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If you do some research instead of just spewing this vomit you would understand that the ONLY 2 Volts ever to catch on fire were crash test vehicles that burned 2 weeks after the test when the batteries were not discharged, like they are supposed to be in the event of a crash. Not a single Volt has ever caught fire in real world (millions and millions of miles) driving, while at the same time over a quarter million internal combustion engined cars burn up every year. I know you won't believe me because it doesn't go along with your agenda of hate and misinformation, so just continue to post things like this so the rest of us, who do research, will recognize right away that we will not glean any intelligent information from you.
If you do some research instead of just spewing this vomit you would understand that the ONLY 2 Volts ever to catch on fire were crash test vehicles that burned 2 weeks after the test when the batteries were not discharged, like they are supposed to be in the event of a crash. Not a single Volt has ever caught fire in real world (millions and millions of miles) driving, while at the same time over a quarter million internal combustion engined cars burn up every year. I know you won't believe me because it doesn't go along with your agenda of hate and misinformation, so just continue to post things like this so the rest of us, who do research, will recognize right away that we will not glean any intelligent information from you.
There was also this $5.9 Billion that Ford took the same month that GM filed for Bankruptcy... http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2012/08/29/automakers-report-card-who-still-owes-taxpayers-money-the-answer-might-surprise-you/
The owner you know must be one of the 5% that do not want another one, because according to Consumer Reports, 95% of the owners they surveyed would buy another one. Oh yeah, just saw this on the resale value too... "Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is a one-stop shop for auto research and consumers interested in buying a vehicle that best retains its new car value need to look no further than the 2013 Best Resale Value Awards. KBB evaluates vehicles in a variety of categories and for the second year in a row, the Chevrolet Volt earned top honors in the Electric Vehicle segment." Sounds like your friend might be just a figment of your imagination...
But they are selling. They are the best selling (by far) electric vehicles in the world... "Chevy Volt sales may be seem slow, but they still outsold the rest of the plug-in cars on the U.S market in 2012. In 2012, they accounted for 45% of all plug-in electric car sales in the United States, at 23,461 units," http://gas2.org/2013/01/25/chevy-volt-vehicles-outsell-all-plug-in-cars-in-the-u-s-and-here-is-why/
Wow, there is someone here that actually does understand the way the world works. I applaud you for taking the initiative to research the facts and not be blindly led around like so many others in the blogosphere...
You do realize "you" are subsidizing every single electric vehicle made today by Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Tesla, Fisker and GM, right? Also that you are subsidizing "Big Oil" (who is making more money than God right now and doesn't need the subsidy) thanks to our wise government?
Exactly. Too many ways for people to express their stupidity just makes the rest of us more stupid for having read it...
No, the pensions would have been transferred to the Government PBGC where the tax payers would be on the hook. The way it was done, GM is still responsible for the pensions. Do some research before commenting.
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Obama's (Un)American Auto Bailout

tbejma Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 10:34 AM
That's because they mortgaged the farm a year before the banks went under and the credit froze up. Why? Because FORD WAS 3 MONTHS FROM GOING BANKRUPT!!! [source: "American Icon" the book about Ford's turnaround]. It was in no way that Ford was any better off, in fact they were so bad they would have went under first (Chrysler and GM would have followed shortly after). Ford did take the handout and in fact still owes the government: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joannmuller/2012/08/29/automakers-report-card-who-still-owes-taxpayers-money-the-answer-might-surprise-you/
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