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(CNN)   Chevy Volt sales triple in 2012, bringing the total to ... 3   ( money.cnn.com) divider line
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2013-01-04 02:08:00 PM  
4 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: Make fun all you want, but my friend Meg (Shut up, Meg!) bought one of these a few months ago and still hasn't bought gas for it.


Is she too stupid to remember how to put gas in her car?

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2013-01-04 02:54:28 PM  
2 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: The Prius is a hipster piece of shiat.


There you have it folks. A brilliant, very well articulated argument against electric vehicles. It's truly amazing that anyone would even try to debate an argument as finely crafted as this.
2013-01-04 06:05:08 PM  
1 vote:

Ed_Severson: Congratulations to you, Lady Who Thinks Her Impressions Of Other People Matter.


Well, thank you, Guy Who Incorrectly Assumes Gender In Other Posters.

Do you need to carry around extra luggage to hold all of that Fail or does it all fit in your pockets?
2013-01-04 06:00:11 PM  
1 vote:

Ed_Severson: Nope. Never claimed to be a driver, and I am in fact not one. I just work with them.

Anything else?


How about this statement earlier in the thread?

Ed_Severson: I know how to drive a farking car. I know how to do it safely, at an appropriate speed, and I know exactly when and where to get my driving jollies, and trust me, there's no shortage of opportunities to do exactly that without driving on a public road or endangering anyone who didn't volunteer to go along for the ride.


So, you're not a driver, but you play one on TV? The only thing worse than someone bragging is when that person has to back down from it...that's just sad.
2013-01-04 05:06:02 PM  
1 vote:

Ed_Severson: Soup4Bonnie: THIS has nothing to do with a Volt, but wow am I impressed.

You shouldn't be. There are lots of people who work in motorsports. Despite the reputation, most of us can keep it in our pants when we're on the road with other people so the constant finger wagging from the Internet traffic cops who don't know anything we don't gets tiresome.


Except you're missing the point- the Volt isn't designed for motorsports. Nobody's being an "internet traffic cop" here. You just wanted to tell everyone what a bad-ass racecar driver you are. We're all duly impressed.
2013-01-04 04:41:11 PM  
1 vote:

Ed_Severson: Let me spell it out for you, nimrod. I work with professional race drivers -- guys that are safer than you at twice your speed.


THIS has nothing to do with a Volt, but wow am I impressed.
2013-01-04 04:23:19 PM  
1 vote:

Ed_Severson: Lexx: Come on, tell me - what jurisdiction do you live in?

Sure thing, Barney Fife.

Unless it's the AUTOBAHN I have a $2 coin in my pocket that says the cops would LOVE to know you like to drive north of 100MPH.

Who doesn't?

Has it occurred to you yet that you have no idea how the 101 mph limit was verified, where it happened, or who did it? Or are you just content to ignorantly continue in your false assumption that someone you've never met is a reckless driver?

Let me spell it out for you, nimrod. I work with professional race drivers -- guys that are safer than you at twice your speed. I know how to drive a farking car. I know how to do it safely, at an appropriate speed, and I know exactly when and where to get my driving jollies, and trust me, there's no shortage of opportunities to do exactly that without driving on a public road or endangering anyone who didn't volunteer to go along for the ride.

Perhaps most importantly, I'm not answerable to you or any other panic-stricken asswipe who thinks it's his job to play traffic police, and what I do on a closed circuit is none of your goddamned business unless you're flagging the corners or driving along with me.

So, you can take your condescending lecture circuit somewhere else and go fark yourself with a rusty pitchfork. It was a comment about the car, not about my driving habits. Shut the fark up. You're out of your element here.


And to think, if only GM had had the foresight to think of the needs of people safer than I am at twice my speed, this whole little tantrum could have been avoided...
2013-01-04 04:17:33 PM  
1 vote:

Ed_Severson: You're out of your element here.


You go Walter. World of pain.
2013-01-04 04:07:29 PM  
1 vote:
Smug alert.
2013-01-04 04:03:39 PM  
1 vote:
I'd buy one, but they cost three trillion dollars. And the battery only lasts a week so you have to spend at least a billion to replace it. Not to mention all that gas you save is just replaced by the electricity garnered from a fetus incinerator which we all know is a big polluter.

The car is kinda meh. Why do people need to tell the same lies about it over and over again? What part of your worldview does it challenge so severely that you need to attack it at every opportunity?
2013-01-04 03:54:38 PM  
1 vote:
I have to commute through hellish traffic - I have to go past apple, google and facebook (TRIPLE NAMEDROP FATALITY).

But - there's carpool lane all the way! So, 3 year lease on a Leaf - $130/mo, $3K down. Return it in 3 years when the technology has improved.

No engine noise - it's *really* easy to do 85 without realizing it.
2013-01-04 02:59:29 PM  
1 vote:

Lexx: Unless you are a professional race-car driver, you have no business, whatsoever, doing higher than 101MPH.


Thanks, mom.
2013-01-04 02:56:02 PM  
1 vote:

Ed_Severson: The team I worked for last year used Chevrolet engines so we got a few Volts to drive around for the year. They were pretty boring. About 33 miles on a full charge, top speed limited o 101 mph, no soul at all.

At $4k? Maybe. At $40k? fark off.


Unless you are a professional race-car driver, you have no business, whatsoever, doing higher than 101MPH.
2013-01-04 02:54:33 PM  
1 vote:

YodaBlues: The Fifth Dentist: YodaBlues: ringersol: BadReligion: "Gas only stays good for about 6 months, so she should use up her tank soon or it will be filled with bad gas."

The Volt will actually run the engine from time to time to mitigate the problems that stem from having a modern ICE sitting idle for months.

Look at that, you're right. From wiki:
"Also the engine management system monitors the time between engine running and it is programmed to prompt the driver to run past the 40-mile (64 km) before recharging in order to consume some gasoline. If the driver does not run on gasoline, the system will automatically run the maintenance mode which starts the engine to consume some of the aging fuel and circulate the fluids within the engine."

That's pretty neat. Shame it's so expensive though.

Pretty neat until it fires itself up in your enclosed garage...yeah , no thanks

The engine only goes in maintenance mode while your driving it numbnuts.


Then it drives to Sarah Connor's house.
2013-01-04 02:52:55 PM  
1 vote:

The Fifth Dentist: YodaBlues: ringersol: BadReligion: "Gas only stays good for about 6 months, so she should use up her tank soon or it will be filled with bad gas."

The Volt will actually run the engine from time to time to mitigate the problems that stem from having a modern ICE sitting idle for months.

Look at that, you're right. From wiki:
"Also the engine management system monitors the time between engine running and it is programmed to prompt the driver to run past the 40-mile (64 km) before recharging in order to consume some gasoline. If the driver does not run on gasoline, the system will automatically run the maintenance mode which starts the engine to consume some of the aging fuel and circulate the fluids within the engine."

That's pretty neat. Shame it's so expensive though.

Pretty neat until it fires itself up in your enclosed garage...yeah , no thanks


The engine only goes in maintenance mode while your driving it numbnuts.
2013-01-04 01:48:46 PM  
1 vote:
Make fun all you want, but my friend Meg (Shut up, Meg!) bought one of these a few months ago and still hasn't bought gas for it. It's her daily commuter in Phoenix. Her husband is an engineer at Boeing, and these people had the foresight to start hoarding Apple stock before OSX or even i-Anything came out. I trust their judgment.

If I lived in an urban area, I would totally consider an electric vehicle. It's the future, baby. And I thank God for the brave early adopters that get these things off the ground.
 
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