titleist1 wrote: The guy that gets to drive it all the time says it takes about 20 hours to charge up on 120V,
I'm not a big Volt fan, but I do think you got some poor information. If you do a search for "How long to charge a Chevy Volt?" You'll find actual owners that say with a 120 volt charger it takes 8-10 hours and with the 240 volt charger more like 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
As for the stiff seats and firm ride.... it's the "European feel". All the new cars are similar. I don't like it either. Our Honda CRV is quite stiff. In the Honda you'll find an adjustment to make the front of the seat come down to where it does not cut into you. I hope the Volt has a similar adjustment. You do get used to the firm ride and appreciate it on the corners.
And, yes, the visibility isn't great. I wonder if it's the way newer cars are? In our CRV I find myself leaning forward & back to see around the pillar when turning left.
If they could just lower the price by about 20 grand I think I might get one! I think my dream toy is the Mitsubishi i.