Consequences, and Opinion TQO# 95
Government Motors tells truth about it's Yugo now
that I pointed out the flaws and short comings in the Government
failure of Obama's Government Motors Volt-2010-09-02d
no one else in the media would do, GM has now submitted what is
basically a retraction and acknowledgment of the real truth, with
disclosed the change in a filing with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission "
little old me do that? I am sorry I sat on the information until the
last minute. I had to wait until you promoted it in the media first.
I know, I know, you wanted to drive up the stock price with bragging
about your underwhelming accomplishments.
produced a hybrid car in 2010 inferior to the 1st generation hybrid
Toyota Prius and vastly inferior to the new all electric
only that, as an electric car, the Dolt does not even meet the
requirements of most consumers back in 2005! A minimum 50 mile round
"new" Sept 24, 2010 Fox News story:
Clarifies Volt Electric Range at 25-50 Miles
automaker now says the Volt can go 25 to 50 miles on battery power,
compared with the 40 miles it had previously said it would travel.
... Drivers with a more "miserly touch" on the accelerator
pedal could get better than the 40 miles, Peterson said. ... GM
engineers have said that the distance electric cars can travel is
affected by hilly terrain or whether the driver tries to heat or
cool the passenger compartment."
As I have
said, the Chevy Dolt in no way can reach the 50 mile minimum needed
for most consumers and when using A/C, the fan, or heat it's real
range is 25 miles or less. So, you better live 12 miles or closer to
work. It is a soccer mom vehicle, as long as you haul only two
people, no one would pick the Volt over a Ford Windstar/Freestar
mini-van that needed a 2nd row seat
The Chevy Dolt
quotes "GM engineers" day dream data, not real life data.
In real life, it is vastly inferior as an all electric to the Nissan
Leaf, the only reason to buy it. As a hybrid it is a joke compared
to the current Toyota Prius.
don't think the Dolt will have a waiting listing like the Prius.
I know, how
about closing the Gulf of Mexico to drilling, prevent drilling every
where else in the USA, and then start a 3rd war front with Iran and
close down the straight? That might drive up the price of oil to
promote the Government Motors Dolt.
As a consumer
car without government tax incentives, which means borrowing money
from China to flush down the green toilet, it is a vastly inferior
choice to a VW Jetta diesel with a manual 5 speed. Plus, with the
Jetta you can use the A/C, heat, and radio, and have a low cost easy
to maintain car. Even the oil filter is easy to change on the Jetta,
I know, I have worked on them.
I have not sat
in a Chevy Dolt yet, but, I would hazard a guess the interior too is
vastly inferior to the nice all black interior you can get in the
This is the
problem when bureaucrats and "people's unions" design
products in socialist countries like the USSR and USA, vastly
inferior products compared to free market solutions.
I have a new
bumper sticker for Obama bureaucrats.
Dolt - the inferior choice for socialists."