Ahhh, hahahahahaha! That made me actually lol
Corvette forums are really really diverse. Owners range from the polish guys to some pretty serious track guys and drag guys and all across the board. Ferrari forums are alot of hero worship for their cars and alot of interesting discussions also, Lambo forums have a different mood. Japanese car forums tend to spend their time ripping on other kinds of cars, and everybody hates the Nissan GT-R, or they used to when I used to read alot of sports car forums.
I think car forums are interesting and amazing. Priuschat used to strike me as being a bit like a hillbilly forum but reversed. Everybody has the same opinion, the posts read like pep rallies more than like conversations, say one thing that doesn't agree with "the program" and everybody gets mad, I don't know how Priuschat is these days been years since I read it. It always struck me more like a club than a discussion. I used to read hummer forums and that was just a circus of jeep guys making fun of hummers, these guys would sit there and post threads of youtube videos of other peoples brand of truck getting stuck or crashing all the time.
I think car forums lead to such outlandish conversations because people are arguing pointedly about what is a purely subjective thing. Whats better, a Corvette ZR1 or a Ferrari F430? The Corvette is provably, easily faster, but nowhere near 1% of people can drive either car to their potential, so thats irrelevant. Which one is better? Its simply an opinion. But it never gets treated as an opinion. I'm the worst offender! I truly believe the Prius is the worst car made today, I absolutely hated mine for its driving manners, discomfort, and highway noise, rattles, quality problems, and funny odor. But 3 million people must like the thing, or however many they have sold now, so that is just my opinion and views. Still, in and among the school cafeteria food fight circus, car forums - and not car magazines - are now the best source of info when decided what car one wants to get. You just have to really dig for those posts that seem to be written by somebody who knows something.
I think this forum is very very good as car forums go, so I joined. Also, if one has a Volt there is alot more to it than just pulling some paddles and figuring out your cornering limits and stuff. Sports cars are pretty simple unless you want to modify them. So it makes alot of sense to spend time on a Volt forum. And, finally, I am basically convinced that we stand at a turning point in America's great car habit. Its fun to be a part of it.
50-55+ miles spring/summer (no climate control), 45-50 summer (AC on Eco), ~30 winter (heater running)
The electric car will win one day, not because of global warming or enviro-anything, but because it is simply a superior driving and ownership experience. You read it here first.