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Confessions of a Chevy Volt Owner

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  1. Jack Shit

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    “Confessions of a Chevy Volt Owner.” A surprising, frank interview with an owner of a Volt after one year of driving.

    • 203 miles per gallon in the first year at 16,000 miles. Not a typo. His previous car, a Volvo, got 18 miles per gallon.
    • “I wish I bought the car. I absolutely love it.” He leased it because he was skeptical of owning it. But, wishes he bought it.
    • “I didn’t buy it to save money.” The biggest surprise here. He bought it to help eliminate the need for oil.
    • “My home electricity bill is about the same as when my daughter lived here in high school.” After a year of plugging it in to his home, his electricity bill remains the same and didn’t go up as expected.
    • He responds to the common criticism, “The Chevy Cruze is cheaper.”“Well, a bicycle is even cheaper and saves more gas than the Cruze. So is a used car. So is walking. Look, this isn’t about money, it’s about oil.”
     
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    Also saw one of these in my town this week. Really a sharp looking rig:

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    I'm a rich asshole who drives a gas guzzling, double fuel injected 335i Coupe, I'll wait 'til BMW produces a plug in to go electric, but I think these cars are cool.

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    You actually drive that piece of shit!? :jj:

    I don't leave my estate unless I'm taking my private jumbo jet.

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    Yep, I love driving that piece a shit. It has a 6 speed manual tranny, that's my only worry about going electric or hybrid, does that spell doom for the manual transmission?
     
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    Actually, all the reports I've seen, say the high performance electric engines are faster on acceleration than combustion. It's instant and doesn't need to build up. I've never driven one, just what I've read and seen. :dontknow:
     
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    That's some fine propaganda.
     
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    not even believable propaganda :facepalm:

    electric bill didn't go up :facepalm:

    his daughter uses as much electricity as an electric car :facepalm:

    at least he didn't have his house burn down from the faulty recharging stations like a handful of other Volt owners did :cheer:
     
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    ...correct. go to plasmaboy racing and see the white zombie. this guy is in oregon owns track records with it, the car is street legal. recharges within 20 minutes at the race track and ready to race again.

    to the op. years ago chevy leased an electric car, lease only they refused to sell them but the cars worked so well everyone was shocked when chevy systematically picked up all the cars, settled all the leases, stocked the cars all ove l.a. and other places until they could be picked up and shipped to who knows where, crushers presumeably. ill see if i can find the vid
     
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    :crazy:
     
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    Reps brah! :c
     
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    ...w000t! back atcha. :hat:
     
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    ...my math says youre saving $3.50 every 20 miles. now figure in the cost of a 60 to 90k tesla to save gas? nah. the chevy is probably at least 40k. i wanted to buy the 1st year leaf really bad but i thought maybe better wait. i drive a dino loving '85 300 turbo diesel and dont care about 4.30 a gallon diesel cause i dont have a car payment. last tank i got 28 mpg and its a fucking tiger on the open road. slow off the line tho.
     
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    tesla replacement battery costs $40,000 :facepalm:
     
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    Well, no one's buying a Tesla to save gas, Tesla buyers are like DeLorean buyers, they want to be the cool kids with the latest gizmo. I was very impressed with the look of the roadster, looks better than in the photos I've seen. Tiny two-seater about the size of the old Mazda Miata.

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    I thought about getting a Leaf but changed my mind. I'm a Bimmer enthusiast, I'll wait for the Ultimate Driving Machine. Love my 335i, and it gets really good freeway mileage, like 34 - 36 mpg, but stop and go driving and accelerating with the twin turbo you can almost hear the gas going gluk, gluk, gluk.
     
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    What's probably going to happen is a "buy car/lease battery" marketing strategy for EV vehicles. Battery technology is rapidly advancing, won't be an issue a decade from now, at which point even a dolt like you will be driving an electric vehicle.
     

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