Nobody is buying the Chevy Volt.
Orders for that car have been in the hundreds, monthly. That's it. Some greedy dealers actually marked up the car an additional 5 grand- hoping for the enthusiasm generated by the media. Tack on the customary 6-8 percent sales tax and the car's price is north of 50k.
Nobody is falling for that shit. Government Motors (GM stock) priced at 33 bucks a share a few months ago- isn't worth 20. A great short. The Volt, would be a marginal car at 25k, at 45k- it is simply a non starter. Get a load of this guy...he looks happy. http://gm-volt.com/2010/12/28/why-i-chose-to-buy-not-lease-the-chevy-volt/
This guy thinks his low serial number (008) will make this car worth huge money some day. He might even have a 1975 Chevy Monza in his garage as well.
The Volt is an incredibly overpriced POS. GM has lied about it's effective electrical range. It is having problems with heating in cool climates and I can't wait to see how it performs in blistering heat. It is beautiful to note that after President Obama appointed GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt as the new Business Czar- that now suddenly GE has agreed to buy GM Volts. Because nobody else will.
Go buy a Hyundai Sonata. You'll get more legroom, twice the horsepower, better gas mileage, a 100000 mile warranty, and you'll save twenty five thousand dollars in the process, lower sales tax. Even at 3.50 a gallon, 25k buys a lot of gas.