the cost of the chevy volt

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by cycloneman, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks
    Just another reason why they couldn't pay me to buy a GM product.

  2. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Like most of the "green" products touted by the Liberati, most can't survive sans a whopping government subsidy ! Yet another example of the NELE's degenerative socialist economy ! >MW

    DIABLO33GOLF New Member

    Dec 21, 2011
  4. glens67

    glens67 Well-Known Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Middleton, ID
    Welcome DIABLO33GOLF
    This is the "The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorrect Forum" section There are plenty of Forums For guns on this site. This just keeps those forums on topic.
  5. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks
    Welcome aboard. Obviously the first thing you need to know about internet ettiquette is that capital letters indicate yelling. Tone it down.
  6. Gun Geezer

    Gun Geezer Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Central Florida
    A GM executive was quoted as saying that they(GM) put all their eggs in one basket with the Volt, that if this car didn't sell it might well be the end of GM.

    Great! It took GM decades of research and development to come up with an electric car that will go 40 miles on a charge then the gas engine will kick-in making it just another hybrid. In typical politico-speak GM does not consider the Volt a hybrid because the gas engine does not drive the rear wheels directly, rather it drives an alternator that supplies electricity to drive the wheels, a much less efficient manner of energy conversion than "real" hybrids. So, basically GM is asking 40K for a less efficient hybrid than they already produce. Such a deal!

    For thousands less you can buy a Nissan Leaf, a true all electric car with no gas engine back-up that will travel 100 miles on a charge. Good luck with your rectal vision GM and good luck with selling Volt's.
  7. al45lc

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    Greg Martin doesn't know what he's talking about. America didn't get where it is by "matching" what other countries Govts. do, We became great in the past by leading.
    So what if other Govts. do something that isn't viable commercially, that's never been our schtick, and it's stupid from every conceivable angle.
  8. Waldog

    Waldog Member

    Jun 7, 2007
    I have owned many GM products and currently have two older GM's in my drive way. With the Obama take over of GM, the lame stream media carefully ignored the fact that the bankruptcy laws were specifically changed to accomodate the GM unions.

    In bankruptcy there is a "pecking order" of who takes losses and how much. Starting at the top are 'Secured Creditors, followed by un-secured creditors followed by bond holders followed by stock holders with employee groups at the bottom of the pile. Obama and the democrats changed the law so that their beloved unions would be placed at the TOP of the pecking order. The unions took cuts, as everyone does in bankruptcy, but no where near what they should have taken. Now, the BOND holders and Stock holders got raped and lost much more than they would have under the old law.

    As a result of Obama, GM is now "Government Motors"! After their reorganization, I wrote a letter to the CEO and Chaiman of the Board of GM and stated that even though I have owned GM cars for 40 years, I WILL NEVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BUY ANOTHER GM PRODUCT. I never received a response back however, I suspect there are others that feel as I do.

    BTW, GM was pressured by the Obama administration into developing the VOLT to support his GREEN initiatives. It cost a fortune to develope and costs $40,000 PLUS to own. It will be an total failure for GM. ALL PAID FOR BY U.S. TAXPAYERS!!!
  9. gad1111

    gad1111 Member

    Nov 25, 2009
    Swanton, Ohio
    GM is one of the main reasons my mutual fund TANKED
  10. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Watched this story before I went fishing this morning. The cost of 480,000 plus, to tax payers who involuntary donated 6 billion to GM for the volt, will never be reconciled. Ask the dems if they care.
  11. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    The last two Chevy's I owned was enough to teach me a life long lesson.

    Never again! Suck it GM.:mad:
  12. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    The repubs are just as much to blame, if not more. Calling themselves conservative and then constantly voting in the opposite direction.
  13. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Opposite direction of who, or what?
  14. fordtrucksforever

    fordtrucksforever Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    East of DFW
    GM said they fell short by only 4000 Volts from their projected sales goal. They did manage to sell close to 1000 units tho. But it looks like over 700 units were purchased for government use.
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