Chevy Volt leapfrogs Toyota's Prius

Chevy Volt leapfrogs Toyota's Prius

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

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Over Priced Cruze

Newtown, CT

#6806 Oct 7, 2013
Owning a Volt is never having to go skiing again.
Helpless

Santa Clara, CA

#6807 Oct 7, 2013
Over Priced Cruze wrote:
Owning a Volt is never having to go skiing again.
First of all, I'm pretty sure Jay Leno has one or two vehicles that can get him to the slopes. You forget, most Volt owners can afford a second car. 

According to this article, 60% of Volt owners make $90,000 or more. Another 17% make $70,000 to $90,000. 

Not sure, but I think those folks can afford a second car. I know you think we're the Hillbillies, but we actually aren't. 

http://note-to-self.baker.com/2013/02/22/info...

That's what my van is for. I'm down to two cars now. I once owned 2 Cads, a van and a pickup. So, having sold the Cads helped me afford the ski trips. I was dirt poor broke before that. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk.

But you're right. I don't ski. I prefer salmon fishing on a drift boat.

And by the way, Volts perform rather well in snow. Better than most, similar sized cars because of the extra 1,000 pounds.  And you can put a ski rack on top. It's not illegal, you know.

Ski racks for the Volt:

http://www.autoanything.com/roof-racks/Chevy/...
Over Priced Cruze

Newtown, CT

#6808 Oct 7, 2013
What's the towing capacity of the Volt? Do they come with 2" receiver hitches?

BTW if you believe Leno put 18,000 miles on a Volt, you're more gullible then we thought.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#6809 Oct 7, 2013
Good to know you can go skiing and tote the skis with a Volt too. This car is very versatile.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#6810 Oct 7, 2013
Over Priced Cruze wrote:
What's the towing capacity of the Volt? Do they come with 2" receiver hitches?
BTW if you believe Leno put 18,000 miles on a Volt, you're more gullible then we thought.
Well, I guess you are calling Jay Leno a liar. You see, I don't go that far when it comes to a real car guy who can prove everything he says. He has no reason to lie.

Anyway, go to 1:14 of this video. It is his claim, out of his mouth. I'm not gullible. You are just a hater. You wouldn't believe your own parents if they owned a Volt. You'd be calling them names.



As for towing capabilities. Who cares? I got 97 mpg going to the A's game Saturday. Didn't need to tow anything. There were monster trucks with only one or two people that could tow my car and probably two others. But they were only getting 16 mpg. But, they love their cars. I don't go around calling them idiots like you do.

You should try going to a hater's site like the blaze and trash the Volt there.

Jay Leno is 20 times the car guy any of us are and he loves the Volt. Good enough for me.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#6811 Oct 7, 2013
Over Priced Cruze wrote:
What's the towing capacity of the Volt? Do they come with 2" receiver hitches?
BTW if you believe Leno put 18,000 miles on a Volt, you're more gullible then we thought.
And by the way. That video was published over a year ago. So, he may be in the 30,000 mile range now. He put those 18,000 miles in a little over a year. We usually think of that as a daily driver.

Watch the whole video if you want to see how awesome the Voltec system is. 200 patents. Via Motors obviously was allowed to use them ... at a price .... and their full sized pick up trucks get 100 mpg .... not 16. Now ... that "Volt" truck can haul anything you want. Awesome!
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#6812 Oct 7, 2013
Once again. 97 mpg going to the A's game. All freeway.



http://www.youtube.com/watch...
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#6813 Oct 7, 2013
Via Motors 402 hp "Volt" pick up trucks, suv's and vans.

