Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf ...

Discussion in 'The Real World' started by jimpeel, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    are so popular that Chevy only sold 281 Volts and Nissan sold only 67 Leafs (Leaves?) in all of February.

    Nobody wants these POS electric vehicles.

    In the entire hoistory of the sales of these cars, Chevy has yet to sell their first 1,000 Volts and Nissan hasn't even topped 200 sales of the Leaf.

    SOURCE

     
  2. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

  3. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    man I'd like to have an edsel 'bout now. (in mint condition)
    Not a volt though.
     
  4. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    it doesn't matter what their sales are. you're pre-programmed to hate them, peel.
     
  5. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

    Don't be a hater

    It's the 'peoples car'

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  6. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't mind having a bug right about now.
    I'd want the 'super' bug though with the bigger motor.
    The regular ones sucked trying to pull a grade.
     
  7. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    I had a chevy chevette too that sucked.
    I thought I'd have to push it up a few hills.
     
  8. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    We put a 350 (not a 327) in a Vega. Needed railroad ties to avoid ripping the rear end out.

    *sigh*, if only we could have the Pacer back.

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  9. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    i have to drive up hills like this all the time...

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    makes me happy i got 280 horsepower.

    but man driving across the country to get here in a honda passport sucked ass. the thing was underpowered and stuffed with guitars and related gear. really slow through the rockies. not RV slow, but still, it really sucked.
     
  10. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    I don't have to hate them. I am a Ford man through and through. I am merely citing the fact that no one wants these POS electric cars.

    • They have no range
    • They need a special hookup that has to be installed in your home.
    • They cost more in electricity than most cars use in gasoline.
    • They have this huge battery that costs a huge amount of money to replace.
    • We will see what happens when the first one gets totaled in an accident.
    • Emergency personnel are already developing special procedures for dealing with these cars which are involved in an accident.

    I will just keep driving my F-350, one ton, crew cab dually.

    It may not get good mileage but it's like driving my living room. See if you can get that kind of comfort driving a Volt or a Leaf.
     
  11. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    hah, no shit.

    once i was loaned out to the legal dept. of one of the big three. a certain car liked to dump its heater core into the passenger area upon impact. some dude got $400k for a ball fry. unfortunately, there were plenty of pictures in the file.
     
  12. AlladinSane

    AlladinSane Well-Known Member

    Something I fail to see and nobody was able to fully explain to me yet, is why the advantage of a fully electric car? Don't you have to burn oil to generate electricity anyways? And won't you lose more transmittin those volts over a metal grid?
     
  13. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

    Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, selling like gangbusters

    Answer: None
     
  14. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    Now, now, Winky. The advantage is that you can feel good about yourself for saving a planet that you could never stand a chance of destroying in the first place.
     
  15. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

  16. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

    Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, selling like gangbusters

    Well Peel if I bought one of these I'm fairly sure
    in a very short time I'd feel like an idiot.

    True like we could snuff the planet out even if we wanted too.

    Got any carbon coupons you want to sell?
     
  17. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    Perhaps because aluminum doesn't stay radiation & it takes a lot of lead to cover a reactor tower.
     
  18. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    now there's an angle I hadn't thought of.:headbng2:
     
  19. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    Honda Civic GX

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,394341,00.html

    I think the most viable option has emerged.
     
  20. ResearchMonkey

    ResearchMonkey Well-Known Member

    we have mountains here flat lander.
     

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