Even at $5/gal, buying a volt is not a good deal, if your only concern is the price of gas. Do the math. It will take you over 10 years of driving to save enough money to just pay the difference in car price.
Not to be outdone, Ford will soon announce that their new vehicle which will be called The Mayflower will be equipped not with an engine, but with a mainsail and a jib and will run on pure wind power.
It will be mandated by Obie's Secretary of Engergy and approved by Himself that all vehicles be converted to this form of engergy by the time summer driving takes place. For those living below the poverty line and on welfare, the government will pay for the conversions.