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My worst nightmare is not seeing my volt catch fire 3 weeks after a severe accident. (Because it's not likely to happen.) My worst nightmare is not seeing my Volt start an electrical fire in my garage. (Because it's not likely to happen.)

My worst nightmare would be that the NHTSA forced GM to buy back my beautiful Chevy Volt. My worst nightmare were that the NHTSA would not let me keep my Volt. My worst nightmare would be that GM would be forced to buy back all the Volts and destroy them. (Like EV1's.)

My worst nightmare would be that all the nay-sayers like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh would be strutting around telling everyone that "They were right all along..." (Meanwhile driving around in their fat SUV's consuming all the precious oil we have left and polluting MY air...)

I hope we can wake up from this PR propaganda nightmare and get back to enjoying the best car I have ever owned.
 

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Yup. The goal of the naysers is to kill the Volt and electric cars in general. Always has been. You could ask why, but the answers will not be rational.
 

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MY Volt is staying and will never be crushed!!

This is no EV1. My car is leased with a buyout. I will buy the car if Volt production stops. GM needs to really step up to the plate on this one and all of to do the same. This car is a damn good car. The problems is that there are too many morons in the world. Long live the Volt!!! Fear is from the oil producing countries who hold us hostage, pollute our beaches, threaten us and kill innocent people (not the Volt). God bless America and GM
 

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Don't see how that can happen. If you own your Volt, it's yours. Were all the Pinto's pryed from the cold dead hands of their loyal buyers?

You can sleep easy.

My worst nightmare is not seeing my volt catch fire 3 weeks after a severe accident. (Because it's not likely to happen.) My worst nightmare is not seeing my Volt start an electrical fire in my garage. (Because it's not likely to happen.)

My worst nightmare would be that the NHTSA forced GM to buy back my beautiful Chevy Volt. My worst nightmare were that the NHTSA would not let me keep my Volt. My worst nightmare would be that GM would be forced to buy back all the Volts and destroy them. (Like EV1's.)

My worst nightmare would be that all the nay-sayers like Fox News and Rush Limbaugh would be strutting around telling everyone that "They were right all along..." (Meanwhile driving around in their fat SUV's consuming all the precious oil we have left and polluting MY air...)

I hope we can wake up from this PR propaganda nightmare and get back to enjoying the best car I have ever owned.
 

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They take my Volt they better bring along a Caddy ELR for replacement!

-yeah I'll be a beta tester :)
 

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It's analogous to the Global Warming naysayers. They don't like science or scientists, and they don't want to hear what they have to say because they're intimidated by them.
 

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It's analogous to the Global Warming naysayers. They don't like science or scientists, and they don't want to hear what they have to say because they're intimidated by them.
Science is just a matter of opinion. God....well that is completely different and is an irrefutable fact despite not having a shred of evidence.

Yup....people are strange creatures.
 

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How's this for a Volt bumper sticker.

Support Iran
Buy an SUV
Let's not vilify owners of trucks and SUVs. I also own a 2010 Dodge diesel that gets 12 to 14 MPG, 15MPG if I am lucky. I need something big and powerful enough to haul my camper. The truck has been driven less than 10 miles after I got the Volt. Next summer I will be driving 1600 to 1800 miles round trip to NY so logically the Volt would be the best choice, but it isn't. I have a medical condition that requires me to take medication that makes me drowsy. Last summer I stopped from between 6 to 10 times to take a nap when I drove to NY so I wouldn't become a hazard to myself or others. That happened to be far more often than normal. Before I got the camper I would sometimes pay $60 to over $100 to take a 1 to 3 hour nap and probably spent $200 to $300 in motel bills each way.

Prior to getting the camper I had a difficult time traveling and the camper has allowed me to enjoy traveling again. I am doing my best to cut back on fuel consumption and it is probably costing me more money to drive the Volt in addition to the Truck. The payments on the Volt are costing me more each month than I would be paying for diesel each month, But there are many reasons why I believe the benefits of owning a Volt outweigh the extra cost.

I have been thinking a lot about driving the Volt to NY and there are many reasons why I would love to drive it, when I get stuck in NJ waiting to cross the bridge into NY and sit for and hour or more with the engine running and not moving I will probably wish I was in the Volt with the motor only coming on every once in a while to charge the battery. But the diesel guzzling Dodge is more practical for all the situations I will encounter on my entire trip. Some people truly need fuel guzzlers, but others get them to look cool but please don't lump everyone together
 

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It's analogous to the Global Warming naysayers. They don't like science or scientists, and they don't want to hear what they have to say because they're intimidated by them.
There are many reasons to buy a Volt and not everyone does it because of global warming. The change in climate (in my opinion) is just part of earths natural cycle, it is very possible the whatever change is going on is not caused by man.

