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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    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.
    Now, if you want to talk about where the electricity comes from.................fossil fuels.
    Give one to the Top Gear guys in England. Youwill get honesty at least from 2 of them.

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Give one to the Top Gear guys in England. Youwill get honesty at least from 2 of them.
    Sheesh, not even then. Those guys tend to hate American cars with a passion, though they did give the C6 Corvette proper respect.
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    GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    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"
    Sure, they couldn't possibly be telling the truth. Occam's Razor and all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Sheesh, not even then. Those guys tend to hate American cars with a passion, though they did give the C6 Corvette proper respect.
    When they tested the Corvette in the US, yes they did like it, but when they had one on the track in England, it didn't finish the runs, and you can't deny it is a poorly made car.

    If they don't like a car, they tell you to stay away. I don't think I have ever seen an american car magazine give a fully negative review of a car. The car company would never give them a car to review ever again.

    The Mexican car magazines, at least 4 Ruedas, always say glowing things about the cars but they also have positives and negatives about the car.

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How much extra did it cost over the comparable straight gas version?
    I really can't remember ... six years ago ... but it was a significant difference. Probably enough that it will never pay off in terms of gas savings. OTOH, it's my wife's car and she really appreciates the increased range between fillups. There's also the entertainment value. I'd definitely do it again.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I really can't remember ... six years ago ... but it was a significant difference. Probably enough that it will never pay off in terms of gas savings. OTOH, it's my wife's car and she really appreciates the increased range between fillups. There's also the entertainment value. I'd definitely do it again.
    I can understand that. My friends wife would always tell him at 11 o'clock at night that her car was empty and he had to go fill it up, she didn't go to the gas stations.

    I guess you wouldn't have to do it so often with her truck.

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Sheesh, not even then. Those guys tend to hate American cars with a passion, though they did give the C6 Corvette proper respect.
    No they don't, every time they've come to the U.S. to do an American car special, they've gone home loving the cars they've driven. Most of the Top Gear presenters have owned or do own American cars.

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No they don't, every time they've come to the U.S. to do an American car special, they've gone home loving the cars they've driven. Most of the Top Gear presenters have owned or do own American cars.

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    That is an old picture. He sold that car because it gave him a ton of problems.

    The little guy has a lot of old american cars but I don't think James does.

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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

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    Especially since Mini is realizing they can't stay in business making toy cars, they're starting to make bigger cars and vans now.
    The Mini a niche car for a niche market, same as muscle cars and luxury vehicles. The real market is in 4 door family vehicles with reliable safety features and good fuel economy. Any automaker who can't realize this deserves to be scoffed at.
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