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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Initial prices for the car may be as high as $40,000, analysts said
    Don't worry about the price. Obama's giving us money to buy new cars so we can all afford them.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Don't worry about the price. Obama's giving us money to buy new cars so we can all afford them.


    That's right, its actually 35500 after your cash for cars free lunch.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    GM once touted 230 MPG for its Volt by using a method under consideration by the EPA. That number raised eyebrows and then disappeared from the Volt marketing campaign

    See full article from DailyFinance: What's the Volt's MPG? There's No Easy Answer - DailyFinance
    Sounds like the Obama Motors were trying to find an equivalent for "jobs saved" with this dud.

    40 miles per charge.
    $41,000.
    No bench seat in the back.

    Who would want to buy an overpriced bit of novelty... Obi's Edsel?
    Just think how priceless the photos of Obama sitting in his Edsel will be in the future... ROTFLOL. Like Dukakis looking like Mickey Mouse during his military photo op.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Don't care, I'm not buying a GM, or Chrysler ever again, period!

    Besides the relaized savings factored in for the cost of owenership are not all that great!

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Make an electric Cadillac and I'm all over that
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Wondering what happens on a really hot day with a full electric charge: the a/c goes on and the sattelite radio is thumping --- still 40 miles on an electric charge or does the gas engine automatically kick on? Same with cold weather... how do the batteries stand up to say Michigan or Wisconsin -10 degrees F. Still going to be optimal 40 miles on a charge? A a bit of a heavy foot -- still 40 miles? Lots of stop & starts in city traffic ... still 40 miles?

    I don't buy it at all... 40 miles is what they calculated in pristine conditions with no win, not to hot, not too cold, no wind, no rain, no snow and totally flat. Given real life conditions it'll be lucky to get 20 miles on electric and I somehow doubt this will work in very hot or very cold conditions.

    I'll let them work out the bugs for the next 3-5 years and then revisit it. Until then I'm keeping my V-8 gas guzzler.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Which is why an electric car designed for city driving is not a good choice for you. If you lived in the city, it would be a great choice
    You know they have these things called Golf Carts...

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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
    Hows about a Lexus:

    Lexus All Models

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Wondering what happens on a really hot day with a full electric charge: the a/c goes on and the sattelite radio is thumping --- still 40 miles on an electric charge or does the gas engine automatically kick on? Same with cold weather... how do the batteries stand up to say Michigan or Wisconsin -10 degrees F. Still going to be optimal 40 miles on a charge? A a bit of a heavy foot -- still 40 miles? Lots of stop & starts in city traffic ... still 40 miles?

    I don't buy it at all... 40 miles is what they calculated in pristine conditions with no win, not to hot, not too cold, no wind, no rain, no snow and totally flat. Given real life conditions it'll be lucky to get 20 miles on electric and I somehow doubt this will work in very hot or very cold conditions.

    I'll let them work out the bugs for the next 3-5 years and then revisit it. Until then I'm keeping my V-8 gas guzzler.


    It's also calculated with a 150lb person in the car, not with 4 adults.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by sam_w View Post
    I have not read the whole thread, but allow me to make this commentary. GM wants to sell a car that while quite admirably gets great gas mileage according them, it also is quite expensive according to them. Their price tag of $40k for this is just asinine in my opinion. So for $40k I could have this Chevy Volt, or wait and possibly get the Tesla Model S for $49k. Hmm....bland Chevy, or sleek performance (well 0-60 5.6 ain't that bad).

    Next year I believe Nissan will introduce to our market a smaller subcompact the Leaf, which will debut at $28k. While I would not consider the Leaf to be a replacement for my current auto , it is however I believe much more competitive than the Volt will be. And if the Tesla Model S turns out to be as reliable as some of us hope and pray, then the Volt could be a failure.
    The Tesla S seems to be the better car on paper --- and design. The Volt is 40 miles on a charge... the Leaf (one ugly assed car btw) is 100 miles per charge and an electrician has to come out and install the home charging station (blech!), then the Tesla is 160, 200, or 300 miles per charge depending on the batteries and you can plug it into almost any outlet. Volt isn't bad for a electric hybrid ... the but Tesla seems to be the real deal.
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