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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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    Too bad everyone is out of work and can't afford a forty-one-thousand dollar car that is no more than basic transportation.

    You can't pull a boat with it, nor a horse trailer, nor take a family of more than two on an overnight trip.

    I don't care if it gets 1,000 mpg; for 41 g's, it needs to be way more utilitarian.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post

    You can't pull a boat with it, nor a horse trailer, nor take a family of more than two on an overnight trip. .
    I do not think pulling a boat or a horse trailer is what it is meant to do. Would you buy a Ferrari to do that? And I bet it could take a family of four or more but not the Duggar's or a quiver full on an overnight trip.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I do not think pulling a boat or a horse trailer is what it is meant to do.
    I think I've already pointed that out.


    Would you buy a Ferrari to do that?
    I wouldn't! A Ferrari is just as useless as a Volt. The only advantage that a Ferrari has, is that you can pick up waaaay more pussy. I'm kinda betting that a Volt isn't going to attract a whole lotta babes.

    And I bet it could take a family of four or more but not the Duggar's or a quiver full on an overnight trip.
    Yeah, and an over...night trip is all it would be, unless everyone wore the same clothes a couple days in a row and your wife did laundry every third day.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think I've already pointed that out.




    I wouldn't! A Ferrari is just as useless as a Volt. The only advantage that a Ferrari has, is that you can pick up waaaay more pussy. I'm kinda betting that a Volt isn't going to attract a whole lotta babes.



    Yeah, and an over...night trip is all it would be, unless everyone wore the same clothes a couple days in a row and your wife did laundry every third day.
    Okay I guess you have an answer to everything. BTW Ferrari's are a lot of fun like the boat you want to haul around.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Okay I guess you have an answer to everything. BTW Ferrari's are a lot of fun like the boat you want to haul around.
    This is just my opinion, but I can have a ****load more fun with a $5,000 boat than I can with a $100,000 Ferrari.

    I've enver had the 100 grand Ferrari, but I have the 5 grand boat and, dude!, I've had some fun with it.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is just my opinion, but I can have a ****load more fun with a $5,000 boat than I can with a $100,000 Ferrari.

    I've enver had the 100 grand Ferrari, but I have the 5 grand boat and, dude!, I've had some fun with it.
    Yeah I bet that 5k boat brought in the crack whores like crazy.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Let's do the math, and see how economical this car really is.

    It costs over forty grand.

    General Motors has announced that the bottom-end version of the Chevy Volt, its new electric car, will cost $41,000. Even after a generous federal rebate, it's still pricey
    Let's say you buy a Toyota Corolla or similar car for $20 grand. Such a car should average at least 33 MPG. My old Accord averaged 30, and it was a heavier car.

    So, you drive the Corolla, or Civic, or whatever for a hundred thousand miles. Your cost for fuel + purchase then is 20 grand plus 3,000 gallons of gas.

    At $4 a gallon average (the price isn't going down, you know) that's $12 grand for gas, + 20 for the car for $32 grand.

    Even if the Volt didn't use fuel at all, the Civic would still be ahead. Let's go another hundred thousand. Now, the cost of the Civic is $20 + $24 grand, for a total of $44,000. At least, we're ahead of the initial cost of the Volt.

    So, we drive the volt for two hundred thousand miles, and put in a thousand gallons of gas at 200 mpg for $4,000, for a total of $45,000 Now, the Volt is still a little bit behind, but we're close enough to call it even.

    So, to make it economically, the Volt would have to go at least two hundred thousand miles, and gas will have to climb to about $5 a gallon (to make that $4 average with today's $3 a gallon.)

    Personally, I'd be a lot more willing to bet on a Corolla or a Civic giving 200,000 miles of reliable service than any small Chevy, particularly a new model.

    Besides, that $41 grand is for the base model Volt. A $20,000 Civic/Corolla should be pretty well equipped.

    If GM does get it on the market, I for one sincerely hope that they first make it as reliable as the small Hondas, Toyotas, and Subarus. If they don't, it will go the way of the Chevy Vega (remember the Vega? probably one of the worst pieces of junk ever to roll off of the assembly line. It lasted two model years.)

    Unless, of course, the price of gas climbs into the double digits. Then a reliable Volt, if there is such a thing, would be a good deal.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Let's do the math, and see how economical this car really is.

    It costs over forty grand.



    Let's say you buy a Toyota Corolla or similar car for $20 grand. Such a car should average at least 33 MPG. My old Accord averaged 30, and it was a heavier car.

    So, you drive the Corolla, or Civic, or whatever for a hundred thousand miles. Your cost for fuel + purchase then is 20 grand plus 3,000 gallons of gas.

    At $4 a gallon average (the price isn't going down, you know) that's $12 grand for gas, + 20 for the car for $32 grand.

    Even if the Volt didn't use fuel at all, the Civic would still be ahead. Let's go another hundred thousand. Now, the cost of the Civic is $20 + $24 grand, for a total of $44,000. At least, we're ahead of the initial cost of the Volt.

    So, we drive the volt for two hundred thousand miles, and put in a thousand gallons of gas at 200 mpg for $4,000, for a total of $45,000 Now, the Volt is still a little bit behind, but we're close enough to call it even.

    So, to make it economically, the Volt would have to go at least two hundred thousand miles, and gas will have to climb to about $5 a gallon (to make that $4 average with today's $3 a gallon.)

    Personally, I'd be a lot more willing to bet on a Corolla or a Civic giving 200,000 miles of reliable service than any small Chevy, particularly a new model.

    Besides, that $41 grand is for the base model Volt. A $20,000 Civic/Corolla should be pretty well equipped.

    If GM does get it on the market, I for one sincerely hope that they first make it as reliable as the small Hondas, Toyotas, and Subarus. If they don't, it will go the way of the Chevy Vega (remember the Vega? probably one of the worst pieces of junk ever to roll off of the assembly line. It lasted two model years.)

    Unless, of course, the price of gas climbs into the double digits. Then a reliable Volt, if there is such a thing, would be a good deal.

    I think there is a rebate in some form or another on the volt. I'll look it up later. Now it is fajita time.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I travel 40 miles a day in my car, occassionally I make long distance trips with a full car, 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 dogs and all our luggage.
    that must me a rough ride in a Ford Focus, lol.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    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.
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