Chevy Volt leapfrogs Toyota's Prius

Chevy Volt leapfrogs Toyota's Prius

There are 11770 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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iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#4820 May 28, 2013
The Volts a Joke wrote:
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The only monumental hoax around here is the Volt.
11,850 miles. 25 gallons of gas.$287 charging costs. Total:

$390 for 11,850 miles..032 per mile. 100 mpg when gas falls to $3.20 per gallon. Fat chance of that happening.

Gas could go down to $2.00 a gallon and I would still beat you.

Oh, by the way. The Volt is the most loved car by owners, two years in a row, E-V-E-R. That's a good hoax.

OK ... enjoy the gas station .... twice this week .... 100 times a year .... 96 times more than me in 18 months .... nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

And by the way dolt, you said that you finally saw a Volt. I thought you saw one at a gas station ... the owner was ragging on the car .... remember?

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iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#4821 May 28, 2013
car buff wrote:
<quoted text>Thats why you smell like a shit house.Im sending you a box of beano for your bad gas problem.Your welcome.
Do your parents know you are using their computer? I suspect the 2 months we didn't hear from you, you were restricted.

I guess they were out of the house when you came on.

OK ... enjoy your Fairlane. Is it still giving you 13 mpg? Save those pennies, that die cast Tesla is not cheap. At least $100.

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iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#4822 May 28, 2013
OK ... back to Volt vs Prius. Am I the only one minding the store?

5 year cost of ownership: Plug In Prius

MSRP -$39,525
5 year cost to own -$44,735
Minus $2,500 tax credit

http://autos.aol.com/cars-Toyota-Prius+Plug_i...

5 year cost of ownership: Chevy Volt

MSRP -$39,145
5 year cost to own -$34,573
Minus $7,500 tax credit

http://autos.aol.com/cars-Chevrolet-Volt-2013...

Total difference:$15,000 in favor of the Volt

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Windsor Lad

United States

#4823 May 29, 2013
I like to wear a dress and run around naked in the streets of Windsor.
Vega Cor Volt 2013

Florham Park, NJ

#4824 May 29, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
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11,850 miles. 25 gallons of gas.$287 charging costs. Total:
$390 for 11,850 miles..032 per mile. 100 mpg when gas falls to $3.20 per gallon. Fat chance of that happening.
Gas could go down to $2.00 a gallon and I would still beat you.
Oh, by the way. The Volt is the most loved car by owners, two years in a row, E-V-E-R. That's a good hoax.
OK ... enjoy the gas station .... twice this week .... 100 times a year .... 96 times more than me in 18 months .... nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.
And by the way dolt, you said that you finally saw a Volt. I thought you saw one at a gas station ... the owner was ragging on the car .... remember?
So you saved a couple of bucks, but you have to drive a Volt.
MizerMobile

Florham Park, NJ

#4825 May 29, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
OK ... back to Volt vs Prius. Am I the only one minding the store?
5 year cost of ownership: Plug In Prius
MSRP -$39,525
5 year cost to own -$44,735
Minus $2,500 tax credit
http://autos.aol.com/cars-Toyota-Prius+Plug_i...
5 year cost of ownership: Chevy Volt
MSRP -$39,145
5 year cost to own -$34,573
Minus $7,500 tax credit
http://autos.aol.com/cars-Chevrolet-Volt-2013...
Total difference:$15,000 in favor of the Volt
Please spare us the BS. We know you wish you've bought a Cruze, instead of the MizerMobile.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#4826 May 29, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
OK ... back to Volt vs Prius. Am I the only one minding the store?
5 year cost of ownership: Plug In Prius
MSRP -$39,525
5 year cost to own -$44,735
Minus $2,500 tax credit
http://autos.aol.com/cars-Toyota-Prius+Plug_i...
5 year cost of ownership: Chevy Volt
MSRP -$39,145
5 year cost to own -$34,573
Minus $7,500 tax credit
http://autos.aol.com/cars-Chevrolet-Volt-2013...
Total difference:$15,000 in favor of the Volt
Didn’t realize the Volt was that much better over the prius plug in.
IluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#4827 May 29, 2013
MizerMobile wrote:
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Please spare us the BS. We know you wish you've bought a Cruze, instead of the MizerMobile.
You got me on that one dude. Now the whole world knows. Oh the shame of it.

Chevy Volt, 15,000 cheaper to own than a plug in Prius after only 5 years.

Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk.
MizerMobile

Florham Park, NJ

#4828 May 29, 2013
IluvmyVolt wrote:
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Chevy Volt, 15,000 cheaper to own than a plug in Prius after only 5 years.
LOL, your problem is you think everyone is as gullible as yourself.
Windsor Lad

Windsor, Canada

#4829 May 29, 2013
Only one problem LMV...

As usual, you take "facts" and abuse them.

You compared the cost of ownership between a high end plug-in Prius to the cost of ownership of a base Volt.

Changes the numbers quite dramatically if you use a high end Volt as a comparison.

Furthermore, there's a $5000 difference in net cost of Prius because its credit is only $2500.

