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Old 07-24-2017, 02:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rmay635703 View Post
After 10 years of volt hoax comments and hate

What do we expect, their making it into another minivan
I don't follow. Many have begged for the Voltec drivetrain in a minivan, or at least a FWD "crossover" instead of a designed-for inefficiency SUV. If GM were to do this I'd give them due props.

Can't blame the automakers too much for following their customers. The sheeple want instant gratification, which leads to churn and transaction profits and more new car sales over time. Folks like the few here who buy and hold a car for hundreds of thousands of miles are not very desirable customers.

Dealers and automakers want folks who keep coming back for punishment. My dear old dad just experienced a critical engine failure on a dealer-maintained diesel Jeep with just under 60,000 miles on the clock. Since this happened just within the warranty period, he got a warranty fix, full blue book value on the trade, and felt good about buying brand new Dodge truck.....
2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, 112 MPGe
2000 Honda Odyssey
1987 F250 Diesel, 6.9L IDI, goes on anything greasy
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt, 170 kW "Gone Postal" twin
1983 Mazda RX-7 electric, 48 kW car show cruiser
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