Dude, we hashed this out long ago. Go visit KBB's 5 year cost of ownership and compare the volt to your gas guzzler. Or go back and read the posts.What's the point in saving gas if you pay twice as much for a car? I purchased a V-6 Accord in 1998, when gas prices were dirt cheap--about $1 a gallon. It's rated at 21.6mpg average but when prices went up, instead of paying $41000 for a new car, I started hypermiling and have averaged 29.6mpg for the past 3 1/2 years, with the same car! V-6 performance if I need it, Honda Civic gas mileage, and a pretty nice family car to boot. If people really cared so much about gas mileage, they'd slow down and watch how they drive, like I've been doing now for 3 1/2 years. I've saved about $550 a year on gas but if I'd purchased a Volt, I would have a $41,000+ bill staring me down. I could buy a house with that much money. Whatever happened to fuel efficient vehicles that were designed to be affordable? The Honda Civic VX, the Geo Metro? Why pay $41,000 to save $1500 a year on gas?
Just don't be too shocked. And that is before the credits are factored in.
My Volt is paid for. No car payment starring me in the face.
My son paid $27,000 for his volt ......out the door, after credits. Even KBB says that the average Volt buyer is paying less than $38,000 before credits. In CA, that comes to $29,000. That's before the recent $5,000 discount GM offered.
Why would you care what I drive? I don't care what you drive. I will never understand you haters being obsessed with another persons car. Enjoy your Honda. OK?
Volt owners enjoy their car more than any owners of any other car in history.