Skip to comments.Gushing reviews of the Chevy Volt
Posted on 04/15/2012 9:04:00 PM PDT by DallasBiff
"My husband (JDHCalif) wrote a lengthy review and I wanted to add my 2 cents. We are actually now getting nearly 130mpg per day because his company installed an electrical outlet in his office parking area.
The car costs about $2 to fully charge at PG&E rates and each full charge takes the car about 45 miles. Even though we drive 130 mile+ daily commutes we are burning almost no gas...not insignificant in CA where gas is now $4.63 per gallon. The Volt is proving to be more than twice as economical as our Prius...and it drives so much better - even the regen brakes feel better. We are going to sell the Prius and get another fully loaded Volt for me (which net/net costs less than a comparably loaded new Prius)
(Excerpt) Read more at cars.com ...
I hope they have Nomex driving suits.
...from the NY Times, no less.
I was under the impression that the Volt cost considerably more than a Prius.
Either way the payback is going to take a very long time. Free electricity at work might be nice, but probably only saving you a couple of bucks a day for a vehicle with limited range.
+ In a hot climate like TX, the air conditioner is going to suck that battery dry in no time.
A husband and wife team pimping the Government Motors Volt. Nothing funny going on here. Nope.
If this review is true (and I have my doubts), any gas savings is probably offset by higher insurance costs, higher property taxes, higher repair costs, and lower resale value....and then there’s initial cost.
The Volt does. I was basically making fun of the propagandizers on cars.com.
They make the price of a fillup seem extremely cheap... only $2.
Yet for that price, they only go 45 miles.
Or about 22.5 miles per dollar.
So if you have a car that does 20 miles per gallon, and gas is only $1.50/gallon. That is essentially an equivalent price for to the gas price.
The price only seems cheap when comparing fillups. But for my $75 bucks for a full tank, I get to go 400 miles.
So I get about 40 miles for every $7.50 or 20 miles for every $3.70 (20 miles per gallon for my truck).
After Obama gets through with the coal fired plants and makes electricity skyrocket also, there is no savings even against my truck.
Volt MSRP runs north of $50k.
How many charges will the batteries last?
Replacement cost of batteries will give you a sticker shock.
I have heard $8000+. My best estimate is 5 year battery life if
Now compare a similar size gasoline only car. Many are available around $20k yielding 28 mpg.
For a 10 year period, and 100,000 miles of driving,
the Volt will use 100,000/130mpg=768 gallons of fuel.
The gas car will use 100,000/28=3571 gallons of fuel.
Cost of Volt = 50,000+8000+768x4.0=$61,072
Cost of gas car= 20,000+3571x4=$34,284
Then consider the inconvenience of never driving over 50 miles per trip to maintain that 130 mpg average.
The Volt is NOT a green car because it uses electricity generated by burning coal/oil/nat gas/nuclear
Oh yeah? I’m in fag land aka Hollywood and never saw one. Lib clowns here drive their wuss mobile called the Prius and even most of them are ashamed to drive this clown car.
The range is pretty useless for a ‘westerner’. I drive 40 a day on my commute so if I did have one of these would just barely make if it didn't get charged while I was at work. Can't drive to anybody out in the country. What do you do if you get stuck on the side of the road “out of gas”?
Next year when the batteries don’t works so well anymore than it will drop to 25 miles. The year after that then 10 miles.
And then prepare to spend thousands to replace the batteries.
Pimping pure and simple.
each full charge takes the car about 45 miles.”
Half of my daily commute to SF. They are, however, as thick as mosquitoes around here. The land of Fruits and Nuts.
+ In a hot climate like TX, the air conditioner is going to suck that battery dry in no time.”
Bet there won’t be too many in Galveston. During a hurricane evac they wouldn’t even make it over the Causeway bridge.
Yep. That would be my choice in a New York Minute. I’ve crunched the numbers and there’s no question that for the price of a Volt, the Audi TDI is a MUCH better deal.
The problem for the Volt is that it carries a low-end luxury car price... and is as plain as an Amish buggy. For the same money, you can get into a whole lot of other cars that have more zip, more utility or more luxury (pick one or two of those, but not all three).
The Volt costs so much more than the Prius, which is priced starting just under the average selling price of a car in the US, that if one wants a hybrid and low fuel costs, the choice is clear: Get a Prius.
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Wait until it burns their house down. then they will be screaming why did I byuy this?
What a load of crap. I have never read long winded and detailed reviews like that for anything. They look like they were written by the GM marketing department.
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