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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Yep, see my post #17
To borrow from “South Park,” I call shenanigans!
It's designed to do that. No engineering flaw here. Move along.
I thought it was the Miami Heat that loved their LaBaron... :)
This article reminds me of South Park, and their “smug” episode. It was one of their better shows, having people smelling their own farts... lol
Why do I not believe this is even close to true?
Their owners love it, because their religion requires them to love it.
he one guy I know who bought one is too egotistical to ever admit he made a mistake.
Consumer Reports is a marxist org.
If the reVolt is so popular, why aren’t people buying them?
I see this as a good thing and reason enough to end any gubmint subsidies for them. If they are so beloved then there is no excuse for taxpayers to foot the bill.
1. You pay way too much for something that you know isn’t that great then you’re going to the mat to argue that it’s the most awesome thing out there. The survey is pointless.
2. I could drop a load right in your living room and argue that it smells pretty good to me.
No doubt this survey was taken at the “Cheby” Volt plant and all the union workers voted for it.
Does GM provide a booklet that shows cities with street plug-in adapters so these VOLT things can be recharged; ones that haven’t been vandalized? What’s the miles per gallon when they have to use the gas engine?
I hope they like it. We all paid top dollar for them.
so both customers are pleased, eh?
Consumer Reports is a thoroughly politicized, left wing "nonprofit" organization. Recall they are in love with Obamacare, and long for the day when there is no private health insurance, only a failed, Govt.-run single payer system.
let’s compare apples with apples, not apples with broccoli.
give me a car that cost over $100,000 to manufacture, charge me only $30,000 for it.... you pay the rest ....
and then ask me if I am happy with the deal or not
ps: but I don’t want a piece of krap like a volt, so
you give me a Corvette zr-1 and then we can talk
“The car can travel about 40 miles on an electric charge before the gasoline-powered engine kicks in...”
*LOL* That’s about 2 gallons of gasoline worth savings...