Gene Weingarten is not an automotive journalist. He is, however, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for The Washington Post. And yet, despite limited automotive knowledge by his own admission, he's written an excellent review of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt.
Weingarten admits he was predisposed to hate the Volt (and American cars in general), but his time behind the wheel didn't jibe with those expectations. And it wasn't even because the car apparently made him more attractive to members of the opposite sex (though we doubt that hurt its chances any).
Trust us on this: Go and read all five pages of Weingarten's review of the Chevy Volt, then come back and tell us what you think.