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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    I won't be buy ANY GM, Chevy, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep. Not only do they have extremely crappy quality, they cost us tax payers a pretty penny. Plus who the hell wants to pay $5000 every few years to replace the batteries?

    I'll stick with my '96 Toyota Camry which gets about 30mpg and has never had a non-routine fix at 135k. When that dies, I'll probably grab another Toyota or Honda and unless the hybrids and electric vehicles come a long way it will be a gas vehicle.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    I won't be buy ANY GM, Chevy, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep. Not only do they have extremely crappy quality, they cost us tax payers a pretty penny. Plus who the hell wants to pay $5000 every few years to replace the batteries?
    Again, do the research, the lifespan on these batteries is over 10 years.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Buy Toyota, help put me back to work.
    Already have a Prius, am very happy with it, but am still unsure whether the extra that I paid for the peace of mind in helping the enviroment, is really worth it, additionally I now understand that the manufacture of the Prius loads a higher CO2 footprint onto the enviroment that had we purchased a standard vehicle.
    My main problem with electric vehicles and the claims of these high MPGs, does this include full vehicles ie two adults plus 1 or 2 kids plus baggage or simply 1 person.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The batteries have a lifespan of over 10 years. Do the research please, it is clear you know jack **** about the Chevy Volt.
    The batteries have ab 8 year/100,000 mile warranty. I think we all know how warranties work.

    GM: Chevy Volt Battery Warranty is eight years/100k miles

    It's clear that you don't know jack **** about the Chevy Volt, sir.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The batteries have ab 8 year/100,000 mile warranty. I think we all know how warranties work.

    GM: Chevy Volt Battery Warranty is eight years/100k miles

    It's clear that you don't know jack **** about the Chevy Volt, sir.
    ROFL, the link you posted just states the WARRANTY that Chevy offers, NOT the life of the battery.

    I can tell it's time to school you:

    "Ten years is the target life (for the battery). Depending on how you use it and where you live, you could see significantly longer time," said David Wallace, engineering group manager for Voltec Battery Systems
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10399861-54.html

    Even if the battery were to last 8 years (of which it is warrantied for), it is a hell of a lot further a way then your stupid comment of:

    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?
    Now do some research instead of making foolish comments of things you obviously know nothing about.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- General Motors said Tuesday its new Chevy Volt will get 230 miles per gallon in the city, dwarfing the current mileage leader and giving the automaker reason to crow about its strides in fuel efficiency.

    GM, fresh out of bankruptcy, is looking to the Volt to highlight a parade of 25 new vehicles by 2011 aimed at stemming market-share declines and bringing the automaker back to profitability. The Volt could also give GM a much-needed makeover in terms of its reputation for lagging behind the push toward "green" technology.

    Scheduled for late 2010, the Volt will be able to travel up to 40 miles on electricity from a single charge, based on testing of pre-production prototypes and extend its overall range to 300 miles or more using a flex fuel-powered engine-generator.

    GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon - MarketWatch



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    Sorry I'm not going to read the whole thread to see if this was already stated so sorry if it has.

    The problems with the Volt is that when you plug it in to charge up for the night it literally doubles your energy bill at that time. Second from what I have heard you have to have a special setup in order to charge it.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    ROFL, the link you posted just states the WARRANTY that Chevy offers, NOT the life of the battery.

    I can tell it's time to school you:



    For Chevy Volt drivers, battery life will vary | Green Tech - CNET News

    Even if the battery were to last 8 years (of which it is warrantied for), it is a hell of a lot further a way then your stupid comment of:



    Now do some research instead of making foolish comments of things you obviously know nothing about.
    It's also a lot more than the cost of routine repairs on my 14 year old car with 135k.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Sorry I'm not going to read the whole thread to see if this was already stated so sorry if it has.

    The problems with the Volt is that when you plug it in to charge up for the night it literally doubles your energy bill at that time. Second from what I have heard you have to have a special setup in order to charge it.
    Not to mention you're probably getting your electricity from fossil fuel... lol.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    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
    Please. The CTS is crap. I wouldn't give that POS to my worst enemy. A volume control 2 inches wide on the front of the steering wheel? Whose bright idea was that? Granted, it could compete with the top of the line Fiat in a pinch.

    The DTS is lord and master of Cadillac.

    Oh and since you obviously have zero knowledge of basic history around cadillac you would have known the STS was around for years before the CTS was even drawn on paper.

    And before you snap those fingers, it was called the Seville before the STS just like the DTS was the Deville.

    The CTS's ancestor was the Catera. And just like its offspring it too was a POS on a German Oldsmobile frame.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Please. The CTS is crap. I wouldn't give that POS to my worst enemy. The DTS is lord and master of Cadillac.

    Oh and since you obviously have zero knowledge of basic history around cadillac you would have known the STS was around for years before the CTS was even drawn on paper.

    And before you snap those fingers, it was called the Seville before the STS just like the DTS was the Deville.

    The CTS's ancestor was the Catera. And just like its offspring it too was a POS on a German Oldsmobile frame.
    You seem to be stuck in the past here

    The front wheel drive Seville was retired in 2004, replaced by an entirely new STS model based on the rear wheel drive GM Sigma platform. All wheel drive is offered as an option, the first Cadillac sedan to be available with this drive system. The STS carries on the Magnetic Ride Control suspension, which has bragging rights as being the 'fastest reacting suspension ever,' before it was ever utilized on newer Corvettes and Ferraris.

    The Cadillac STS is assembled at GM's Lansing Grand River facility in Lansing, Michigan along with the smaller Cadillac CTS sedan and Cadillac SRX crossover SUV
    Cadillac STS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The CTS was the first Caddy built on the Sigma platform which was then used for the STS redesign and the first gen SRX

    The DTS is front wheel drive and a derivative of a platform first introduced in 1980. It is the Caddy for the gezzers
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