This Volt can haul anything. You can even go skiing.

http://www.viamotors.com/powertrain/
Over Priced Cruze

Florham Park, NJ

#6814 Oct 8, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
<quoted text>
And by the way. That video was published over a year ago. So, he may be in the 30,000 mile range now. He put those 18,000 miles in a little over a year. We usually think of that as a daily driver.
Hey ObsessedwithmyVolt I have some Ocean Front property for sale in Colorado; cheap!
Over Priced Cruze

Florham Park, NJ

#6815 Oct 8, 2013
Happy Volt family packed up and ready to go to the beach.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QlymL8iwVrM/UOb8GQ7...
Over Priced Cruze

Florham Park, NJ

#6816 Oct 8, 2013
iluvmyVolt, Warren Buffet is talking to you!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YnpFBKpAH68/T8Jpt8A...
Over Priced Cruze

Florham Park, NJ

#6817 Oct 8, 2013
Hopefully the gubamint shutdown means no more welfare payments to Volt buyers.

http://nlpc.org/stories/2013/10/02/chevy-volt...
Root

Shreveport, LA

#6818 Oct 9, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
Once again. 97 mpg going to the A's game. All freeway.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Kl_ZOa9OC_oXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
97 MPG is quite good, much more than the prius plugin.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#6819 Oct 9, 2013
According to the Environmental Law Institute, fossil fuel producers receive the largest proportion of the 5% of the annual federal budget dolled out in tax breaks and subsidies. About $85 billion per year for fossil fuel. This number is nearly twice the amount received by welfare recipients.

Compared to the one time, 1992,$5 billion subsidy GM received for any future alternative fueled cars, I'd say that there are millions of welfare wagons that burn more tax dollars than a Volt. Especially when one considers that all foreign cars built in this country are subsidized by U.S. tax dollars.

http://thinkbynumbers.org/government-spending...
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#6820 Oct 9, 2013
Hmmm ... let's see. Per Fox News, the total subsidies for electric cars / plug in hybrids was $6.5 billion, including subsides to the car battery industry, as well as manufacturers. That subsidy cost taxpayers earning $30,000-50,0000 about $11. That was 1992. One time subsidy. GM got about $2.5 billion. The Volt shares that with 4 other cars. That's $600,000 total subsidies for the Volt.

Gas cars get $85 billion through their gas tank .... every year. That's $1,700,000,000,000. That's $1.7 trillion. There are 255,000,000 registered cars in America. That's $6,660 worth of subsidies for each American car since 1992.

As of today, each Volt has received $12 in subsidies. It goes down with each sale.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/09/el...
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#6821 Oct 9, 2013
Somebody need to stop believing hater sites that are programming his brain that will eventually turn it into mush.

Or ... maybe he likes mush for brains.
Gm man

Chicago, IL

#6822 Oct 9, 2013
The volt is a sad case of Detroit way behind other auto makers........domestics are clueless as to what cunsumers want......Quality and Reliability!Its lies about safety..its lies about gas mileage..its lies about specs......on and on...it all goes back to lacking quality..Dont worry we hear about all the domestic auto problems that are kept secret in dealerships across the US.
Root

Shreveport, LA

#6823 Oct 9, 2013
The Volt is just too good.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#6824 Oct 9, 2013
Gm man wrote:
The volt is a sad case of Detroit way behind other auto makers........domestics are clueless as to what cunsumers want......Quality and Reliability!Its lies about safety..its lies about gas mileage..its lies about specs......on and on...it all goes back to lacking quality..Dont worry we hear about all the domestic auto problems that are kept secret in dealerships across the US.
That's why the best engineers at BMW used the Volt as their main goal when they designed the i8.

They knew the Volt was the best out there and they had 200 patents they had to get around in order to make the i8 equal to the Volt.

From the link:

"What's the bottom line here? BMW's best engineers examined the Chevy Volt and concluded that it was going to be the car to beat."

and ... they were talking about you when the article stated:

"I think BMW's finest engineers know a little more about what makes the best car, than some U.S. pundit who has never even driven the Volt."

http://www.thestreet.com/story/11451833/1/how...

You know, when your parents are out of the house, you should use the computer time for informing yourself.

I bet you won't even read this article. You can't have facts clearing up that foggy mind of yours.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#6825 Oct 9, 2013
And by the way ... because I know you aren't going to read the article ... BMW "stole" the Volt Chief project manager from GM so they could get some idea on how to engineer the i8.

It seems that GM outdid everybody on the first try.

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