are people who own an $80,000 car and who paid $40,000 for it. You bet they’re pleased.
...after surveying the two people that bought them...
It’s not those surveyed that count, but those that count the surveys!
Since most Volts have been purchased by government and fleets of companies with close Obama ties, of course the marks are positive.
We love em, we just don’t buy em.
“a 2011 government probe of Volt battery fires that found no major problems.”
Car batteries that catch fire but aren’t deemed a major problem.
I gave up Consumer Reports and their third-grade reporting years ago.
Folks who know and love cars aren’t exactly running to get their latest mag from the newsstand.
They were the dolts who decided a Chrysler product was “unstable” after they whipped the steering wheel in one direction, let go, and were surprised when the car went into oscillation.
Test pilots they are not.
Car test engineers they are not.
Engineers (period) they are not.
And remember, they actually believe that global warming bunch of bull Obama.
I believe it, since only a wealthy liberal idiot or a government agency would buy a Chevy Volt in the first place.
“The car can travel about 40 miles on an electric charge before the gasoline-powered engine kicks in for additional driving range. “
40 miles is nothing.
Ninety-three percent said they would have other people involuntarily subsidize their purchase again.
Let's see. A person goes out and, against all economic logic, purchases a car to make a bold political and humanitarian statement about their own character and self worth. Then they fill out a survey that asks them if they regret making this statement? And 92% said no they are happy with their car.
I doubt there are many Volt owners that are concerned with automotive excellence as much as they are with their own image. The survey could have said, "Do you believe you are a gullible douchebag?" They would have received the same results.
The “most satisfying” cars are almost all cars where the buyer has a big emotional investment in the car. Volt owners are saving the environment and are very pleased (with themselves).
This tells me all I’ve always suspected about Consumers’ Report. They’re fixed.
Who owns these cars? Chevy dealers? What are they going to report? Even if the car burned up in their garage, they are going to say that it’s wonderful. The rest of them are owned by institutions. So, how accurate are their reports? The accountant for the institution fills it out for the whole fleet. Or, the executive secretary.
I’ve subscribed to CR from time to time over the years and havefound that they are less than helpful in my purchases.
Let’s see how satisfied they are when the battery has to be replaced...................
Hey look at the bright side, when they catch fire it not only stimulated the home owners insurance company but also the auto insurance company. Not to mention the home repair work that must repair the fire damage AND the auto repair. If the car is totaled out they get a new one.
So you see, it’s all good!
I prefer Edmunds.
Ah,see, you need to expand your understanding of fire with regards to automobiles. The combustible engine of a conventionally powered vehicle catches fire too. It's what makes the car go in those evil cylinger thangies. So what if the Volt battery uses fire now and then too? What's the difference.
(Strict liberal logic in use here)
George and John Voight loved their LeBaron.