HEEHEE old Webie might have a bad day. Just the beginning it really is a good car
Nevertheless, Volt had its best month ever in October, selling 2,961 units. This broke the record, set in September, of 2,851 units sold. That broke the August record of 2,831 units. In fact, Volt sales have increased for six consecutive months. For the first 10 months of 2012, sales totaled 19,309. Sales totaled 7,671 in 2011 and 326 in 2010.
The trend is good, especially for a car with a $40,000 list price and incentives worth around $10,000, although full-year sales will not be close to GM's one-time goal of 45,000 sales in 2012.
I've had my 2012 Volt 5 months now, and am very, very pleased.
Also, this vehicle draws a lot of attention from friends and strangers. Quite a few have gone into the dealership and looking into this car as a result.
The Volt will do well over time.
The VOLT is a great example of how the gov't talks out of both sides of its mouth. The rich do not pay their fair share of taxes. Who buys a VOLT? Jay Leno and other zillionaires, rich people buy VOLTS. Now the gov't gives them a $10,000 tax credit? IMO, isn't this stupid? If the rich are not paying their fair share, why is the gov't giving them $10k to buy a car?
I believe this gov't is run by idiots.
You see volts on the road everyday now...the volume is going up every month. There is no boogie man in the batteries and guess what...no house fires or quality issues or anything else the oil chasing, extreme right, propaganda machine claimed has come to fruition. I guess it looks like they just had a big oil agenda and tried to kill a very good engineered car...guess they lost. Ya sure don't hear em anymore huh. The volume of cars on the road makes their rant ring a little hollow huh. And your claim that it is the rich buying the volts is silly on its face...the last demographic worried about 4 dollar gas is the rich...this car is being sold to middle class smart commuters. Early adopters...and folks like me who just think its very kewl.
Rich people buy Volts ? First off, 70 % of Reistered Volts are leases. Second, I'm not rich by any means but I was smart enough to lease an entry level Volt for 36 months x 299 tax in with $ 1000 total out of pocket a year ago . Today , the lease is $ 329 plus tax with $ 3000 total inception . You sound very jealous and what in Heaven's name is a Zillionaire ?
Uh....are you serious? Do you think the material cost of this car is over 20K let alone 30 or 40K. If you do...sell your stock in all businesses and put your money under your bed...you will keep it longer.
Sure, GM has a R&D bill to recover, but they do that more and more with every car sold. That R&D will go into other platforms...possibly licensed...all kinds of dividends for GM for the next Decade at least. I once estimated about 250,000 cars sold to recoup the R&D...if that is even close...that is a small number over a decade in a growing market. Sorry, but you don't know what you are talking about