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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The Volt is built off the Cruze platform, not the Malibu
    Technically, it is built off of the Delta II platform which was actually developed in Germany by Opel (part of GM).

    'Delta II is General Motors' future compact car platform, which was developed by Opel in Germany. It is the successor to the GM Delta platform. Internally it is simply known as a new Global Compact Vehicle Architecture or GCV.
    The platform features a torsion beam rear suspension with optional Watt's link which improves vehicle handling; such configuration is used in the Opel Astra and some trim-levels of the American-market Chevrolet Cruze.[1][2]
    GM chose this compact vehicle architecture for its first Voltec application, the Chevrolet Volt. Production began in November 2010 with the first Chevrolet Volts delivered to retails customers in December 2010'


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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    How much does a brand new Chevy Volt cost? Total out the door price after taxes, tags, destination fees.....???????

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    How much does a brand new Chevy Volt cost? Total out the door price after taxes, tags, destination fees.....???????
    Well over 40k I believe with all things included...its almost 40k base..without any options and I believe you would have a tough time finding the base car without an options package that puts it over 40k




    2013 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback Base Price With Options

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Well over 40k I believe with all things included...its almost 40k base..without any options and I believe you would have a tough time finding the base car without an options package that puts it over 40k




    2013 Chevrolet Volt Hatchback Base Price With Options

    'nuff said...


    Base price of Honda Civic is still under $20,000

    The extra 20 grand saved by buying Honda can fuel Honda for how long?

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    'nuff said...


    Base price of Honda Civic is still under $20,000

    The extra 20 grand saved by buying Honda can fuel Honda for how long?

    There ya go no one gets their money back on a volt....an electric/hybrid has to show value for americans to buy it ...the prius does that...its at a pricepoint that americans can afford and it gets enough mileage and performance to save them money comfortably...the volt never did that

    If you drive over 15k a year the prius is a better value than the new civic...I would think anyway

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    To prove that point the Prius is a HUGELY popular car and outsells most cars in its class...its a hybrid but you can buy a version for 20k...if the volt was under 25k it may very well have been somewhat of a success...it was just too damn expensive for the average american. It was in lexus country
    True ... and much of what is being said about the Volt now was being said about the Prius when it first came out: too expensive, too small, too ugly.... And if Toyota had listened to all the naysayers they would have lost out on a huge success. Hopefully GM will be as smart because the Volt has some of the best tech out there.

    "We are not idling the plant due to poor Volt sales. We're gearing up for production of the new Impala," Chevy spokesman David Darovitz said in an email.
    "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
    True ... and much of what is being said about the Volt now was being said about the Prius when it first came out: too expensive, too small, too ugly.... And if Toyota had listened to all the naysayers they would have lost out on a huge success. Hopefully GM will be as smart because the Volt has some of the best tech out there.
    Sorry adam but the volt will never be a prius...it has too much baggage surrounding it now and GM cannot lower the price appreciably....volt is done

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Sorry adam but the volt will never be a prius...it has too much baggage surrounding it now and GM cannot lower the price appreciably....volt is done
    That's nonsense. The one-month suspension has nothing to do with sales. This particular model Volt may never be a huge seller (as the original Prius was not), but it will form the foundation of future series hybrids for GM.
    "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
    That's nonsense. The one-month suspension has nothing to do with sales. This particular model Volt may never be a huge seller (as the original Prius was not), but it will form the foundation of future series hybrids for GM.
    Let me clarify...I didnt mean it was done being built and sold...I meant it was done as in catching on...I suspect in the near future they will stop making it.

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    Re: GM Suspending Chevy Volt Output Due To Slow Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Let me clarify...I didnt mean it was done being built and sold...I meant it was done as in catching on...I suspect in the near future they will stop making it.
    It's certainly possible, but the fact is that Volt sales have increased dramatically. They sold almost five times as many Volts in March as they did all of last year.

    Chevy Volt Sales Still Sizzling, Nissan LEAF Slumps in April 2012 | PluginCars.com
    "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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