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#1 OFFLINE   HotPotato

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:37 AM

Just traded my C-Max for a 2018 Chevy Volt. Wanted a Bolt EV but couldn't stand the seats, and my wife wasn't thrilled with the idea of me driving another "dorky rolling potato," so... now I'm driving an oops-proof electric car that drives like a sport sedan. Not sure if it was the right choice---goodbye to thigh support, airy interior, room to put your left foot somewhere other than under the brake pedal (the real reason for that regen-on-demand steering wheel paddle!), and frankly the ability to see out of the damn car at all---but I cherished those 30-60 second stretches of electric-powered silence in the C-Max, and now they can go on for miles and miles. And I've missed sporty: with a tire-smoking 0-30 time, low center of gravity and 50-50 weight distribution, the Volt is certainly sporty. We'll see how it goes.









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#2 OFFLINE   Adrian_L

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:56 PM

Sporty?  The Volt?  Sure.....and I have the body of an Olympic athlete



#3 OFFLINE   Nakkers

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 10:02 AM

The Volt is a great car. I considered it but, it’s configuration didn’t work for our family and the C-Max layout works best for us.

Edited by Nakkers, 11 April 2018 - 10:03 AM.

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#4 OFFLINE   zalusky

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 12:59 PM

I love the rolling potato look.  I hate the sedan look especially the latest Prius and Marai styling.


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#5 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 01:10 PM

I just couldn't give up the extra room to carry big stuff when I need too.  I still think my HWY mileage is better a Volt too being able to go 700 miles on a tank. :)

 

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#6 OFFLINE   Nakkers

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 02:38 PM

I think for people that can commute and plug in at their destination and then EV back home, they can go a very long time without using too much petro. I know a fella that has achieved just shy of 1900 miles (3000 kilometres) before needing to fill up his Volt. But, that is for his specific circumstances. For me, I travel 250 miles or farther in one trip on a regular basis.

Personally, the C-Max cabin is miles ahead of the Volt in terms of comfort and convenience. The tall hatch, better seating etc. But, the Volt can be advantageous under the proper conditions.

#7 OFFLINE   stolenmoment

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 07:42 AM

I'd have a Volt if the backseat could accomodate my 6'2" son.  It would let me mostly charge at the free charger at work, having to charge at home on only weekends.


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#8 OFFLINE   Adrian_L

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:35 PM

The Volt is a great option for the right person, but only seating two in the rear was a deal-breaker for us.   Also, we felt the C-max SEL interior had a much more refined feel than the Volt and Prius interiors.  


Edited by Adrian_L, 12 April 2018 - 02:35 PM.

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