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It appears the right-wing wall against the Chevrolet Volt is starting to crumble. Following months of beating on the Volt, Fox News aired a puff piece on how great the Volt is earlier this week. Now we hear that former president George H.W. Bush has purchased a Volt for his son Neil as a birthday present. As our friend Chelsea Sexton said on Twitter, "Can't wait to see what Fox News makes of that!"

In a sense, the Bush family should be among the first to buy one of GM's plug-in hybrids, since the $7,500 federal tax credit that the car qualifies for was put into place during President George W. Bush's second term. Since President Obama has also promised to buy a Volt when he gets out of office, that makes the Volt a vehicle that presidents from both major American parties can agree on.


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      igotzzoom
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone else notice the date on the original source story was dated March 2011? I don't know how how "news" worthy this is other than adding one more ostensibly conservative individual to the list of the Volt's fans.
      stecki3d
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not everyone on the right is anti-Volt, and not everyone on the left is pro-Volt. Cars are cars, buy the one that works for you and just enjoy the miles...
      olmst5346
      • 2 Years Ago
      neil could have bought his own car with some of the money he stold from silverolo bank
      lasml
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well, if it is such a good care then why has production stopped and the people layed off. They have stopped production of the Volt for at least six weeks because of lack of sales. People can't afford them and when the batteries have to be replaced it will cost you about $4,800 to replace them. Maybe it is a start of something, but I think it is years away until you can have these cars affordable for the regular middle class American.
        Tony
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lasml
        Its not a such a good car, its had a ton of problems and the sales are pathetic.
      ghelm92160
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought maybe he bought W another oil company in Texas so W could sell it to the Saudi's!
      rickholy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm with johnfor3. Randy - you need to pull you head out from where it's buried. Any "ex-President" is still addressed as "President." Same thing with former Speakers of the House. Nancy Pelosi is still called "Speaker Pelosi" even though she isn't any longer the Speaker of the House. Same for "Speaker (Newt) Gingrich." And lastly, whether you agree with PRESIDENT George H.W. Bush's political philosophy or not, that man is due respect. He served his country in the military and was a war hero in WWII - and then went on to serve in government in just about every capacity possible. Maybe you should go back to bed and start the day over - and try not to make a fool of yourself!
      nbj5215
      • 2 Years Ago
      The market for the volt is very small. Remember the tax break comes from everyones tax dollars. When it comes to moving around a family of five with all the luggage and junk there is no replacement for a van . I will never buy an electric or hybrid car, you can buy a lot of gas for the difference in prices
      elysianfields08
      • 2 Years Ago
      Next , driving lessons
      Tracy Herrera Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Many of us predicted this car would be a flop. It costs nearly twice as much as a regular gas car the same size. Service, parts and maintenance are out of sight! The real bread winners for Chevy are the Camaro, Corvette, Tahoe and the Silverado, all so called gas guzzlers. Obama's hand picked CEO needs to accept this and focus on producing the cars that real Americans want and quit trying to force these hybrids on us.
      rkeeeballs
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now that I bought you a car son, it's your job to drive me on errands and to my doctor appointments !
      Jason Rahall
      • 2 Years Ago
      Neil probably can't remember where he hid his share of the Silverado S and L money.
      eddiebisco29
      • 2 Years Ago
      You pinkos never stop with your stupid coments.The Volt is a great car. The problem is it is soo expensive.
        hgeorgech
        • 2 Years Ago
        @eddiebisco29
        Yes, it's $$$$ - however, it has very little (if any) advantage over a Chevy Cruze which gets nearly equal MPG in real-world driving when the Volt switches over to gasoline power (when the limited range for battery power runs out)! The Volt's 40-45 mile range (electric mode) severely limits its functionality - if in everyday driving the vehicle winds up being powered in gasoline mode 85% of the time !! Oh ... per local Chevy dealer ... cost to replace the Volt's battery system (which eventually you'll need to do) - $3,000 + labor. You're right .. the Volt is a great car ... save your money !! For $40k+, one can nearly buy a Corvette !!!
        design eye
        • 2 Years Ago
        @eddiebisco29
        @ hgeorgech: "it has very little (if any) advantage over a Chevy Cruze.." How about if you commute to and from work every day less than 45 miles like I do, and 70% of America does?? You might never use gasoline ever again!....ZIP...ZERO GAS!...AT ANY PRICE!...$4, $5, OR $6 per gallon. How much do you pay for gas over 10 years?...you don't know, because prices are ever changing. Balance that against the battery replacement at 10 years. I'll wait for the 2nd gen version...prices are bound to come down, just like the Prius did, or any new technology does. Jeesh, stop playing video games and be productive!
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