Source: The Detroit News
quote: Ford Focus plug in is an SUV
quote: Who honestly believes gas will not go up in price in the future?
quote: Personally I think the Volt will sell well because it simply has no competition, no other car on the planet can do what the Volt does right now.
quote: Everything goes up in price though. It's called inflation.
quote: However if you look at the Volt, it's initial price is so high even with subsidies that any discussion on fuel savings won't even come into play until 5+ years after purchase
quote: The initial "40 miles on a charge" has given way to real world numbers of a more realistic 15-20.
quote: Most people simply will not be able to get around in the Volt without having to switch to the ICE.
quote: Except hybrids do it better. The Prius is $20k LESS than the Volt!! Hello?
quote: you could buy five thousand (5,000) gallons of fuel with the price difference between the Prius and the Volt!!
quote: The Volts real-world mileage on the battery is pitiful.
quote: Fuel is far more volatile in price than most other commodities. Are you really that naive to believe otherwise?
quote: As soon as you drive it off the lot and use less fuel, the savings come into play.
quote: Prius starts at $23,640 with lower standard content. You seriously need to check your facts before posting.
quote: Maybe by your twisted view of the world, where facts have no meaning.
quote: The Volt doesn't run on unicorn farts and air. Do you even pay your power bill or do your parents? Electricity rates are absolutely SOARING while gas is actually on a downward trend. My electricity company has gone up 23% this year alone, and they service millions of people.
quote: Again, there is no savings. You've switched from buying gas to buying electricity AND gas.
quote: I see your subtracting the $7,000 from the cost of a Volt. Vehicle cost is vehicle cost, just because the Government is helping foot the bill doesn't mean that price is magically less. And again, even with the subsidy you're looking at a $40k car!
quote: Excuse me but Car&Driver says about the Volt: "Expensive, heavy, not-great economy when running on gas" So I guess they have a twisted view of the world too?
quote: Come back when you're ready to be realistic. I understand you're in favor of the vehicle, but simply trying to bulldoze away all criticism isn't going to make the "facts" work for you.
quote: Electricity is nowhere near this volatile.
quote: Prius: $23,640 (www.toyota.com) Volt: $39,145 (www.chevy.com) BEFORE tax credit.
quote: You were blatantly wrong on every point
quote: Good job cherry-picking their quotes out of context.