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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After the last election, what’s not to believe?
These are people who own an $80,000 car and who paid $40,000 for it. You bet they’re pleased.
...after surveying the two people that bought them...
It’s not those surveyed that count, but those that count the surveys!
Since most Volts have been purchased by government and fleets of companies with close Obama ties, of course the marks are positive.
We love em, we just don’t buy em.
“a 2011 government probe of Volt battery fires that found no major problems.”
Car batteries that catch fire but aren’t deemed a major problem.
I gave up Consumer Reports and their third-grade reporting years ago.
Folks who know and love cars aren’t exactly running to get their latest mag from the newsstand.
They were the dolts who decided a Chrysler product was “unstable” after they whipped the steering wheel in one direction, let go, and were surprised when the car went into oscillation.
Test pilots they are not.
Car test engineers they are not.
Engineers (period) they are not.
And remember, they actually believe that global warming bunch of bull Obama.
I believe it, since only a wealthy liberal idiot or a government agency would buy a Chevy Volt in the first place.
“The car can travel about 40 miles on an electric charge before the gasoline-powered engine kicks in for additional driving range. “
40 miles is nothing.
Ninety-three percent said they would have other people involuntarily subsidize their purchase again.
Let's see. A person goes out and, against all economic logic, purchases a car to make a bold political and humanitarian statement about their own character and self worth. Then they fill out a survey that asks them if they regret making this statement? And 92% said no they are happy with their car.
I doubt there are many Volt owners that are concerned with automotive excellence as much as they are with their own image. The survey could have said, "Do you believe you are a gullible douchebag?" They would have received the same results.
The “most satisfying” cars are almost all cars where the buyer has a big emotional investment in the car. Volt owners are saving the environment and are very pleased (with themselves).
This tells me all I’ve always suspected about Consumers’ Report. They’re fixed.
Who owns these cars? Chevy dealers? What are they going to report? Even if the car burned up in their garage, they are going to say that it’s wonderful. The rest of them are owned by institutions. So, how accurate are their reports? The accountant for the institution fills it out for the whole fleet. Or, the executive secretary.
I’ve subscribed to CR from time to time over the years and havefound that they are less than helpful in my purchases.
Let’s see how satisfied they are when the battery has to be replaced...................
Hey look at the bright side, when they catch fire it not only stimulated the home owners insurance company but also the auto insurance company. Not to mention the home repair work that must repair the fire damage AND the auto repair. If the car is totaled out they get a new one.
So you see, it’s all good!
I prefer Edmunds.
Ah,see, you need to expand your understanding of fire with regards to automobiles. The combustible engine of a conventionally powered vehicle catches fire too. It's what makes the car go in those evil cylinger thangies. So what if the Volt battery uses fire now and then too? What's the difference.
(Strict liberal logic in use here)
George and John Voight loved their LeBaron.
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...
Only the true earth worshipers purchased one, so with such a small group I am not surprised.
also zero resale value.
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?
Karl Rove and Ann Coulter will now push for Jeb Bush to drive around in a Chevy Volt! It's all in the optics!
6 to 6.5 hours to fully charge...*LOL*
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.
I’m starting to see a lot of Priuses on the used car lots now.........
” Lets see how satisfied they are when the battery has to be replaced..................”
And I can’t wait to see how these cars do when they run through a dealer auction next year : )
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.