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Believe it, or not: Chevy Volt tops most-loved car survey again
NBC ^ | 11/30/2012

Posted on 11/30/2012 8:28:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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1 posted on 11/30/2012 8:28:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

After the last election, what’s not to believe?


2 posted on 11/30/2012 8:29:52 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

These are people who own an $80,000 car and who paid $40,000 for it. You bet they’re pleased.


3 posted on 11/30/2012 8:30:37 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: SeekAndFind

...after surveying the two people that bought them...


4 posted on 11/30/2012 8:31:25 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Ingtar

It’s not those surveyed that count, but those that count the surveys!

HF


5 posted on 11/30/2012 8:32:49 AM PST by holden
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To: SeekAndFind

Since most Volts have been purchased by government and fleets of companies with close Obama ties, of course the marks are positive.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 8:33:03 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: SeekAndFind

We love em, we just don’t buy em.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 8:34:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“a 2011 government probe of Volt battery fires that found no major problems.”

Car batteries that catch fire but aren’t deemed a major problem.

Hmm.....


8 posted on 11/30/2012 8:34:28 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: SeekAndFind

I gave up Consumer Reports and their third-grade reporting years ago.

Folks who know and love cars aren’t exactly running to get their latest mag from the newsstand.

They were the dolts who decided a Chrysler product was “unstable” after they whipped the steering wheel in one direction, let go, and were surprised when the car went into oscillation.

Test pilots they are not.

Car test engineers they are not.

Engineers (period) they are not.

And remember, they actually believe that global warming bunch of bull Obama.


9 posted on 11/30/2012 8:34:28 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe it, since only a wealthy liberal idiot or a government agency would buy a Chevy Volt in the first place.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 8:34:39 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The car can travel about 40 miles on an electric charge before the gasoline-powered engine kicks in for additional driving range. “

40 miles is nothing.


11 posted on 11/30/2012 8:34:39 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: ViLaLuz

Ninety-three percent said they would have other people involuntarily subsidize their purchase again.


12 posted on 11/30/2012 8:35:13 AM PST by PTBAA
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To: SeekAndFind
Ninety-two percent of Volt owners surveyed by the influential consumer magazine said they would definitely buy the Volt again, earning the electric car the top ranking. Last year, 93 percent of respondents said they would buy the car again.

ROFLMAO!

Let's see. A person goes out and, against all economic logic, purchases a car to make a bold political and humanitarian statement about their own character and self worth. Then they fill out a survey that asks them if they regret making this statement? And 92% said no they are happy with their car.

I doubt there are many Volt owners that are concerned with automotive excellence as much as they are with their own image. The survey could have said, "Do you believe you are a gullible douchebag?" They would have received the same results.

13 posted on 11/30/2012 8:35:24 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The “most satisfying” cars are almost all cars where the buyer has a big emotional investment in the car. Volt owners are saving the environment and are very pleased (with themselves).


14 posted on 11/30/2012 8:35:45 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: SeekAndFind

This tells me all I’ve always suspected about Consumers’ Report. They’re fixed.

Who owns these cars? Chevy dealers? What are they going to report? Even if the car burned up in their garage, they are going to say that it’s wonderful. The rest of them are owned by institutions. So, how accurate are their reports? The accountant for the institution fills it out for the whole fleet. Or, the executive secretary.

I’ve subscribed to CR from time to time over the years and havefound that they are less than helpful in my purchases.


15 posted on 11/30/2012 8:37:00 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s see how satisfied they are when the battery has to be replaced...................


16 posted on 11/30/2012 8:37:07 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey look at the bright side, when they catch fire it not only stimulated the home owners insurance company but also the auto insurance company. Not to mention the home repair work that must repair the fire damage AND the auto repair. If the car is totaled out they get a new one.

So you see, it’s all good!


17 posted on 11/30/2012 8:38:20 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Da Coyote

I prefer Edmunds.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 8:38:20 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: V_TWIN
Car batteries that catch fire but aren’t deemed a major problem.

Ah,see, you need to expand your understanding of fire with regards to automobiles. The combustible engine of a conventionally powered vehicle catches fire too. It's what makes the car go in those evil cylinger thangies. So what if the Volt battery uses fire now and then too? What's the difference.

(Strict liberal logic in use here)

19 posted on 11/30/2012 8:38:44 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: SeekAndFind

George and John Voight loved their LeBaron.


20 posted on 11/30/2012 8:39:52 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Tenacious 1

Yep, see my post #17


21 posted on 11/30/2012 8:40:22 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: SeekAndFind

To borrow from “South Park,” I call shenanigans!


22 posted on 11/30/2012 8:41:08 AM PST by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Even if the car burned up in their garage, they are going to say that it’s wonderful.

It's designed to do that. No engineering flaw here. Move along.

