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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-22-09 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #36
40. See? Now that's thinking!
I'm going to wait a couple years. Right around the time the Volt finally comes out, I'm hoping I can snag a used ZR1 for the same price.
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  -Chevy Volt, for $40000 Deja Q  Jun-22-09 04:04 PM   #0 
  - $40,000 is about $39,900 past my affordability range.  hobbit709   Jun-22-09 04:06 PM   #1 
  - Does it have a kitchen and bathroom?  dorkulon   Jun-22-09 04:06 PM   #2 
  - 40K puts one in a wide field  TheCowsCameHome   Jun-22-09 04:06 PM   #3 
  - I'd buy a 3-year-old Volt for $20,000 but not a new one for $40,000 n/t  Ian David   Jun-22-09 04:07 PM   #4 
  - and then you get to pay for replacing the batteries.  dysfunctional press   Jun-23-09 10:01 AM   #80 
     - and if there is a god in the Universe a replacement set will cost you $20,000  ThomWV   Jun-23-09 10:03 AM   #81 
     - thankfully, there isn't...  dysfunctional press   Jun-23-09 09:40 PM   #85 
     - If we're meant to be fucked from birth to dead then I've missed out on some valuable fucking!  Fearless   Jun-23-09 09:42 PM   #86 
     - Anything metallic an be recycled, including (eventually) the batteries. n/t  Ian David   Jun-23-09 11:31 AM   #82 
        - that doesn't mean that replacing them will be cheap.  dysfunctional press   Jun-23-09 09:39 PM   #84 
           - True. n/t  Ian David   Jun-23-09 10:15 PM   #91 
  - No thanks.  flvegan   Jun-22-09 04:08 PM   #5 
  - For 40 grand you can get a 2007 Corvette Z06 / 505hp LS7 engine  Baclava   Jun-22-09 04:53 PM   #36 
     - See? Now that's thinking!  flvegan   Jun-22-09 04:55 PM   #40 
  - If I was financially able to buy it, I would  blue_onyx   Jun-22-09 04:09 PM   #6 
  - Lol.  DireStrike   Jun-22-09 04:09 PM   #7 
  - Heh! I remember when they were promoting this earlier. This price was going to be under $30,000.  gatorboy   Jun-22-09 04:14 PM   #14 
  - It will be (or should be)  Indydem   Jun-22-09 04:18 PM   #17 
  - $30K is/was a pipedream.  Statistical   Jun-22-09 05:37 PM   #53 
  - Seems like it.  Deja Q   Jun-22-09 04:24 PM   #18 
  - Would buy if I could afford it  Bolo Boffin   Jun-22-09 04:11 PM   #8 
  - A first model of a government-built car? No thanks.  AngryAmish   Jun-22-09 04:11 PM   #9 
  - Wasn't this Volt started before the government intervention?  Deja Q   Jun-22-09 04:28 PM   #22 
  - There's no help for poor people when it comes to buying hybrids.  Selatius   Jun-22-09 04:11 PM   #10 
  - Shit, you could buy a used diesel Jetta  Downtown Hound   Jun-22-09 04:11 PM   #11 
  - If they were to price it competitevly with the Insight and Prius, I would absolutely.  Initech   Jun-22-09 04:11 PM   #12 
  - The Insight and Prius are not the same class as the Volt  Peregrine   Jun-22-09 04:28 PM   #23 
  - True but $40K = wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy out of my price range.  Initech   Jun-22-09 04:41 PM   #32 
  - seems like it's in the same class  Johonny   Jun-22-09 05:28 PM   #50 
     - A plug in prius with a 16KWH battery capacity likely would be the same price. n/t  Statistical   Jun-22-09 05:38 PM   #54 
  - Wholly agreed.  Deja Q   Jun-22-09 04:29 PM   #24 
  - i like the new pic, Deja Q.  Soylent Brice   Jun-22-09 04:12 PM   #13 
  - Thx!  Deja Q   Jun-22-09 04:25 PM   #19 
     - no, thank you!  Soylent Brice   Jun-22-09 04:29 PM   #25 
     - It is awesome, although I think that Trelane is missing!  EndersDame   Jun-22-09 07:42 PM   #64 
  - Give Me A Tax Break & A Deduction...  KharmaTrain   Jun-22-09 04:16 PM   #15 
  - Even the clunker incentive won't help make a dent...  Deja Q   Jun-22-09 04:26 PM   #20 
  - It seems to me I heard it'll only get about 60 miles per charge.  lob1   Jun-22-09 04:17 PM   #16 
  - You do know that at that point the gas engine starts  Peregrine   Jun-22-09 04:32 PM   #27 
     - If you are right, then wouldn't it be getting more than 60 miles per charge?  lob1   Jun-22-09 04:38 PM   #29 
        - Here's how it works  NickB79   Jun-22-09 04:53 PM   #37 
           - Thanks for the info, NickB79. That's a big difference,  lob1   Jun-22-09 05:33 PM   # 
           - Exactly.  Statistical   Jun-22-09 05:45 PM   #56 
  - Call me when they get to $20K  Uben   Jun-22-09 04:26 PM   #21 
