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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like some of the claims were a bit misleading.


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this is another reason GM sucks at being a car company these days. Ford ftw. And also I am skeptical about the test drivers being true hypermillers but damn, if the claims were 230 mpg they should at minimum be able to achieve 100 or so.



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And at least in the 50's or 60's for those 80mph drives.


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One thing we must consider is that we already know those who "test out" cars cannot drive them in any other method than those used by fighter pilots and Nascar drivers.

I neither believe this or disbelieve it.

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True... who knows how reliable this is. I never believed the Volt was getting 230mpg though.


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I honestly don't know what to think, it seems that the reports are spotty at best, guess we'll find out from the actual consumers as to what's the real story.
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the thing that was previously stated about the volt was that you could drive it in the city for that 25-50 miles and NOT use gas. and if u did it for like a week u'd hit that 230 mpg cuz ur one tank lasted well over the amount it should.

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the thing that was previously stated about the volt was that you could drive it in the city for that 25-50 miles and NOT use gas. and if u did it for like a week u'd hit that 230 mpg cuz ur one tank lasted well over the amount it should.
This.

And y the hell were they testing fuel mileage at 80 mph, when GM even stated that when your at or above 70 the 1.4l ecotec would be driving the wheels with minimal help from the electric motor. also, GM didnt say the volt would be powered by electricity all the time, they said when the battery is fully charged and up till i think like half charge the car is fully electric. id be willing to bet the auto mag ppl didnt keep it charged and therefore it was running on the gas engine trying to catch up to keeping charge. the volt also uses energy from braking to charge the car, much like formula 1 cars used to use with the kerrs (sp? lol) system. but thats only gonna do so much...sounds to me like ppl finding ways to tear the car down instead of testing it properly.

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and y is the leaf even being discussed in the same article as the volt, when its not even a comparable car. its fully electric. its range varies from 62-135 miles. 62?! is that a joke?! u cant even drive the damn thing farther than 31 miles in one direction before you have to turn around and head back to ur house to get the battery charged.


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Why are they testing the Volt other than the way it was meant to be driven, and why did they mention the leaf? Why are they calling the Volt makers liars? Why are they seeming to just find ways to tear on the Volt?

One simple answer...

The CHEVY Volt is a domestic car, and domestic cars suck. Didn't you know that?

No domestic electric car will ever be good enough for the media, just like noone will ever get over a combined 30 mpg in Cobalt.

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