Initial 1200 miles in my brand new 2012 Chevy Volt have been great.
I learned a few things. This car is not totally silent. If you turn down the fan and roll down the window, and there is no traffic around, you can actually hear the electric motor. Sounds so cool and sweet.
This car drives better than regular cars. I like the direct drive, when you need power, it is available instantly. No searching for the right gear or anything. This is definitely a step above any other car, going back to gas would be like going back to horse and buggies. It is that good. Seriously.