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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:45 am 
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Several new blog posts:

Cost to run with my usage compared to other cars and visualization of the gallons they would burn over a year
http://voltowner.blogspot.com/2012_03_01_archive.html

My Volt MPG and Statistics: 350 MPG and Climbing
http://voltowner.blogspot.com/2012/0...tatistics.html

Practical considerations: Is the Volt right for me?
http://voltowner.blogspot.com/2012/0...olt-right.html

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:47 am 
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Location: In my Volt VIN 01234 <actual>
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From Facebook Volt page: Internet Sales Specialist in San Diego, California
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We have sold 18 of the 30 we have coming in and have none on the lot. Hopefully CA has enough to sell as we are in a roll. The 0% for buyers and the addition of the HOV eligibility has created a sales frenzy. Oh and of course has well over $4.50 a gallon, too.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:10 pm 
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Location: Lake Forest, CA
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scottf200 wrote:
From Facebook Volt page: Internet Sales Specialist in San Diego, California
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We have sold 18 of the 30 we have coming in and have none on the lot. Hopefully CA has enough to sell as we are in a roll. The 0% for buyers and the addition of the HOV eligibility has created a sales frenzy. Oh and of course has well over $4.50 a gallon, too.
That's good news for at least ONE dealership if true. But evidently it doesn't put a dent in the 100+ day inventory. I wonder if the "18 of the 30" are only the newer/cleaner Volts, not yet delivered - that they won't deliver until the old back log gets sold.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:22 pm 
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scottf200 wrote:
From Facebook Volt page: Internet Sales Specialist in San Diego, California
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We have sold 18 of the 30 we have coming in and have none on the lot. Hopefully CA has enough to sell as we are in a roll. The 0% for buyers and the addition of the HOV eligibility has created a sales frenzy. Oh and of course has well over $4.50 a gallon, too.
That's good news for at least ONE dealership if true. But evidently it doesn't put a dent in the 100+ day inventory. I wonder if the "18 of the 30" are only the newer/cleaner Volts, not yet delivered - that they won't deliver until the old back log gets sold..

From a dealer in NY who was quite happy!
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Great News From GM...The 2012 Chevrolet Volt is being refitted to gain access to HOV lanes in NY....This will Boost Sales tremendously.....I can't wait!!!

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Gas is up to an average of 3.89 on Long Island. Consumers are beginning to get nervous and concerned. Delivered 2 Volt's yesterday. And the Beat Goes On...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:29 pm 
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I've been stopped by strangers a few times in the last couple of days asking about the Leaf. Gas prices definitely are on people's mind which has to be good for EVs and hybrids.

I can't blame them for wanting to equate supply with demand at their target price, but the start-stop nature of the decision suggests something is wrong with management. What did they do, look at the report from February and react? Maybe there is a reason but it seems too mercurial.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:40 pm 
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SanDust wrote:
I've been stopped by strangers a few times in the last couple of days asking about the Leaf. Gas prices definitely are on people's mind which has to be good for EVs and hybrids.
Notice any similarities between these two maps !?!?!?
http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx
http://www.voltstats.net/Stats/OwnerMap
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I can't blame them for wanting to equate supply with demand at their target price, but the start-stop nature of the decision suggests something is wrong with management. What did they do, look at the report from February and react? Maybe there is a reason but it seems too mercurial.
They were making A LOT (4 times) more than they were selling. As well certainly they know what the order pipeline looks like. The Volt will generate some extra energy (WOT) and then shut off for a little while when traveling a modest speed (65) on the highway. Irony. Perhaps they overbuilt for CA. Wish they send quite a few just north to Canada (or overseas like the LEAF). Even with their winters the Volt works well. Of course I think they headlines would then read that with the "bailout" GM is taking the money out of the USA. There would be a negative spin. The politics of this car is the crazying thing I've ever seen by comparison to American pride and people wanting (or saying) they want American companies to be innovative and take some risk.

They also stopped the Corvette plant a few years ago when they were producing "too" many by comparison to sales.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:11 pm 
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New blog: Responsibility of Journalism and how the Drudgereport is negatively influencing the Volt

http://voltowner.blogspot.com/2012/03/r ... alism.html

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:54 pm 
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Location: San Diego (Rancho Penasquitos)
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In today's Sunday paper (San Diego Union-Trib), a local dealer was advertising the Volt @ $2000 under MSRP, plus 0% financing. I parked next to a red Volt this afternoon in Rancho Bernardo. That surely is a pretty looking vehicle. Too bad it has an internal combustion engine. :(

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:00 am 
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I wouldnt have bought one if it didnt.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:44 am 
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derkraut wrote:
In today's Sunday paper (San Diego Union-Trib), a local dealer was advertising the Volt @ $2000 under MSRP, plus 0% financing. I parked next to a red Volt this afternoon in Rancho Bernardo. That surely is a pretty looking vehicle. Too bad it has an internal combustion engine. :(


Love my red volt -- its a really nice color red.

Just because you have something does not mean you have to use it. Have you used your spare tire frequently? Your life insurance?. Plent of Volt owners, including me, are EV for just about everything except long trips.. trips too far for a leaf where you'd need to use another ice (which might be less than 40mpg on the highway anyhow.) For me the occasional ICE usage (even for the Stupid ERDTLT) is more than made up for in the combination of EV for commute + decent MPG for trips. Compared to my wife's outback, the volt is way better on road trips. If I bought a Leaf I'd have used almost 10 more gallons of gas in the time I've had the Volt as I would have to used 60 gallons in the outback for my ~1600 miles of road trips. My Volt however has used only 42.

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