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GM halts Chevy Volt production for five weeks

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by starfsckers inc, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. starfsckers inc

    starfsckers inc Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    A $40,000 plug-in hybrid with questionable range and a possible case of spontaneous combustion isn't selling well? Right.

    http://www.freep.com/article/20120302/BUSINESS0101/120302035/Volt-production-on-hold-for-5-weeks
     
  2. MagicBob

    MagicBob Registered User

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    really? Wow.

    just amazing what partisan wonks will buy into.
     
  3. starfsckers inc

    starfsckers inc Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    Should've included one of these then, because that's what I was aiming at.
    :action-sm
     
  4. MagicBob

    MagicBob Registered User

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    ahhhhhh... ya see...now that makes a difference. The internet is bad for allowing the reader to read yer mind :D
     
  5. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    This commercial really makes sense now.

     
  6. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    So a highly taxpayer-subsidized product still isn't meeting set sales figures? Who would have imagined that a government endorsed car would fail. Better give them $50 billion to save all those jobs associated with the Volt.
     
  7. jagsfans

    jagsfans Registered User

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    Until hybrids come down in price or gas goes to 9.00 a gallon it's gonna continue to be a tough sell. I'm not paying 40 grand for a vehicle that's half the car.
     
  8. Josh_R

    Josh_R Registered User

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    A little less government-friendly article:

    http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/ph...t…-uh…-we’re-losing-count-low?source=facebook
     
  9. MagicBob

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    oh this is entertaining. This is better than anything on tv. you just cant cast this kind of stupid.
     
  10. MagicBob

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    double post.
     
  11. MagicBob

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  12. starfsckers inc

    starfsckers inc Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    Yup, a hybrid like this or a flat-out electric car like the Nissan Leaf is purely a luxury item right now. And the technology isn't justifying the price right now, IMO.
     
  13. caniseeyourtaint

    caniseeyourtaint Passive agressive douche

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    If their 2011 goal was 10,000 cars and they didn't even sell 8,000...what idiot thinks it's a good idea to produce 60,000 this year with the economy being no better?
     
  14. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Shit, can't argue with that logical and well thought-out point.
     
  15. MagicBob

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    it all comes down to how you drive them. They dont make sense if you want to drive across country... but in some instances they are great. Some say they wont pay $40k for a car just to commute in... but yet thats what a lot of people do... they'll buy some $40k sedan or SUV and then 99% of the time its used driving 20 miles or less to and from work. Granted, there is the possibility of other functionality to them, but its rarely used. Hell, I know lots of people that spend $50k on a truck that they ONLY use to tow a boat, RV, or horse trailer around with. So it kinda comes down to whats important to you.

    The technology is RAPIDLY changing. Without the know how and experience gained in these early models the next step will not be possible.

    Whats funny is that the Volt has gotten caught up in the conservatard cross hairs... for no REAL reason. Its design was started long before the loans given by republican and democratic administrations and the policies that stipulate the rebates and such were in place when it was first conceived. The government has offered tax breaks and incentives on "green" vehicles for a long time... its just now that there is a democrat in the white house that its a problem with republicans.

    its funny... there is this whole... "supporting innovation BAD!!!" trend now... lets not look forward, lets just rely on the technology we have, just drill for more oil and everything will be ok... just dont look forward, that requires thought and planning and thats HARD so lets just not do it. Contrast that with the thinking of the 50's and 60's when EVERYTHING was looking to the future. Cars, appliances, advertising, government funding of research... everything was futuristic... and its when some of the most amazing innovations came to be, things that we use every day now.... I wonder what will come from this time in history? From the looks of it, not much.
     
  16. MagicBob

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    sorry... just had to jab at ya. ;D Hell, its better thought out than most of the stuff posted here.
     
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    But GM killed off the 4.5 liter duramax diesel no one need a truck that gets 28 mpg. Lets keep the 15 MPG trucks fuck the small buisnesses that need truck and make all Truck EVIL!!!!!!! I HATE THIS FUCKING ASS HOLE WE HAVE AS PRESIDENT. ELECTRIC CARS WILL GET ALL THE FAGOT LIBERALS TO VOTE FOE YOU AND YOU WONT KILL THE POLAR BEARS, FUCK THE POLAR BEARS i just put 125 $$$$$ of gas in my truck and it didnt even fill the tank
     
  18. Atomic Fireball

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    But the Planning Committee assures us that twice as many Volts will be produced and sold during the next Five Year Plan, thanks to the efforts of the heroic workers
     
  19. starfsckers inc

    starfsckers inc Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    I'm sure the Volt would work for someone commuting short distances to and from work and into town to run errands and things. But I don't think it's $40K worth it right now. Neither with the Leaf.

    They're great leaps forward in automotive technology, but the price is astronomical for a rather limited range on the alternate fuel source as opposed to an ICE. I don't know how these things will hold up over time, either. If I'm forking over $40K for something that runs on an electric motor and batteries, I wanna make damn sure they're gonna last 5 or 10 years down the road. Not to mention limited charging stations on the road as opposed to gas stations (Volt can still use gas, though).

    It will be a big feat if they can extend the range on these things and make it as seamless to operate as a normal car. And there are manufacturers that are frivolously working on this today.
     
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    No reasonable person would buy a Volt when the Nissan Leaf & plug in Prius are well over $10k less
     
  21. DJ Evel Ed

    DJ Evel Ed MayYourCumCrustedCocksBeConstantlyCoveredInCunt

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    I test drove the Volt and I absolutely loved it. It had great pickup. It suits my needs for short drives and if I need to go to Atlantic City for a long trip, the gas tank will kick in. The Nissan Leaf can't do that.

    I was waiting for the next generation model after the bugs are fixed but I guess I waited too long. I hope this shutdown doesnt last long.
     
  22. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    GE “Forcing” Employees Into Chevy Volts

    why are they shutting down when GE is going to mandate employees buying them?
    link
     
  23. CM Mark

    CM Mark The East is Ours!

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    Fenrir! Post something!
     
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    frankjg doG

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    The idiot that the government was paying to make them, duh!
     

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