• May 21st 2007 at 9:28AM
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National Public Radio has a quirky quiz show called "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me." GM Vice chair Bob Lutz was a guest on Saturday's show. And he said something interesting... in the spirit of the show, we're not going to tell you. Instead you have three choices:
  • A. His own personal transportation will be the next car featured on "Pimp My Ride"
  • B. He secretly likes the break room at Chrysler more than GM's
  • C. He ranks the soon-to-be Volt over the legendary Viper he helped create. Not only does he like it better, it's his dream car.
According to Lutz's blog, the show was "an absolute hoot to do."

Give it a listen for yourself here.

Thanks, Christina, for the tip!


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      • 8 Years Ago
      It is called pandering to an educated liberal audience. If he were in front a a group in Texas he would be talking about the new option on the Hummer to run directly on dead Iraqi babies.

      • 8 Years Ago
      its a nice show so if you are a zapping person you should watch it

      http://clubvaio.blogspot.com/
      • 8 Years Ago
      GMC Acadia gets 18mpg city/26mpg hwy. Ford Explorer gets 15/21. You must have missed that when you were spitting out your bullshit. But I can see how that would happen with you being a flaming liberal and only concerned about getting you "hidden" agenda across to people. You must have also missed that GM offers the first 2-mode hybrid system for full sized SUVs because some people have families larger than what a Prius could hold. Or maybe you missed the fact that GM has more E-85 vehicles than any other brand, E-85 is much better for than the environment than the ethanol that a Prius can run on. Or maybe you missed that the V-8 Pontiac will also have a trim offered as a 2-mode hybrid that may reach around 40 mpg in a full size car. But once again, with your agenda and all, I could see how you would "over look" that information. And so what if they make a V-8, the Tundra is almost the least fuel efficient truck in it's class and the Ridgeline, with a V-6, doesn't do any better in fuel economy than the big V-8 from the Silverado. Maybe some people enjoy driving and miss the days when they were younger when they could go out and just drive and have some fun instead of being over concerned with the mpg of their beautiful automobile.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #18 With V6 and 2WD:
      Ford Explorer city/hwy 15/21
      GMC Acadia City/hwy 18/28
      Hope that answerers your question. gee, bigger in EVERY capacity EXCEPT fuel economy. Guess you forgot to look that one up.
      Not sure where you are reading your information other than a pro-Toyota media but I don't recall him bashing everything with low mpg. GM has more vehicles that get over 30mpg than does Toyota. In fact, those small block V8's - ALL of them do better then Toyota's V8's. Look it up.
      • 8 Years Ago
      http://www.pontiac.com/gto/index.jsp

      The GTO gets 16/21 mpg. Not good but also not 15mpg. I stand corrected. :) Anyway, to keep this about the Volt and GM...Why do so many folks on this blog root against GM? I can never figure that one out. Its like rooting against the USA in the Olympics because you like some other countries uniform better. Just doesnt make sense...GM is the hometeam. I am not suggesting everyone must buy American to be patriotic..that's going to far. Buy the best vehicle for you that's in the market; I am just rooting for GM to win that test and develop the "gotta have" car, I hope Volt is that car. -Full disclosure....I drive a VW. Its a fun car and great to drive but high maintenance. I have also owned an RX7, BMW 328i and Millenia, all had many problems. In fact, the most reliable and dependable car I have ever owned was my Pontiac Grand Prix GTP. Of course, that is only my experience.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Jeremy

      Does that mean that everyone who has ever voted Republican hates fresh air?


      Oneone with your way of thinking is a danger to society. Just because i support fuel efficient cars doesn't mean that i am liberal. By your way of thinking anyone who drives a Prius votes Democratic, supports abbortions, hates soldiers, hates America, supports gay marriage and such.


      Open your mind.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Put your money where your mouth is Bob and make your wife drive a Volt....oh wait she drives a 7 series BMW, she won't go for that. Oh well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Desiri - your ignorant Hummer comment aside ---- you admit that NPR has a liberal bias? So being that it has a liberal agenda....we should probably not pay for its existance with public resources.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Pretty cool show, wish I could get it in the NY area. Other than on the PC. I'll bookmark it anyway.

      Pretty sharp old man. Keep up the good work Bob.
      • 8 Years Ago
      WOW!! Sweet number 6. You're a moron and now everyone knows it. If you have nothing useful to say then just don't say anything. And BTW, the most uncomfortable seats I've EVER sat in were from a 2007 (or maybe 2006 Civic) with their cheap corduroy interior. It's painful even to look at. So PLEASE, if you hate GM, then prove it and boycott their bloggs because those of us that do care, don't give a damn what your opinion is.
      • 8 Years Ago
      14. Well ofcourse he will say that he loves Volt.....what do you expect him to say...i intend to keep making cars that get 15 MPG?
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      Name one car that GM makes that gets 15 mpg? Remember, truck is not a car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why am I a danger to society? I see the facts and don't just assume that Toyotas are all great for the world and GM/American cars are all evil because they're American? Because my opinion differs from that of yours? Last I checked I'm a natural born citizen, I pay taxes, I vote, and contribute as much to society as I can, yet I'm a danger to society. I'll admit I shouldn't call you a liberal, or whatever, my mistake. But it gets extremely old listening to ever one of the comments on this blog that as soon as GM does something good you don't even give them a chance to succeed before you proclaim their failure.

      Also, what did your original post even have to do with the topic. That's what is the most irritation. If you want to go and brag about your Prius then do so, on the Prius blog. For those of us that are actually interested in the Vold or GM, we don't care.
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