Originally Posted by lowcrawler
PP is claiming the Volt is a failure/disaster/joke because the payback period is X years... Yet the Escalade isn't a joke? The Camry he mentioned isn't a joke? They all have long 'payback' periods if you compare them to more efficient modes of transportation...
You are now misrepresenting what I said, and in saying it only that way I'm being polite.
What I said was, the Camry is a good car at a good price, and is a stellar example of how ultimately EVs will rule. My comparison was strictly between the Camry and the Volt as "similar vehicles" - and the Camry doesn't need the crony-capitalist protectionist subsidies that I and other taxpayers must pay for (including "handling charges" for all of the bureaucrats hired to "administer the graft") to beat the Volt. It is the latter, along with the government takeover of GM, that is the bad joke - and they are trying so hard to make their "business decision" look better by subsidizing their own car with taxpayer money, yet still it is not competitive
. I did not mention the Escalade, because it is irrelevant to the conversation.
What it sounds like from this post of yours is that you cannot win the debate based on the facts, so your are screaming, "LOOK, SQUIRREL!!!" I'll leave it at that because this is a news forum, and this post of yours was neither news nor news related.