A vault from the Volt

The concept car is ugly. It has no headroom and looks like a mashed can. But if Chevy can really pull off this flex-fuel, hybrid electric car by 2010, it could be the start of something good for the Long War and the economy. Too many of our pols seem to have their pockets lined with Saudi dollars for them to make a serious effort away from the Middle East oil funding the terrorists. But the automobile industry might be able to do it for them. Although as the driver of a Honda rice-burner, I’ll grant the Audi-driving Seablogger his take on the usual American car: "…it’s overpowered; it steers like a truck; and it feels as though it wants to go airborne every time it rounds a corner.”

Via Instapundit 

0 responses to “A vault from the Volt

  1. Hmm. Lift the roofline a bit and it’d be a good looking ride. You’re right though it does look a bit squashed.
    As for Seablogger, the flipside of that coin (personal experience with my own adventure with Audi) is that when German car’s shit the bed they do so with incredible authority and finality. And if you’d like to turn a wrench in defense of your own budget (thinking Audi here) you’ll have to purchase a specific tool set to do so and neither Lowes nor Home Depot can help. Best of luck to you in ducking under the hood of an Audi Quattro V8 (my last and only endeavor into Audi’s lineup.)
    Beautiful car with perhaps the finest paintjob ever to roll out of a factory (pearlescent white) but when troubles reared their ugly head Sir Homefixem turned his tail and fled. Yeah, I like the simplicity of either American or Japanese engines both of which I own.

  2. Hmm. Lift the roofline a bit and it’d be a good looking ride. You’re right though it does look a bit squashed.
    As for Seablogger, the flipside of that coin (personal experience with my own adventure with Audi) is that when German car’s shit the bed they do so with incredible authority and finality. And if you’d like to turn a wrench in defense of your own budget (thinking Audi here) you’ll have to purchase a specific tool set to do so and neither Lowes nor Home Depot can help. Best of luck to you in ducking under the hood of an Audi Quattro V8 (my last and only endeavor into Audi’s lineup.)
    Beautiful car with perhaps the finest paintjob ever to roll out of a factory (pearlescent white) but when troubles reared their ugly head Sir Homefixem turned his tail and fled. Yeah, I like the simplicity of either American or Japanese engines both of which I own.

  3. The Volt looks to me like an aerodynamic tank. My Honda CRV was preceded by a Jeep Laredo which fit Alan’s description pretty well. I have never tried anything more complicated than changing the fluids or a fuse in a car, so have missed the various complexities.

  4. The Volt looks to me like an aerodynamic tank. My Honda CRV was preceded by a Jeep Laredo which fit Alan’s description pretty well. I have never tried anything more complicated than changing the fluids or a fuse in a car, so have missed the various complexities.

  5. Yep, it looks like something heavy been dropped on a normal car. But this is less important than the point not many people seem to want addressed: to charge this baby, fuel still has to be burned, although at some other location.
    With Greens standing fast against expansion of nuclear power plants, it means burning the same stuff…

  6. Yep, it looks like something heavy been dropped on a normal car. But this is less important than the point not many people seem to want addressed: to charge this baby, fuel still has to be burned, although at some other location.
    With Greens standing fast against expansion of nuclear power plants, it means burning the same stuff…

  7. Oh, and on a personal note: I agree that some American cars tend to be sluggish and steer like a cow. But in my heart of hearts I know that I will change that European crappy C… for a good ole Buick Park Ave in a blink of an eye 😉

  8. Oh, and on a personal note: I agree that some American cars tend to be sluggish and steer like a cow. But in my heart of hearts I know that I will change that European crappy C… for a good ole Buick Park Ave in a blink of an eye 😉

  9. Bleh, what a dog. Reminds me of the Edsel, only worse. The Cactus concept? Why would they want to call a car a cactus?
    I do like Buicks and their floaty ride. I think we are aging ourselves when we admit that, however.

  10. Bleh, what a dog. Reminds me of the Edsel, only worse. The Cactus concept? Why would they want to call a car a cactus?
    I do like Buicks and their floaty ride. I think we are aging ourselves when we admit that, however.