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Believe it, or not: Chevy Volt tops most-loved car survey again
NBC ^ | 11/30/2012

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automakers; chevyvolt; generalmotors; gm; top10
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To: SeekAndFind

Only the true earth worshipers purchased one, so with such a small group I am not surprised.

41 posted on 11/30/2012 9:04:18 AM PST by dila813
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To: Red Badger

also zero resale value.

42 posted on 11/30/2012 9:05:59 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: SeekAndFind

If the customer had to pay the $100K+ full cost of the Volt, would they be just as happy?

And given that the median household income in the US is less than $52k, when will such customer satisfaction surveys include the satisfaction ratings of the head of household from which the annual income was taken?

43 posted on 11/30/2012 9:07:41 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Ingtar
After the last election, what’s not to believe?

Karl Rove and Ann Coulter will now push for Jeb Bush to drive around in a Chevy Volt! It's all in the optics!

44 posted on 11/30/2012 9:07:58 AM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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To: Ingtar

45 posted on 11/30/2012 9:08:29 AM PST by traumer
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To: All

6 to 6.5 hours to fully charge...*LOL*

46 posted on 11/30/2012 9:08:46 AM PST by Boonie
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To: dila813

this is like the people who claim to see the emperor’s new clothes. The emphatically proclaim the perfection of the clothing in order to not be exposed as stupid.

47 posted on 11/30/2012 9:10:26 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! and
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To: longtermmemmory

I’m starting to see a lot of Priuses on the used car lots now.........

48 posted on 11/30/2012 9:10:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

” Let’s see how satisfied they are when the battery has to be replaced..................”

LOL...what? 5-6000?

And I can’t wait to see how these cars do when they run through a dealer auction next year : )

49 posted on 11/30/2012 9:11:19 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a prime example of hype delivered to the news media for some “free advertising” on a failed product.

We just finished an election cycle which proved most polls are B.S.

50 posted on 11/30/2012 9:13:29 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I stopped reading Consumer Reports during the last century when they gave Nikon 35mm cameras a bad report, citing the “shockingly” high numbers returned for repair. They neglected to mention that Nikon was the Nr. 1 camera carried by war correspondents, journalists, combat and free lance photographers of the day. From El Salvador to Viet Nam, and the Belgian Congo. No photog worth his salt covered a bush war with less than 3 Nikons strung around his neck. And, yup they got the snarf beat out of them after thousands of frames, and had to be repaired.
51 posted on 11/30/2012 9:15:29 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is not at all surprising.

Using the same sort of reasoning, I’m sure that the Reverend Sun Myung Moon was the most beloved religious figure of late 20th century.

52 posted on 11/30/2012 9:17:04 AM PST by Skepolitic
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To: SeekAndFind
Saw this ad on TV where the guy proclaims he's never spent a penny on gas ...
... but he never says a feckin' word on what his electric bill is.
Spread the BS is more like it.

53 posted on 11/30/2012 9:17:31 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

I wonder how the Chevy Volt folks who lost electricity when Hurricane Sandy struck, got to drive their car?

I mean, no electricity for days ( or weeks depending on where you live ) and queueing for hours just get to get gas....

How’s the Chevy Volt going to work then?

Maybe a car that runs on wind or solar power will be in the works.... :)

54 posted on 11/30/2012 9:20:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: twister881

the 1984 chevy Volt eh?

55 posted on 11/30/2012 9:21:39 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: headstamp 2; All

My average commute is roughly 40 miles 1 way. The volt won’t work for me.

56 posted on 11/30/2012 9:25:42 AM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ninety-two percent of Kool Aid drinkers endorse... Kool Aid.

What a shocker.

57 posted on 11/30/2012 9:25:50 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: ViLaLuz

“surveying the two people that bought them...”

Yep, both liberal owners while smoking pot, said the
Volt was the best car they had ever owned.

They couldn’t remember what cars they had owned before the Volt.

Neither owner knew if they had a driver’s license or where it was, if they had one.

58 posted on 11/30/2012 9:26:31 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I see your Volt and I raise you an Un.

59 posted on 11/30/2012 9:32:16 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: faithhopecharity

I agree with you. I would be very happy with a Volt IF I was the guy who bought one of those 2 year leases for $200/month for a $40K car.

As for Consumer Reports, it depends on the amount of people in their sample. When they do the report on their used cars once a year it is based on the people who read their magazine and fill out their survey. The sample is something like 1 million responses. It is a wide sample of automobile owners satisfaction. They are very good at showing which used cars to buy and which to avoid. For example, they gave horrible marks to the 2004 BMW X5. My friend had one. He paid $52k for it new. It was in the shop ten times in the first year. It was a real lemon. He tried to sell it a few years later and could not give the car away.

Another example was a Honda Civic we bought used for my daughter. CR gave it very high marks for a used car. She drove it for four years and then sold it for $200 more than we paid for it FOUR years later. She never put $1 into it other than tires.

When it comes to buying appliances they are also a good information source because they actually go out and purchase the actual fridge, stove, vacuum cleaner, blender, coffee maker, etc. They will then test them over an extended period and report their findings.

However, when it comes to electronics. I prefer CNET. They are much more of a comprehensive reporting agency on gadgets, tv, stereo, cameras than Consumer Reports.

60 posted on 11/30/2012 9:41:10 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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