I read that GM is forcing employees to drive the Volt. Some employees are opting to pay for their own cars in order to avoid the Volt. GM is offering to pay for public and home charging and doing everything they can to get people into the Volt cars… and employees are not pleased about it. The stunning thing about the report is that after all the reinbursments for charging and everything, GM is chest pounding that they will save millions of dollars.
How? If GM is paying for everything, it’s spending an awful lot of money to get people into a car that people are not wanting to get in.
Here’s an idea for GM. Build a car that people actually want. I don’t want a Volt. I would never buy one. Ever. Here’s a promise. I promise that I will never in my life buy a Volt. Or a Prius. Wait, maybe I would if I could get one for less than a pound of Tannerite. I do like reactive targets. But I would never buy one to drive. Pretty much very few people want a Volt. GM has made a car that only Metrosexual Hipsters want, because they don’t really want a car. They want a political statement. I want a car. A real car. Not a rolling iPod dock, not an Entertainment Center, not an “experience” or a rolling billboard for the Leftist’s Agenda. No computers. No BS frills. A simple car that is fun to drive.
GM needs to build the Triumph TR6.
Think about it. People would want it… they would buy them and GM wouldn’t have to pay out anything. Sporty engine, light weight simple car with good handling, engine up front driving the wheels in the back… People would enjoy driving and would be texting less and paying attention to the road more because they would realize that actual driving the car is more fun than the distraction devices in the car. The car with an efficient little spirited 4 banger would get great mileage and would still be fun to drive. I’d buy one of them!