Skip to comments.Chevy Volt drains power from economy, Obama’s 2012 campaign
Posted on 10/25/2011 9:20:21 AM PDT by martosko
The White Houses green technology revolution is sitting in an auto lot in Butler, Pa., and nobody is buying.
Nobody comes in to ask, nobody comes in to look The American people are smarter than the government theyre not buying that car, said Republican Rep. Mike Kelly, who owns the auto lot where one of General Motors combined electric-and-gasoline powered Volt autos sits unwanted, unsold and unused.
The Chevy Volt would cost its buyer almost $40,000 even after a $7,500 federal check and thats more than twice the price of a comparable Chevy Cruze, Kelly told The Daily Caller. I just pay interest on it, insure it, and in another week or month, well scrape snow off it.
Ubama will get the American people to obey him.
I thought I read somewhere where GM is expanding their production for next year.
The Cruze gets better gas mileage for a lot less ... why on earth would anyone buy a Dolt?
I saw a TV commercial for the Volt. It was retarded, “What are you doing at a gas station”
I always reply “because it also has a gasoline engine”
They replayed that commercial during Sunday’s NFL games. A really dumb commercial. No real point in it other than a guy with no real answer for owning a Volt. I thought, that’s just the kind of dork who’d own one...
The government will probably buy them all. It’ll be a new campaign “jobs” plan next year I bet.
Sick of these new fangles cars. Cost me $150 to get my ELECTRIC driver side window to go up and down. On my first car, the most it would have needed was a screw. And yes, there’s a pun in their someplace.
The problem isn’t that people are not buying the Chevy Zonk. Its that they need to produce more of them!
Im using Liberal logic. Yes, it hurts my brain.
Judging by the article, and how dealers are trying to discount them to local and state governments, and businesses tied to the administration, they may not buy them but come up with some behind-the-scenes program to move the inventory, then making a big deal of the car’s success.
$150?......You got your screw...........
no gubmint “investment” is ever a failure. it’s just “underfunded”.
The Chevy Volt is just one federal mandate away from being a success. Everyone knows it will be for the common good. So just make put a punitive fine on every person who refuses to buy a Volt. There, problem solved.
GM filled a niche that didn’t exist. The various hybrids (Prius, Insight, Civic...) already in the marketplace satisfied the “green car” niche. All the Volt does is introduce a higher price tag. Doesn’t everyone want to pay more for their car?
That just killed me when I heard them bragging about it. I bought my nephew a power wheels Ford truck last Christmas that will do that with a smaller battery and has more cargo room! How the hell are they going to market that thing to people in Texas where we have people who live 50 miles from the closest gas station? That won't even get most of us to work in the morning. Epic Fail!
The Left is so stupid, they think they can just wish things to happen and use the space program as proof it can happen. What they don't get is that the technology that got us to the moon had been around for 20 years before Kennedy made his speech and it still took almost another 10 years to get there. It takes a lot more than just throwing money at it.
Great job Obama!...First your whack left political party sinks the housing market by forcing banks to make garbage loans, then you totally destroy the private job market and now you want us all to by a $40,000 dollar electric car?...GO TO HELL, Assclown!
Make it cheaper and it might find a market—Now its a white elephant. I think I would buy one if it was 12,000. Maybe if they made Post Office versions for Humvee versions the Gov. could buy them?
Note to GM: get in bed with Obama, CATCH A DISEASE.
Obama Motors presents the Doltswagen.
Your right. People don't realize it (because they advertise it as an electric car), but the Volt is actually a hybrid. If that is not ironic enough for you, (I have not verified this) there is a suggestion that there is a deisel car out there that gets better mileage than the reVolt.
That price tag puts it up in the premium car market. Even at the price of a Chevy Cruz, it wouldn’t be worth it for everyday driving (unless you lived close to your workplace). Limited appeal, high price. An Edsel for sure.
No one wants these plug in cars. I asked an enviro-wacko once..what about the electricity it takes to charge these cars AND what about the battery when it has to be replaced, a battery that costs several hundred dollars? No reply. Just like those fugly squiggle bulbs filled with mercury, how is that healthy? This green garbage is just that.. garbage.
Only people who are too lazy to walk to work would consider a Volt.
I see no reason to insult lazy people.
Buying a volt requires blind unthinking belief in Obama. Much like the OWS crowd does not consider most trading is done by computers based in NJ.
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