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#1 yaazz

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 04:13 PM

So I saw the Chevrolet Volt concept a while back and was amazed at how sexy it looked. It had all the sexy lines of an American muscle car, but the fuel economy of a lawnmower! It seemed perfect and I honestly planned to buy one. I figured the rediculously cheap fuel would offset the extra cost.

Unfortunately, This
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Turned into this......
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Some sort of ugly Accord/Prius love child. If I'm going to pay out the ass for a car it better look sexy, and this does not... GM you were on the right track, but apparently you were going down the track in the wrong direction. '

What do you people think?


#2 lostboyz

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:56 PM

personally if you compare the two sure its not as pretty. I dont think it looks bad at all. If you thought it was going to be a sports car you were sadly mistaken.

This isnt GMs first concept->production let down

the one i remember seeing at the detroit auto show when I was 7 or 8 was the sunfire

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:52 PM

QUOTE(lostboyz @ Sep 21 2008, 11:32 PM) View Post

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It's that the thing that's up for the lead in Shrek 4?

I think the new Volt is much better for GM than the original. Sure they would have sold a few to people who thought it looking muscle-car stylish, but how many commuters and soccer moms need that. People who want muscle car looks should buy muscle cars.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:18 AM

I thought that sunfire looked awesome til i noticed the mirrors... wow what an ugly car.
Why should someone who wants to drive a sexy looking car have to suffer through low milage and high gas prices?


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Posted 24 September 2008 - 08:06 AM

QUOTE(yaazz @ Sep 24 2008, 12:54 AM) View Post

I thought that sunfire looked awesome til i noticed the mirrors... wow what an ugly car.
Why should someone who wants to drive a sexy looking car have to suffer through low milage and high gas prices?


A lot of sexy cars do get good gas mileage, but with the Volt there is significant R&D costs, marketing, advertising, etc which means GM is going to have to make a significant impact with said vehicle to begin to recoup some of those costs to make a sexy car later. The more people who can be interested in the Volt right off the bat opens the gates for more to follow.

The original Volt look was a lot of throwback to the Camaro styling and such. I suspect people who like that style would be better suited for Camaros. I don't want to find kids in their mom's Chevy Volt wanting to drag race at stop signs. There's enough of that with 4-bangers already. GM is making the Volt more accessible and those who liked the Volts looks can still purchase the neutered version of the Camaro.

Tesla is making a fully electric roadster if you really want to throw money around

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 12:51 PM

As much as I liked the original concept car, I knew the final build would not look anything like it. However, it doesn't look that bad, much better than a Prius in my opinion. Also, depending on the price, I may be interested in one as my current car gets a whopping 8-12 MPG city...not good.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 05:51 AM

this is probably a smart move for chevy, making it look like the camaro's little brother is going to lead to certain expectations from consumers, and when it doesnt perform like a camaro it will have a poor reception, even if it is a great car car for what its designed to do

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 07:56 AM

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you cracked me up with that actually photo. Could you have found a worst picture...

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:53 AM

ya i could
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Edited by lostboyz, 12 November 2008 - 08:59 AM.


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Posted 28 December 2008 - 10:28 PM

The orange one doesn't look bad, persay, but why bother spending all that money on a Sunfire?

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:40 AM

it looks nicer than my 2000 plymouth neon. i would consider getting a volt depending on

A. how long my neon can hold out
B. what the final price ends up being for a volt

i hope they have it in the same orange that they sell the cobalts in. i hate silver

Edited by Reaper527, 29 December 2008 - 05:40 AM.


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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE(yaazz @ Dec 28 2008, 02:04 PM) View Post

The orange one doesn't look bad, persay, but why bother spending all that money on a Sunfire?

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