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CHEVY VOLT REVIEW - Jeff Bolton Dallas Test Drive - gmtruckclub

In July 2010, the guys from GM drove a Chevy Volt from Austin to New York, just to prove it could be done in an electric car. On they way, they stopped in Dallas for a quick test drive with Steve from the GM Truck Club website and Jeff Bolton from 570 KLIF. Check out the security guard wanting to trade his BMW for the Chevy Volt! Don't miss the full write-up of the experiece - www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/entry.php?287-Test-Driving-a-Chevy-Volt-Tonight! www.gmtruckclub.com


 


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2013 Chevrolet Volt Range Extending EV / Plug In Hybrid Review
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2014 Chevy Volt 0-60 MPH & Hot Lap Leader Board Review
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2012 Chevrolet Volt Start Up, Engine, Test Drive, and In Depth Review
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2014 Chevy Volt Test Drive & Plug-In Hybrid Car Video Review
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2011 Chevy Volt Courtesy Chevrolet Test Drive
http://www.CourtesyChev.com Bryan "B" Long takes the all new 2011 Chevrolet Volt home to test out. Experience his drive in tracking MPG and showing off cool features of this amazing vehicle. Blong drove the Toyota Prius the night before and is amazed on how this Chevy Volt stands out. Fit & Finish, Style, Design, Drive, Technology, and he driving experience is worlds of difference. You can Test Drive the Chevy Volt at Courtesy Chevrolet 1233 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85014. 888-267-5511. You can visit our special Volt page at http://www.Volt-Chevy.com chevrolet volt, chevy volt, toyota prius, nissan leaf, phoenix dealer, volt test drive, courtesychev.com, 85014, courtesy chevrolet, plug in, electric car





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