Chevrolet dealerships halt Volt sales...

Chevrolet dealerships halt Volt sales due to tool costs: Some...

There are 95 comments on the AutoWeek story from Jan 2, 2013, titled Chevrolet dealerships halt Volt sales due to tool costs: Some.... In it, AutoWeek reports that:

Some Chevrolet dealers have stopped carrying the Volt after deciding that their sales didn't justify an additional $5,100 for tools to service the plug-in hybrid.

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Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#21 Jan 7, 2013
To JJFADS/Root:

Mailing address please.
We'll send you those towels.
Prepaid.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#22 Jan 7, 2013
No comment on the bogus remarks you made? Look, I wrote this on the other thread as well..

You’re insulting me, our country, others on the board… I have to ask you kindly and sincerely to stop. I’m about an inch away from treating you in the same manner. Consider this your olive branch. No more nasty remarks please.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#23 Jan 7, 2013
JJFADS wrote:
No comment on the bogus remarks you made? Look, I wrote this on the other thread as well..
You’re insulting me, our country, others on the board… I have to ask you kindly and sincerely to stop. I’m about an inch away from treating you in the same manner. Consider this your olive branch. No more nasty remarks please.
To JJFADS/Root

Threats now big guy?
I've been subjected to rude and crude treatment from you on any number of occasions.
I'm still here.
So fill yer boots.
I'll just hand it right back to ya.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#24 Jan 7, 2013
I'm really trying here. Why do you insist on the negativity? Nobody wins..
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#25 Jan 7, 2013
JJFADS wrote:
I'm really trying here. Why do you insist on the negativity? Nobody wins..
JJFADS/Root---Let's get this straight---I honestly believe you have a problem.
There's a huge difference between what you're preaching here, and much of your past behaviour.
Professionals would call it an Attitude-Behaviour Gap.
There have been many times where we've witnessed you posting stuff that's been really mean and nasty---far worse than anything I've said here to you and others today.
Yet here you are, claiming insult and injury over what amounts to some lighthearted opinion and mild repartee which pales by comparison compared to many of your postings.
We can only assume you're intentions are either (a) Just stirring the pot for fun; or (b) You're having a schitzophrenic meltdown.
Either way, it's silly to continue pointing fingers at yours truly, when there's so much worse conduct being displayed herein by others.
Keep it up if you so choose, or more sensibly "shut 'er down" if common sense prevails.
Regardless, I can assure you there are a lot more serious issues in these forums to get all humpybacked about than this one.
Meanwhile. I will continue to speak to issues of interest to me, and will do so in the manner I choose to---that will depend on what I receive from others--including you.
Winning or losing isn't my concern.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#26 Jan 7, 2013
I hope Volt sales improve.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#27 Jan 7, 2013
Proteus wrote:
I hope Volt sales improve.
Improve to what? What is your bench? What do you think they should be doing> these are the types of things I wanted you to answer earlier.
car expert

Des Plaines, IL

#28 Jan 8, 2013
Proteus wrote:
I hope Volt sales improve.
Its hard to sell a car that only goes 45 miles before it peters out and you have to start guzzeling gass.Now the Tesla travels 350 miles on one charge with no fuel!! thats right I said NO FUEL!!!!!!
professor pumernickle

Naperville, IL

#29 Jan 9, 2013
JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>Improve to what? What is your bench? What do you think they should be doing> these are the types of things I wanted you to answer earlier.
A new study just came out.Yeah it states that 85% of all volt owners are either semi retarted or have the autistic gene in them.,"JUST SAYIN".FYI!!!!
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#30 Jan 10, 2013
If GM can get costs and prices down to a more reasonable level, the Volt sales may improve.
That said, competitive EVs coming into the market this year from other automakers could affect Volt sales negatively.
Proteus

Windsor, Canada

#31 Jan 13, 2013
JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>Improve to what? What is your bench? What do you think they should be doing> these are the types of things I wanted you to answer earlier.
What you want? Since when do you have the right to ask anything of anyone.
Seems you have assumed not only the role of resident know-it-all, but now the resident rule maker.
FWIW, it's not a question of what they should, but what they shouldn't t have done.
For one thing, they shouldn't have priced the damn car so high!
If they'd priced it at a more competitive level, sales would have been far better.
But that' s not all.
The rest is my business and I really don't feel I'm obliged to share that with the likes of you.
Furthermore, it's obvious that when it comes to business knowledge and expertise, you're out of your league buddy boy.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#32 Jan 23, 2013
Proteus wrote:
Low sales equals low sales.
That's the cold hard truth about the Volt.
And dealers who sell so few that they can't afford the tools---that's sad.
Inasmuch as I would be pleased to see Volt doing better....if it quacks like a duck....
Let those dealerships lose out. Courtesy Chevrolet, in San Jose, CA is now doing 40% Volt business per the local media. The general manager foots the bill for quarterly Volt owner meetings, with food, etc. He is also footing the bill for the first Volt Owners Club Of America.

