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Chevy Volt a Failure - GM to Layoff 1,300

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Mar 2, 2012.

  1. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    From that story.

    Is it any wonder this thing is a complete and utter failure?
  2. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    The Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Volt - both plug-in electrics - have sold in total what the Prius sold in its first year. As battery technology improves, they'll sell more.
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I can't believe an experimental $41,000 vehicle isn't selling better in these robust economic times.
  4. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    The car companies that have for decades traded on the reputation of fuel economy -- Honda and Toyota -- started out selling cars inexpensively in the U.S., knowing that if their product was good enough -- and it was -- that the American public would make them profitable over the long haul. Someone in GM's price point research department completely missed that fact. If you have to spend $40,000 in order to safe money on gas, it's not worth it.
  5. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    The other all-electric plug-ins, from Nissan and Ford, are comparably priced.
  6. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    $838 a month for a car lease payment? Yeah, right. I thought my now paid off $450 payment was way too steep.
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I'm with you, BDC. No way in hell I'd pay $800 a month for a car. Unless Vivian Ward popped out of the center console when I buckled my seatbelt.
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    googling Vivian Ward...

    Edit: never mind...
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Why would a $40000 car lease for $800 a month?
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Maybe smallpotatoes was the target demographic.
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    She told me she had three holes and two hands.
  12. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    That's high... It's deep... It's transmissiony.
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