23 posted on 11/30/2012 8:41:33 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I thought it was the Miami Heat that loved their LaBaron... :)


24 posted on 11/30/2012 8:41:46 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Nowhere Man

This article reminds me of South Park, and their “smug” episode. It was one of their better shows, having people smelling their own farts... lol


25 posted on 11/30/2012 8:44:53 AM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do I not believe this is even close to true?


26 posted on 11/30/2012 8:45:50 AM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: SeekAndFind

Their owners love it, because their religion requires them to love it.


27 posted on 11/30/2012 8:46:43 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: ClearCase_guy

he one guy I know who bought one is too egotistical to ever admit he made a mistake.


28 posted on 11/30/2012 8:48:25 AM PST by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind

Consumer Reports is a marxist org.

If the reVolt is so popular, why aren’t people buying them?


29 posted on 11/30/2012 8:48:47 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SeekAndFind

I see this as a good thing and reason enough to end any gubmint subsidies for them. If they are so beloved then there is no excuse for taxpayers to foot the bill.


30 posted on 11/30/2012 8:49:19 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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31 posted on 11/30/2012 8:49:56 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Two thoughts:

1. You pay way too much for something that you know isn’t that great then you’re going to the mat to argue that it’s the most awesome thing out there. The survey is pointless.

2. I could drop a load right in your living room and argue that it smells pretty good to me.


32 posted on 11/30/2012 8:51:54 AM PST by Noamie
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To: Noamie

No doubt this survey was taken at the “Cheby” Volt plant and all the union workers voted for it.


33 posted on 11/30/2012 8:54:06 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: SeekAndFind

Does GM provide a booklet that shows cities with street plug-in adapters so these VOLT things can be recharged; ones that haven’t been vandalized? What’s the miles per gallon when they have to use the gas engine?


34 posted on 11/30/2012 8:54:19 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Exactly. You could probably do a survey of all religions and find a Wiccan or Satanic cult of 3 or 4 members who would be more satisfied with their religion than any group with more than 1,000 adherents.
35 posted on 11/30/2012 8:54:20 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope they like it. We all paid top dollar for them.


36 posted on 11/30/2012 8:57:04 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

so both customers are pleased, eh?


37 posted on 11/30/2012 9:00:29 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SeekAndFind
Yes, clowns love their clown cars.

Consumer Reports is a thoroughly politicized, left wing "nonprofit" organization. Recall they are in love with Obamacare, and long for the day when there is no private health insurance, only a failed, Govt.-run single payer system.

38 posted on 11/30/2012 9:01:34 AM PST by twister881
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no fair.
let’s compare apples with apples, not apples with broccoli.

give me a car that cost over $100,000 to manufacture, charge me only $30,000 for it.... you pay the rest ....

and then ask me if I am happy with the deal or not

ps: but I don’t want a piece of krap like a volt, so
you give me a Corvette zr-1 and then we can talk

thank you.


39 posted on 11/30/2012 9:02:39 AM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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“The car can travel about 40 miles on an electric charge before the gasoline-powered engine kicks in...”

*LOL* That’s about 2 gallons of gasoline worth savings...


40 posted on 11/30/2012 9:03:26 AM PST by Boonie
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To: SeekAndFind

Only the true earth worshipers purchased one, so with such a small group I am not surprised.


41 posted on 11/30/2012 9:04:18 AM PST by dila813
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To: Red Badger

also zero resale value.


42 posted on 11/30/2012 9:05:59 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

If the customer had to pay the $100K+ full cost of the Volt, would they be just as happy?

And given that the median household income in the US is less than $52k, when will such customer satisfaction surveys include the satisfaction ratings of the head of household from which the annual income was taken?


43 posted on 11/30/2012 9:07:41 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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After the last election, what’s not to believe?

Karl Rove and Ann Coulter will now push for Jeb Bush to drive around in a Chevy Volt! It's all in the optics!

44 posted on 11/30/2012 9:07:58 AM PST by COBOL2Java (GOPe: Already prepping for their 2016 loss - Jeb Bush!)
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45 posted on 11/30/2012 9:08:29 AM PST by traumer
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6 to 6.5 hours to fully charge...*LOL*


46 posted on 11/30/2012 9:08:46 AM PST by Boonie
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To: dila813

this is like the people who claim to see the emperor’s new clothes. The emphatically proclaim the perfection of the clothing in order to not be exposed as stupid.


47 posted on 11/30/2012 9:10:26 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

I’m starting to see a lot of Priuses on the used car lots now.........


48 posted on 11/30/2012 9:10:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

” Let’s see how satisfied they are when the battery has to be replaced..................”

LOL...what? 5-6000?

And I can’t wait to see how these cars do when they run through a dealer auction next year : )


49 posted on 11/30/2012 9:11:19 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a prime example of hype delivered to the news media for some “free advertising” on a failed product.

We just finished an election cycle which proved most polls are B.S.


50 posted on 11/30/2012 9:13:29 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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