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SURPRISE! Motor Trend's Car of the Year, the Government Motors-Chevy Volt

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posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 06:11 PM
Who would of thought that the Volt would of got the award this year. Myself, I was thinking they were going to give it to a foreign manufacturer, not the Government Motors car. I mean this has to be the biggest surprise EVER to garner the prize.

The automobile magazine Motor Trend has awarded the Obama-approved, government-subsidized Chevrolet Volt its annual "Car of the Year" appellation, reports MSNBC:

Motor Trend says the Volt has some of the most advanced engineering ever seen in an American car. The Volt can run up to 50 miles in pure electric mode before a backup gas engine kicks in to give it more range.

Motor Trend also said Tuesday that the car is a great value. It costs $33,500 with a federal tax credit, but will likely be cheaper to run than a traditional hybrid. The Volt goes on sale next month.

So, hey TAXPAYERS, you better hope they do not sell too many of these, you are going to be paying $7500 for each one. Now, who is going to tell me that it was a good idea to get into the automotive business?

I wonder if the Volt will go down in history like the Yugo.

Obama approved, tax payer subsidized, UAW created Government Motors Chevy Volt. Coming to a town near you.

You cannot make this stuff up.
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posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 06:12 PM
I'd rather have a tesla roadster

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posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 06:16 PM
Yeah I say this on marketwatch today and had to chuckle,.
so surprise there.
Though I would like to take one for a ride.

posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 06:40 PM
What a politically correct selection for car of the year. I won't be renewing my subscription to Motor Trend. Propaganda I say.

My '08 Honda Civic will still be on the road 15 years after this one has been taken to the junk yard. I'll bet you the price I paid for the Honda, plus 15 years fuel and maintenance will come under the out the door price of the Volt. Maintenance on this 1st of a kind could be atrocious. Buyer beware.

posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 06:52 PM
These awards go to the highest bidders. You cannot out bid the government.

posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 06:57 PM
Yes comrade!
Today the glorious Uncle sam land rejoices in the news of another state sponsored triumph of tax subsidized and overpriced engineering. Through pure fiscal insanity and myopic egotism our great ruler and his regime have triumphed over the greedy enemies of socialism.

Our glorious leaders new government owned and operating at a tax levied loss business failure is going to be turning out a product guaranteed to cost the taxpaying citizens of our quasi socialist nation a trunkload of money.

Once again the great leader has shown you the change. A bailed out failure of a company that produces a tax supported political statement of a car.

The first 200,000 purchasers will get free passes to the executive bread lines coming to a gulag near you.

The Government Motors Chevy-VAULT...that's where your money will go and you'll never see it again.

Склонитесь, здесь это прибывает снова.

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posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 06:58 PM
The cost of the volt will be $41,000 with the first 200,000 buyers getting a $7500 tax credit.

That's a pretty hefty price tag. Volt Price

I'd love to have a plug in hybrid but I'm not shelling out $41,000.

posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 07:36 PM
reply to post by Wildbob77

Just so everyone knows, that means the US taxpayer will be paying a minimum-$1,500,000,000 in taxpayer subsidies.

I think if they sell quickly, I am sure a executive order could be placed for further taxpayer subsidies.

Gotta keep that UAW voting block living high of the taxpayer feedtrough.

posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 07:59 PM
With $41,000 I can budget for my 88 Toyota 4Runner:
$41,000 - $3,000 (3 sets of tires) = $38,000
$38,000 - $300 (12 oil changes) = $37,700
$37,700 - $1,000 (one engine rebuild) = $36,700
$36,700 / $5 (estimated average cost of gasoline) = 7340 gallons of fuel
$7,340 * 20 (miles per gallon average) = 146,800 miles

Of course my estimates are generous... I average around 75,000 miles on a set of tires, around 25 mpg, gasoline is cheaper than 5 (for the time being) and could go higher in the not so distant future, and my engine only has 268,000 miles on it (500,000 is easily attained with a well maintained 22re) and still passes CA smog tests so it may not require a rebuild any time soon.

I average around 30,000 miles a year so... Does the $41,000 include the cost of electricity / fuel for the Volt? I wonder if a Volt will go 5 years and/or 150,000 miles without breaking down... and if it doesn't, are the repair costs included?

So in the long run, it's more expensive to by one of those than to keep my 4wd bug-out-truck operational. I think I'll save my money and spend it on the ride I have.

I don't see any reason for the Volt to be anything but the latest in a string of "Obama's Follies".

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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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