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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Make an electric Cadillac and I'm all over that
    I wouldn't take an electric caddy over my cts-v. Much rather pay that type of money for 550 hp rather than 230 mpg.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Okay, Geos probably weren't the most highway-safe car. But at least towtrucks give you a frequent breakdown discount.

    My buddy had a Tracker and said that towtrucks used to trail him like buzzards, just waiting.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    I do remember the Geo, actually, but isn't the Volt a lot bigger than that?
    The Volt is a 5-passenger sedan. There's no comparison. I used to own a Geo. It didn't get 50 MPG; somewhere in the 30's. But I always figured if I had an accident in it, they'd be pickin' Maggie up with a dustpan. Served me well, though.

    Re the 50 MPG -- the gasoline engine doesn't power the car. It acts like a generator for the battery.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    I wouldn't take an electric caddy over my cts-v. Much rather pay that type of money for 550 hp rather than 230 mpg.
    If it was a real 230 mpg then maybe it would be worth it.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    This is sad:

    Business Week recently reported on the Ford ECOnetic, a vehicle that gets 65 mpg, runs on diesel and is available in Europe only. Huh?! One of our automakers making a great vehicle like this and not selling it in the United States? It turns out Ford can't figure out how to manufacture the ECOnetic over here without losing money on each car!
    Ford sells 65 mpg car…in Europe only?! on clarkhoward.com

    They'd either have to build a new plant in the U.S. or import them -- can't make the business decision they say: The 65-mpg car Ford won't sell in US - MSN Money
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This is sad:

    Ford sells 65 mpg car…in Europe only?! on clarkhoward.com

    They'd either have to build a new plant in the U.S. or import them -- can't make the business decision they say: The 65-mpg car Ford won't sell in US - MSN Money
    Small cars can sell for premium prices in Europe, with many lux add ons that can drive the price higher. While smal cars in the US are labelled as "being cheap" cars and the price point is the main focus. So a small car that gets a large amount of high tech items like a modern diesel engine, a nav system and leather seating will sell in Europe allowing for a profit to be made, it would not sell in the US as most US consumers would rather spend the money on the larger car then the smaller one
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    I might get a Electric car to save on the gasoline, since I drive around a Elderly woman. I would be saving money on gas as well. It will also lower my Car emendations which I consider a plus, and will also reduce air pollution.

    However I will not be getting the volt, since its out of my price range for a car. Thought I do think that I will be getting the Nissan Leaf , and the fact it will keep the money I have with in our boarders, and this will help us not relay on foreign oil as much anymore, so I will be happy plus it comes in my favorite color which is blue.
    Are you going to save enough to offset the $800 a month note and the $2,500 battery you're going to have to buy after three years?
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    I wouldn't take an electric caddy over my cts-v. Much rather pay that type of money for 550 hp rather than 230 mpg.
    CTS is the Tonka Toy of Cadillacs. An Oldsmobile in a Cadillac body.

    Let me know when you're ready to move up to the big boys of Cadillac DTS and STS.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    CTS is the Tonka Toy of Cadillacs. An Oldsmobile in a Cadillac body.

    Let me know when you're ready to move up to the big boys of Cadillac DTS and STS.
    The DTS is garbage

    The STS is based on the CTS, and just made larger.


    The CTS V is the King of Caddies, and can compete with with the big boys of luxury sports sedans from Germany
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Are you going to save enough to offset the $800 a month note and the $2,500 battery you're going to have to buy after three years?
    The batteries have a lifespan of over 10 years. Do the research please, it is clear you know jack **** about the Chevy Volt.

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