Gen2 Volt is huge improvement over Gen 1. Gen 2 with the new 4 cyl engine and the two new electric motors better weight ,better battery just amazing.
I know what you mean about GM. Some of their stuff is good and some is just junk. Buick Le Sabres held up well. We go to the Midwest and in certain places Buick Le Sabres and Pontiacs and some Olsmobiles are all you see. What happened to your Chevy at 73K that necessitated a new engine?