Chevy Volt leapfrogs Toyota's Prius

Chevy Volt leapfrogs Toyota's Prius

There are 11775 comments on the taintedgreen.com story from Nov 30, 2010, titled Chevy Volt leapfrogs Toyota's Prius. In it, taintedgreen.com reports that:

Toyota has fallen to GM on the MPG front. The Japanese company continues to lose market.

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Gizmo

Toronto, Canada

#3758 Apr 30, 2013
Post 3756.

A superficial and hypocritical attempt to whitewash his consistently foul debasement of others here, and laughs in the face of common decency.

He preaches the golden rule, yet completely ignores it.

And then blames others for his conduct.

It doesn't get any more hypocritical than that!
Root

Shreveport, LA

#3759 Apr 30, 2013
Jim Smatters wrote:
We topped the 200 mpg mark in our Volt! This is the first time we hit it. Our normal is 120 mpg normal driving with a 45 electric range. Now if we could just get our son to stop flooring it.
Congrats on the 200 MPG mark. That is truly a great accomplishment.
Gizmo

Toronto, Canada

#3760 Apr 30, 2013
Post 3756, Continued....how to make friends and influence people:

The author of that post needs to learn you don't win the hearts and minds of others by posting comments like the following example...""Did your wife shave her crotch? Don’t want any pubic hair getting into the drink"

He also needs to learn that the only person having control over his conduct is he himself. Blaming others is just an excuse.
Gizmo

Toronto, Canada

#3761 Apr 30, 2013
Root wrote:
What I’ve found over the years is that to build a following of loyal citizens you must first like -- if not love -- your fellow man, and show this in your honesty, integrity, and interactions with others. You must get along with and have the ability to deal with all types of different individuals. If one takes this advice and practices it, they will once again be welcomed to the forum.
Post 3756.(above)

A superficial and hypocritical attempt to whitewash his consistently foul debasement of others here, and laughs in the face of common decency.

He preaches the golden rule, yet completely ignores it.

And then blames others for his conduct.

It doesn't get any more hypocritical than that!
Root

Shreveport, LA

#3762 Apr 30, 2013
Volt owners achieving 200 plus mpg astounding. I want to take this moment to thank all of my loyal following and offer my most sincere congratulations to these great accomplishments. Together we can all work together to make this a better land. Old wrinkly unshaved crotches included, we can pull forward and make this a beautiful place to share great stories about Volt. Much thanks to all.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#3763 Apr 30, 2013
Root wrote:
Volt owners achieving 200 plus mpg astounding. I want to take this moment to thank all of my loyal following and offer my most sincere congratulations to these great accomplishments. Together we can all work together to make this a better land. Old wrinkly unshaved crotches included, we can pull forward and make this a beautiful place to share great stories about Volt. Much thanks to all.
So far for 2013, I am at 1,000 + mpg (when charging costs are not factored in).... of course, I have always been honest about charging costs. A video of my odometer will follow.

What an awesome car!!!!!

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iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#3764 Apr 30, 2013
I thought the Dolt ... aka modern day vega ... knew cars and car facts.

I just assumed that when I said that other companies were making plug in series hybrids, following the Volts lead, he would understand that GM has patents on the Voltech system & full series hybrids, of which the Volt was the first. Via and the ELR share the patents.

I assumed that he would know that mild series hybrids have been around for years.

Plug in (mild series) didn't come into play until the Volt was produced. They had to make a car that looked something like the Volt to compete. But alas, the Volt leaves them in the dust.

I guess I have to spell everything out for the Dolt from now on. He's used 133 gallons of gas this year while I have used 2.

When you can't see that 133 compared to 2 is a whole lot more, you aren't using your noggin.

I'll spell it out reeeeeeeeel guuuuud fuuur u from now on ... dolt.

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Pete

Byron Center, MI

#3765 Apr 30, 2013
Wifey says:
It has been reported that something strange has been noticed every now and then...

while sitting at a red light the loud noise of WweeEEeeEEeeee coming from behind...

it's recognizable as a tiny motorcycle engine that constantly revs higher and higher then lower.

Be not mistaken...

Yes it's a factory driven obamamobile that turned its lights on because the sun was going down.

Too Funny.
Pete

Byron Center, MI

#3766 Apr 30, 2013
Pete wrote:
Wifey says:
It has been reported that something strange has been noticed every now and then...

while sitting at a red light the loud noise of WweeEEeeEEeeee coming from behind...

it's recognizable as a tiny motorcycle engine that constantly revs higher and higher then lower.

