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Rockntractor
12-01-2011, 09:18 PM
AP story> http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_VOLT_BATTERY_FIRE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-12-01-14-56-43

This car was supposed to save the planet from impending doom, Obama what happened?:confused:

Chuck58
12-01-2011, 09:25 PM
AP story> http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_VOLT_BATTERY_FIRE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-12-01-14-56-43

This car was supposed to save the planet from impending doom, Obama what happened?:confused:

I'm curious about something. GM dumped Pontiac and Oldsmobile because they weren't profitable, selling I'm not sure how many but around 100K vehicles a year.

They've been bragging about how successful the Volt has been, selling barely 6K cars a year. By that standard, Pontiac and Oldsmobile were phenomenal successes. What's the break even point in car sales?

Hell, the Edsel did vastly better and it was an admitted flop.

Kay
12-01-2011, 09:37 PM
This is Barry's "cash for clunkers" part duex

NJCardFan
12-01-2011, 11:38 PM
I'm curious about something. GM dumped Pontiac and Oldsmobile because they weren't profitable, selling I'm not sure how many but around 100K vehicles a year.

They've been bragging about how successful the Volt has been, selling barely 6K cars a year. By that standard, Pontiac and Oldsmobile were phenomenal successes. What's the break even point in car sales?

Hell, the Edsel did vastly better and it was an admitted flop.

I guess the term Edsel being synonymous with failure should now be replaced with Volt.

Starbuck
12-02-2011, 09:49 AM
Portions of the article are a little startling:

.......GM will recall the more than 6,000 Volts now on the road in the U.S. and repair them once the company and federal safety regulators figure out what caused the fires.

"If we find that is the solution........

The fires happened seven days to three weeks after tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Jesus Christ!:D

NJCardFan
12-02-2011, 10:02 AM
AP story> http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_VOLT_BATTERY_FIRE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-12-01-14-56-43

This car was supposed to save the planet from impending doom, Obama what happened?:confused:
The cost of saving the planet is a little expensive at $40K a pop, especially in this economy.

noonwitch
12-02-2011, 04:16 PM
The cost of saving the planet is a little expensive at $40K a pop, especially in this economy.


My new Focus gets 40 mpg and only cost $20K.

Adam Wood
12-02-2011, 04:22 PM
My new Focus gets 40 mpg and only cost $20K.Yes, but in Obamaland that's just not good enough. You should have a Focus that has a windmill on the roof to generate your propulsion.

noonwitch
12-02-2011, 05:22 PM
Yes, but in Obamaland that's just not good enough. You should have a Focus that has a windmill on the roof to generate your propulsion.


Ford didn't take the bailout, so they are free to make cars that people want to drive.

Tipsycatlover
12-02-2011, 05:59 PM
If obamacare passes, you won't have the luxury of choosing your own car any more.

Novaheart
12-02-2011, 06:09 PM
[QUOTE=Starbuck;467086]


Jesus Christ![/QUOTE)

You rang?

Elspeth
12-02-2011, 07:07 PM
I'm curious about something. GM dumped Pontiac and Oldsmobile because they weren't profitable, selling I'm not sure how many but around 100K vehicles a year.


Even worse, they dumped Saturn, which was extremely popular. Cheap cars that worked for years. :(

Starbuck
12-02-2011, 11:17 PM
[QUOTE=Starbuck;467086]


Jesus Christ![/QUOTE)

You rang?
Oh! Thank God (That's what the rest of us call Him) you're here! Make the volt go away, would you?....................Wait. GM already did that, didn't they?
Never mind.:)

namvet
12-03-2011, 01:04 PM
shocking. simply shocking

3rd-try
12-04-2011, 06:08 PM
Of course GM doesn't mind buying back the Volts. It's not like its their money...

Rockntractor
12-04-2011, 06:22 PM
shocking. simply shocking

If nothing else it is sparking a debate about government intervention in business.