Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

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    Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car
    Automotive News
    November 29, 2012
    by Mike Colias

    The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid landed atop Consumer Reports' annual owner-satisfaction ranking for the second straight year.

    Ninety-two percent of responding Volt owners in a poll of the magazine's subscribers said they definitely would buy a Volt again, tops among 240 models, the magazine said today.

    The Volt's two-year reign "points to the continuing trend of owners' enthusiasm for cars that are fuel-efficient cars, especially as we see more and more hybrid and electric models hitting the market," Rik Paul, Consumer Reports' auto editor, said in a statement.

    It's also affirmation for GM executives who've battled bad press from early soft sales, scathing criticism from opponents of green-car subsidies, and a late 2011 federal safety probe into battery fires that turned up no significant risks.

    Tops in the sports car category were the Chevy Corvette, Porsche 911, the V8 Dodge Challenger and the Ford Mustang.

    Among luxury vehicles, owners of the Audi A7 and A6 and the Lexus GS were the most satisfied, the poll showed.

    The Nissan Versa sedan received the lowest rating from owners, followed by the V-6 versions of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, and the Nissan Armada, Suzuki SX4 and Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs.

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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    that has to sting for cr

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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    Consumer Reports is HUMBUG I tell you! Oh...they like the Volt? You know what? They're getting better....;-)
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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    No impossible! The Volt is a failure... Everyone knows that.
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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    Quote Originally Posted by KingElvis View Post
    Consumer Reports is HUMBUG I tell you! Oh...they like the Volt? You know what? They're getting better....;-)
    Uhm... not quite time for visions of sugar plums.

    This is based on a poll of subscribers.

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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    High customer satisfaction seems to be a characteristic of cars that have embattled reputations. I think their owners somehow have to up their defense of their cars against people out there saying "you drive a WHAT? Har, har, har."

    Remember another GM vehicle that had super high owner satisfaction: the Aztek.

    Is this making sense now?

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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    Quote Originally Posted by 1487 View Post
    that has to sting for cr
    "Most loved" is far from saying it's the best in it's class.....saying that would really take a lot out of them to say.

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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    Quote Originally Posted by 1487 View Post
    that has to sting for cr
    Why?
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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    Quote Originally Posted by AMcA View Post
    Remember another GM vehicle that had super high owner satisfaction: the Aztek.

    Is this making sense now?
    Actually, many of the people who actually went out and bought them thoroughly enjoy them, regardless of the ugly styling or bearing issue. They are a very utilitarian vehicle with lots of space and uniqueness that they enjoy, even if it's not the media-best in its class. Has nothing to do with defending it because the media says its ugly and thus must be terrible.
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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    It's making headlines all over the internet. Love them or hate them, the mainstream media loves CR.

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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    Quote Originally Posted by roy219 View Post
    Why?
    Because CR gave the Volt a rather poor review. But their own survey's are showing drastically otherwise.

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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    I don't care about CR, they are flawed. I was laughing when a National Canadian Political Radio Host (who shall be nameless called the Volt a flop). The Volt just needs time, it has great technology, great styling and all together it makes for an awesome package. It just happens to be green/environmentally friendly by design of course, but I love the common sense and that you don't have to fill up (except for certain circumstances). I have an efficient small vehicle and filling up is not fun, it's great to know there are options and my option wouldn't leave me stranded.

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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    When GM gets bad press, many people on this forum tend to complain about how unfair the assessment was.

    When GM gets good press, it seems this forum still tends to complain.

    We all know about Consumer Reports, so let's just be happy with the good coverage that this news is getting on the major sites ... WSJ.com, NBCNews.com, Fox News, Detroit News, Motortrend.com, GreenCarReports.com, etc.

    The Volt team has done an outstanding job engineering this unique vehicle, and the Volt owners are the happiest out there.

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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    C'mon, now! Everyone knows that Volt owners were supposed to be burnt to a crisp, or at least slightly toasted.

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    Re: Chevy Volt again ranked by Consumer Reports as most-loved car

    the Prius and Leaf also rank very high and have one thing in common with the VOLT as there is NO competitive vehicle to replace it with and most buyers of VOLTS/LEAFS want the features of there car and will overlook there shortcomings a lot more then a Camry buyer that has MANY better choices over there choice

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