Electric cars aren't that more environmentally friendly anyway, since where does the electricity come from? Fossil fuels mostly, we need to find another energy source, not just rearrange how we power things.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
I bought a IBM desktop computer in 1996 that had a 10GB hard drive and 8MB of RAM for $1200. Now look at how much the prices have come down. You can get a laptop with 750GB HDD and 4GB RAM for half that price.
If GM can hang on a few years, costs will come down and the Volt will be more affordable.
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Car use and ownership has always been quite different either side of the Atlantic. Hicup asked who drives a 12-year-old car and here I'd guess about a third of cars on the road will be at least 10 years old. People keep their cars a long time and drive them until they start to cost more to repair than they are worth. I drive a 12 year old car and it is starting to show its age but is still economical, runs great and has never let me down. I will probably change it this year, but buy a second-hand car of about 4-5 years old with about 30,000 miles on the clock. I'll drive that one too until it starts to let me down. I don't think it will be American though. I believe that they start to fall apart after 3-4 years. It'll be Japanese, European or Korean. Cars built to last.
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My VW is 14 years old too but it's more like a toy to me, especially now with these gas prices in Europe.
Last edited by Canell; 03-03-12 at 05:01 AM.