A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
From everything I've read, the Volt is basically a lower-end version of the Prius with a higher price-tag and less usable space inside the car. While I can appreciate it being a step for a company that has been as resistant to change as the Catholic church, I question it's value beyond novelty. $40,000 is one hell of a sticker price, considering I could pick up THREE used versions of my current car and TWO brand new ones for that price. Additionally, a 2010 Prius Blue Book MSRP is $25,000, almost half the cost of the Volt.
So the question for me remains; why do I want to fork out 40 grand for a COMPLETELY new car from a company that has never really made these kinds of cars before when everything it does has been done before and better by another car that has a much longer history, more usability, and a lower price?
For me personally, F both the Volt and the Prius. I'm getting a Honda Civic Hybrid when I go for a new car.
See my last post
Journalists have a very bad track record when it comes to reporting math or science issues. Why would we expect more?
If they aren't fudging the numbers to make a better story they can't even frigging add or subtract. The story a while back by a stringer for CNN about the 200 year old beer found in a shipwreck was a good example. The author said 5 Celcius was freezing. Sorry dude try 0 Celcius and go back to your 6th grade science class where you somehow missed this.
Last edited by EnigmaO01; 12-01-10 at 08:10 AM.