Honestly I wanted to love my 2012 Chevrolet volt, I wanted the car to be a halo of american design and to show that American manufacturers knew how to make a quality long lasting appliance like a Toyota or Honda. Lets start with the good.. The design was sleek, sporty, and was a techies wet dream.. the electronic features and gauges made driving it feel like it was a video game, with bonus points on getter more out of a kw of electricity.. It handled like it was on rails and it was whisper quiet, the interior feel and fit and finish looked and felt well crafted, frankly better than any GM I had been in before or since. The seats up front were comfortable and the low end torque was amazing.. a real blast to drive.. The Bad.. That same plastic body was made of a resin that shrinks when it's cold, the panel gaps get wider in the winter than the summer, the electronics over time get insanely expensive to replace and they break so often that owning one of these is like going to the bank and telling them to just randomly weekly give away your money in your account, the transmission is junk, eas replaced twice in the first 15k miles of ownership, the head gasket went at 18k miles, the charge system got a surge from the main line and fried the charge port and melted my home breaker box, the exhaust prematurely failed and fell off the car, the presurized gas tank sensor failed and wouldn't let you fill it, the steering column failed and on the highway decided to disconnect completely (there was actually a class action lawsuit on this) The airbag sensor died and caused a christmas tree of lights on the dashboard to appear, the door sensor failed, this caused the open door chime to randomly go off ehile driving, the ignition module failed while the car was running so you couldn't turn it off, the car was in the shop 64 times in the 18 months I owned it..