quote: The former Marine has served at a number of car companies over the decades including General Motors, BMW, Ford, and Chrysler.
quote: And how stupid it is to try and blame such an insignificant percentage of media for the Volt's poor showing. Which was selling poorly, I might add, before ANY stories of exploding cars came out.
quote: Anyway nobody is "after" the Volt.
quote: The American people, by an absolute MASSIVE majority, was against the GM/Chrysler bailouts.
quote: If you want dissenting opinions to be silent and support a biased mainstream media who wants to cheer-lead tax money being used for these kinds of things, I don't know what kind of journalist supports that.
quote: Several of my family
quote: And there goes your objectivity and thus credibility on this topic. Lots of people have lost their jobs. But as long as your family members kept theirs through a bailout, hey, it's all good!
quote: Yeah, the press went overboard with the fire thing. But they also went overboard in their initial gushing over the vehicle. For whatever reason the Volt is a rock star, and rock stars get overly glowing praise when they are going well and ridicule when they are not. Deal with it Lutz.
quote: Love or hate the Volt, you have to give GM credit for going big.
quote: It could have tried to make the next sh1tty Prius clone
quote: Hey get off of my old lady and back onto the Cruze!Oh wait...:P
quote: I would be riding the Cruz like my old lady
quote: GM was handed billions of dollars, damn right they can "go big"! You act like they were taking a big risk and we should give them a medal.
quote: I agree. Instead they did something even smarter. The Cruz and Cruz Eco. The Cruz is the REAL saving grace of GM, yet gets completely overshadowed by Volt hype. Without the Cruz, GM would be in serious trouble.
quote: Instead Lutz, proving he's anything but forward thinking, devotes national press time to ignore his top seller and promote more ill-will between GM and the public. Attacking the "media" and defending a car that people are NOT buying. The LAST thing he should be focusing on is the bailout and the Volt. Why remind people of GM's sorted past when he could be talking about what a hit the Cruz is!?
quote: But I think the same sentiment (high risk, high reward) that bred the Cruz bred the Volt. The Volt was just a little TOO futurist to succeed in the current market.
quote: However, his most prominent leadership role was at Chrysler during its most booming period, the 90s. He left in '98.
quote: So after running 50% of the companies he worked for into the ground to the point that they needed federal bailouts
quote: Yeah after their FIRST federal bailout in 1975. Forgot about that one?
quote: Right wing media have made claims that the Chevy Volt's batteries catch fire and 'explode' while driving. This is blatantly false.
quote: Right wing media have made claims that the Chevy Volt was completely funded using taxpayer 'bailout' money. This is blatantly false.
quote: Right wing media have made claims that the Chevy Volt is already a failure due to sales numbers. This is blatantly false. The Toyota Prius sold ~5500 units its first year, and it cost half as much. A completely brand new and expensive technology selling 8500+ units it's first year is a success in my book.
quote: Right win media have claimed the Volt was 'recalled' due to horrible fire issues.
quote: You got nothing Shig. Just another leftist moron. Thanks for playing.
quote: Splitting hairs are we? Without the bailout, there most likely wouldn't BE a Chevy Volt on the road. So is this really a mis-statement? Or just a different point a view?
quote: You are blatantly wrong here. GM deliberately inflated Volt sales by using thousands of Government fleet purchases.
quote: Obama made the Volt his "golden child" you idiot. He was on TV with the damn thing! He's overflowing the praise on the Volt. It's practically all he's been talking about. Hello?...I said "Government" fleet purchases. That means states too.