ITT: Lightning in a bottle autos. Post those cars that were too good for this world.

ITT: Lightning in a bottle aut/o/s

Post those cars that were too good for this world.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Damn. That's an ugly SS.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Personally, I think the Volt looks cooler than the SS. It has some character without being overdone like the fourth gen Prius. The SS is painfully bland.

      If we're going to talk about good looking GM cars, the early fifth gen Camaro is sex on wheels. It's one of my favorite along with the ELR and C6 Corvette.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GM's ditching EVs so hopefully they'll bring back the Volt (and maybe even make a Volt crossover)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Volt crossover
      OverVolt?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gen 1 volt is truly up there in terms of godly cars

    how did they do it bros, its not even a traditional hybrid. a prius is 95% engine, this is 95% electric. theres nothing like it out there. it mogs on all hybrids

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/POYQtP1.jpeg

      ITT: Lightning in a bottle aut/o/s

      Post those cars that were too good for this world.

      What was so good about it? Seems ugly, slow, and gay.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It perfectly straddles the line between electric and gas that even brand new PHEVs struggle to do. If there was a Swiss army knife of PHEV powertrains, this would be it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the problem with modern PHEVs is that the gas engine is a whole ass separate powertrain. what I find genius about the Volt is that the electric motor is what drives the car 99% of the time (the range extender gets hooked up to the powertrain above 75mph, neat engineering) and the gas part is there to give it a bunch of range. you get all the benefits of electric driving and great fuel economy, even when you're on gas.

          also, they kick on the gas engine occasionally to burn off fuel so it doesn't go bad even when you haven't used it in months, which I think is smart. shockingly well-engineered, unfortunately it's a chevy so it looks like a cheap piece of shit.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Tbh, the Volt does have a whole ass separate powertrain minus the automatic transmission and dedicated starter motor. Transmissions are common points of failure in older vehicles, so this is a big benefit, but apart from that it's a standard GM 4-cylinder used in economy cars and it still has all the emissions related parts. It's built on an ICE car platform, so fitting an engine in was probably the easiest part of designing the Volt.

            Despite this, they did a really good job of making it work and feel like an EV first, with the engine's behavior tuned to be unobtrusive (thanks to the series hybrid operation) and only running when it absolutely needs to be run, with it commonly shutting off when coasting to a stop or cruising at city speeds. EV mode or hybrid mode, the electric motor is always the primary propulsion source.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It used the gasoline engine essentially as a generator for the electric drivetrain. Meaning it could run the engine at the most efficient rpm range for power generation.
        Fun fact: it’s exactly how diesel electric subs operate.

        >gm: let’s scrap this highly efficient and unique system for yet another pride month adjacent pure EV shitbox with 100 miles of range.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Interesting, and they really don't have other cars with this configuration? I would buy that too

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think Cadillac had an upmarket version; but it was only a gm thing.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I always kinda liked the ELR

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The ELR is my attainable dream car. It's so good looking.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            An uglier XTS/ATS Coupe?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            A more expensive and ugly Chebby Bolt

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Aren't the doors like 12 feet long?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just coupe things

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/9xDS9gT.jpeg

            The ELR is my attainable dream car. It's so good looking.

            https://i.imgur.com/tJX22y5.jpeg

            If *any* of the volts are to become """""collectors""""" items, it's gonna be the Cadillac version.
            >Would actually love to have one for DD t b h f a m a l a m

            heard rumors about someone successfully flashing the ELR tune on a volt to get the exact same performance

            [...]
            >life of the vehicle: 5 years

            incorrect. mine is now almost 10 years old and it still functions normally. i lost like 1.5KWh out of the normal max usage due to battery degradation.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I was interested in it, but the person who did it is really weird about it. You have to join their Facebook group to even get any details on how to do it. It seems strange.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I forgot to mention that you have to message him and ask to be invited to it. Lol, what the frick.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the California only Mazda CUV nominally has this feature

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's what they call a range extender EV/hybrid.
            Fisker Karma and BMW i3 had the same configuration.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Interesting, and they really don't have other cars with this configuration? I would buy that too

          It can run either series (like a train) or parallel (like a Prius) depending on various factors. It's more thermally efficient for the engine to mechanically power the wheels than to generate electricity.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Every other PHEV for sale now has a traditional drivetrain. The volt and i3 REX are the only 2 that were series hybrids.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hammerhead Eagle iThrust wins again

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Do I remember seeing this exact photo in a Guiness world records book? Or is this some mandela effect shit. Why the frick would that thing be in that book.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Every other PHEV for sale now has a traditional drivetrain.
            What's a "traditional drivetrain"?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh just like the bolt EUV?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        some of them didn't catch fire apparently

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/dDElMJ7.jpeg

      >What if we just kept producing this car from the 1970s and changed the appearance to trick people into thinking it was new
      :^)

      https://i.imgur.com/B6SIYPn.jpeg

      Your about ten years too late anon

      I'm salty that I was too young to appreciate this car while it was new.

      https://i.imgur.com/vrVySzE.jpeg

      Mazda MX-5 coupe. Too good for the world, to the point where Mazda cut its production short due to a factory fire.

