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View Poll Results: Which would you actually spend $35k on?
Volt - Because gas is getting too expensive for an SS. 5 3.47%
Volt - But only for my spouse to drive. 0 0%
SS - I love the smell of gasoline and burning rubber. 139 96.53%
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:02 PM   #15
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They might be shifting where there pollution comes from BUT if it is nuclear power for example then it is a good shift since it creates no GREEN HOUSE GASES see plus there will be much less dependencies on MIDDLE EAST OIL which is a VERY GOOD THING don't you think???
Didn't know Canada was in the middle east, Canada produces enough oil for itself and the US, it is the single largest provider of oil to the US>
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:03 PM   #16
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do you plug it in at work? If you go on an extended trip and need to stay at a motel, do you carry your own extension cord to plug it in over night and do you take watch shifts during the night to make sure no one makes off with your chargeing cable ( Bet that is a pretty penny to replace)?


The small gas engine can charge the electric motor and gives you a 300 mile range.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:05 PM   #17
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35 grand for the volt??....oh dear gm what are you doing!!!


hellooooooooo!! anybody who would be interested in a hybrid (TO SAVE MONEY) probably isn't looking to spend 35,000 on a car and it doesn't even look as futuristic as the concept...this looks like a honda....remember chevy you have to innovate not immitate and then make it more expensive???...

i'm afraid for gm because i can't see the volt succeeding at 35 grand not even the hollywood elitists will buy it because they hate anything American...

your going for the wrong crowd here gm...wrong crowd
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:14 PM   #18
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Well seeing as electricity is going way up and the electric company's is pushing the limits every year on raising prices it seems silly to me. You pay for it someway. Unless you are rich smog guy with a windmill in the front yard or solar panels on the roof whats the point? I drive for two and a half hours a day so volt really doesn't do much for me. So the camaro I guess.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:17 PM   #19
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Are you serious? To even ask a question like that on a forum dedicated to the 5thgen camaro. What did you think the answer would be.
Exactly. Vise-Versa, it's a "no-brainer" on the Volt forums. duh
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:28 PM   #20
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Camaro...then the Volt.
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Old 09-09-2008, 06:39 PM   #21
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Sorry but the volt is UGLY and gaz prices arent really an issue for me so ill pass on it
I agree, but who ever went up to a Prius and said "this car looks pimp." Sorry all you accountants and activists out there who role a Prius blasting some NWA. Now, if you really wanted to save money, gas, and environment or whatnot, you can't really make a fashion statement. At least not yet. Volt looks better than the Prius any day. Word.
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volt looked better in concept form and would be worth the 35 grand...looking like a fake honda accord is not worth 35 grand...

remember the people buying this are trying to save money by not using gas...it will take years to actually save the money because of the extra 15 grand you spent over the competitor

newsflash gm the majority of americans don't care about global warming and if they do they don't care enough to actually change their habits...and that means going out of their way to buy some planetgreen car...

as for buying a nice cheap car that will save your wallet on gas....thats viable...paying near 40 grand just to say "I care about the environment" ain't going to cut it in the car market...not enough customers are going to do the latter

gm you have to stop making decisions and moves like your 3 steps behind the competition...

great job on the camaro malibu and the avg mpg of the whole fleet ...but this could be a total buzz killer for you guys...and the only good i can think of is putting this techonology into the rest of the fleet into the future at an affordable price
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volt looked better in concept form and would be worth the 35 grand...looking like a fake honda accord is not worth 35 grand...

remember the people buying this are trying to save money by not using gas...it will take years to actually save the money because of the extra 15 grand you spent over the competitor

newsflash gm the majority of americans don't care about global warming and if they do they don't care enough to actually change their habits...and that means going out of their way to buy some planetgreen car...

as for buying a nice cheap car that will save your wallet on gas....thats viable...paying near 40 grand just to say "I care about the environment" ain't going to cut it in the car market...not enough customers are going to do the latter

gm you have to stop making decisions and moves like your 3 steps behind the competition...

great job on the camaro malibu and the avg mpg of the whole fleet ...but this could be a total buzz killer for you guys...and the only good i can think of is putting this techonology into the rest of the fleet into the future at an affordable price



There is much validity to this and I agree about the cost of the volt. Volt may back fire if gas goes back to $2.75 in the next few years. The same anal-ists that said we'd see $5 gas for next year are saying we may see $65-$85 a barel prices by the end of next year. Can you believe that? Now, if gas does what they said earlier, goes up to 5 and 6 a gallon then Volt is a good buy at 35k, but not now.
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To those "conversing" about the projected price........

1) Do you understand why it would cost just under $40,000?

2) Do you know how GM plans to produce this car? (number of units, etc?)

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Old 09-09-2008, 08:57 PM   #25
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I voted SS.

Leave the volt to the tree hugging democrats who think CAFE is a good idea.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:32 PM   #26
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do you plug it in at work? If you go on an extended trip and need to stay at a motel, do you carry your own extension cord to plug it in over night and do you take watch shifts during the night to make sure no one makes off with your chargeing cable ( Bet that is a pretty penny to replace)?


Nope....no need to plug it in at work. My round trip commute is about 40 miles. Plus it has a gas motor that comes on to recharge the battery if I need to go more than 40 miles. Extended trip just uses the gas motor to charge it until you get someplace to plug it in.
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To those "conversing" about the projected price........

1) Do you understand why it would cost just under $40,000?

2) Do you know how GM plans to produce this car? (number of units, etc?)

i'm assuming it is 40, grand due to the technology...inside...

at this rate i would assume it would be a limited production car....but why would you create a green limited production car that is supposed to jump on the environmental bandwagon? why bother

i think the money is in cars that are cheap and have high mpg...high price with with mpg just as much as your competition which is 15 grand less makes no sense...especially when it doesn't look like its 15 grand more...the concept looked like it could be 40 grand and looked comparable to a tesla as modern and futuristic and could appeal to the audience that likes small run production cars like the tesla...but the hollywood green crowd won't buy the volt when they can get the tesla or prius...and the working class crowd sure as hell isn't paying 40 grand for an electric honda accord looking car...when you can just get a hybrid accord or civic

even if you used no gas at all on the volt...avg fuel costs are year are like 1500-2500 a year so it would still take 6-8 years to realize the savings of the fuel costs and by then mpg tech will be more advanced and cheaper an your car will be paid off by then
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Its only 40K if you buy it outright. There is talk about just leasing the battery, which would lower the price of the car considerably.
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