Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Motor Trend Dolts Award


Awards mean absolutely nothing anymore; Motor Trend’s car of the year award went to the Chevy Volt. It’s hard to figure the litmus test for excellence. Was it the entry level price tag of $ 41K or its forty miles of service from batteries? Maybe the Volt’s 300 mile range sealed the deal, the first 40 green miles, Blue Birds chirping in the soft morning light via its technically advanced battery, while the rest is provided by a minimally acceptable gasoline powered engine?


“We expected a science experiment, but this is a moon shot,” Motor Trend editors wrote:


“The Volt delivers on the promise of the vehicle concept as originally outlined by GM, combining the smooth, silent, efficient, low-emissions capability of an electric motor with the range and flexibility of an internal combustion engine. It is a fully functional, no-compromise compact automobile that offers consumers real benefits in terms of lower running costs.”


Some folks have classified the Volt as an electric car: but if that’s the case how did they go the other 260 miles? The answer; smoke and mirrors! How did Motor Trend editors come to the conclusion that this car benefits the consumer with lower running costs? The average consumer could purchase 3 Ford Focus cars, VW Jettas, or similarly sized vehicles fully equipped for the price of just one Chevy Volt; lower running costs my Aunt Tilly! Maybe Chevy should have called it the Crock; at least it would have been truth in advertising.

It wasn’t long ago the Nobel Prize was awarded to Obama for his…; pardon me while I try to find something worthwhile Obama actually accomplished…, …; well he must have accomplished something or he wouldn’t have won the award.


“We expected a community activist, but we got a messiah.”


This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal , a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.

8 comments:

Starsplash said...

Yeah them cuss words......not trying to say them takes longer.

I have seen so much misderiction on this car....What is amusing is Toyata has ahd a hybrid that is so scueesful for ten years that even a used one goes for about 1000 less than brandnew.

This volt What is our problem here in the US. stinking GM is so stuck in it with oil that they still can't see not to booger with time...

Still too naughty. I'll do better next time.

Starsplash said...

hookay lets do that again. Just so you know I didn't delete the previous entry because I didn't want you to think I was being funny with appropriate challenged words. Just some really stupid moves on the keyboard.

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Yeah them cuss words......not trying to say them takes longer.

I have seen so much misdirection on this car....What is amusing is Toyota has had a hybrid that is so suceesful for ten years that even a used one goes for about 1000 less than brandnew.

This volt, What is our problem here in the US. Stinking GM is so stuck in it with oil that they still can't see not to booger with time...

Still too naughty. I'll do better next time.

Starsplash said...

sucessful....successful....wait...
I'll be right back, I have to go hit myself in the head.....SMACK....That's better....
Successful.

Jahn said...

I see where Germany is coming out with an electric car.

They're calling it the Voltswagen.

T. F. Stern said...

Ron, Took a couple of tries but you got there.

T. F. Stern said...

Jahn,

Thanks, I needed that.

MK said...

"...the first 40 green miles, Blue Birds chirping in the soft morning light..."

LOL

That's a brilliant line TF. I've heard of this volt but car of the year, i don't think so. Maybe they're angling for some dollars by way of obongo's various financial stimuli.

After all in reality the lefties social justice world means getting ahead is not based on what you know, rather who you can help get into and retain political power.

Dana said...

Ooh, I just gotta have one now. After I mortgage the house. The bank won't foreclose on my so long as I'm driving a clean car, right?