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The Chevy Volt: Another Obama Green Investment Loses a Billion

Sarah266 Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 12:48 PM
I live in Southern California and FINALLY saw a Volt on the road for the first time, just a couple weeks ago. All those California Volt buyers must be in San Francisco. SoCal is a BIG TIME commuter area and you're lucky if you drive less than 35 miles per day (which is the average distance a Volt can travel on one charge, after that you're average drops to 37 mpg). After that you're average drops to 37 mpg. For $40,000 you could get a much better car for half the money. Like a Ford Fusion hybrid which I own and I LOVE!!
Magna Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 6:23 PM
Must have been like seeing a Condor or better yet a Do Do bird ! You lucky devil.
3129 Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 6:19 PM
I live in Gallup. ABQ is 150 miles away. A volt would never make it. Electrics had that problem in the early 1900s. No range, You are stuck in town, so instead of one car you have to have two. I can imagine what keeping a Volt charged will do to my electric bill.
Joseph64 Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 3:35 PM
If I was in the market for a hybrid, which I'm not, I'd choose the Hyundai Sonata hybrid. It actually has an engine that is powerful enough to drive the car on it's own and still give good performance and economy and according to interior volume, it just clears the bar to be considered a large car so it is a lot more useful than any of the other hybrids apart from maybe the Ford Escape hybrid.
3129 Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 6:22 PM
I know a woman who had a hybrid in which the engine went bad. While the dealer waited for parts to be delivered, various items in the cars computer system kept using electricity. Eventually the battery pack could not be recharged and had to be replaced. Total cost of repairs: $13,000+.
jayzee Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 2:08 PM
You are (you're) lucky if your average is 37 mpg. It is more likely that you will get 10-15% less than that because the government averages are based upon ideal conditions. (Knock off about 4 to 6 mpg.)
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 2:27 PM
Shoot! My Toyota Tacoma, with a 2.2L gasoline eater gets 27-29 mpg, while running the A/C, here in Texas summer driving.
I gave $17,500.00 for it in 2003. With 160,000+ miles on it, I still have not spent the kind of money it would take to just BUY the Dolt. Besides I pull my boat to the lake and haul my riding mower and 4-wheeler ATV in it, try that with a Dolt!
William4422 Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 1:11 PM
Sarah266-My Dad just bought a fully loaded Fusion Hybrid.It is beautiful silver.the car is SO quite too!
He get's about 40 mpg in the city.
Magna Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 6:26 PM
My dad purchased a regular Fusion -a very nice ride indeed -I drove it around a bit -good car -Ford made the mistake of launching the Hybrid Fusion with very limited offerings -as we may have purchased at the time.

This is getting redundant.

If you want investment losses for tax purposes, Barack Obama is your guy.

Now, if the country could only figure out how to write off the five trillion dollars we’ve lost during his presidency. As the man said: A billion here and a billion there, and pretty soon were talking about Barack Obama.     

Readers of my column know that there are few things that I dislike more than the Chevy Volt. I don’t like the inflated claims that government-corporate elites make about it; I don’t like that it costs more than a normal car to keep...

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