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Chevrolet Volt earns top gov't safety rating
CNN Money ^ | June 3, 2011 | By Peter Valdes-Dapena

Posted on 06/03/2011 4:38:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Chevrolet Volt earned a top five-star rating in thee federal government's new, tougher crash test rating system.

Under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's new rating system, all vehicles are given a single rating of one to five stars encompassing front and side impact safety as well as resistance to rollovers.

The Volt earned four stars for occupant protection in front-end crashes, five stars for side crash protection and five stars for resistance to rolling over.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; fire; gubmentmotors; volt
Of course it did.
1 posted on 06/03/2011 4:38:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They tested the 1 that DIDN’T CATCH FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 06/03/2011 4:40:18 PM PDT by PROTESTBYPROXY (We are manning up!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Seems like a clear conflict of interest that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the one handing out the safety rating.


3 posted on 06/03/2011 4:42:56 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s much easier to avoid accidents when you’re not moving.


4 posted on 06/03/2011 4:43:41 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Easy to do since NO ONE is buying this road apple!


5 posted on 06/03/2011 4:44:32 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: PROTESTBYPROXY

Na actually due to government regulations and conflict of interest they had to limit the scope of the tested to only government produce failures.

Funny I see more of most 70 classics than I see any Chevy volts...


6 posted on 06/03/2011 4:45:04 PM PDT by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Can we believe anything that this government says? I don’t think so.


7 posted on 06/03/2011 4:45:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It cures gout to!!!


8 posted on 06/03/2011 4:46:22 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The Chevrolet Volt earned a top five-star rating in thee federal government's new, tougher crash test rating system.

Does anyone give a s**t?

9 posted on 06/03/2011 4:46:30 PM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well hell yes its the safest.... It won’t run. What did the fire department rate it at as a fire hazard ?


10 posted on 06/03/2011 4:46:43 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My in-laws bought one of these. Right after they installed solar panels. If they do it right, they now drive off the grid.

I said that it’s pretty expensive, and the father in law’s response was (a) it was the same price as a BMW and he didn’t want to help the Germans, and (b) not using gas de-funds the terrorists.

So I actually have a tough time arguing that.


11 posted on 06/03/2011 4:46:49 PM PDT by Vladiator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gov. math...
4 stars + 5 stars + 5 stars /3 = 5 stars
12 posted on 06/03/2011 4:47:57 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Vladiator
b) not using gas de-funds the terrorists.

... we are not "funding" the terrorists, Obama is by his "no drill here" policy.

13 posted on 06/03/2011 4:51:30 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
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To: Rocky

True...They need to test one that doesn’t have a dead battery...


14 posted on 06/03/2011 4:52:10 PM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So does my Hyundai!


15 posted on 06/03/2011 4:53:28 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: Tempest

id bet 90+% of all americans would buy a prius at half price of the volt b4 buying the volt


16 posted on 06/03/2011 4:58:17 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Volt is wonderful except for being ugly and expensive.


17 posted on 06/03/2011 5:05:44 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obammy can shove this gub mint motors can of crap up his ole wazoo.


18 posted on 06/03/2011 5:06:04 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Tempest

So does my KIA.


19 posted on 06/03/2011 5:08:01 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is no surprise. The less time a vehicle is in operation, the less chance of it being in a crash situation. (My ‘87 Alfa was the safest car on the planet ;-)


20 posted on 06/03/2011 5:11:45 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m safe inside when it explodes and burns houses down?

OKEY DOKEY...


21 posted on 06/03/2011 5:16:31 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Vladiator
(b) not using gas de-funds the terrorists.

It funds the uaw doesn't it?

22 posted on 06/03/2011 5:20:49 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Isn't this a bit like Tito rating the Yugo?

ML/NJ

23 posted on 06/03/2011 5:30:38 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My ‘99 DeVille has a five star crash rating. I want to be cremated when I die, I just don’t want to be cremated to death.


24 posted on 06/03/2011 5:34:45 PM PDT by OldBullrider (if yur hurt, rub some dirt on it, and get back to work)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Having hardly any of them on the road makes them very safe.


25 posted on 06/03/2011 5:35:35 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What’s the accident rate per million customer miles? Will we live long
enough for the vehicle to accumulate a million passenger miles?


26 posted on 06/03/2011 5:36:05 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Seems like a clear conflict of interest that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is the one handing out the safety rating.

Welcome to the old Soviet Union.

27 posted on 06/03/2011 5:40:37 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They have a very low accident record because they either haven’t been manufactured or assembled yet or they are sitting in a showroom window.

It’s not as if they are selling like i-Pods.


28 posted on 06/03/2011 5:58:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wunderbama’s car. Of course it got a great rating.

You know, I am reminded of another leader who made a “People’s Car”.


29 posted on 06/03/2011 6:17:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes, it’s safe, it’s not selling so they’re all parked on dealers’ lots.


30 posted on 06/03/2011 6:30:14 PM PDT by JOPO
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To: Vladiator
My in-laws bought one of these. Right after they installed solar panels. If they do it right, they now drive off the grid.

That's excellent. Did they buy a few hundred thousand dollars worth of solar panels, or are they only planning on driving every month or two?

31 posted on 06/03/2011 6:31:35 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fantastic they should throw in a pony


32 posted on 06/03/2011 6:47:10 PM PDT by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
1. I don't believe it because of the conflict of interest.

2. Even if true, I wouldn't care. I am permanently boycotting GM and Chrysler because of the corruption and massive theft within the bailout. Both companies are dead to me. Forever.

33 posted on 06/03/2011 6:59:16 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The entire administration should get the electric chairiot.


34 posted on 06/03/2011 10:13:38 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: FlyingEagle

Not just ugly, its FUGLY.

What is with the “horse’s ass” backend of the car? Terrible idea.


35 posted on 06/07/2011 9:42:57 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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