Not practical?$37,000,000 saved on gas is not practical? 202,500,000 gas free miles is not practical?<quoted text>
Actually by GM and the people working on the batteries own words, the volt was rushed into production before the battery technology was there to make it a practical car.
That figure is based on gas being $3.50 per gallon. Since most Volts are owned in CA, that figure is actually higher. Gas has been over $4 a gallon for quite some time out here.
Now, taking that lower figure and dividing it by the number of Volts out there, that comes to just over $1,000 per owner.
Now, considering that most Volt owners have owned their car for more than a year, their savings are much more than $1,000. Much more.
Your definition of practicality and my definition are not the same. That's what baffles me about your argument.
Do I slam your Elantra? Do you see me on a pro Elantra forum telling everybody that their car isn't practical? I don't care that you like your Elantra. As long as you are happy. Why does it bother you that I am extremely happy with my car? Think about it.
Do you really want to know why I love this car? I fell in love with the ride. Smoother and quieter than my Caddy's. They couldn't compare. I drove Caddy's for over 30 years and in just 5 minutes, I knew this car rode better.
I bought it to save some soldiers lives. We spend 25% of our military budget to bolster corrupt regimes that let us drill on their land. Regimes that hate us and contribute to Al Qaeda.
I didn't care what the ride was going to be like. I didn't even test drive the car. It turned out to be the best car I've ever ridden in. Bar none.
There are ex BMW & Mercedes owners out there on the net that say the same things about their Volt. A click of the mouse will put you there.
There's an old saying. "Live and let live".