Our 2013 Chevy Volt has arrived and it is gorgeous!

August 18th, 2012    Posted in Getting Started with Volt, The Volt Experience

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here! After more than two months waiting for the order to be filled our 2013 Chevy Volt has arrived and we love it. The guys at West Chevrolet were all ooooing and ahhhhing over the color. There are not as many being produced in the Blue Topaz Metallic as in the other available colors. I think it looks great too but I am a bit biased.

Jason at West Chevrolet has taken very good care of us throughout the whole process from order to delivery. Great communication and attention to details. I had asked for a number of somewhat picky points to be addressed and he didn’t miss a beat. One request was that they refrain from applying a dealer sticker to the back end of our new car. That’s always been a pet peeve of mine, you spend ten’s of thousand’s of dollars on a brand new vehicle and the dealer assumes you’ll be a rolling advertisement for them to boot? Sorry but no. Credit where credit is due, West Chevrolet was fine with that request and didn’t bat an eye. In Tennessee there are no front end license plates so I asked that they leave the front plate mount off. First car I have been able to do that with in a long, long time!

Last but not least, I asked them to mount some custom aftermarket wheels on the car before we would even see it for delivery. They did and I think the wheels look great! Read more


Finally! There is a brand new Chevy Volt sitting in my garage!

August 11th, 2012    Posted in The Volt Experience

Diecast Chevy Volt model in garage!


Ok, that’s not really our new Chevy Volt, not the one I will be able to sit in and drive anyway. It is brand new but it’s only a diecast model. I’ll admit I am getting a bit antsy waiting for our car to be delivered. We placed the order in early June and it’s been roughly 9 weeks waiting so far.

In the time that’s passed I’ve got the garage all ready for our new car. The electric is ready for charging, the floor is clean and all is in order. We just need a car now.

Getting the garage ready for the Volt wasn’t a difficult task but it did take a bit more than simply sweeping the floor. Experienced Volt owners over at GM-Volt.com suggested it’s best to replace the outlet we will use for charging. Nothing special, just a standard 110 volt outlet but a new and good quality outlet will assure an efficient connection between the car charger and the power source. Additionally I learned it’s best to charge the Volt from an electrical circuit which is not shared by other items that take a strong draw, such as a spare refrigerator or freezer that might be in the garage. No problem for us.

The good news is that our dealer tells us the car has reached Nashville, waiting for a full transport truck load to head our way! It should be here any day now!

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I have a Chevy Volt Advisor! Wait, what is a Chevy Volt Advisor?

August 8th, 2012    Posted in The Volt Experience

Her name is Shannon and her job is to help make sure our experience with our new Chevy Volt is the best it can possibly be! It is really remarkable that Chevrolet is putting such emphasis on the success of this car. This is not new with the 2013 model year either but is a program which has been in place from the start with the Volt.

It was through the helpful members over at the GM-Volt.com forums that I first learned about the Chevy Volt Advisor program. So what exactly is a Chevy Volt Advisor anyway? Well from what I can find out, the Chevy Volt Advisors are a team of GM Chevy Volt specialists assigned to Volt owners to act as your liaison and advocate. They are trained in all things Volt and can assist in many situations where a Volt owner may have a question or an issue they need help with. Read more


How do Chevy Volt commercials play for the car buying public?

July 25th, 2012    Posted in About Chevy Volt

I’ve watched the series of commercials GM has produced so far and wonder if they could do better. You do have to admit though that a good explanation of the Chevy Volt concept is hard to accomplish in a 30 or 60 second spot. Here is a pretty nice video, produced by a proud Volt owner in Pennsylvania, which is entertaining while explaining the car nicely. But again, it needs more than 60 seconds to do so.

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I actually like GM’s Chevy Volt commercials overall but I wonder how well they may work for the average consumer. The recent “Happy Volt Owners” series of commercials strikes a noticeable similarity to Apple commercials over the years. Your product dropped into the center of a vast seamless solid white field, simple, clean and understated. Read more

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White Girl Rapper “G.Snaps” drops this Chevy Volt video on the world.

July 23rd, 2012    Posted in About Chevy Volt

Looks like Chevy Volt fever is catching! This fun video is made by an aspiring rapper girl who calls herself G.Snaps “White Girl Rapper”. She hits all the highlights pretty neatly. Push play and enjoy!

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