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    Thread: Chevy Volt sales surge as car remains in the box

    1. Senior Member Sporin's Avatar
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      04-04-2012 09:05 PM #1
      Good news!

      Chevy Volt sales surge as car remains political piñata | TG Daily

      In early March GM suspended production of the Volt, idling some 1,300 workers. The company said then that it would bring back the workers and restart production late this month after it worked "to build market demand."

      Whether it was just good luck, good weather or something mysterious that GM did, it looks like that demand might finally be showing up.

      The Volt sales figure of 2,289 was 50 percent higher than the car's previous best month, December 2011, when 1,529 cars were sold. After falling to just 603 in January this year - amid talk of Volt battery fires - sales climbed to 1,023 in February before more than doubling in March.

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      04-04-2012 09:12 PM #2
      $299 lease special. No magic, no politics, no other crap. Great car, cheap lease. Moves them every time.

      We sold more Volts at Chevy last month than any other model.
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    3. 04-04-2012 09:16 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@bwalkauto View Post
      $299 lease special. No magic, no politics, no other crap. Great car, cheap lease. Moves them every time.

      We sold more Volts at Chevy last month than any other model.

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      04-04-2012 09:22 PM #4
      proof that republican party is a failure they hate everything American

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      04-04-2012 09:23 PM #5
      Sorry but the only people who treat this car as a political piñata are overextending themselves on Rams and firearms. I know this because I spent hours at the gun shop today with my infant and bought a Smith & Wesson.
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      04-04-2012 09:44 PM #6
      I just saw a commercial for a news broadcast (crap, forgot the channel) and it showed a Volt next to a prius. On top of each, it showed a battery slowly being emptied. After the volts battery got empty, it completly stopped, while the prius kept on with out emptying the battery. Pretty amazing how stupidly they are trying to shove the Volt down, and how people actually believe it all.

      Anyways, I saw my first Volt the other day, pretty nice looking car.

    7. 04-04-2012 09:49 PM #7
      ALRIGHT! Finally good new!

      I was getting a little worried considering I was seeing the same three Volts at my local dealer. Other day, I saw three brand new Volts in place of the older ones. Things are looking up

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      04-04-2012 09:52 PM #8
      We should all be very glad about this because we all own a little bit of every one!
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    9. 04-04-2012 09:53 PM #9
      Practically give a car away and they'll sell.

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      04-04-2012 10:00 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by jspirate View Post
      We should all be very glad about this because we all own a little bit of every one!
      Unless your name is on the title- no you don't.

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      04-04-2012 10:04 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by jspirate View Post
      We should all be very glad about this because we all own a little bit of every one!
      guess you own a little bit of Iraq since they used tax payers money to rebuild it

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      04-04-2012 10:12 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by PsyberVW View Post
      Unless your name is on the title- no you don't.
      I think you misunderstand. Neither does the government after its sold. That said, at least they get the cash from the sale and property tax. That will help us all out because the deficit REALLY needs it. So, in the end, its a return on everyone's investment.

      Sell baby sell, but please don't mandate that I buy one anymore than I already have!
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      04-04-2012 10:16 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by jspirate View Post
      I think you misunderstand. Neither does the government after its sold. That said, at least they get the cash from the sale and property tax. That will help us all out because the deficit REALLY needs it. So, in the end, its a return on everyone's investment.

      Sell baby sell, but please don't mandate that I buy one anymore than I already have!
      Who will mandate that you have to buy one?

    14. 04-04-2012 10:42 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by jspirate View Post
      We should all be very glad about this because we all own a little bit of every one!
      Even a little more with the tax credits people get for buying them. How much do you enjoy yours? I can't get anyone to allow me to use my portion.

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      04-04-2012 10:45 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by pknopp View Post
      Even a little more with the tax credits people get for buying them. How much do you enjoy yours? I can't get anyone to allow me to use my portion.
      People get first time homebuyers credit for buying a house so i guess nobody should buy one, as long Chevy Volt provide jobs inAmerica i have no problem with tax credit, patriotic americans who hate Chevy Volt should realize it is an American product made buy american workers using american produced energy
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      04-04-2012 10:53 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by pknopp View Post
      Even a little more with the tax credits people get for buying them. How much do you enjoy yours? I can't get anyone to allow me to use my portion.
      You also don't get any of the electricity my Dads PV array generates. Pity. When i visit him, I get free electricity that you gave him, and you don't get to use your portion.
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      04-04-2012 11:01 PM #17
      Wonder what would of happen if Obama did not rescue car companies and millions of jobs would have been lost , bet all repos would use that as negative agenda " Obama did not save true American icons , we lost millions of jobs under his watch"

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      04-04-2012 11:24 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by hardcore4life View Post
      Wonder what would of happen if Obama did not rescue car companies and millions of jobs would have been lost , bet all repos would use that as negative agenda " Obama did not save true American icons , we lost millions of jobs under his watch"
      Bush initiated the auto bailout, and Obama followed through. That fact gets conveniently forgotten
      by both sides.

    19. 04-04-2012 11:30 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by hardcore4life View Post
      People get first time homebuyers credit for buying a house so i guess nobody should buy one, as long Chevy Volt provide jobs inAmerica i have no problem with tax credit, patriotic americans who hate Chevy Volt should realize it is an American product made buy american workers using american produced energy
      I love the Volt. I hate the governments involvement.

    20. 04-04-2012 11:33 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by pknopp View Post
      I love the Volt. I hate the governments involvement.
      What involvement do they have specifically.

      Other than the bailouts.

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      04-04-2012 11:37 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by pknopp View Post
      I love the Volt. I hate the governments involvement.
      You make Bob Lutz sad

    22. 04-04-2012 11:52 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Boxer2100 View Post
      Bush initiated the auto bailout, and Obama followed through. That fact gets conveniently forgotten
      by both sides.
      fnf started with bush too. They are all part of the same iron fist.

      News: Volt sales up. Good news: Jesus lives.
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      04-04-2012 11:59 PM #23
      Holy **** GUYS I JUST READ THIS ON CNN!!!!!!


      Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama recently purchased well over 2000 Chevrolet Volt vehicles for his Secret Service protection unit. Gasoline costs are a major concern, and bulletproof SUV-type vehicles might look (very good) as we (drive slowly down the road so people can see us), but they are simply not sending a strong message that Mr. President is moving towards a "Green Future". He declared that the Chevrolet Volt vehicles were to be driven under electric power only, and that each Secret Service member would receive roughly 100 Chevrolet Volt vehicles each, parked in various distances from one another depending on the driver's individual driving style, body weight, cardiovascular health in case the weather varies and they have to run due to less range*, and parking availability. When we told the President that he maybe should consider the Nissan Leaf, he said, off the record (we kept recording), "The only Leaf I want around my Secret Services is the kind they all got prescription cards for".
      Well, at least now we know who bought them all.
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      04-05-2012 12:01 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by jspirate View Post
      We should all be very glad about this because we all own a little bit of every one!
      Since you drive a CC, I suppose you're either not aware of or (for some reason) not opposed to Germany's use of tax dollars to support VAG?

      In other words, why is it only bad when it happens to GM?

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