pcf, on 03 March 2012 - 11:32 PM, said:
I've never claimed any expertise on the Volt. All I know for sure is that the US marketplace is basically a wasteland of bloated gas guzzlers and overpowered 4 wheel ego trips. It sucks for a wide variety of practical transportation.
The Renault Modus diesel was an outstanding car in terms of economy and comfort.
You think we ought to be able to do a heck of a lot better.
The entire way cars are manufactured, regulated, sold and marketed in this country is a contrived joke.
It's all simply a design to shake the last penny out of our pockets.
No one can convince me that they can't build a car that can last 20-25 years, get 50-60 mpg and offer a nice safe comfortable ride at a cheaper price than we pay today. They just don't want to.