The Chevy Volt Only Gets 35MPG

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    This week a friend of mine in Arizona took a new Chevy Volt on a 300 mile trip & only got 35mpg. So I did a little checking & this is what I discovered. The Volkswagen Golf, Rabbit & Jetta TDI cost half as much as a Chevy Volt & gets from 47-59 mpg in the real world driving & test. The phrase “your mileage may vary” has reached a new level of meaning and importance.

    EPA Rates Chevy Volt at 93 MPG, or 60 MPG or 35 MPG, Depending
    58.82 MPG World Record set by Jetta TDI
    261mpg Volkswagen XL1 to see limited production for the US
     
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    They got to lie otherwise they will never reach the 65 mpg mandate of Obama's.

    The Cooper/BMW Mini only get 35, how in the hell will they get the Mini up to 65 let alone the average of all cars.
     
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    My Toyota gets 40 mpg
     
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    Ditto. My 2009 Toyota Yaris almost gets 40 mpg.
     
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    I bet you can go further in yours in a day too... :eusa_whistle:

    Kuddos to you Toyota owners too... :clap2:
     
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    My car is not a Hybrid, so I can go as far as I want or as long as there is a gas station. LOL
     
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    Hell, my wife's 12 year Lumina gets 34 on road trips.
     
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    Ahh on 300 mile trips yes lower mileage.
    The Prius gets much better mileage on 300 mile trips though.

    America behind again.
     
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    While the Volt CAN be driven that way, it was created as a commuter car designed to take you to and from work and around town without the gas engine kicking in. It does what it was designed to do very well. The problem is in the price.

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    Opel Ampera


    They're selling a much better looking version of the volt in Europe as the Opel Ampera. I like THIS car much better, but it's really the same car.





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    my SUV gets 20/17 and can go nearly 500 miles on a single tank
     

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