• Nov 19, 2010
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The Chevrolet Volt is only a short time away from having a home at dealerships across the country, but like many media outlets, Motor Trend has been thoroughly testing GM's halo car for some time. In fact, MT has been so impressed with the Volt that it just recently name the extended range EV its Car of the Year. That's a big deal for General Motors and its newest darling, but not everyone is happy with the magazine's choice. In fact, outspoken radio show host Rush Limbaugh recently weighed in with not only a bit of criticism for this decision.

This isn't the first time Limbaugh has been less than favorable in his opinion of the Volt. As you may recall, he first lashed out on the electrified sedan back in July. This time, however, Limbaugh questioned Motor Trend's credibility, and in order to make sure both sides of the argument are well-represented, MT's Todd Lassa has issued a rebuttal. Here, Lassa's main point was to reinforce why the Volt won this award, though a few shots at Limbaugh were made, as well. Lassa called the Volt "the biggest automotive technological breakthrough since... I don't know, maybe the self-starter," and then went on to hammer Limbaugh and fellow political pundit George Will for not understanding what makes the Volt so significant. The sleeves are rolled and the claws are out, folks. Head over to MT to read the response for yourself.



[Source: Motor Trend]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!

      Wait... I forgot that we're not all children here.

      All this banter back and forth confused me into believing we were being immature, sorry.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I couldn't give a basket of fecal matter what Rush has to say, but as soon as I heard MT picked the Volt, I puked.

      Blatant kissing up to the government and the greenies...
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's really ScArY is some of you guys think this RL character is some kind of genius. It's almost as if you actually Believe what he says is True!

      • 4 Years Ago
      Motor trend in the last few years has lost much of it's once respected status. The Truck of the year Going to the Titan when it is clearly at best a fourth place contestant in all real life truck aspects made it very clear. then they tag the volt as car of the year when its not even a retail production vehicle til it hits the lot and the technology it uses is anything but new and the car is not a true green vehicle with a price tag that makes it pointless to buy all point to a giant failure in the making. As stetd the ev1 and Tesla were giant steps forward with much better specs and reality but MT didnt rank them car of the year. It does seem MT looks as if the greased palms get you high praises there now adays.
      • 4 Years Ago
      so a talking head who doesn't understand the car said it is unworthy of praise, mainly because he had incorrect information? MT should have just laughed it off. Even if you don't believe in the green car and environment and stuff, I would think the Volt could stand on it's own for being so advanced.
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Rush is right. Motor Trend is supposed to be an honest broker - Car of the year before anyone has purchased one? Looks like it's right out of the Health Care bill that no one was allowed to read. Not to mention that GM has not paid back the 56 billion dollar gift from Obama - and that GM is now owned by the Government - smacks of Treasury departments selling 600 billion dolars to the federal reserve banks so they can buy government bonds - ponzi scheme to shrink the money supply and make your savings worthless.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you want us to get off the oil over there let us drill here we could be paying a buck a gallon and sell the rest on the market. As much as I cant stand Chaves he wanted to sell his fuel here for a dollar a gallon. Obama said no. The feds want gas to be high same with wheat.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Finally, a logical response to the actual story. You are correct. They cars they have chosen a suspect at least and maybe even more.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn john, it is not the end of the world you fruitcake! You make it seem like RUSH is trying to take over the world. Do you spend your waking hours worrying about what MR. LIMBAUGH is doing or saying next. IT IS A STORY ABOUT A CAR, DAMN. You need to get a life and worry about something that matters. MR LIMBAUGH simply stated his thoughts, everyone I am sure does not agree with you, me for example so get over it. I agree with him and other logical people who say how can a car be voted car of the year without normal people never even haven driven it. It may be the most uncomfortable car ever or it may be the best. Let the people give input before awarding it this. MT has lost a lot of credibility by doing this. BUT IT STILL ISN'T THE END OF THE WORLD JOHN.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rush Limbaugh should only comment on where his expertise lies, prescription pain medication. This car is the only EV going in the right direction. No other vehicles have a range extender feature that could theoretically be a diesel of hydrogen engine in the future. GM is finally setting the direction and I'm glad they are being recognized for it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i don't agree with the volt being anyone's coty.
      that being said, i haven't agreed with most of the coty picks anyway.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sometime's even Motor Trend is right.
        This is a break-through product for America.

        Look at the Volt as a Leaf that's fool-proof.
        Forgot to plug it in last night, that's ok, you can still get to work.

        Remember in the PC world, the first question is: "Is it plugged in?"

      • 4 Years Ago
      Rush Limbaugh is a bloated, fact twisting, hypocritical, prescription drug abusing, ignorant, narrow minded, loudmouthed, bigot who preys on the feeble-minded.

      Ignore him.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Is that what someone else told you, or did you come up with that yourself?

        Does it make it feel good to hate someone because you have a difference of opinion?
        • 4 Years Ago
        @RocketBoy...

        Just so you know I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh back when Clinton was in office (1995ish). When he came on just before the G. Gordon Liddy Show in DC and when he had the late night show on NBC. I actually found some of his stuff funny way back when, especially how he called out and picked apart the Clinton cabinet. Then sometime midway through Bush's first term he became irrelevant. Then he seemed to notice his waning popularity and decided to offset it by attacking EVERYTHING not far right. Then as the 2008 elections approached he just simply turned into an even more obnoxious & boorish gas-bag (hard to believe).

        I'd be willing to say that I know Rush far better than most... including you. And I can also call out specific instances that support each of my allegations.

        Ignore him.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm a tool because I listen to both sides of an argument and don't resort to name calling?

        Although I don't always agree with Rush, nor do I always agree with Stephanie Miller, I do listen to both.

        So who's the tool again?
        • 4 Years Ago
        So I'm a tool that I listen to both sides of the argument, that I'll listen to both Rush and Stephanie Miller, because at times, they both do good entertaining radio even if I don't agree with them?
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