  - If I was going to spend that kind of money, I'd go with a Tesla  Sebastian Doyle   Jun-22-09 04:30 PM   #26 
  - Isn't the Tesla Roadster more like a $100,000?  fujiyama   Jun-22-09 04:55 PM   #39 
     - Yeah, the Roadster is $100 K  Sebastian Doyle   Jun-22-09 05:05 PM   #43 
  - whats the rate for leasing  sentelle   Jun-22-09 04:36 PM   #28 
  - What they are saying is  zeemike   Jun-22-09 04:39 PM   #30 
  - Not true.  Statistical   Jun-23-09 08:54 AM   #67 
     - And that is true only because these batteries are not mass produced  zeemike   Jun-23-09 09:25 AM   #69 
        - Not mass produced?  Statistical   Jun-23-09 09:43 AM   #75 
           - Mass produced for cell phones but not cars.  zeemike   Jun-23-09 01:53 PM   #83 
  - Not on my budget.  Lugnut   Jun-22-09 04:40 PM   #31 
  - they WANT electric cars to fail.  FLAprogressive   Jun-22-09 04:42 PM   #33 
  - That's alot of money for a version 1.0 product  yodoobo   Jun-22-09 04:43 PM   #34 
  - Fact check! The car will be eligible for a $7500 tax break.  Romulox   Jun-22-09 04:43 PM   #35 
  - So it will only be $15,000 out of my price range?  NickB79   Jun-22-09 04:54 PM   #38 
     - The average cost of a new car in the US is $28400. The tax breaks makes the Volt $4000 more  Romulox   Jun-22-09 05:23 PM   #45 
        - Right now very few people are buying new cars of any kind, though  NickB79   Jun-22-09 06:53 PM   #58 
  - Sure. If they'll giive me $38000 for my '94 Toyota.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-22-09 04:56 PM   #41 
  - What! Don't you want to support the unions?!?!?!  elmaji   Jun-22-09 04:57 PM   #42 
  - The car is fail.  BlooInBloo   Jun-22-09 05:18 PM   #44 
  - What the heck is making the Volt cost $15,000 to $20,000 more than competing alternatives from  4lbs   Jun-22-09 05:24 PM   #46 
  - Link to similar models for $20,000? nt  Romulox   Jun-22-09 05:28 PM   #49 
     - Warren Buffett is investing greatly in one such car.  4lbs   Jun-22-09 05:33 PM   #51 
        - BYD?  northzax   Jun-22-09 06:59 PM   #59 
        - I'll tend to trust Warren Buffett. He wouldn't throw $230 million into a car company to have it  4lbs   Jun-22-09 07:17 PM   #61 
           - another way to look at it...  northzax   Jun-22-09 07:28 PM   #62 
              - Which is why I said maybe it would actually be $30,000 here in the US to 'upgrade' it for US stds.  4lbs   Jun-22-09 07:32 PM   #63 
                 - You are comparing apples and oranges.  Statistical   Jun-23-09 09:02 AM   #68 
                 - The Volt will be $32,500 after tax break. Your argument is WAY off base. nt  Romulox   Jun-23-09 09:40 AM   #74 
        - Umm, can you say "not street legal in the USA, made in China"? Not even close. nt  Romulox   Jun-23-09 09:38 AM   #72 
  - Average cost of a new car in the USA is $28,400. The volt is $32,500 after $7500 tax break. nt  Romulox   Jun-22-09 05:25 PM   #47 
  - That's a little high.  4lbs   Jun-22-09 05:45 PM   #55 
     - Then put your fingers in years ears and say, "I'm not listening!" if the facts aren't on your side.  Romulox   Jun-23-09 09:39 AM   #73 
  - I'll Buy a Used One When Resale Value Hits < $3,000  NashVegas   Jun-22-09 05:26 PM   #48 
  - It is more like $32,500....  Statistical   Jun-22-09 05:35 PM   #52 
  - If we get single payer, the price comes down to $30K  Stevepol   Jun-22-09 06:09 PM   #57 
  - Needs to be in the 20,000 dollar range to have a mass appeal.  sarcasmo   Jun-22-09 06:59 PM   #60 
  - I'll wait until I win one at the mall...  Regret My New Name   Jun-22-09 08:06 PM   #65 
  - look at the bright side, it will pay for itself in 30 years or so.  crazyjoe   Jun-22-09 08:19 PM   #66 
  - Where's the "I'd consider it" option?  jakefrep   Jun-23-09 09:28 AM   #70 
  - 40K?????????  jschurchin   Jun-23-09 09:31 AM   #71 
  - Is your house worth $50K today? n/t  Statistical   Jun-23-09 09:47 AM   #78 
  - 40k? Looks like they're trying to kill electric cars in the crib, yet again.  Occam Bandage   Jun-23-09 09:44 AM   #76 
  - call me when it's 20K  tabbycat31   Jun-23-09 09:45 AM   #77 
  - That is a SHOCKING price.  L0oniX   Jun-23-09 09:57 AM   #79 
  - Can't afford that, don't drive anyway and  varelse   Jun-23-09 09:46 PM   #87 
  - Not a chance.  Zavulon   Jun-23-09 09:47 PM   #88 
  - What a joke  workinclasszero   Jun-23-09 10:00 PM   #89 
  - insanity  blues90   Jun-23-09 10:01 PM   #90 
  - In a heart beat  madokie   Jun-23-09 10:25 PM   #92 
 

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