Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:44 pm

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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:54 pm

That's hilarious. See it before YouTube takes it down.
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:22 pm

Ha!!! I actually saw a Volt last week, at the Exxon station in Andover (NJ). The owner was in the store getting a gallon of milk.
Like my buddy the car salesman used to say: "John, there's an ass for every seat".
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:35 pm

:woot: :rofl: :punk: That was GREAT!!!! :clap: :up:




Yeah John your buddy hit the nail right on the head there!
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:39 pm

I saw one in the Banks Chev showroom and the sticker said $44,216. I said: R U out of UR fubbing mind!!!!!????? Rebate.......SOAB! That video is funny! :D :shock: :lol:
Last edited by whistlenut on Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:46 pm

WOW ........ anyone who pays that much dough for one of those turds truly is an ass for every seat!! :shock: :o :shock:
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:20 pm

It's humorous, but not funny. It's sad and criminal. We have lost
our god damn minds.
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PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:13 am

Stopping production for a few weeks...
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:15 am

RUUUT ROWWW!! Trouble in paradise?

Could be why the Secret Service wouldn't let the O-man drive it ... :funny:
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:45 am

It just occurred to me that the Volt is just three letters away from Vega. "The Vega received praise and awards at its introduction" It was Motor Trend car of the year in1975!
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:06 pm

It's the media's fault, didn't you know?

http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/1156771

It has nothing to do with the fact that very few people actually want to buy one.
Remember in a Socialist society the government decides what the people want, not the free market.
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PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:56 pm

The median income of a Volt buyer is over $180,000! So is it a car choice or a statement and cocktail party discussion point. You know like a very expensive McMansion that is off the grid. We have one here is Warwick and I was asked if I wanted to go see it. I declined as they would have needed me to wipe the horse c rap off my boots before entering. As was said, there is an a ss for every seat.
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PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:56 am

Got to ride/drive a Volt last week. It is the company car of someone that works for GE. They used to have a choice of vehicles, but no more, it is the Volt or nothing. The info center is pretty cool, but then again my daily ride doesn't have power windows or locks so I am easily impressed. That is all the nice things I can say about it.

The visibility is horrible while driving, I kept feeling like I was looking around obstructions if I wasn't looking straight down the road. I felt every tar strip in the road like a speed bump. The seats were very stiff and uncomfortable, felt like they were cutting into the back of my legs at the edge of the seat cushion. Not surprising that there was no acceleration. The guy that gets to drive it all the time says it takes about 20 hours to charge up on 120V, he doesn't have the 240V charging station yet (coincidentally mfg'ed by GE), that is supposed to cut charging time by more than 1/2.

I think I'll pass!
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:12 pm

... and now they have removed the video, do they think that will stop us all laughing at them? Let's see if it worked.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - stop it, I will break a rib.
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Re: Chevy Volt, building a better tomorrow, FUNNY

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:20 pm

titleist1 wrote: The guy that gets to drive it all the time says it takes about 20 hours to charge up on 120V,


I'm not a big Volt fan, but I do think you got some poor information. If you do a search for "How long to charge a Chevy Volt?" You'll find actual owners that say with a 120 volt charger it takes 8-10 hours and with the 240 volt charger more like 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

As for the stiff seats and firm ride.... it's the "European feel". All the new cars are similar. I don't like it either. Our Honda CRV is quite stiff. In the Honda you'll find an adjustment to make the front of the seat come down to where it does not cut into you. I hope the Volt has a similar adjustment. You do get used to the firm ride and appreciate it on the corners.

And, yes, the visibility isn't great. I wonder if it's the way newer cars are? In our CRV I find myself leaning forward & back to see around the pillar when turning left.

If they could just lower the price by about 20 grand I think I might get one! I think my dream toy is the Mitsubishi i.
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