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(Yahoo)   "It's like the day Kennedy was one will forget where they were when they heard the news." Is it: A) 9/11, B) Columbine, or C) Chrysler ordering 93 rare Vipers destroyed? Hint: The guy who said this is a complete imbecile   ( divider line
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2014-03-07 12:21:35 AM  
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2014-03-07 04:03:01 AM  
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Rik01: FYI: Chrysler recalled and shredded the EV-1 so fast that owners didn't even have time to protest. The EV1 was a magnificent electric car, far ahead of it's time so much that even before gas prices soared to really obnoxious levels, people bought them readily.

Many owners and car collectors offered to outright buy their cars and release Chrysler of any liabilities, but the company, which had leased the cars only, refused and snatched them back with a speed that was unprecedented. At that time, even museums requesting one were denied.

People reported seeing EV1s stacked up in junk yards by the score and being fed through crushers and metal shredders like the hounds of hell were on their butts.

I don't know what the 'defect' was, since what I read never reported any, but Chrysler was willing to absorb millions in losses to destroy the cars rather than hundreds of thousands to fix them.

I also know that, before the recall, a guy invented a radically new type of battery. Feeling that he changed the world, he sold the patent to Chrysler for a few grand. He expected to gain national fame from production, since his battery was far superior to any of the current commercial rechargeable batteries for vehicles that we have today.

Chrysler buried it. The thing never went into production. Efforts on his part to reclaim the patent failed. He lost out on a fat payday from royalties if the battery had gone into production. He was not a happy camper and had been required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. So, he can't even reproduce the designs.

There was a documentary made called 'Who Killed the Electric Car' which discusses the mystery surrounding the sudden and unmatched recall and the refusal of Chrysler to be willing to even leave one car behind or to sell any to try and recoup their tremendous losses.

Even the much maligned Chevy Corvair ('Unsafe At Any Speed') made several efforts to improve the model and correct problems before ceasing production. Chrysler never e ...

Aside from the fact that the EV1 was a GM vehicle, and that GM is not Chrysler, and that the plight of the EV1 has absolutely nothing to do with these Vipers; You're spot on.
2014-03-07 01:22:08 AM  
1 vote:
Is it possible to smuggle the cars to some country that GM's tentacles can't reach?
2014-03-07 12:40:21 AM  
1 vote:

gweilo8888: brimed03: Or, Subby, he's a car guy.  And for car guys, yeah, it'd be like that.

/not a car guy, but I appreciate a good body with nice headlights

What a good body with nice headlights might look like:

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I'd crush it.
2014-03-07 12:35:51 AM  
1 vote:
I remember Columbine. It's a shame all those astronauts died.
2014-03-07 12:14:20 AM  
1 vote:
EHH. I remember the day I was conceived.Went to my Pops prom with my Pop.
I came home with my Mom.
2014-03-07 12:11:30 AM  
1 vote:
I would have paid a couple thou for one of them; my dick is in bad need of extension.
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