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      04-04-2012 10:05 PM #1
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      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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      $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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      $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 10:22 PM #4
      proof that republican party is a failure they hate everything American

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      04-04-2012 10:23 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 10:44 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 10:49 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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      04-05-2012 01:37 AM #8
      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.
      Good lord I wish we had that lease in MI.

      You seriously sold more Volts than say... Cruzes?

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      04-05-2012 02:10 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by uncleho View Post
      Good lord I wish we had that lease in MI.

      You seriously sold more Volts than say... Cruzes?
      Chevy sold 105 units if my CRM is correct, and 1/3 were Volts.
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      04-04-2012 11:00 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 11:12 PM #11
      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.

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      04-04-2012 11:16 PM #12
      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?

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      04-05-2012 08:20 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by pknopp View Post
      I haven't posted here but a few months but I know I've stated this at least 5-6 times now. I do not blame people for taking advantage of the programs. I blame the programs.

      P.S. the government can not create sustainable jobs.
      I create sustainable jobs everyday - you should see the research and development facilities we fund on base. I'm certain the contractors and scientists we hire would consider their jobs "sustainable"......I certainly consider mine to be lol. Sure, our products don't generate dollars.....but they sure generate security.

      I hate when people spout off these cookie cutter BS lines - I realize it's vogue to come off as a libertarian "independent" thinker these day, but everything the government is involved with does not automatically turn to sh*t (contrary to what you want to believe).

    14. 04-05-2012 05:52 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by rbloedow View Post
      I create sustainable jobs everyday - you should see the research and development facilities we fund on base. I'm certain the contractors and scientists we hire would consider their jobs "sustainable"......I certainly consider mine to be lol. Sure, our products don't generate dollars.....but they sure generate security.
      So they are unsustainable on their own.

      I hate when people spout off these cookie cutter BS lines - I realize it's vogue to come off as a libertarian "independent" thinker these day, but everything the government is involved with does not automatically turn to sh*t (contrary to what you want to believe).
      I never claimed that. You should refrain from these type of cookie cutter BS lines.

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      04-05-2012 06:23 PM #15
      The battery's still have to be disposed of eventually which do alot of harm to the environment. So I still sand with my opinion TDI > all, pour some biodiesel in and everyones happy.
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      04-05-2012 06:38 PM #16
      Hilarious to me that the far-right leaning segments of this country want to paint a picture of the Volt as the end-result failure of government investment in GM while simultaneously defending, tooth and nail, things like the oil company tax subsidies which are, at their root, essentially the same thing:

      Government revenue loss in the name of supporting corporations. Pick and choose, pick and choose...
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    17. 04-05-2012 08:59 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by The Igneous Faction View Post
      Hilarious to me that the far-right leaning segments of this country want to paint a picture of the Volt as the end-result failure of government investment in GM while simultaneously defending, tooth and nail, things like the oil company tax subsidies which are, at their root, essentially the same thing:

      Government revenue loss in the name of supporting corporations. Pick and choose, pick and choose...
      Generalize much?

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      04-05-2012 06:42 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      The battery's still have to be disposed of eventually which do alot of harm to the environment. So I still sand with my opinion TDI > all, pour some biodiesel in and everyones happy.
      You are aware that the batteries are recycled, yes?

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      04-05-2012 06:47 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      The battery's still have to be disposed of eventually which do alot of harm to the environment. So I still sand with my opinion TDI > all, pour some biodiesel in and everyones happy.
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      04-05-2012 09:29 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by jspirate View Post
      I own a GM and VAG That was clearly stated before.
      Yet you only have vitriolic words to post in this thread for GM, even though both GM and VW have accepted large sums of government money.

      Quote Originally Posted by jspirate View Post
      As for the government's involvement with the two... yeah its the same
      It is the same. Since you think otherwise, perhaps you could explain the difference?

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      04-05-2012 09:40 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Jader Pack View Post
      Yet you only have vitriolic words to post in this thread for GM, even though both GM and VW have accepted large sums of government money.



      It is the same. Since you think otherwise, perhaps you could explain the difference?

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      04-05-2012 10:20 PM #22
      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!
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      Sell baby sell, but please don't mandate that I buy one anymore than I already have!
      These are the comments that JP is trying to get you to back up. You keep running away with the "put me in the box" BS to avoid the argument. Yes, we know you don't want a hybrid. Neither do I. Defend your comments or admit they were BS.

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      As I expected, you are trying really hard to place me in a box of your liking based on a paragraph I wrote.
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      The reason you don't understand is because I am not defined by the box that you want to fit me into.
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      Man, you really like that phrase!
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    23. 04-05-2012 10:22 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Chmeeee View Post
      These are the comments that JP is trying to get you to back up. You keep running away with the "put me in the box" BS to avoid the argument. Yes, we know you don't want a hybrid. Neither do I. Defend your comments or admit they were BS.









      Man, you really like that phrase!
      probably because he can't put anything of his in a box

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      04-05-2012 09:32 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      The battery's still have to be disposed of eventually which do alot of harm to the environment. So I still sand with my opinion TDI > all, pour some biodiesel in and everyones happy.
      Wait, you honestly haven't heard that batteries can be (and ARE) recycled?

      Study after study have been posted here showing that EVs do less harm over their lifetime than internal combustion cars. This idea that batteries are some kind of environmental disaster is a canard.

      Next you're going to start talking about Sudbury Ontario...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jader Pack View Post
      Wait, you honestly haven't heard that batteries can be (and ARE) recycled?

      Study after study have been posted here showing that EVs do less harm over their lifetime than internal combustion cars. This idea that batteries are some kind of environmental disaster is a canard.

      Next you're going to start talking about Sudbury Ontario...



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      sudbury ontario mine yummy green energy.....
      Sorry this is what i meant to say the actual process to make the batteries is very harmful for the enviroment, although some batteries arent recyclable.
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      04-07-2012 12:25 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      Sorry this is what i meant to say the actual process to make the batteries is very harmful for the enviroment, although some batteries arent recyclable.
      Again, studies have been posted here in TCL showing that the lifetime environmental impact of a car with lots of batteries, like the Volt, is lower, even though the impact of building them is greater. This simply isn't a real concern.

      Also, which batteries used in hybrids or plug-in-hybrids aren't recyclable?

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      Good to hear. Definitely looking forward to the 2nd gen of that car so I'm really hoping the sales will justify one.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jspirate View Post
      Just stopping in to see how the conversation is going...
      Did you figure out what box you are in?

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      Quote Originally Posted by jspirate View Post
      Just stopping in to see how the conversation is going...
      I will give it to you, you are an expert at not answering questions. Back in the box you.
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      Quote Originally Posted by jspirate View Post
      Just boxing in to see how the conversation is going...
      Oh, ok. Good to see you again.
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      Quote Originally Posted by jspirate View Post
      Just put me in your box of choice, its much easier
      Pointing out an apparent hypocrisy is not "putting you in a box." If you want to post nonsense hypocritical ideas without having to discuss them, start a blog. This is a discussion forum, so it makes no sense to get all huffy and act like you're being victimized when people respond to you.

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