Chevy Beats Tesla for October's Highest-Selling Electric Car

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  1. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    Ahh. Let's see, for me it has been:

    • 1997 Mercury Sable LS: Transmission was slipping more and more until it just stopped working at ~120k miles. I didn't think it was worth fixing.
    • 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 5-spd: Totaled at about 120k miles when an idiot T-boned me at an intersection. It was starting to feel old with squeaks and rattles and other annoyances though. Not sure how much longer I would have kept it if I had the choice.
    • 2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 5-spd: At about 120k again, I started getting tired of the rattles, squeaks and maintenance and wanted something new.
    • 2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Premium 6-spd: Only car I ever got new. Sold it after ~2 years and ~30k miles after Saabs bankruptcy and a replacement part scare. Best car I've owned though
    • 2009 Volvo S80 T6 AWD: This one is still going strong, with fewer of the old age annoyances of my previous cars, despite having just hit 130k. It does have an annoying squeaky cabin air fan though, that costs more to replace than it is worth, so I'm just living with it. (I hate this kind of stuff). It's paid off so it isn't costing me much right now. I'm getting tired with it's excessive fuel consumption though, and the cabin fan thing is starting to drive me nuts. I want to replace it, but I can't seem to find a single damned car on the market right now I want, so I keep driving the old thing...
     
  2. -Strelok-

    -Strelok- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Buy a bolt for your commute to work, get some other car for weekends, simple. You can get a slightly older bolt and a loaded V8 Mustang/Camaro for the price of a Tesla and still have more fun on the weekends. Buying the bolt as your only car isn’t something I would do though. Then again I wouldn’t want a Tesla as my only car either.
     
  3. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    I think it depends on your driving habits.

    I could probably get away with a 200+ mile battery electric vehicle as my only car. I only drive far enough that this would be a problem once or twice a year, and I could rent a car for those occasions. It doesn't make sense to own and pay insurance and maintenance on a vehicle you are only going to drive a handful of times a year.
     
  4. Macross

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    I drove one during the Summer and it is pretty fast little car faster than my old Dodge Ram 5.7. The only thing that I did not like about it is the front seats are a little small for us larger folks.
     
  5. krotch

    krotch [H]ardness Supreme

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    I remember when ppl were loving the Chevy Volt concept, then it came out completely different. I didn't like the original design. I prefer the current production design, which ended up as a hybrid anyways.