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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Sure, then you're stuck driving a piece of crap Mini.
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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Well, you can keep your HumVee. Enjoy it. I think Minis rock!
    Wouldn't drive a piece of crap Hummer either, but thanks for your concern.
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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Nope, it was actually nothing more than a blip. The automotive media was interested in it because it was an American hybrid but most people didn't even know about the car much less demand it.

    It's both. The styling for the concept looked aggressive and was cut down. The promises of mileage didn't pan out and GM looked dishonest and a bit stupid, causing a perception problem in an already low demand vehicle. WHich don't outsell any other car offered in class.

    Had nothing to do with the Volt. GM is selling other cars, which are outperforming the Volt by leaps and bounds in the market.
    I was going by reviews and comments when it first came out. We were interested, but its just too ugly.

    Many comments i read were in the same vein.

    Great machine in an ugly box.

    I know y'all dont like it, but series hybrids are where we're going to end up as we transition off fossil fuels.

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    I was going by reviews and comments when it first came out. We were interested, but its just too ugly.

    Many comments i read were in the same vein.

    Great machine in an ugly box.

    I know y'all dont like it, but series hybrids are where we're going to end up as we transition off fossil fuels.

    Electric drives provide an ultimate benefit. They dont care where the electeicity comes from, they just use it more efficiently.
    You've got to understand something about the reviewers, they aren't unbiased and look to sell ads, most people didn't even know about the Volt until it went into production. Reviewers will give a thumbs up to a flawed vehicle to get ad revenue from a company, they've been doing just that for years. The only positive comments I have ever seen on the Volt came from car mags notorious for having little integrity, the Detroit auto show which is becoming a joke, and GM themselves(No surprise they will try to sell their product). Frankly, you can keep hybrids, and the market doesn't want them, they pollute more than fossil fuel vehicles which is confirmed, they have higher maintenance costs, confirmed, and they are underpowered.
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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Well, you can keep your HumVee. Enjoy it. I think Minis rock!
    So, somebody who doesn't drive a tiny overpriced economy car must drive some giant gas guzzling tank of a truck?
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    GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Well, you can keep your HumVee. Enjoy it. I think Minis rock!
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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    So, somebody who doesn't drive a tiny overpriced economy car must drive some giant gas guzzling tank of a truck?
    Especially since Mini is realizing they can't stay in business making toy cars, they're starting to make bigger cars and vans now.
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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by avusbluem5 View Post
    LOL... Did you read the article at all?

    "We are not idling the plant due to poor Volt sales. We're gearing up for production of the new Impala,"

    Heck, did you even read the title of the article?

    "GM: Chevy Volt output break due to Impala retooling"

    {facepalm}
    If they are retooling for the new Impala, then are they stopping production altogether of the Volt?

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    If they are retooling for the new Impala, then are they stopping production altogether of the Volt?
    That is exactly what I came away with. The volt is dead, the idea to stop making them for a period of time is eyewash. It's a PR way to ease it to the public "The Volt is dead"
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