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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    I want to know just how efficient the Volt is when you factor in electricity costs. 230 mpg is extremely misleading.
    Yes - they're misleading people by trumping on the 'conservation!' strongs without focusing on other things that do matter.

    If fuel is no longer just measured in gallons - per - mile then they need to start using other terms whenever discussing fuel efficiency.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    I don't think I'll be getting a Volt, but I have debated on the Leaf, by Nissan. The main drawback, from what I've heard, is that there is no backup charger-motor that runs on fossil fuels.

    That would be a deal-breaker. I couldn't imagine "running out of electricity" on the side of the road and having no way to move it except with an outlet and extension cord.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How about a poll.

    How many of you have an electrical plug in station at your work?
    You don't need a plug-in station at your work. The gasoline engine that kicks in gives the car a total range of 400 miles. When the gasoline engine kicks in, GMC claims the mileage is around 50 MPG.
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You don't need a plug-in station at your work. The gasoline engine that kicks in gives the car a total range of 400 miles. When the gasoline engine kicks in, GMC claims the mileage is around 50 MPG.
    I don't buy it. I've never seen any car do 50 mpg unless the driver is a hypermiler.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    You're too young to remember the old Geo, aren't you.

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You're too young to remember the old Geo, aren't you.
    I do remember the Geo, actually, but isn't the Volt a lot bigger than that?

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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.
    Yeah you will...they will just be sweaty, and have hairy legs and underarms...

    Seriously...did someone even use the word Ferrari and Volt in the same sentence???

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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez
    I do remember the Geo, actually, but isn't the Volt a lot bigger than that?
    I think so, but don't hold me to it. It also depends. While probably bigger than the Metro which was essentially a lawn mower with a roof, I think the Prizm was a sedan.

    Anyway, for some reason older cars always got better gas milesage, and I don't think it was just because of the horsies or cylinders. The new Smart car (parent company is Mercedes-Benz I believe) is a three-cylinder car and it only claims 41 MPG city. My old Nissan from my teenage years damn near got that, and it had a bit of zip to it.

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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?
    Yes but technology has improved drastically since the Geo. Especially engine technology
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    Re: GM: Volt will get 230 miles per gallon

    So then is it that people just don't want cars that perform like crap on the freeway anymore?

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