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      03-04-2012, 01:34 AM   #3

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Originally Posted by krnboy817 View Post
i think the bad rep the volt is getting is and are from where the car stands at the momentin the market. although someone has to push the envelope at some point for tech to grow, but the vehicle is still yet a mere inconvenience since there are no charge stations available like a gas station. plus, you still use gas engine as range extender so in reality it feels like you would be just as good as running a small displacement engine or even a NEW diesel engine.
Most people don't drive over 40 miles everyday. They can basically use electric to get to and from work and charge overnight. I have read of owners still having the same tank of gas in, as when the car was purchased new. If long trips are needed, even road trips. The car is capable, due to the gas generator. The car gets close to 40 mpg on pure gas.

The Volt is the only plug-in worth a damn. The Leaf is absolutely useless, you have to own another car along with it.

Originally Posted by krnboy817 View Post
second is the tax credit voucher, why not give the price a break instead? im sure some dealers are by taking your voucher, but im sure tax credit means, in a single fiscal year, you would have to earn or make enough and pay taxes over the amount which that would qualify for the return. simply, 3500 credit doesn't mean 3500 cash from IRS.
Tax credit is $7500. The best deal is the 36 month lease, has the tax credit built in. $350/month, not bad.

Some states also have credits on top of the Federal $7500.

Last edited by M3_WC; 03-04-2012 at 01:41 AM.