I will not argue that less oil consumption benefits our national security because that is one of the many reasons I got the Volt. We may have different reasons for getting a Volt but rather that argue about what the motivation was , let's celebrate all the people that made the commitment to drive a Volt regardless of the reason.

Isn't it better to acknowledge we all have a common bond and stand united in out desire to have it succeed rather than debating who thinks their reason for owning the Volt is the best reason.


Here is another thought I had, lets assume you want a park built. Some may want a place to play football or baseball, others for a place for their dogs to play, others to have a place to picnic, and some may want a place to jog.

I believe it does not matter why they want it, the important thing is they are united with the same cause, be happy they are helping your cause and don't question their motivation.
 

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There are many reasons to buy a Volt and not everyone does it because of global warming. The change in climate (in my opinion) is just part of earths natural cycle, it is very possible the whatever change is going on is not caused by man.

I will not argue that less oil consumption benefits our national security because that is one of the many reasons I got the Volt. We may have different reasons for getting a Volt but rather that argue about what the motivation was , let's celebrate all the people that made the commitment to drive a Volt regardless of the reason.

Isn't it better to acknowledge we all have a common bond and stand united in out desire to have it succeed rather than debating who thinks their reason for owning the Volt is the best reason.


Here is another thought I had, lets assume you want a park built. Some may want a place to play football or baseball, others for a place for their dogs to play, others to have a place to picnic, and some may want a place to jog.

I believe it does not matter why they want it, the important thing is they are united with the same cause, be happy they are helping your cause and don't question their motivation.
I didn't buy a Volt because of global warming. One Volt isn't going to do diddly squat.
 

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I didn't buy a Volt because of global warming. One Volt isn't going to do diddly squat.
I don't believe global warming is caused by man because studies have shown other planets in the universe are also going through a warming phase. One Volt won't make a difference but hopefully if people get wise and start driving EVs it will decrease oil consumption and that will benefit our country in many ways

PS if someone is motivated to buy a EV because of global warming I will not argue with them, the reason they buy it is not as important as the fact that they are buying it.
 

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Those that say global warming in a completely natural phenomenon could be right. But the amount of pollution (from fossil fuels) that humans have POURED into the atmosphere can NOT be helping, and is mostly likely hurting (if not causing) the plantets rising temperatures.
 

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I liked Elon Musk's response to Bob Lutz on Charlie Rose the other night (Bob's not a climate change believer). Elon said "well, maybe we don't know, but it's one heck of an experiment to be running with the whole human race and planet at stake".

In this case, well, I'm a scientist, though not a climate specialist (I'm a nuclear physicist). I understand the uncertainties in their models (and the data input they require) - it's a hard call, but looking at the NASA 10 year time lapse of the arctic passages opening up every summer for the first time in recorded history is fairly convincing to say the least. Things correlate pretty well with the rate of increase in CO2 over measured history - for whatever reason.

But more convincing - I'm also a stock trader, trade my own decent stake for my living. In 2008-2009, I employed a forensic accountant to help me learn where the money went, and on a lark, we looked into funding sources for the climate-change-deniers, and their own scientific credentials.

It's the oil companies, people, got it in black and white. They can pay some guy as much as he'd get for a Nobel with their lunch money, and they did and still do. Not too many people can resist that. There's no argument among real scientists, just those on the fringe who need an augmented income. Non of the deniers are top-level acclaimed scientists with great credentials and lots of publications in peer-reviewed papers. If you play the odds, the call becomes very simple.

You don't have to believe me - they aren't very good at hiding this - look at who employs the guys who spout the denials, and then where their income comes from. If you're still interested, check on what they've done as scientists in their career. The internet is a great thing - and they'd "have gotten away with it if not for us pesky kids".
 

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Those that say global warming in a completely natural phenomenon could be right. But the amount of pollution (from fossil fuels) that humans have POURED into the atmosphere can NOT be helping, and is mostly likely hurting (if not causing) the plantets rising temperatures.
I do agree with you on that point the Volt and other EV will make a difference, a person can be skeptical about global warming but still believe there are problems with air quality. I have noticed a big difference between the clear skies of SC and the dirty skies in NY. One Volt won't matter but if enough people learn about the Volt and make the switch things will improve. It will take a long time to travel this path but every journey begins with the first step. Hopefully more will follow us.
 

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Some nay sayers say we aren't changing anything and we are just shifting the pollution from the tail pipe to a electric company but there are many companies the produce electricity using hydro power, Some people may not like nuclear but there isn't any fossil fuels being imported and burned, and the improvement to coal has made them a clean energy source, and we shouldn't forget that people are able to charge up using solar panels.
 

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First let's wean ourselves off of dependence on foreign oil. We can figure out whether we are saving the environment as well afterwards.
 
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