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How's this for a self-serving idea?
GM should select from past EV1 leases to test drive and test market the Volt.
We have years of real world experience in a BEV that was made by GM.
And although we both, GM and EV1 customers, had a bad time of it back then, what a great way to heal and move on and for GM to say thanks.
After all, I gave hundreds of people, kids, non-believers rides and drives in my EV1. I could have sold a lot of those cars believe me.
BTW, I say self-serving, but for both me and GM.
I know they will want mostly newbes too, but give a few of us a first chance.
 

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Don't want to be rude, but, why? You turn the wheel differently? You press and depress pedals differently?

I get it, you miss your good old EV1 and would like to be first in line. But from a GM point of view getting data from previous EV1 drivers would actually corrupt the results as you no longer represent Mr. Next door.

As for the number of EV1 you could have sold, the answer is none as they were for lease. The real question is how many you would have sold for 80K$ (today would be more the 120K in constant dollar). You should contact Telsa and sell their car at that price :rolleyes:

Do like everybody else, get in the line and wait for it.
 

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FrankyB you have a point.
But I would have paid $45k-50k for the EV1 if they would have let me. I was already about $16k into the payments on that car when GM left me scrambling to decide on a new car when I wasn't planning to do so. I will of course wait for the best BEV to come out, whoever makes it. I can see by this great forum that some will be willing to pay more for an oil-less car than most. I also have bought stock in GM cause I think they might just have a big winner this time. But the truth is a plug-in BEV Japanese car may come out first.
 

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My wife's EV-1 Experience

My wife had an EV-1 for a few weeks as a selected member of a test driver’s group program partnered by GM and Pennsylvania Power and Light. She loved it and would have bought one. The focus group responses garnered from my wife and her other very fortunate EV-1 testers, gave GM much insight into developing and birthing a true consumer friendly product. My wife’s only concern at the time was at how quietly it traversed neighborhood streets, and that it could become a safety concern for kids and the visually impaired who wouldn’t even hear it coming. When I told her of GM’s current plans to put most of the VOLTS where we would probably not be able to get one for a few years, she was disappointed. Her daily commute is 25 miles each way with a 110/120 VAC outlet at both ends.
 

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Don't want to be rude, but, why? You turn the wheel differently? You press and depress pedals differently?

I get it, you miss your good old EV1 and would like to be first in line. But from a GM point of view getting data from previous EV1 drivers would actually corrupt the results as you no longer represent Mr. Next door.

As for the number of EV1 you could have sold, the answer is none as they were for lease. The real question is how many you would have sold for 80K$ (today would be more the 120K in constant dollar). You should contact Telsa and sell their car at that price :rolleyes:

Do like everybody else, get in the line and wait for it.

QFT

I feel the same way.
 
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