The Chevrolet Volt Results Are In, Should We Prep For A Celebration OR Funeral?

Oct 10, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: AutoSpies

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Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#1 Oct 11, 2010
On the range extender gas mileage is only 38 mpg! Whatever happened to the 200 mpg initally clamed! I can ge a prius that is cheaper and gets better mileage! My honda civic hybrid gets better mileage than that! And on premium fuel no less! My guess is
GM's volt will disappear.
just the truth

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Oct 12, 2010
Tom Loy wrote:
On the range extender gas mileage is only 38 mpg! Whatever happened to the 200 mpg initally clamed! I can ge a prius that is cheaper and gets better mileage! My honda civic hybrid gets better mileage than that! And on premium fuel no less! My guess is
GM's volt will disappear.
But the Toyota Prickus looks Gay, I'll stick with GM, mileage is not that important.

Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#3 Oct 13, 2010
just the truth wrote:
<quoted text>
But the Toyota Prickus looks Gay, I'll stick with GM, mileage is not that important.
As they say, "Looks are in the eye of the beholder". Personally,
I would drive a car that people said looked "gay" as long as it
got really good mileage. My concern over what people think is zero.
I don't intend to get caught driving a gas guzzler the next time
gas gets above 4 bucks a gallon.
Do your Homework

Bremerton, WA

#4 Oct 15, 2010
Tom Loy wrote:
On the range extender gas mileage is only 38 mpg! Whatever happened to the 200 mpg initally clamed! I can ge a prius that is cheaper and gets better mileage! My honda civic hybrid gets better mileage than that! And on premium fuel no less! My guess is
GM's volt will disappear.
I respect your incredulity, but please research the technology before you gripe. I'm an engineer, and this car presents several challenges to the old MPG method of figuring mileage. Look up the new and accepted MPGE standard that was used for the Progressive automotive X-prize if your interested. If you can't understand new technology, don't buy it.
Habib

Greensboro, NC

#5 Oct 15, 2010
The Volt is a copy of the Prius in terms of styling.

What happened to the original Volt concept car? Instead they grunt out a warmed over Prius with a blender motor.
Gordon

United States

#6 Oct 15, 2010
Habib wrote:
The Volt is a copy of the Prius in terms of styling.
What happened to the original Volt concept car? Instead they grunt out a warmed over Prius with a blender motor.
the current design of the Volt has a better drag coefficient thus the change
GM makes crap

Wauconda, IL

#7 Oct 15, 2010
Let's state the facts:

--Price tag vs. Price tag

1) Chevy Volt:$41,000
2) Toyota Prius:$25,000

Winner: Prius by $16,000

--MPG's (draining the battery and gas tank)

1) Chevy Volt: 38mpg
2) Toyota Prius: 50mpg

Winner: Prius by 12mpg

--Range of vehicle in miles

1) Chevy Volt: 382 miles
2) Toyota Prius: 550 miles

Winner: Prius by 168 miles

--Reliability

1) Chevy Volt: Unknown
2) Toyota Prius: Very Reliable

Winner: Toyota Prius

--Current Impact on Hybrid Market

1) Chevy Volt: None
2) Toyota Prius: Dominates hybrid market.

I guess if being able to plug your car into a electrical socket for 4-8 hours at night, while it charges the battery trumps all of the above points then the Volt is your car. If that makes your d*ck hard and makes you feel you have bragging rights then the Volt is your car.

For those that have common sense well we will have a different thought.

**Yes, I know the Volt gets a tax credit, but it won't last and the price will be back at $41,000 again. Plus, you have to compare apples to apples, price to price. Also, the 40 miles of electric only was included in the total mileage range even though the 40 has been dismissed for a more reasonable 25-30 miles.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#8 Oct 15, 2010
Oops, the forum clown is back. Whatís up with the name change?

At any rate, the Volt offers MPG that neither Prius or Leaf can compete with.
Carry on your rubbish, child.
GM makes crap

Wauconda, IL

#9 Oct 15, 2010
That's right they can't touch it. The Prius and Leaf exceed it. Nice try GM fanboy. Volt is on the losing end of the hybrid stick. Go back to reading your GM brainwashing literature.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#10 Oct 15, 2010
Oops, did the forum clown get upset?
I am steadily watching Toyota lose market share, and itís a pleasure.
Continue on with your rubbish, bitter child..
GM makes crap

Wauconda, IL

#11 Oct 15, 2010
Awww..is the GM tool getting defensive now?

I'm just watching you wiggle your way out of a debate and loving it.

Now run along. You're no longer needed here.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#12 Oct 15, 2010
You are a short study.

Move along clown.

