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Chevrolet Volt Outsells Toyota Prius (misleading headline)
Fox News ^ | January 5, 2012

Posted on 01/05/2012 7:59:59 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

The Chevrolet Volt ended 2011 on a high note, charting its best month of sales to date.

Chevy moved 1,529 of the plug-in hybrids in December, despite the specter of a possible recall to address the potential for battery pack fires.

Full year sales checked in at 7,671, well short of the company’s stated goal of 10,000, but enough to outsell one of its top rivals, the Toyota Prius.

Not in 2011, Toyota sold 136,463 Prii over the last 12 months, once again cementing its position as best-selling hybrid in America, by far.

But, go back to the turn of the century when the Prius was introduced to the United States in 2000 and you’ll find that Toyota managed to sell just 5,600 of the innovative cars.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; governmentmotors; sparky; volt

1 posted on 01/05/2012 8:00:04 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Doubly misleading, since the limiting factor on Prius sales was that their first year, that was all they sent to the United States. There were year-long waiting lists for the car. And of course, Prius had sold a lot more cars in Japan; Volt’s worldwide sales for the 1st year aren’t close to the Prius numbers.


2 posted on 01/05/2012 8:02:04 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I believe most of the Volt sales were “Fleet Buys” by Govt. agencies and GE.


3 posted on 01/05/2012 8:02:10 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good lord!!!


4 posted on 01/05/2012 8:02:47 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: steelyourfaith; Red Badger

Ping.


5 posted on 01/05/2012 8:10:54 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Public Utilities Commission here is switching from Chevys to Fords. Fiestas I think.


6 posted on 01/05/2012 8:15:23 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, those Volts are really hot. Literally


7 posted on 01/05/2012 8:16:39 AM PST by dforest
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wouldn’t own either one.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 8:17:45 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Volt sales are heating up!


9 posted on 01/05/2012 8:20:09 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is the biggest bunch of BS I ever read. You cannot compare sales numbers 12 years apart. Fuel prices were low back then making the Prius less desirable than a Volt would be today. Also I don't remember first gen Prius cars bursting into flames so that there was sales growth in future years. I don't think the Volt enjoys such reliability issues. I bet sales go down after all the phony Fleet sales are over.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 8:23:46 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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11 posted on 01/05/2012 8:33:37 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: All

after flee sales are deducted the real sale number will probably be in the hundreds.

these cars must have zero resale value.


12 posted on 01/05/2012 8:35:41 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: blueunicorn6

Isn’t it nazism when the government chooses the winners?


13 posted on 01/05/2012 8:36:52 AM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: longtermmemmory

Most expensive scrap ever.


14 posted on 01/05/2012 8:42:37 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: longtermmemmory

Most expensive scrap ever.


15 posted on 01/05/2012 8:42:37 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: longtermmemmory

Most expensive scrap ever.


16 posted on 01/05/2012 8:42:37 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, but all 8,000 Volts sold have been recalled. Have 100% of Priuses been recalled? Hmmm....


17 posted on 01/05/2012 9:06:03 AM PST by Clara Lou (nObama, noRomney, noPaul, noBachmann, noSantorum . . .)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

That would leave a mark if we weren’t fighting smoke...


18 posted on 01/05/2012 9:07:55 AM PST by null and void (Day 1080 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

19 posted on 01/05/2012 9:10:53 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Clara Lou

I don’t know about 100%, but the Prius has been recalled quite often and in large numbers. Just for a start:

437,000 Prius recalled:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/02/09/toyota-recalls-prius-hybrids-globally/

4,444,5056 Prius recalled:

http://www.newcar.com/15/04/2009/toyota/prius/recalls/79696.html


20 posted on 01/05/2012 9:16:28 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind

Oops, mis-typed number, should be:

4,445,056


21 posted on 01/05/2012 9:17:56 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind

“Recall” is a misleading term. They have service calls — you take the car to the shop, usually during a regular service, and while there they perform the “recall”.

And yes, there have been several. None serious enough to require immediate attention, in my mind. The most publicized was the one where the gas pedal mechanism could get sticky, which they fixed by adding a washer to one of the pin joints.

The 1st generation prius had a couple of recalls on their power steering, which was a novel electric-motor device that apparently wasn’t entirely thought through.


22 posted on 01/05/2012 9:40:59 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Surrounded_too

Yes. Democrats are true fascists, but you’ll never convince them or even the public at large. Obama’s entire platform is pure fascist economics. The whole right/left mantra has been drilled into the dummies and they’ll never figure it out.


23 posted on 01/05/2012 9:44:51 AM PST by douginthearmy
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; All
The Public Utilities Commission here is switching from Chevys to Fords. Fiestas I think.

Wait until the new Fusion is unveiled next week. Just my guess, but IMHO it will make the Volt look like moldy cold cuts...

The political comparisons will then begin of GM / Gov't vs. Ford / Free-market.

IMHO that will get ugly...

24 posted on 01/05/2012 9:55:08 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
Folks,

In the next week or so at the NAIAS, the 2013 Fusion is supposed to have it's debut.

What we know from the web.

* It will use the very good handling "Ford Mondeo" Chassis ( possibly new or upgraded )
* It will be 4 or 5 star crash Mulally will demand it.
* It will get 10 to 20% better fuel economy, (again Mulally demands ) the green car blogs are rumoring 48 mpg in the city for the Hybrid.
* It will have a good looking skin ergo the "EVOS" Show-car

>

Here is the EVOS of which it will get it's DNA

IMHO this Fusion will make the Volt about as appealing as Rosanne Barr...

25 posted on 01/05/2012 10:04:20 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Army Air Corps; ApplegateRanch; Berlin_Freeper; SolitaryMan; golux; SteamShovel; Bockscar; ...
Thanx for the ping Army Air Corps !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

26 posted on 01/05/2012 10:20:04 AM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: longtermmemmory

I have seen exactly one Re-Volt on the road, and I’m in So. Cal where we have a few cars.


27 posted on 01/05/2012 10:46:49 AM PST by DAC21
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To: DAC21
I have seen exactly one Re-Volt on the road, and I’m in So. Cal where we have a few cars.

I have seen exactly one in metro DC...surprising since it is the belly of the beast.

28 posted on 01/05/2012 7:48:27 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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