Call me a 'shill' or anything else you might conjure up, I couldn't care less, in fact, I regard it as something to be proud of. You see, in your one dimensional mind, anyone who disagrees with you on any level is a shill. Is Web now a shill because he disagrees with you on space exploration?
I challenge you to find in any of my posts where I thought the Volt was for everyone. If you cannot do that, I would like a public acknowlegement that you were were wrong, and, as you know, I can be pretty persistent.
Of course the Volt is not for everyone. It's not for you because you can't afford it. It's not for me because I think the technology will be evolving quickly into something better.
I don't believe that the higher initial outlay will be paid back, you know what, I don't care. As I said before and you still don't comprehend, people buy cars for different reasons. If I ever bought a Volt, it would be so I could symbolically raise my middle finger to the oil producers and marketers of the world that continually overcharge for their product, not because I think it will save me money.
You will never get that, you will never understand the complexities of running a successful business and anticipating customer values.
Like I said before, sucks to be you.
"That depends on the purchaser's income level. That may be how people at your income level make a purchase decision. Sucks to be you."
Thanks for admitting by implication that the GM Volt isn't for the masses. Alas, that also and inescapably means the car won't produce a profit for GM.
My my, look what happens when you open your mouth. You out yourself as a shill.
"The purchase price is a primary consideration. Affordability is a primary consideration."
That depends on the purchaser's income level. That may be how people at your income level make a purchase decision. Sucks to be you. If that were true, the Yugo and Nano would be the only cars on the streets, surrounded by bicycles.
"You want to sell the Volt based on intangibles, since the primary considerations make the Volt a totally infeasible sale."
People buy cars for many different reasons. You inability to understand this condemns you to a constant state of confusion regarding how markets behave.
The purchase price is a primary consideration. Affordability is a primary consideration.
How the seat makes you feel, is just not a primary factor.
You won't agree since that's not what your paymasters want you to say. You want to sell the Volt based on intangibles, since the primary considerations make the Volt a totally infeasible sale.
Personally, neither, not my type of cars.
But I would not fault anyone who buy a Volt over a Prius, and vice versa. We all have our reasons for buying a specific car. Most of which are none of our business.
Until you have actually driven both, I think you are qualified to have an educated opinion. I could and have written a book on this very question as professionals have...google the subject and see for yourself which they preferred.....hands down....the Prius wins.....Prius
You are wrong. Most 'greenies' cannot afford to buy a VOLT. The ones that buy are: idiots; people with more money than they know what to do with; and kids that need to have the newest toy on the block.
$ wise the VOLT is a terrible deal.
When the price for that size of a car gets down to the low 20's in about 15 years it will be a good deal.