Since: Apr 07

ridgefarm Il

#13 Oct 16, 2010
Do your Homework wrote:
<quoted text>
I respect your incredulity, but please research the technology before you gripe. I'm an engineer, and this car presents several challenges to the old MPG method of figuring mileage. Look up the new and accepted MPGE standard that was used for the Progressive automotive X-prize if your interested. If you can't understand new technology, don't buy it.
I am well aware the mpg for the volt cannot be calculated the way you would any other auto. However, the way the got 200 mpg was when the volt is in electric mode, when it normally doesn't use gasoline except when the battery is discharged. That being case, calculating a mpg is misleading. In electric mode, I think a kw hr per mile would be appropriate.
GM makes crap

Wauconda, IL

#14 Oct 16, 2010
JJFADS wrote:
You are a short study.
Move along clown.
You're letting your emotions get the best of you. I guess resorting to name calling is what happens when you have no facts to back up your "argument".

Now you should leave the forum because your "crew" has deserted you and the rest of us know that you are a tool of GM.
Canuck

Greencastle, PA

#15 Oct 17, 2010
Volt = EV2

It will go the way of the EV1. Don't you know how VOLTEC works? It's just a marketing strategy. It's made by the government, for the government, and subsidized by the government.
GM makes crap

Wauconda, IL

#16 Oct 17, 2010
**I forgot to add one other fact about the gas needed to fuel the vehicles**

Let's state the facts:

--Price tag vs. Price tag

1) Chevy Volt:$41,000
2) Toyota Prius:$25,000

Winner: Prius by $16,000

--MPG's (draining the battery and gas tank)

1) Chevy Volt: 38mpg
2) Toyota Prius: 50mpg

Winner: Prius by 12mpg

--Fuel requirement

1) Chevy Volt: Premium
2) Toyota Prius: Regular

Winner: Prius

--Range of vehicle in miles

1) Chevy Volt: 382 miles
2) Toyota Prius: 550 miles

Winner: Prius by 168 miles

--Reliability

1) Chevy Volt: Unknown
2) Toyota Prius: Very Reliable

Winner: Toyota Prius

--Current Impact on Hybrid Market

1) Chevy Volt: None
2) Toyota Prius: Dominates hybrid market.

I guess if being able to plug your car into a electrical socket for 4-8 hours at night, while it charges the battery trumps all of the above points then the Volt is your car. If that makes your d*ck hard and makes you feel you have bragging rights then the Volt is your car.

For those that have common sense well we will have a different thought.

**Yes, I know the Volt gets a tax credit, but it won't last and the price will be back at $41,000 again. Plus, you have to compare apples to apples, price to price. Also, the 40 miles of electric only was included in the total mileage range even though the 40 has been dismissed for a more reasonable 25-30 miles.
Canuck

Greencastle, PA

#17 Oct 17, 2010
It's true, the Volt has VOLTEC technology and requires premium fuel. In some areas, that fuel is unavailable. But the VOLTEC technology is before its time, and it has a knock sensor to sort things out!
Dunderbeck

Far Rockaway, NY

#18 Oct 22, 2010
The mistakes you made.......
Nobody is buying the Volt to save money.
GM now gives the battery-only mileage as 25 to 50 NOT 25-30
If one drives less than 20 miles to work every day, he will probably never buy any gas.
You MUST average that first 40 miles of no-gas driving into the MPG figure. That will give a whole diferent picture.
And finally.....The real reason to buy an EV or ERV, is not cost, not the environment, but that you are not buying guns and bombs for Arab countries that hate & want to destroy us!!
GM makes crap wrote:
Let's state the facts:
--Price tag vs. Price tag
1) Chevy Volt:$41,000
2) Toyota Prius:$25,000
Winner: Prius by $16,000
--MPG's (draining the battery and gas tank)
1) Chevy Volt: 38mpg
2) Toyota Prius: 50mpg
Winner: Prius by 12mpg
--Range of vehicle in miles
1) Chevy Volt: 382 miles
2) Toyota Prius: 550 miles
Winner: Prius by 168 miles
--Reliability
1) Chevy Volt: Unknown
2) Toyota Prius: Very Reliable
Winner: Toyota Prius
--Current Impact on Hybrid Market
1) Chevy Volt: None
2) Toyota Prius: Dominates hybrid market.
I guess if being able to plug your car into a electrical socket for 4-8 hours at night, while it charges the battery trumps all of the above points then the Volt is your car. If that makes your d*ck hard and makes you feel you have bragging rights then the Volt is your car.
For those that have common sense well we will have a different thought.
**Yes, I know the Volt gets a tax credit, but it won't last and the price will be back at $41,000 again. Plus, you have to compare apples to apples, price to price. Also, the 40 miles of electric only was included in the total mileage range even though the 40 has been dismissed for a more reasonable 25-30 miles.

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