Be not mistaken...

Yes it's a factory driven obamamobile that turned its lights on because the sun was going down.

Too Funny.
That's very true...

I guess some would argue it as being their good gas mileage at work.

Too Funny.
Gizmo

Toronto, Canada

#3767 May 1, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
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So far for 2013, I am at 1,000 + mpg (when charging costs are not factored in).... of course, I have always been honest about charging costs. A video of my odometer will follow.
What an awesome car!!!!!
Congratulations on your mileage accomplishment.
That said, you could probably accomplish the same or close to it if you drove a competitive plug-in.
Evidently you're using the vehicle primarily for driving short distances, thus avoiding use of the gas engine to charge the battery and relying on electrical recharge exclusively.

PS.
Contrary to your oft implied accusations,I am not a "Hater".
When someone examines all sides of any given situation, ie, both pluses AND minuses, that does not and should not be construed as being biased one way or the other.
There should be room in any debate for all aspects of the issue at hand.
That is a basic principle in any democracy, and is fundamental to civilized society.
Evidently in your mind, that isn't the case, and you arbitrarily dismiss those who differ with you as "haters" (And often worse!)
That wouldn't be so bad if it didn't involve a condescending smack down almost every time you post.
You obviously know a lot about the subject, but that doesn't mean you need to talk down to those who may not be as knowledgeable.
I can only assume your intent is to eliminate any and all contradictory dialog in this forum which you deem unacceptable.
That, in and of itself, is not likely to happen.
So perhaps you might consider being a little more tolerant, and less condescending.
After all, this is just a relatively obscure forum, and the issue isn't a life or death struggle.
There should be room for all sides.
Modern Day Vega

Florham Park, NJ

#3768 May 1, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
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The reason these companies won't build a car based purely on the Volt is because of patents. It's not that they don't want to, pal. Believe me, they want to.
Thanks for the laugh! GM holds patents on gas powered electrical generators, electric motors, and batteries? Too funny.
Modern Day Vega

Florham Park, NJ

#3769 May 1, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
He's used 133 gallons of gas this year while I have used 2.
That's because you're too cheap to go anywhere. So I spent about $500 on gas, whats the big deal?

Here comes iluvmyVolt with his extension cord looking to mooch electricity.
Modern Day Vega

Florham Park, NJ

#3770 May 1, 2013
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/04/30/dan-ak...

Still won't sell without the gubamint welfare check.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#3771 May 1, 2013
I'm so happy to see these wonderful Volt MPG numbers.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#3772 May 1, 2013
I'm so happy to see these wonderful Volt MPG numbers..
Root

Shreveport, LA

#3773 May 1, 2013
I'm so happy to see these wonderful Volt MPG numbers...
Root

Shreveport, LA

#3774 May 1, 2013
I believe one of the most important things GM did was patent the Volt transmission. This prevented other makers from copying the technology.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#3775 May 1, 2013
I believe one of the most important things GM did was patent the Volt transmission. This prevented other makers from copying the technology..
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#3776 May 1, 2013
Jim Smatters wrote:
We topped the 200 mpg mark in our Volt! This is the first time we hit it. Our normal is 120 mpg normal driving with a 45 electric range. Now if we could just get our son to stop flooring it.
Hahaha. They love to go fast. My son bought a Volt. Now get this. He has owned 5 Mustangs over the years. Two of them were Shelby Cobra's. I never saw him drive under 80. I had to make him slow down when my grand kids were in the car.

He now drives 65. Never faster. He loves the gas savings. His old Volvo was costing him $345 a month for his commute. He now pays about $5 because he charges at work, and at the public library on the way home.(He has to study for his job ... systems engineer).

Happy motoring.

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iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#3777 May 1, 2013
Pete wrote:
Wifey says:
It has been reported that something strange has been noticed every now and then...
while sitting at a red light the loud noise of WweeEEeeEEeeee coming from behind...
it's recognizable as a tiny motorcycle engine that constantly revs higher and higher then lower.
Be not mistaken...
Yes it's a factory driven obamamobile that turned its lights on because the sun was going down.
Too Funny.
That's funny .... I've never heard a Volt. Not even my own.

Too funny.

Your wife agrees.

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