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Interest in "The Volt".

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by TEG, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. TEG

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    Watching the commercials for the Volt durning the Olympics. Good spots. Makes me want to buy (at least look at) the Volt.

    Of course those liquid-car commercials for the hydrogen BMW and the water pistol Honda spots are cool too. Alot of money spend selling cars you can't buy.
     
  3. DaveD

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    As I understand it, no one on that waiting list has put any money down or signed any sales contract. That's a pretty low bar to be declared a "buyer".
     
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    The question is, at what price do these 33,000 buy? If it were on the market today at $35,000, I think I'd bite. The word is it'll be $40,000 as it stands and I think I'd bite too. But something tells me that 33,000 just dropped to about 5,000.
     
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    Interesting thig about the posts on that site is that the VOLT is too expensive. Different prespecive from a different class of worker.
     
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    Bob Lutz not happy with Letterman's comments about the Volt on Wednesday night's show:

    Stupid Human Trick | GM FastLane

    DL did make it sound like the total range of the Volt was 40 miles. He didn't mention the extended range.
     
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    #10 TEG, May 3, 2009
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    Some of the prelim Volt ads didn't talk about the range extender either. Like this "up to 40 miles without a drop of gas" spot:


    GM seemed to be trying to portray it as an EV with an "emergency generator" (to help out for those "rare" times you don't have a chance to plug it in). Sort of a squishy spot to be in trying to convince you it is an EV not a hybrid, but the EV only range falls well short of dedicated EVs.
     
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    Bob, you just don't get it. Elon got Dave's attention by simply making a great car. In fact he bought one.

    Which is why he takes his Tesla. It can fly 5+ times further on a charge than the Volt.


    Didn't you just use the word "palatial" to describe Dave's home? Who has swans?



    But only enough to go 40 miles...
     
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    Haha, I like how they praise how quiet it is and then:

    I hope the Model S won't have this. Chevy looks like it's getting it mostly right so far... but 40 mile range isn't to my liking... nor is the fact I'd be using gas after that
     

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