He sold 60 Volts in one month. They not only have one World Class Mechanic, they have 3, with all the tools.

Here is one of their World Class Mechanics, Alex Bo, inviting people to one of our clinics last year.
http://gm-volt.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-...

What are you talking about low sales? The Volt outsold more than half of all car models sold in the USA last year. So, those that sell less quack also?

You are sorely misinformed. 45% of all 2012 sales occurred in the last 5 months. It would have been over 50%, but for the fact that the plant was shut down for re-tooling for the 2014 Impala.

Inventory got low enough that CA was sold out for a while. Sales dipped to the 1500 mark but the next month, it was back over 2500.

august 2831 sold
september 2851 sold
october 2961 sold
november 1519 sold
december 2633 sold

Methinks you wish bad on the Volt. Sorry to disappoint you. The Volt is doing just fine. It is selling better than the Prius did after 2 years of USA sales.
Give Me Facts

Santa Clara, CA

#33 Jan 23, 2013
professor pumernickle wrote:
<quoted text> A new study just came out.Yeah it states that 85% of all volt owners are either semi retarted or have the autistic gene in them.,"JUST SAYIN".FYI!!!!
Do your parents know you are writing such things on their computer? Turn it off and go to bed. Second grade starts early in the morning.

Night, night.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#34 Jan 23, 2013
car expert wrote:
<quoted text> Its hard to sell a car that only goes 45 miles before it peters out and you have to start guzzeling gass.Now the Tesla travels 350 miles on one charge with no fuel!! thats right I said NO FUEL!!!!!!
There you go lying again. You know full well that I posted 2 or 3 sites for you that say the real world number is 236 miles. Including Motor Trend. They had to shut down non essential systems to eek that 236 miles out of the S. And that S cost $105,000.

No fuel? No go. 177 miles out and back. It's like a yo yo.
i got facts

Naperville, IL

#35 Jan 24, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
<quoted text>
There you go lying again. You know full well that I posted 2 or 3 sites for you that say the real world number is 236 miles. Including Motor Trend. They had to shut down non essential systems to eek that 236 miles out of the S. And that S cost $105,000.
No fuel? No go. 177 miles out and back. It's like a yo yo.
A real world number for the volt is 31.7 miles before it reverts back to old tecnology.Now the tesla is constantly improving its numbers.In five years the tesla will travel 1,000 miles while you be standing in front of the gas pump filling your dinasour.Ya poor sapp.
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#36 Jan 25, 2013
i got facts wrote:
<quoted text> A real world number for the volt is 31.7 miles before it reverts back to old tecnology.Now the tesla is constantly improving its numbers.In five years the tesla will travel 1,000 miles while you be standing in front of the gas pump filling your dinasour.Ya poor sapp.
Who drives 1,000 miles? Average person drives 35 miles per day per census.

Per Tesla, you M U S T plug in every day, regardless of how much range is left.

"Tesla's Devastating Design Problem" You must plug them in when not in use, or you will destroy them. Impossible with the Chevy Volt.

http://jalopnik.com/5887265/tesla-motors-deva...

Chevy Volt: 70 mile range


Chevy Volt: 50 mile range
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Chevy Volt: 48 miles at full charge
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Chevy Volt: 46 miles at full charge
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

European Volt beats 130 competitors, including Tesla at the Monte Carlo Alternative Fuel Rally. Takes 3 other positions in top 10.
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/03/op...
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#37 Jan 25, 2013
professor pumernickle wrote:
<quoted text> A new study just came out.Yeah it states that 85% of all volt owners are either semi retarted or have the autistic gene in them.,"JUST SAYIN".FYI!!!!
You know, I really don't mind your joking around. Even if you don't know what you are talking about. But the next time you make mention of anything like this statement of yours, I am going to report it as abuse. You will be banned from their blogs. Understand?
iluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#38 Jan 25, 2013
i got facts wrote:
<quoted text> A real world number for the volt is 31.7 miles before it reverts back to old tecnology.Now the tesla is constantly improving its numbers.In five years the tesla will travel 1,000 miles while you be standing in front of the gas pump filling your dinasour.Ya poor sapp.
A link, or it's a lie.
i got da facts

Naperville, IL

#39 Jan 26, 2013
iluvmyVolt wrote:
<quoted text>
A link, or it's a lie.
I deal in facts man not some panty waste link .
Refugee

Philadelphia, PA

#40 Jan 26, 2013
Jjfads says what?
It's a shill cover , jjfads is his job
Somebody needs to flag him

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