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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. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    You must be a commie. Drill baby drill.
  2. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Coal: The new clean energy.

  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    We could make some kind of effort to cut down on oil consumption, but that's tree-hugging libburral pinko commie talk too. Burn baby burn.
  4. SoCalDude

    SoCalDude Active Member

    Don't know what ads y'all see around here, but there are ads at the top and bottom of the page for the Volt when I open this thread.
  5. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Eight HUNDRED a month for a car?

    That is double my last mortgage payment.
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Not $800.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Maybe Mitt could buy one, to show he's a regular guy. He already buys Americans cars, 2 Cadillacs for each house in LA and Mass.
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Do you not realize how difficult it is to attach a dog crate to the top of a Volt?
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    He can buy one for the domestic help to run errands.
  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Good luck getting that. That price is predicated on putting $2500 down and does not include sales tax.

    Putting money into a lease to reduce payment negates the benefit of a lease. When you turn that car in after lease is over you are out that money. If car is wrecked you are also out that money.

    Here is GM calculator - run the numbers for Volt lease:

  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I got jumped all over regarding the Volt on the other GM thread.

    With the number they sold, and the government subsidies that led to it, it only cost the American taxpayer about a quarter of a million dollars for each car sold, in addition to the approximately $40,000 anyone who bought it paid (then add on another $7,500 per car to our collective tax bills for the subsidy to the buyer).

    The North American chief for Audi had it right. "Car for Idiots." Or put another way, it's what happens when we have something called the "Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry" ... with its hands actually on a car company.

    Even with the government protections, subsidies and competitive advantages they gave themselves, they still couldn't market something successfully. That is pathetic, but not surprising.
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