View Full Version : Chevrolet Vot vs Chevrolet Sonic
02-26-2012, 07:27 PM
It is being pounded into our heads to go green
I drive 12,000 miles per year
Chevrolet Volt. $40,000. MPG? 95 miles MPG
125 gallons a year @ $4.00 per gallon. $500 gas per year
Chevrolet Sonic. $16,000 MPG? 35 miles MPG
42 gallons per year @ $4.00 per gallon $1,300 gas per year
Wow I save $800 a year in gas
Okay the Volt costs $25,000 dollars more than the Sonic
It will take me 30 years of gas savings to re coop the cost of the more expensive Volt
And it takes 10 hours of electric power to recharge the Volt to go 25 miles
If you traveling from Taunton, Mass to Orleans on Cape Cod, 75 miles , you would have
to recharge the Volt "3" times before you got to Orleans
The recharge of power for the Volt? Wait to you get your next electric bill
And good luck if your on Interstate 10 from Phoenix to California
no 110 volt electric stations
And do you know any one who has $40,000 sitting around to spend on a Chevy Volt?
If you plunk down $5,000 and that is a lot of money and finance the Volt for 6 years
you monthly payments will be about $600
Not ready for primetime yet! Replacement batteries and providing a quick charge option need some work.....
Maybe a solar panel for a roof to get the car started and a windmill on the trunk to keep it going LOL
02-27-2012, 11:09 AM
I helped a friend over the weekend who is going on a long roadtrip, by driving him to Boston's Logan airport,
and drove his Toyota Prius back home. WOW! I Unlike the Volt at least the Toyota Prius has a gas motor.
You could drive from Boston to Montreal and not have to worry about recharging the Volt at HS's home
And the Toyota Prius flies, and is about $12,000 less cash.
I am a Chevy Blue Blood, but sometimes my own piggy bank kicks in over Genral Motors
02-27-2012, 04:53 PM
Chevy Volt...the coal fired vehicle.....think about it. My daily driver is a Ford Escape.....10-20 miles/gal.
I'll also stick with my large carbon footprint ;);). Taken by a professional photographer at Watkins Glen International Raceway
03-07-2012, 12:19 PM
It looks as though Barrack Obama's Chevrolet Volt is a flop
However according to Kilplinger News Letter the Gas Powered Chevrolet Sonic
are flying out of the showrooms
People are willing to go with fuel efficent
cars, just not Barrack Obama.s electric car
And as said before from Phoenix to San Diego
you can fill up at Chevron with gas in your Sonic
I doubt anytime soon Joe Biden will be standing
out on Interstate 10 with a 110 volt electric extension cord
When my wife and I are out in Arizona on Interstate 10 and we are renting a Sonic,
our only worry is rattlers jumping inside the car
03-07-2012, 07:51 PM
And with your sonic you can get a great footlong chilli-dog with mustard and onions. Throw in an order of fries and a Coke with my order please. :) Copie, still waiting for the 2013 Fusion Hybrid. BTW, I just approved the connection.
03-07-2012, 08:25 PM
.....I am a Chevy Blue Blood, but sometimes my own piggy bank kicks in over General Motors.....
I am, too, or at least I was. I drive a Chevrolet Silverado 1/2 ton pickup to work. Since our oldest is now 16 years old and a licensed driver, my wife and I decided that we wanted a third vehicle with three drivers in the family. Since I had an unmarked Chevrolet Impala that I had until retirement the end of 2010, I originally thought I would get one of those. Now, with someone in power doing things to ensure that fuel prices rise, I thoughts about a Chevrolet Malibu. My wife and I test drove one several days ago. They are a nice vehicle, but their isn't much room in back. With two sons growing like weeds, having a roomy back seat is important to us. I somewhat reluctant drove to a Honda dealership. We test drove a Honda Accord, since that seems to be their biggest 4 door sedan. It handled well, has good fuel economy, and seems roomy in the back seat. If all goes well, I will be getting a 2010 Honda Accord this Saturday through an auto broker that I have used in the past.
03-08-2012, 07:15 AM
...If all goes well, I will be getting a 2010 Honda Accord this Saturday through an auto broker that I have used in the past.
I like Hondas. Our Element has been a great investment - one of the first to hit the West Coast in 2003 and looks like we just drove it off the showroom floor. Easy to maintain and reliable. Good mileage, but not award-winning. Dealer service is excellent and not too outrageously priced as far as dealer service goes. If I need to leave the car, even over a weekend, I get a loaner for a flat fee of $10, which saves me from all that business of having to arrange to be picked up, only having one car for two drivers who have to go in opposite directions, etc.
If the Accord purchase doesn't pan out, Jim, you might want to take a look at a Pilot for your family.
03-08-2012, 08:54 AM
ST and Curtis: While waiting to have an Oil Change on my bride's Equinox I walked around the Chevy dealer's lot
Not one car, Impala, Equinox, Malibu, Cruze, Sonic, is 100% American made. The computer in my wife's car came from Japan. When the earthquake struck Japan last year, the Chevy Colorado assembly plant in Louisana had to halt prouduction because of parts from Japan.
Chevrolet Sonic assembly plant is in Ohio, but parts all over the world. Mexico, and the funky Canada
Sonic parts are 44% made in the USA.
ST would not shock me your Honda is more American made then some Domestics. Honda assembly in Ohi.
Hyundai assembled in Alabama??
I saw someone with a Malibu the other day and a bumper sticker. "Built in the USA"
I wanted to bust his bubble and tell him the transmission is from Mexico
03-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Many of the auto manufacture's electronics are made in Japan. Ford had serious problems in their "My Touch" and navigation systems. They still haven't fully recovered their inventory stock levels.
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