Last week, I got to kick it in Hollywood with Mike Farah, Funny or Die President of Production and Ambassador of Lifestyle. Mike was looking to upgrade, so we handed over the keys to a Volt for a week. Three days later, he called to place his order. I was fully expecting Mike to break out in “Funny or Die” speak, but instead he had this to say about the Volt…
When I first saw pictures of the Chevy Volt, I was immediately drawn to it. As a Michigan native, I’ve always wanted to buy an American car so when Chevy offered to let me trade in my 1998 Acura Integra to test drive a 2012 Chevy Volt for a week, it was a no-brainer. An electric, American car? Even better.
After driving the Volt, I was sold. I love the way the car handles and its instant pick-up. Plus, it’s just too cool. People get in and immediately start exploring the car. After 30 seconds, they start answering questions and pretending like they’re experts of the Volt. It was great to see. What’s more, with my commute it will be a month or two between filling up at the gas station.
The Integra was a warrior, no doubt about that, but the Volt is a ton of fun to drive and just makes more sense. It’s time to pass the Integra on to someone else and try something new. I can’t wait to be a Chevy Volt owner—it’s the perfect car for me.
I’ll be handing off the keys for this demo Volt to Chris Bruss, head of branded entertainment at Funny or Die, so he can experience a week with the car, too. By the time I’m done, I want all of Funny or Die Volting. I’m not kidding, the Chevy Volt may be the new mascot for the site.
As part of Chevy Connect (a new program we’re test driving), we offered Mike the chance to pass the Volt keys along to a friend, family member, colleague or landlord (of legal driving age). We delivered the Volt to Chris this week, and then he’ll get to choose the next driver.