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Stockton, California Goes Bankrupt. Who`s Next?

Here`s why all those cities are going bankrupt. What city will be next? Place your bets now.

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Stockton, California Goes Bankrupt. Who`s Next?. Here`s why all those cities are going bankrupt. What city will be next? Place your bets now.
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Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5285 Posts
Thursday, August 9, 2012 1:16:49 PM
HolyGod-"It is a completely different technology."

Okay, it's a different technology, the end result is still a family sedan, not a 2-seat sports car.

HolyGod-" Early adopters are paying for the R&D."

I WISH that is what`s happening, because for every one sold, it`s costing US TAXPAYERS Hundreds of thousands of dollars. If it was a PRIVATE venture I wouldn`t have any problem with it.

HolyGod-"If I drive a volt it will cost me $0."

You get your electricity for free? Actually, you`ll be paying about $550-600 per year. MUCH LESS than a gas car, granted, but it would take you about 13 years to make up the difference. Seeing as the battery only has an EIGHT year warranty, and a TEN year life expectancy....you do the math.

HolyGod-"technology that will improve and become more available"

I hope it will, it`s just not there yet.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 338 Posts
Thursday, August 9, 2012 11:04:11 AM
Well, if I ever need a place to squat, I know where I'll go.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 5561 Posts
Thursday, August 9, 2012 9:41:04 AM

It is a completely different technology. Different technologies almost always cost a premium when they come out. Early adopters are paying for the R&D. In 5 years the price will probably be much closer to the Carolla.

The prius plug in starts at $32,000 and only has an 11 mile full electric range. The volt can go 35 miles.

Back to the carolla / volt comparison. If I drive a carolla to work every day and I work 30 miles away I'll spend about $2,000 on gas getting to and from work in a year. If I drive a volt it will cost me $0. Add in additional short range driving and it doesn`t take long for the volt to cost less in the long run.

Also keep in mind that a volt owner gets a $7,500 tax credit. That takes the SRP effectively down to $31,500.

I just think it is short sighted to call it a failure. Hopefully it is the start of a technology that will improve and become more available.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5285 Posts
Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:44:47 AM
HolyGod-"That is MORE of a price difference than between the Volt and Corvette."

THAT'S THE PROBLEM. You`re paying SPORTS CAR PRICE for something that`s basically a low-end family sedan.

You`re attempting to compare this:


When the actually class is closer to THIS:

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:04:37 PM
Every single comment I have ever seen you post is some finger-pointing whine riddled bullsh*t.

Let's see...finger-pointing? Absolutely. Whining? No way. Bullsh*t? Prove it!

All humor is based on the misfortune of others -- from something as simple as someone slipping on a banana peel to some poor SOB standing on a 40th floor window ledge in the dead of winter stark naked with a raging stiffy.

In real life we hesitate to laugh at others` misfortune except when it`s not truly injurious or life-threatening, or when their misfortune is the result of their own folly. This is the case here. These liberals have fouled their nest, and now they want someone else to clean up their mess. I rather enjoy watching them wallow in their self-made misery as long as it doesn`t affect me. However, when the feds are pissing away MY money on stupid crap like "green energy" and "global warming" I tend to get a bit testy.

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