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Chevy Volt Follows Stupid 2012 with Stupider 2013

wordsPerMinute Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 6:29 PM
I laugh at how complex cars have become in 40 years. Then web site info brags about mpg, 35mpg for example. Why in 1975 my dad bought a Chevy Vega that took our family from the midwest to Portland Oregon and made 35mpg the whole way with 4 aboard and luggage in the trunk. That was during the original price hikes and "I drive 55" bumper stickers when gas skyrocketed from 45 cents per gallon to 75 cents per gallon.
voltowner39 Wrote: Jul 10, 2013 8:30 PM
It's actually easy to get good mileage out of a little car like that if you don't need to go very fast. 55 DID save a LOT of fuel, and here you are saying just that.

Wind resistance goes up as a square of speed, so below about 40 MPH, it's not really much of a factor, but at 80 it is the major factor in vehicle efficiency. In fact it is 4 times more than at 40.
Bruce1739 Wrote: Apr 21, 2013 1:17 PM
Wow a Chevy Vega? It was a piece of cr@p even in 1975. A Tin can with 13 inch wheels that would rust out spontaneously even in a desert. This car could make a Yugo look good.

After a year that can only be described as “stupid,” the Chevy Volt is gearing up to make 2013 even stupider still.

I know, I know.

You find it hard to believe that a mostly-owned subsidiary of the United States government and the Obama administration- like GM is- could get any stupider than say Fannie Mae, or Federal Reserve Bank.

Yes, that’s tough competition, but in the “idiocy” category GM seems to be the ruling champion.  

Not only have they lost substantial amounts of taxpayer dollars, they have managed to do it while generating record profits...