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Old 11-03-2012, 03:17 PM
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Hello folks,
I do not own a volt or any other gas efficient vehicle. Matter of fact I own the opposite, 2 lincoln towncars and a toyota tundra pickup. It is my belief that all thing efficient are made inefficient due to the markup on the technology. How long will it take to save enough on fuel costs to make the purchase of the volt worth while. I've been told 5-6 years. I bought my 2007 towncar in 2008 with 23,000 miles on it for $19,000. Its getting approx. 20-21 mpg driving to work. and maybe 25 mpg on the highway. You see I prefer to pay for my fuel as I use it, not all up front. The towncar gas plenty of people and cargo room and can fit 4 bodies in my trunk.
Its not that I'm against fuel efficiency its just that I believe that we the people are being sold on being green and its making the manufactures of this technology very rich.

I would like to buy a volt or an alternatively fuel vehicle but I never bought new vehicles; done it twice in my life and never felt I got what I paid for. Which brings me to my question, how long will the battery last before needing replaced, and more importantly how much will it cost. What will buyers of used electric vehicles be in for when they make the purchase in the future.

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:38 AM
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There are other reasons to purchase a Volt besides just the fuel costs. I understand the majority of marketing is geared toward zero gas or lower gas bills etc.

I like the Volt for it's comfort, quiet and acceleration.

I have had many vehicles and I can honestly say I like my Volt.

Final thought: Every dollar you spend is a "voting" dollar, in other words you can continue supporting big oil every week when you fill up OR you can support innovation.
   
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:11 AM
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i have 3 good reasons to own a volt. 1. i have not been to a gas station in months. 2. one person can use the commute lanes. it makes me feel green.
   
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:11 AM
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I understand the advantage of driving by gas stations, and not supporting the oil industry here and abroad. I just have a sinking feeling that we may just be trading one master for another.

No one has answered me back about battery life or replacement costs yet. You would think that would be well known by the manufacturer.

By the way, I was walking through a parking lot and just happeded to look to my left and an electric car came zipping by. I did hear anything; could have been bad for me if I had turning quickly and changed directions. Do you think mattel could bring back to Varrrooom engine (that we use to use on our bicycles) and market it to the manufacturers.

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:28 AM
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I can understand the scared feeling you got when an electric car is behind you because yes you can't hear the engine. I own a volt and noticed that people can't hear when I'm behind them. So that's why the volt has a "people" horn. When the car is in drive and you're trying to find a parking spot but people are slowly walking in front of you then you hit your "people" horn. Sounds silly but it does come in handy!!!


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I understand the advantage of driving by gas stations, and not supporting the oil industry here and abroad. I just have a sinking feeling that we may just be trading one master for another.

No one has answered me back about battery life or replacement costs yet. You would think that would be well known by the manufacturer.

By the way, I was walking through a parking lot and just happeded to look to my left and an electric car came zipping by. I did hear anything; could have been bad for me if I had turning quickly and changed directions. Do you think mattel could bring back to Varrrooom engine (that we use to use on our bicycles) and market it to the manufacturers.

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The world record for a Volt is Sparkie at 400,000+ miles, so I wouldn't worry too much about the battery. LI batteries are fantastic and come with an 8 year, 100,000 warrantee. You can expect a bit of a performance drop over time, but I'm still getting about 37 miles per charge after 75k miles in my 2013 Volt. GO FOR IT!
   
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