...customers.want high performance, not extreme efficiency.We have a winner! I worked for GM for many years, and this was ALWAYS the case. It didn't matter how high gas prices were, performance always outsold fuel efficiency. For any vehicle where we offered a choice of a 4 or 6 cylinder engine, the 6 always outsold the 4 by at least 2-1, often 3-1 or even 4-1. More horsepower always translated to higher sales.
Winner for what?
Nobody was debating whether folks wanted mileage over performance. I must not be getting all the posts again. :roll: I could of answered that long ago.
Of course the reality of what you said is the reason except for a few, nobody is buying the volt, unless they give it away for pennies. :-D
I certainly do not drive the best mpg cars, trucks, or SUV. Of course, I'm not praying for 10 dollar gas either, thinking this will solve global warming. :-D
Obama response....."We need to double down!"
So maybe some are waiting for 15,000 tax credits next year for the volt. :roll: