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Old 08-20-2012, 03:21 PM   #21
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Yeah, those record profits at GM are killing IC engines! Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to cross-shop the 580-hp Camaro with the 638-hp Vette...
Eh. If you can't afford a McLaren Mp4-12c or better yet a Lamborghini Aventadore (700 hp normally aspirated V-12) may as well own a Toyota. Everything else is 3rd class.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:50 PM   #22
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Yeah, those record profits at GM are killing IC engines! Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to cross-shop the 580-hp Camaro with the 638-hp Vette...
I'm certainly not worried about profits killing IC engines.

BTW, the taxpayer is still on the hook big time with GM.

We've got to sell 500 million shares at $53 a share to break even.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:09 PM   #23
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I'm certainly not worried about profits killing IC engines.

BTW, the taxpayer is still on the hook big time with GM.

We've got to sell 500 million shares at $53 a share to break even.
It closed at 21.80 today, down 0.07.

I am certain it will rebound tomorrow. Maybe the next day.

I'd rate it as a "Buy"......

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:34 AM   #24
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I'm certainly not worried about profits killing IC engines.

BTW, the taxpayer is still on the hook big time with GM.

We've got to sell 500 million shares at $53 a share to break even.
See, you're not buying enough 500-plus-hp cars. Get out there before they realize the market doesn't much care about having 500 horses and was instead wishing they could drive an electric car with a suitable range!
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:12 PM   #25
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See, you're not buying enough 500-plus-hp cars. Get out there before they realize the market doesn't much care about having 500 horses and was instead wishing they could drive an electric car with a suitable range!
I'm down to a measly 300 hp in my BMW.

I've been suitably shamed into believing desiring more is wrong and hurts dolphins.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:24 PM   #26
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Get out there before they realize the market doesn't much care about having 500 horses and was instead wishing they could drive an electric car with a suitable range!
Only 3 to 5 years away! Or 2 to 4 years, by now!
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:39 PM   #27
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I'm down to a measly 300 hp in my BMW.

I've been suitably shamed into believing desiring more is wrong and hurts dolphins.
A friend has a Mustang. 440hp and gets 26mpg. Pretty cool.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:41 PM   #28
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Or wait a year:
The Associated Press: GM may have electric car breakthrough
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You consider 100 mile range (probably daytime only, no a/c and 55mph max) a breakthrough? GM's first EV got about 75 miles.
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You consider 100 mile range (probably daytime only, no a/c and 55mph max) a breakthrough? Still has to charge for hours making it actually coal powered.

Looks like baby steps on EVs are now "breakthroughs".
And that's the THIRD article in six months I've read saying essentially the same thing. So, we've got less than SIX months to wait for the Chevy SuperVolt....
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