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Chevy Volt catches fire after NHTSA testing

Electric cars might not be all that good of an idea after all, eh.

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yeah i agree. electric cars are not a great idea at all. had a buddy who was a first responder to a prius accident about 3 years ago get fried. jaws of life vs orange cable

I cant wait til we have flying cars like the jetsons haha
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hhhoooolllyyyyy smoke, thats not cool, i say they can the idea of electric cars!!!!!

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yeah i agree. electric cars are not a great idea at all. had a buddy who was a first responder to a prius accident about 3 years ago get fried. jaws of life vs orange cable

I cant wait til we have flying cars like the jetsons haha
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What a mess. I would never let my wife drive one of those. We are looking for a new car for her. I really wish she would get an EX!

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What a mess. I would never let my wife drive one of those. We are looking for a new car for her. I really wish she would get an EX!
My suggestions if your looking for a high mpg/hybrid type vehicle:

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Or the new Sonata Hybrid.

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A few months ago, a Volt sparked a house fire 45 minutes north of here. Burned the whole house to a crisp. Never buying one.

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I wonder what the length of time is before the batteries start losing their performance permanently to a point they need to be replaced and how expensive will that be? Something tells me that the batteries don't last as long as most of are thinking they will and will cost a whole lot more to replace then most of think they will cost.

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I knew those electric cars would be a flop from the beginning, I would not have one no matter who makes it, I would not have a hybrid either, think of the cost of the batteries when it is time to replace them or they go out. I would look into a VW Jetta TDI for the wife, great fuel mileage with them.
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a friend of mine had to get a battery replaced, the main or whatever it is and they wanted 11,000 for the whole thing......just ridiculous
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