Re: Just got my Volt
I was just wondering what the advantage of this vehicle is over something like a regular 2012 Civic EX, which is a very nice car, gets a combined EPA of 32MPG but costs around $21,000 less?
I understand part of the drive in longer trips will be all electric, and at least some shorter trips will be all electric but it's not free, you just see it reflected in your monthly electric utility bill.
I also understand the cost of electric is less than regular gasoline, but is it $21,000 less?
I am not critisizing, I am just trying to understand what the advantage of a volt is. If fanciness is not an issue, the base price of a plain 2012 Civic LX is around 14,000 making the Volt's premium at $27,000. You could buy your wife a very nice second new car with that amount and probably keep some $$ in your pocket.
I understand wanting one to have the latest automotive technology- which is fine, but I can't see it making financial sense.
Efficient drivers do it better.
1003 miles a tank personal record. 74MPG calculated. HCH1 CVT
Last edited by Hot_Georgia_2004; 04-30-2012 at 01:47 PM.