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GM's (GM +2.2%) February sales report was solid, but the same can't be said for sales of the...

GM's (GM +2.2%) February sales report was solid, but the same can't be said for sales of the Chevy Volt. Only 1,023 Volt units were solid in February - up from January's 603, but still well below the pace needed for GM to hit its 30K unit target for 2012. Kevin Bullis thinks design compromises that limit the Volt's performance and enjoyability deserve some of the blame.
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  • Ted Bear
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    This Company, and THAT car, are headed back down the tubes. Very few companies ever go through a successfull bankruptcy without changing their product approach. Bulding a very high cost, and high priced, crapwagon is not going to save these guys. Show me a puddle jumper that runs a few hundred miles on electricity or other renewable fuel, make it look cool, and price it around $20 grand and people will buy it. The aren't going to pay $40,000 for an ugly duckling with a 50 mile effective range before it goes back to $4.00 a gallon fuel.

     

    What was GM thinking when they spent $100 billion of taxpayer money developing this ugly troll?

     

    Evidently long term survival was not on their radar screen.
    1 Mar 2012, 02:18 PM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    "Kevin Bullis thinks design compromises that limit the Volt's performance and enjoyability deserve some of the blame."

     

    Well no s**t sherlock. Only the liberal lefties will buy this crap so they can impress their other liberal friends.
    1 Mar 2012, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • mattj170
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    actually...I was looking at buying this ugly duck. One of the ladys I work with just purchased one.
    sticker 40k less 7k federal and 3.5k CA and 2K dealer deal makes this reasonable. Her payment is around 415$ monthly for a lease.

     

    Furthermore, they installed (for free) a rapid charging station in her house and an electric sub meter which gives her charging electricity at a lower rate (also free)

     

    So all considering the tax breaks, charging station, sub meter (all financed through fiat monetized gov debt) the payment is essentially 115$ monthly if youre spending roughly 300$ on gas normally......

     

    ^the gov creates this moral hazard;in the regular marketplace this would not survive without the subsidies
    1 Mar 2012, 02:47 PM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    Only in CA.
    1 Mar 2012, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    My sister-in-law bought a Terrain about six months ago. Traded it in this week on a Ford F-150. She really didn't like it.
    1 Mar 2012, 10:41 PM Reply Like
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