2017 Chevrolet Volt Expert Review
My Chevy volt: small but mighty.
Performance: this is a low-drama car. Since the car is hybrid, I can go a really long period of time before I need to get gas, if I have charged up the battery. Mileage: 57 miles on battery + 335 miles on gasoline. Features: get the seat warmers. . . ! Challenges: my car is almost 2 years old. I really have no big complaints but I have noticed a few small things. As a hybrid car, there are times when I'll get error messages that make no sense (or I cannot find the answers in the manual). I have had good relationships with the local dealer and just take it in. Most of what I need is still under warranty. Example: lately, when I depress the brake pedal and press the "on" button, the car will lock-up for about 10 seconds before it will actually allow me to put it into reverse. Just started happening and does not happen every day. If you are a tall person, you may want to look at a different car. However, I have a colleague who is 6'2 and loves his volt. Wish it had proper trunk space. I guess you would call my car a "hatchback". If I could change that design, I absolutely would.
Love My Volt but Wheel Rims are a Problem
I have a iridescent white 2017 Volt that I just love!❤️Everything about the car is great and I especially like the smoothness,power and economy of electricity! I ordered it from the factory and had the light ash/dark ash interior in leather put in and the Bose sound system. In summer the range is 105 km on a warm day and winter about 70 km. My only complaint with the car is the wheel rims! They stick out about a 1/4 from the low rolling resistance tires and come in contact with a curb so easily when you are parking! You are not even aware that you are scraping the rim until it is done! I have just finished having one wheel repaired by having it machined, buffed, and repainted and now I see that there is another area that that has been damaged again! Grrrrr! think that Chevrolet should have designed the wheel so that the rim is not sticking out so far! Other than that, it is a beautiful car and I would never go back to a totally gasoline vehicle.
Drives well but with the expense I am not sure if the car is overall worth the premium. Space issue can be a concern if you expect to have back seat passengers.
Has had some issues which had to be taken in for service: windows not operating, door open chime did not cease after closing doors, software update indicated by check engine light (twice). The car has some space issues for passengers in the back seat, as I am tall and need to push the seat back pretty far. Gas mileage is good though not many charging stations in the area which I have recently moved.