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linku2gasbuddy
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 6:17:52 AM

Do you think the Chevy Volt is worth the price?
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 11:26:53 AM

The sooner we end the wasteful tax subsidies for these things, the better.
davisadm
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 11:24:46 AM

$26,500 tempting??? No way!!!!!!
gvan
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 9:54:24 AM

I looked at a Chevy dealer's website a few weeks ago and they had an internet price as low as $34,000 for a Volt. Take the $7,500 rebate off that price and you are at $26,500. That could be pretty tempting.
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 6:24:12 AM

No
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 3:03:48 AM

yes,
Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 1:17:18 AM

better than the foreign made hybrids.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 1:16:08 AM

Heck no!
waynecz
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 9:57:16 PM

nope
Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 9:28:25 PM

Depends - mores-if you live in Cali.
STEVE853
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 12:08:12 PM

No
L98
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 11:37:33 AM

nope
Ben2154
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 1:01:50 PM

I don't belive it is yet. The thecnology in the vehicle is superb, but give it a year or to for the price to come down some and then I would probably be lookiing to buy one to! Have a great day. Ben
gvan
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 12:59:06 PM

"Comparing the Prius to the Corolla is like comparing the Volt to the Cruze. People will do it but hey why?"

The only reason I made the Prius/Corolla comparison is because I've read articles by auto writers who make that comparison. I'm sure they are more knowledgable about the compariosn than I am.
DDubyu
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:26:30 AM

Not even close.
matman01
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 9:08:30 AM

I do
rkain
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 1:01:50 AM

no
probedude2
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 12:58:51 AM

Maybe if Obama gave us a $20,000 rebate on our federal tax returns...
sc331mustang
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 12:16:59 AM

No
reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 12:08:38 AM

GVAN, I own a 2010 Prius, and a 2009 Corolla. Different vehicles.

Also, you are likely not including the new Prius C which is a little smaller but closer to the corolla capacity than the regular Prius hatchback.

Comparing the Prius to the Corolla is like comparing the Volt to the Cruze. People will do it but hey why?

Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 3:56:04 PM

"OK, so here is my question. How did Toyota successfully market a $25-30,000 Prius when a Corolla costs $10,000 less? You could argue that the Prius is not cost effective but it still sells well. Why?"

Prius fans like to think that the Camry is comparable... It certainly makes the cost comparison more palatable. Even with the Camry it is still at least 5 years just to read even if you do a lot of city driving. I don't, so neither the Volt nor any other hybrid is on my radar for future purchases.

[Edited by: Weaslespit at 8/19/2012 3:59:15 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 12:41:50 PM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 12:23:53 PM

no
gvan
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 12:02:36 PM

"At over $40 grand the small Volt is way over priced. Toyota knows way more about the US market that GM does."

OK, so here is my question. How did Toyota successfully market a $25-30,000 Prius when a Corolla costs $10,000 less? You could argue that the Prius is not cost effective but it still sells well. Why?
gvan
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 11:59:13 AM

Apparently it is worth it to the people who bought the car as everything I've read about Volt owners is that they love the car. It's probably worth the price but I don't plan to spend $39,995 for any car so I'm guessing you could ask "Is a Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, BMW, Lexus, Infiniti, etc. worth the price?"
peanutsMN
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 9:46:18 AM

No it is way too high in price for what you are getting and way too small. Not a family car at all.
FieroGT
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 9:34:09 AM

At over $40 grand the small Volt is way over priced. Toyota knows way more about the US market that GM does.
reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 9:13:12 AM

for some people it is. If you can afford the initial out lay, and take full advantage of the 7,500 government tax break (in USA) and go day on the battery for normal commute and recharge at night, and live in area that has in expensive electricity or better yet you have solar electic panels on your home, or you can charge at work for free, then yes its great deal...
prius22
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 8:16:45 PM

No, unless money is a second thought.
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 7:31:51 PM

No it missed the proper price point by about $12,000 to $15,000.
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:08:41 PM

Of course its not worth the price.
ljmh
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 6:06:26 PM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:57:57 AM

?
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 2:57:26 AM

Not for me right now, I would rather have a plug in hybrid.
prius22
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 2:46:13 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 2:44:41 AM

No
FuelPump
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 7:18:39 PM

There is a lot of new technology in the Chevrolet Volt. New technology is typically expensive until it has been on the market awhile, and the numbers and sales make production less expensive over time. Look at how much digital calculators cost when they first appeared on the market in the 70's, vs today where they are practically give aways. Whether the Volt delivers value vs cost would be at this point in its evolution an individual decision, IE: for some it might be well worth the cost for others, not so much. Nobody prevents you from buying something you feel is good value for the cost, nor does anyone force you to buy something you feel is not good value for the cost.
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 9:08:31 AM

No, it should not be much more expensive than a Malibu.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 8:24:00 AM

Way too expensive for the average buyer.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2012 7:19:36 AM

Is any vehicle?
hmcsretired07
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 2:08:55 PM

Nope
d_clark
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 1:31:35 PM

nope
vikings80
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 11:07:55 AM

no
AuburnGasMan
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:34:11 AM

Absolutely Not!!!
gvan
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 10:20:41 AM

"Absolutely NOT. That is the main draw back to this particular vehicle."

It's the drawback for ALL electric vehicles. Lithium ion batteries are very expensive. I have no plans to purchase any electric vehicle but the Volt is the most practical of all electric vehicles because the range is not limited.
JDSski
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 9:56:37 AM

At present......No.
_Sparty_
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 9:51:58 AM

Depends on your POV.

Pure dollars and cents, no.

Eliminating at least 1 drop of OPEC dependency, yes.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 9:48:06 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 9:38:58 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 9:13:51 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 9:08:14 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 9:03:18 AM

Depends on your driving patterns. Inhj my case, I would probably never recover the higher purchase price.
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