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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    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.
    A rebate has to be paid for in one way or another. If it is a government rebate, then it's most likely borrowed from the Chinese. If it's a company rebate, then they've set the price too high to begin with. There is no free lunch.

    I can't help but wonder just how long those batteries last. The ones in cell phones are good for a couple of years as a general rule.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    That's cool. I still won't buy it though.

    I'm holding out for biodiesel in a VW or a Benz.
    yeah - it's cool - but someone else can be the guinea pig for a while . . . I'll dive in on things in, say, 15 years, when they iron out the kinks and everything is more affordable.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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.
    The point is that the technology's out there to significantly reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Nobody said it'd be cheap. And, as with all new technology, it'll get cheaper fast. Look at big screens.

    And if the price of gasoline goes through the roof, these cars will look better and better. (We never know when that's going to happen.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    A rebate has to be paid for in one way or another. If it is a government rebate, then it's most likely borrowed from the Chinese. If it's a company rebate, then they've set the price too high to begin with. There is no free lunch.

    I can't help but wonder just how long those batteries last. The ones in cell phones are good for a couple of years as a general rule.

    Enjoy your fajitas.
    The Prius batteries are lasting longer then expected. Provided I believe the 30%-70% of the batteries are not exceed very often they should last a good period of time
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The Prius batteries are lasting longer then expected. Provided I believe the 30%-70% of the batteries are not exceed very often they should last a good period of time
    My Uncle has a ford F150 that's 15 years old with 250k miles so far.

    Whena Prius can do that... call me.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    My Uncle has a ford F150 that's 15 years old with 250k miles so far.

    Whena Prius can do that... call me.
    Any car can do that with repairs. Are you seriously saying NOTHING has been fixed on the F150? If so, I call bull**** on that one.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The Prius batteries are lasting longer then expected. Provided I believe the 30%-70% of the batteries are not exceed very often they should last a good period of time
    Let's hope so. The break even point I calculated already is around 200,000 miles, and that doesn't factor in replacing an expensive battery. I wonder just how much those batteries cost, anyway?
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Any car can do that with repairs. Are you seriously saying NOTHING has been fixed on the F150? If so, I call bull**** on that one.
    Some cars need a lot more repairs than others. I had an Accord that had no repairs for the first 150 thousand or so, then a Chevy Impala that was in the shop every other month. That one didn't even last 50,000 before I got rid of it. A car that you can't depend on when you go out of town is not worth a lot.

    An F150 might last that long with no major repairs. They have a good rep. My son in law has one that must be around 200 thousand by now.

    A friend of mine had a Ford Maverick (remember those? No, they weren't named for McCain) that went 650,000 miles. It was in pretty bad shape by that time, of course. He sold it for a few bucks to a guy who resold it to a hot rod builder. It now sports racing slicks and a big V8.

    A car can last a long time, if you really want it to.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Nobody said it'd be cheap.
    No one asked for it to be cheap. But, what do we get for our investment?

    And, as with all new technology, it'll get cheaper fast. Look at big screens.
    Why not let the market decide that, rather than the government?

    And if the price of gasoline goes through the roof, these cars will look better and better. (We never know when that's going to happen.
    Ya think? Will they really????
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The Prius batteries are lasting longer then expected. Provided I believe the 30%-70% of the batteries are not exceed very often they should last a good period of time
    Where does lithium come from?

    This is a lithium mine in Chile. Aren't Libbo tree-huggers opposed to strip mining?

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