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  • Not concerned at all.

    247 91.82%
  • Waiting to hear from the NHTSA.

    11 4.09%
  • Somewhat concerned.

    6 2.23%
  • Very concerned.

    1 0.37%
  • Considering returning my Volt.

    4 1.49%
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Thread: Are you afraid of your Volt?

  1. #1
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    Question Are you afraid of your Volt?

    I would like to take a Poll of owners to see if you are afraid of your Volt.

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    sorry, but I see this as one of those Harold Camping-esque type of predictions....

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    not at all- and I'm nearing 300 mpg

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    All I can say is to use the quote someone else said on here from C Heston. (Holding volt key high) "FROM MY COLD DEAD HAND!" Love my car and its saying with me.
    Alex
    2012 Crystal Red Volt, All options except Navi.
    VIN#C-3498 Born 09/11= RIP 11/28/11 with 1600 miles.
    GM Buyback

    Me
    2012 Blue Topaz Volt/ Loaded with every option adopted 1/12/12 with 9 miles
    VIN#C-7622 "AC2DC" EV Personal best= 58.1
    Current lifetime MPG=103

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    I heard that NHTSA crashed only the batteries. Is that right? If so what the heck does that prove? If you took a gas tank and crashed it wouldn't it leak?

    I'm beginning to wonder about what is going on at NHTSA. First it didn't discharge the battery after the first crash test. I know that GM says it didn't have a protocol out before the crash test but, hello, isn't NHTSA supposed to develop its own safety procedures? Now it sends out a press release that suggests it crash tested Volts but it may have only crashed the battery packs. Again it may be OK to just crash the packs but the press release should say that and not imply something different.

    Very odd.

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    You can be afraid of a Honda even more than the Volt:

    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs...131259867.html

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    How about all the problems with the Toyota's recently.. boy has that gone away in the news.
    Jack Phillips
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    Volt 2011( White) and Volt 2013 (Black)

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    Wow Im surprised at 2 NHSTA and 1 somewhat. I was expecting 100% to not be concerned. Any of those 3 want to share what is the concern?
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    If GM and NHTSA follow thru then the Volt and electric vehicles will be better off from this investigation. If they don't follow thru, then I'm concerned, but not now. The Volt's a great car to us for many different reasons and I don't think GM, the public and the media have figured that totally out yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tboult View Post
    Wow Im surprised at 2 NHSTA and 1 somewhat. I was expecting 100% to not be concerned. Any of those 3 want to share what is the concern?
    Watch this video carefully and listen to Akerson's words at 0:58 about undisclosed "concerns." Then ask youself if the almightly leader of GM himself is concerned, why are you, the regular consumer, not concerned? Are you just a daredevil, or are you so arrogant to say you know more than GM about the car they built and the details of test results that they didn't release?
    Last edited by voltage692; 12-02-2011 at 04:55 PM.
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