When Prius gets a bigger battery, it'll qualify for $7500. Then how will the numbers look.

And, if the entire credit allowances are dropped for either one, that will make a huge difference.
MizerMobile

Florham Park, NJ

#4830 May 29, 2013
Volt finishes near bottom in comparison road test; add a longer distance road test and no welfare payment to buy the thing and it would be dead last.

http://www.autos.ca/car-comparisons/compariso...
Root

Shreveport, LA

#4831 May 29, 2013
Windsor Lad wrote:
Only one problem LMV...
As usual, you take "facts" and abuse them.
You compared the cost of ownership between a high end plug-in Prius to the cost of ownership of a base Volt.
Changes the numbers quite dramatically if you use a high end Volt as a comparison.
Furthermore, there's a $5000 difference in net cost of Prius because its credit is only $2500.
When Prius gets a bigger battery, it'll qualify for $7500. Then how will the numbers look.
And, if the entire credit allowances are dropped for either one, that will make a huge difference.
Wrong

The prices he used were neck in neck MSRP.
MizerMobile

Florham Park, NJ

#4832 May 29, 2013
Chevy Spark EV might kill off the over priced Volt.
Windsor Lad

Windsor, Canada

#4834 May 29, 2013
Root wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong
The prices he used were neck in neck MSRP.
Check again.
MizerMobile

Newtown, CT

#4835 May 29, 2013
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/0...

This is too funny! These free charging stations will only attract cheapskates like iluvmyvolt. They'll order the cheapest thing on the menu, drink water, and screw the wait staff out of a decent tip; while chasing away good paying customers. Can't make this stuff up
Windsor Lad

Windsor, Canada

#4836 May 29, 2013
Root wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong
The prices he used were neck in neck MSRP.
You're not being truthful Root.

Per Edmunds:

Base price for 2013 Chevy Volt..........39,836
Base price for 2013 Prius Plug-In.......$32,166

Difference..........7,670

Makes a heck of a difference in the 5 year cost of operation.
Windsor Lad

Windsor, Canada

#4838 May 29, 2013
Root wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong
The prices he used were neck in neck MSRP.
Plus, LMV quotes a 2013 Chev Volt 5 year cost at $34,573.
Kelly Blue Book quotes that same Volt 5 year cost at $40,629.

A little variability there Root.

I would tend to believe the Blue Book.

Everybody else does.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#4839 May 29, 2013
Windsor Lad wrote:
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Plus, LMV quotes a 2013 Chev Volt 5 year cost at $34,573.
Kelly Blue Book quotes that same Volt 5 year cost at $40,629.
A little variability there Root.
I would tend to believe the Blue Book.
Everybody else does.
The prices he used were neck in neck MSRP.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#4842 May 29, 2013
MizerMobile wrote:
Chevy Spark EV might kill off the over priced Volt.
Don't forget to add the price of a second car, the insurance for the second car, the gas for the second car, the maintenance for a second car (much more than a Volt's), etc.

While I love GM's effort in putting out the Spark, I've been in a Spark. Please. That's like comparing your Elantra to my Volt. Your Elantra drives like an Elantra. My Volt drives better than a Cadillac.

In 7 years, my Volt will be at $22,500. You Elantra will be at over $50,000.

Who's stupid?

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iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#4843 May 29, 2013
MizerMobile wrote:
Volt finishes near bottom in comparison road test; add a longer distance road test and no welfare payment to buy the thing and it would be dead last.
http://www.autos.ca/car-comparisons/compariso...
12,000 miles. 25 gallons of gas used. You can't do that in any of those other cars. AAA named the Volt the best commuter car.

So, when those cars get back to daily driving, they are getting their arsses stomped.

Pick and chose all you want, dolt.

The Average American drives 37 miles a day for 365 days a year. That means almost no gas for the Average Volt driver. Once again, you can't do that in any of those other cars.

Also, you should try reading your links. Per your link:

"The Volt came third in this comparo because the full list price was used in the weighting. It would have nabbed top spot with the Ontario or BC rebate factored in."

In other words, they didn't factor in tax credits that US drivers get!!! In other words, if this test was done in the USA, the Volt would have kicked arss.

Come on Dolt, you can do better than that.

Also:

"We all liked the Volt, and this day’s activities showed it in its best light. After running a few errands earlier in the day, the Chevy made it about halfway around our loop on battery power before the 1.4L four-cylinder fired up and quietly hummed away. This pretty well represents a long commute from the suburbs.

The Volt is the epitome of smoothness. Power delivery is strong, seamless and silent, and with 100 percent of its 273 lb-ft of torque instantly available, your right foot is a direct line to forward motion. It’s also a quick lift to retardation, as the aggressive regenerative braking when getting off the throttle means you’re not using the brake pedal nearly as much as in a regular car while in stop and go traffic."

They loved the car!

Also, they only got 25 miles electric. No way is this representative. Most Volt owners get well over 40. That would have been an even worse arss kicking.

OK ... enjoy the gas stations.

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