GM throws in the towel on the Volt

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    THe buy back has begun.

    News from The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) -- General Motors will buy Chevrolet Volts back from any owner who is afraid the electric cars will catch fire, the company's CEO said Thursday.

    In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, CEO Dan Akerson insisted that the cars are safe, but said the company will purchase the Volts because it wants to keep customers happy. Three fires have broken out in Volts after side-impact crash tests done by the federal government.

    Akerson said that if necessary, GM will recall the more than 6,000 Volts now on the road in the U.S. and repair them once the company and federal safety regulators figure out what caused the fires.


    Once they figure it out! Ohhhhh that's a dumbocrat solution.
     
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    what we need is fairness. congressional hearings for Toyota? yep and the same for Geithner Motors.
     
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    Nothing a few billion Obama dollars can't fix. And if that fails just ignore it like Obama has the economy.
     
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    The volt was going to fail one way or another. Cost to fucking much and isn't economical.
     
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    Another dishonest, idiotic OP from the brainwashed. Nobody's throwing in the towel. This is a POSSIBLE problem with ANY car that's battery powered, and there have been NO such problems outside the lab.

    I think they're doing a TERRIBLE job of selling it. If you're clueless, STFU. tyvm

    DITTOHEADS!
     
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    you DO realize they are re-designing the battery, right? That the buyback is for customers who don't want the free loaner Gm offered for as long as they need it, until the redesign is done and their cars are fixed, right?

    GM has not thrown anything in, let alone the towel. They are about to sink MORE money into the product.
     
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    you must have missed the notice of the 95% customer satisfaction rating the Volt has.
     
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    "you DO realize they are re-designing the battery, right? That the buyback is for customers who don't want the free loaner Gm offered for as long as they need it, until the redesign is done and their cars are fixed, right?"

    OH NO THEY'RE NOT, Grasshopper. Change the GD CHANNEL. They "may be considering it"- on the other hand, people are also thinking the gov't screwed up the tests that is the only thing that has caused any fires...

    Dittoheads! LOL Seriously- your news SUQUES!! No wonder you're so GD WRONG! tyvm


    At least YOU are not cheering against our economy. Good man.
     
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    It's an overpriced piece of shit..
     
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    95% of owners love it...Change the gd channel, you brainwashed un-American POS. Rush lies 100%, dittohead. Oh, sorry.:eusa_whistle:
     
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