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    Thread: Volt Pic Post.........High VOLTage or Low? Post pictures and stories/experiences of your Volt or someone's you know or have driven.

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      11-30-2011 10:14 AM #576
      Patrick Wang writes a blog on his experiences



      http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/08...t-volt-review/

      Acceleration

      The acceleration profile of the Volt is of course very different than a typical gas powered car. With 272 pound feet of torque available almost instantly and no gear shifts, the Volt keeps you pinned to your seat for the first three to five seconds after you stomp on it. There was a noticeable fade around 45 to 50 mph even with the accelerator floored. This corroborates with the information that GM engineered the drivetrain to deliver peak power at around 48 mph.

      Once up to full speed, I did some “passing speed” behavior to see how the car would perform in traffic. When accelerating from 50 to 65 mph and 55 to 70 mph, the Volt performed like a conventional car but without the downshift and sudden surge you often experience. The Volt performs perfectly well on the highway and you’ll have no trouble overtaking slower cars with ease.
      http://www.mychevroletvolt.com/chevr...and-test-drive
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      11-30-2011 10:46 AM #577
      I saw one of these in the dark red color the other day hauling ass. I don't care if they do catch on fire, I want one. Bad.

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      11-30-2011 11:29 AM #578
      Drove one yesterday. Super cool car. The tech is completely hidden, and it feels like driving a smart phone. I'm surprised they haven't sold more with that $399 lease deal.

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      11-30-2011 02:04 PM #580
      My experiences: http://hooniverse.com/2011/11/30/rev...hevrolet-volt/

      I didn't get as in depth as some (like an Edmunds review) but I hope I did a decent job on the piece...
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      Quote Originally Posted by B3passatBMX View Post
      Lol the car redlines at 'gravel'

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      11-30-2011 03:37 PM #581
      Thanks!

      well done


      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
      Quote Originally Posted by Calcvictim View Post
      so basically the OP has no clue about anything and just posts out of his ass?

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      11-30-2011 07:13 PM #582
      You can definitely see some of the strength of the roof in this shot.


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      11-30-2011 07:21 PM #583
      Looks can be deceiving. THose thick pillars, while we know are full of metal in the Volt, aren't always I wonder what those strange ribs toward the visors are about.

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      Silently, the Bow-tie-badged car coasted through the darkness of the evening. A singular, soft glow that was utterly alone on this particular stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway. It sped swiftly. I was sunk in my own thoughts as I piloted the vehicle through the inky black of night. In the cabin, I was awash in colors that emanated from the both the seven-inch screen at the top of the center stack and the information display taking part in Occupy Dashboard.

      The numbers were impressive.

      I’d spent a week with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. During that time, I managed to use just 3.1 gallons of gas. With no office to arrive at each morning, I was free to journey to locations near and far. The near destinations being related to the grocery store, the dry cleaner, and the rather large beer section at my local Whole Foods. Distant destinations saw me trekking to visit friends who’ve moved away from the cool climes of coastal California, to find warmer days inland. How far did that 3.1 gallons of gas get me? A hair over 300 miles.

      Is there more to the 2011 Volt then miserly gas adventures? Yes. A lot more, in fact.

      Upon first glance, the Volt is quite boring. It looks as if a Cruze was sent back to our time from the not-too-distant future. A time when parents were not allowed to have more than two children, and the Cruze developed a fat rear end in the intervening years. Keep staring at the Volt, however, and the looks being to grow on you. All of the exterior details, while seemingly simple on their own, come together to create an overall aesthetic that lets you know there’s quite a bit more going on underneath the skin of this four door.
      Nicely done Jeff
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      12-01-2011 10:05 AM #586
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      Thanks!

      well done

      ditto



      Still, it’s all easy to reach from the driver’s seat. Said throne is surprisingly comfortable, yet also properly bolstered. The unit looks like it will be a harsh place to sit, almost appearing to lack cushioning, but my back was coddled and long trips were a breeze. Thankfully though, I didn’t have to sit in either of the back seats, of which there are only two. That’s right, this is a four-seater. Rear passengers have up to 34.1-inches of legroom at their command… as long as the driver is height challenged. I’m 6’3″, which means anyone riding behind me will learn to appreciate public transportation.

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      12-01-2011 12:18 PM #587
      Thanks!

      I really did enjoy my time with the car... I can't WAIT to see the production version of the Cadillac entry.
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      Quote Originally Posted by B3passatBMX View Post
      Lol the car redlines at 'gravel'

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      12-01-2011 01:31 PM #588
      Really appreciate your work there Jeff~



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      12-01-2011 02:19 PM #589
      Somebody kill those graphics.....quick




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      Surely some of you guys managed to make it out of middle school.

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      12-01-2011 03:10 PM #590
      Quote Originally Posted by Lightnin' View Post
      Somebody kill those graphics.....quick




      Seriously.

      Why would someone put that on the car?
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      Quote Originally Posted by B3passatBMX View Post
      Lol the car redlines at 'gravel'

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      12-01-2011 05:49 PM #591
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      12-01-2011 07:48 PM #592
      Good God

      Some people just don't know when to leave things alone

      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
      Quote Originally Posted by Calcvictim View Post
      so basically the OP has no clue about anything and just posts out of his ass?

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      12-01-2011 09:09 PM #593
      Quote Originally Posted by alleghenyman View Post
      All of the rust, bondo, and patchwork done with old street signs gives them the crash safety of a cake decoration.

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      12-01-2011 10:31 PM #594


      Back in the early production period of the battery. It'll be good to look back to this point in time after GM has sorted all the ups and downs of this out.

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      12-02-2011 12:46 AM #595
      Glad to see that piece!

      Well done.




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      12-02-2011 01:35 AM #596
      Quote Originally Posted by JtotheG View Post
      Thanks!

      I really did enjoy my time with the car... I can't WAIT to see the production version of the Cadillac entry.


      So, um, it's a Chevy Volt with a grille the size of Montana.


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      12-02-2011 06:32 AM #597
      I'll throw this one in

      Really shows how low the car is in the front with the airdam

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      12-02-2011 07:43 AM #598
      That's quite an engineered undercarriage. Everything has it's place.

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      12-02-2011 09:14 AM #599
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      That's quite an engineered undercarriage. Everything has it's place.
      Yes it is



      Quote Originally Posted by Blackohio
      Built in boost gauge in the dash. One of my friends at the time saw that turbo was on theoretical empty and asked if we needed to stop and get more turbo. I gave it gas and he was like wait, its full now. Had to quickly explain the process.
      Quote Originally Posted by Calcvictim View Post
      so basically the OP has no clue about anything and just posts out of his ass?

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      Plug-in hybrid pioneer Andy Frank of U.C. Davis got one of the first Chevrolet Volts delivered in the U.S. | January 04, 2011

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