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#824 of 1015 Re: Where's some dirt [gagrice]
Oct 05, 2011 (10:43 am)
Not a fan of the bailout. However I have been impressed with what Chevy is doing. The Cruze is a fine vehicle. The Malibu for 2013 will take whats good about the current model and greatly improve the rest. The Equionos is a hot seller. The Sonic is 100% improvement from the Aveo. The trucks will get a huge redesign in 2013 or 14. Lets not forget the Camaro. As for the Volt, with the technology it has, ride and performance it is a very good car. Yes it is priced high. We could send 70% of the supplied parts and assemble outside the US if you want lower price but the value is there. They began investing in the Volt back in Bush's term before the bailout. I want the gov out of it just as much as everyone else does. I just know firsthand what the changes at Chevy is doing for the company and it is great.
#825 of 1015 Re: Where's some dirt [benrey23]
Oct 05, 2011 (10:56 am)
Don't get me wrong, I am happy that GM is getting their act together. I just see the Volt as another segment of the Green agenda that is not well thought out. It is being pushed through for political reasons. With little regard for saving the environment. It is not sustainable. I think the Cruze diesel will be the green car to beat when it gets here.
Oct 06, 2011 (5:21 pm)
......However I have been impressed with what Chevy is doing. The Cruze is a fine vehicle. The Malibu for 2013 will take whats good about the current model and greatly improve the rest. The Equionos is a hot seller. The Sonic is 100% improvement from the Aveo. The trucks will get a huge redesign in 2013 or 14. Lets not forget the Camaro......
I guess I would say the same if I worked for them too, lol.
Oct 12, 2011 (1:01 pm)
Do you guys think that the Prius Plug-In and the Volt are really comparable? The Prius Plug-In does not have a gas tank right?
#828 of 1015 Re: Prius Plug-In [chevrolet123]
Oct 12, 2011 (2:05 pm)
Not sure who told you that about the Plug-in Prius. It is a Prius with a slightly larger battery. It does not have the EV only range of the Volt. And will not qualify for the full $7500 tax credit. The larger battery in the Volt accounts for the much higher price.
#829 of 1015 Re: Prius Plug-In [gagrice]
Oct 13, 2011 (1:31 pm)
and if you buy the loaded Prius it stickers for about the same as the Volt. And no rebate.
#830 of 1015 Re: Prius Plug-In [dmathews3]
Oct 14, 2011 (6:23 am)
Well, no rebate "as of TODAY" but there is talk of getting a rebate program started which would discount around $3,200-$3,500.
The "loaded" Prius is a better bargain overall than the Volt because it gets 40-45 MPG when running on gas engine, while the Volt gets only around 35 MPG when using it's engine to generate electricity.
Oct 14, 2011 (9:59 am)
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#832 of 1015 Re: Prius Plug-In [larsb]
Oct 14, 2011 (10:48 am)
larsb: The loaded Prius is no way a better bargain than the VOlt. The Volt has much better technology in it. First the Volt average is 37MPG. Even when you are in gas generator mode it still runs on electric propulsion with instant torque and very quiet. The fact is the Prius can't go 100% on electricity for a period of time. The Volt can run everyday 100% on electricity. Can't say the same for the Prius. I want to also say I have drove a Prius and a Volt. The Volt while it is heavier it feels lighter in the steering, and handles turns ect. much better. The Volt can get up to 60MPH in less than 8.5 seconds and go up to 100 MPH.. The Volt is in a much higher league than the Prius.
#833 of 1015 Re: Prius Plug-In [chevrolet123]
Oct 14, 2011 (10:51 am)
If the Prius plug in had no gas tank then it would run 100% on electricity and recieve 100% of the tax credit. It does not and it does run on gas a majority of the time. Might I also say it is built with cheap material.