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bongobro
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2011 1:41:04 AM

Tonight I saw a Chevy Volt on the street for the first time ever. And, not surprisingly, it was dressed in the livery of the region's major electric utility--and rather bright livery at that--as it moved through the parking lot of the supercenter where I work.

Has anyone actually seen a Volt being driven by Joe or Jane Lunch Bucket yet? If so, where? (I have a feeling you're more likely to see a Chevy Vega than a Chevy Volt, because nobody I know can afford one, much less wants one.)
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drmiller0711
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 1:27:56 PM

No I haven't seen one at this time. Although, I could have seen one and not known it.
Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 1:02:12 PM

I see them so often, it is no longer a special event to see a Volt on the roads. Saw my second ever Tesla the other day, sharp looking car.
Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 11:48:37 AM

I've seen a few now and then around here in Florida. Lot of flat roads to drive them here.
RAD3
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 10:53:02 AM

I usually see 1 every week. The current Volt looks much better than the new model, that looks too much like a Honda Civic.
ricebike
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 10:52:30 AM

neighbor has one down the street... not for my uses since i need a minivan to haul people
Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 10:24:16 AM

Local Chevy dealer had one Volt which sat on the lot for almost 6 months. Now there are none...
pilotdlh
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 10:02:28 AM

I'm seeing more of them around here.
It's a good looking car, it looks way better than the ugly Toyota Priss.
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 9:45:37 AM

> Yes, nice looking car. Talked to the owner briefly and he said he has had no
> problems over the last couple years he's had it....???

Agree, its the best looking car GM has ever made. No doubt the best car GM has ever made. However its an awful lot of effort for only 35 miles and the transmission is a Rube Goldberg of complexity.
retcap201
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 9:24:55 AM

no
gvan
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 9:13:22 AM

Local Chevy dealer has seven Volts. I doubt he would have that many in stock if they weren't selling.
Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 8:57:45 AM

On the street? No.

At a dealers? Yes. Usually sitting ther for many, many months...
Nuzan
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 12:42:31 AM

Yes
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 12:20:01 AM

Yes
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 5:14:36 PM

Yes
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 6:55:09 AM

Yes, lots of tree huggers around DC
Ratso
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 6:50:45 AM

Yes, nice looking car. Talked to the owner briefly and he said he has had no problems over the last couple years he's had it....???
Hemond
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 6:38:29 AM

150 mile trip yesterday up to ski country. didn't see a single Volt.


[Edited by: Hemond at 3/2/2015 6:40:12 AM EST]
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 4:59:56 AM

No
cujo1977
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 4:30:26 AM

N
FuelPump
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 3:53:35 AM

More & more all the time.
justinemt14
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 3:27:36 AM

Yes, several times.
kennyman
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 1:13:07 AM

I can't say that I have seen one.
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 1:12:28 AM

Yes
ChiefNolarama
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 10:34:36 PM

don't think so
gvan
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 10:27:05 PM

Light blue Volt today.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 4:36:03 AM

The only time I see Volts these days is when reading 'net news stories and they paste up a pic. Never see them on the street.
gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 8:41:31 AM

Black one this morning.
Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 6:45:36 AM

not for a couple months
Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 6:33:24 AM

I haven't seen one since last autumn.
Big Dan
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 1:22:31 AM

Yes
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 8:20:28 PM

yes
d_clark
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 7:28:58 PM

No
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 5:19:14 PM

yes
Maintroll
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 9:50:45 AM

Yes, in Versailles, Ky.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 9:28:56 AM

::::Don't feed the VOLT trolls.:::


Is that the best you can do? Recycle an overused message board cliche?

I see you have no counterpoint to my argument. Typical greenie liberal. When spanked you resort to tired out cliches. Instead of defending your POV, you whine. You should take my advice and use the ignore button. The heat is too much for you in this kitchen.
jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 9:28:38 AM

NO
gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 9:14:39 AM

Don't feed the VOLT trolls.
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 5:25:03 AM

No
Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 7:43:54 PM

QUOTE ::::Goodbye. Click. If you want to make another call please hang up and dial again.::;;


Like I said, you dug yourself into a hole. Just because you can't defend yourself doesn't mean you have to run away.

You claim to see maroon volts and green Volts daily. Yet these are not factory colors. Your links also go to red and silver cars. Maroon is not Red. While Virdian Joule is silver to anyone who is honest with themselves.


Maybe its better if you simply click the ignore button, your mental health is suffering.


[Edited by: Hemond at 2/23/2015 7:46:13 PM EST]
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 5:23:40 PM

Saw on ahead of me on Saturday in Quincy, MA
gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 1:54:38 PM

For those that care about the accuracy of Volt exterior colors (that excludes
Hemond)

2012 Volt exterior colors
gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 1:44:10 PM

"You are not looking at your own posted images."

Goodbye. Click. If you want to make another call please hang up and dial again.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 8:07:26 AM

QUOTE :::::::::i drive one. i have enjoyed only having to refuel it one time in this past year. yep, one time.::::
::::


I'm going up to Stoughton , MA in an hour. Thats about a 40 mile 1way trip. Thank God I have an ICE car.(gas engine) If I had a Volt I'd be stuck there. I'd have to find a Chargepoint and pay what? $2.40/hour. Thats equal to what? Maybe $9/gallon of gas? Plus hang for several hours for the stupid car to recharge.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 7:58:10 AM

You are not looking at your own posted images. There is no possible way any sane person would describe the image you posted as green. It is clearly silver.

The red Volt is without question red. The image you posted is red not maroon. The paint is the same exact color as the taillight lenses. Taillights are by DOT specification red. not maroon.

YOu are just going to continue calling silver - green and red - maroon because you have dug yourself into a hole. You will continue to claim the opposite of what your own eyes tell you because you have trapped yourself in a corner.

I await the next outrageous claim where no doubt you will double down and dig yourself deeper into a hole.
gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 7:44:26 AM

"Let's select a maroon Volt and a green Volt from the list of pics Gvan linked up."

If you see a victory red volt alongside a crystal red volt you would see a distinct difference in color, and of course, you are disregarding the description of the Viridian Joule Tricoat:

"Viridian is a blue-green pigment, a hydrated chromium(III) oxide, of medium saturation and relatively dark in value. It is composed more of green than blue. Specifically, it is a dark shade of spring green, the color between green and cyan on the color wheel, or, in paint, a tertiary blue–green color. Viridian takes its name from the Latin viridis, meaning "green".[3]"

You are just going to continue your opinionated nonsense for the sake of an argument even though you know you have been proved wrong and are not the "car expert" you claim to be. Have fun arguing with yourself....maybe you will win that one.
Norm1947
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 12:26:28 AM

yes
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 8:49:04 PM

Yes, a lot of them on the road here.
Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 7:11:38 PM

::::i drive one. i have enjoyed only having to refuel it one time in this past year. yep, one time.::::


ANd how do you get back home after traveling more than 37 miles to some destination? Do you get a hotel room , stay overnight to recharge?
Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 7:06:55 PM

Let's select a maroon Volt and a green Volt from the list of pics Gvan linked up.

Here's the green Volt from Gvan's link.

and here's the maroon Volt.

The so called green Volt is clearly silver. By no stretch is it even close to green.
The so called maroon is about as red as red can be. Same color as the taillights. Which are legally red. No possible way can any sane person call that maroon.

Case closed
bikergirlss
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 3:18:25 PM

i drive one. i have enjoyed only having to refuel it one time in this past year. yep, one time.
and yes i do carry my lunch bucket in it too.

[Edited by: bikergirlss at 2/22/2015 3:19:45 PM EST]
Mikeyy1960
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yes
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