On Mon, 30 Jun 2008 10:06:59 -0400, "Pete Stavrakoglou"
>"Censored Syndrome" <synapse@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> "DanS" <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> I read articles like that about the Yugo too...and some people still
>>>> drive them...
>>>> The '73 chevette got 30 MPG, want one?
>>> There was no '73 Chevette. The first model year was 1976.
>>> I owned one, and I wouldn't say I'd never buy another. The one I had,
>>> driving it for 3 years became a project vehicle that not got finished
>>> because I knocked up the wife.
>> I never realised that they sold Chevettes in the US as well. GM also made
>> them here in the UK.
>> GM used the Monza name in Europe as well, but for a different car.
>I remember the Chevy Monza. That was the first "J" car which GM claimed
>would chase the Japanese cars right back to Japan. That was a laugh, like
>the cars. It's evolved over time to the Cavalier and the new Cobalt. GM
>has finally brought the Opel Astra here to the USA and it is relatively
>unchanged from the European version, which is a good thing.. The new Chevy
>Malibu, like the Saturn Aura, is based on an Opel platform and it is a very
>good car. It shows promise for GMs future product line.
General Motors is in serious trouble with them and Ford being stupid
enough to be focusing on making big gas guzzling trucks and SUVs for
last dozen years. Right now GM's stock is trading at a 50 year low.
Meanwhile my Toyota Prius is averaging over 53 miles per gallon. On
average, I buy gas once a MONTH. Wild, considering it only has a 11.9
gallon gas tank. So I have about a 600 mile cruising range for a
single tank of gas.
I'm hoping GM gets serious with their Volt prototype. I'd buy one
immediately if they get the range up to 75-100 miles per charge.