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Chevy Volt July Sales!

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posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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The "Car of the Year", the Chevy Volt, 125 people bought one in July.


www.weeklystandard.com...


The July sales numbers are out and the Chevy Volt continues to electrify (get it?) the country. GM sold … 125 Volts last month!


Way back in March I made fun of the Volt for selling 281 units in February. Turns out, February was a good month.


I've been in the car business for over 15 years and have never seen a car hyped so much. Car of the Year? How about the biggest hyped car ever? What a sham.




posted on Aug, 3 2011 @ 08:04 PM
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I'd be willing to bet a good percentage of those purchases were subsidized one way or another. Who would willingly buy such crap at retail?



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Has a Car or the Year proclamation ever been reversed?



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 01:32 PM
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Chevy is gonna have to find a way to sell that car for about $10K less. If I remember right its about $33,000 after government discounts, thats a big purchase for middle class families that are struggling to put food on the table. Plus you can get a nice year old luxury sedan for that kinda dough compared to the Volt which looks like a fancy Cavaliear.

I think whats also holding people back is maintence associated with such new technology. What happens once the warrenty runs out and you need new batteries or an electric motor replaced??

Its a step in the right direction but the timing just isnt right.



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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I wonder how much the "Car of the Year" award cost us taxpayers. I can't imagine this rolling turd winning it legitimately. It was hyped as an electric car which it is not. It is a hybrid like the Fusion or Prius but inferior to them so why would anyone buy one? I couldn't make it 2 miles from my house before the gas engine would kick in because I would be going at highway speed.

This is what happens when government tries to tell people what they want. Just wait until the new fuel mileage mandates go into effect for trucks. More mileage sure, but much more expensive and complex and likely at the expense of reliability and durability and the power to do the job at hand.



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 01:40 PM
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The govt failed on the electric vehicle subsidy - turned out everyone gamed the system and ended up with free golf carts. Another job well done!



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 02:23 PM
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Actually the Volt has been doing very well


General Motors will only report about 100 Chevrolet Volt sales when July’s U.S. auto sales come out Tuesday, but the extended-range electric car is “virtually sold out” of the outgoing 2011 model year, spokeswoman Michelle Bunker said today.

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Volt sales have averaged about 440 a month since the car’s launch in December. But GM shut the Volt’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant in June for about a month for upgrades before the 2012 model year arrived. Since the average Volt has spent about 13 days at a dealership before heading home with a customer, weeks without Volt production meant weeks of slow sales,


So the volt is doing well and GM is going to expand the production of the cars. So much for the doomer talk.

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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 05:40 PM
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I picked a random car.....the Chrysler 200.....just to get an idea what a normal run of the mill car sells monthly.

The best I could find is a Year To Date Sales total.

Through May the Chrysler 200 has sold 7,098 units. That is an average of a little over 1400 units sold a month.

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media.chrysler.com...

The Chevrolet Volt sold 125 units in July.

You don't receive the Car of the Year honor without having plans to exploit that honor.

Chevy knows the demand is not there, so the production remains low.

The Car of the Year is a joke, bought and paid for by the highest bidder. You can't outbid the Government.
edit on 10-8-2011 by Carseller4 because: 5 seconds



posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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no one cares that you've been screwing people out of their money for 15 years.
Im positive you are one of those car sales men that give the title a bad name.
Shame on you




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