      Seeing a Miata with a solid roof looks so uncanny.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >changed the appearance to trick people into thinking it was new
        They made it worse, the older ones didn't obviously look like rebadged Crown Vics.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          80's Town Cars look like upbadged Grand Marquis. The one you posted doesn't share a single panel with the CV GM.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm talking about the move from the one I posted to this

            https://i.imgur.com/cVchhwf.jpeg

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well

            https://i.imgur.com/cVchhwf.jpeg

            also doesn't share a single body panel with the CV GM either. The dash is different too. Seems like you're confused.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your about ten years too late anon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He cute

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The GM Volt is the son of the EV1, and they are already becoming collectors items.
      Drive for free, what a great manufacturer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If *any* of the volts are to become """""collectors""""" items, it's gonna be the Cadillac version.
        >Would actually love to have one for DD t b h f a m a l a m

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >basically running off 1990s-style rechargable AA batteries
      >had to be incredibly aerodynamic to get even 150 miles of range out of the battery
      >if it had a modern EV battery it'd easily have a 500+ mile range because of those aerodynamics

      I know why they took them all back, so they wouldn't have to keep a production line making parts specifically for them and them alone. But I wish that some of them had survived to receive such an upgrade. It's not fair bros. It was legitimately 20 years ahead of its time and it died because of it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/jqWWIpq.jpeg

      2002-2006 Honda Insight
      Hybrid with a Manual Transmission

      If Teslas try to eek out every bit of range (like with aero hubcaps) why don't they have wheel covers like these two?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mazda MX-5 coupe. Too good for the world, to the point where Mazda cut its production short due to a factory fire.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No. Where does this misconception keep coming from? The factory fire was during 2005 model production in December 2004 and cut Mazdaspeed Miata production short. All 179 NB Coupes were 2003 and 2004 models. They were already done making them before the fire damaged the factory.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks for the info anon, I didn't know. I wish they still made the coupes, or at least bring back the PRHT for the NE.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >NE
          ngmi. Pun intended

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They actually already made the NE (and NF) with the Fiat 124 Spider and its Abarth version. Next Miata is likely to be NG.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ugly slow gay

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I saw one at Mazdaspeed's booth at some car show or other years ago. Such a shame that Mazda has never done real Miata coupes other than those few, I hoped the RF was finally the solution but my friend has one and I can't fit comfortably in it.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you think it's better than the new Prius Prime, or just impressive for its time?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Meant for

      It perfectly straddles the line between electric and gas that even brand new PHEVs struggle to do. If there was a Swiss army knife of PHEV powertrains, this would be it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The new Prius Prime is better overall than the first generation Volt. The Volt is a little faster in EV mode than the Prime, but the Prime is faster in hybrid mode and gets better hybrid MPG. The Prime's biggest problem is it's a new car with a new car price tag that has comparable specs to an old car costing $5-15k. For the cost of a Prime with some options, you could have a Tesla Model 3.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Prius is better and less complex. This whole EV fad is a solved problem.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The standard Prius is just as complex as the Volt but way less efficient and more expensive to drive and maintain. It also uses a less technologically advanced battery with a lower cycle life.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And you can replace the Prius battery for pennies compared to doing a volt battery replacement. That's what makes the prius better. Not a surprise that the volt was discontinued.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The Volt's battery is designed to last the life of the vehicle and the vast majority of Volts are still on the original batteries.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Unlike the Prius, the GM Volt's battery lasts forever

            >life of the vehicle: 5 years

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Mine is coming up on 12 years old.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Unlike the Prius, the GM Volt's battery lasts forever

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2002-2006 Honda Insight
    Hybrid with a Manual Transmission

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like how these look. I think futurism is cool.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      weren't they like 1600lbs as well?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We didn't deserve the volt 🙁
    They were too good for us

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this shouldve made the ute popular in america, its everything the average american boomer wants and needs
    >decent size bed
    >seats four comfortably
    >auto or manual
    >bed passthrough and roof rack for hauling long shit
    >decent gas mileage
    >awd so women wont panic in snow/rain

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lemme guess- its got the same shitty Gamma engine that they threw in the Kia Forte. I'll ride a bicycle before I'll drive anything with a Hyundai engine. But yeah, Boomers should have gone nuts for those. Not enough room for their doggy, though.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anon...thats a Subaru Baja. It had the standard Subaru flat 4 with an optional turbo that all the other models did.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Lemme guess- its got the same shitty Gamma engine that they threw in the Kia Forte. I'll ride a bicycle before I'll drive anything with a Hyundai engine. But yeah, Boomers should have gone nuts for those. Not enough room for their doggy, though.

          It's posts like this that bother me about DA, people making highly opinionated posts while also getting the most basic of details wrong, like not being able to see a Subaru badge on a car

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >people making highly opinionated posts while also getting the most basic of details wrong,
            This is like 99% of EV threads.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            In other words, EV

            [...]

            are at it again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      42 inches for a bed isn't all that useful, like my bicycle would probably barely fit diagonally in it and with the bed down. should've also been an option to remove the rear window along with that bed door too. Still like the design though, I don't get why Subaru hasn't made a new Baja/BRAT using the Ascent platform and turning it into some sort Ridgeline copy, that car would sell like hotcakes in the states.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ugly

    >slow

    >gay

    Also, lol @ takes premium fuel.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The premium fuel isn't a problem because fuel is so rarely burned anyway. If a 9 gallon tank lasts me two to three months, I'm not dying to save a few dollars per fill-up.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >mogs your volt with superior japanese build quality

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Trunk instead of hatch
      >Allegedly noisy engine (haven't confirmed this myself)
      >Rear got hit real bad with an ugly stick

      But yes, apart from those things it is a fine automobile and will likely be my next purchase once it's time to retire the Volt.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Trunk instead of hatch
        True but much larger and more comfortable for hauling people than the volt. Seats do fold down 60/40
        >Noisy engine
        I own one and can confirm that the engine can get noisy on the highway when the battery is dead. You can force the car to recharge itself back up to 60% though
        >Rear is ugly
        Honestly looks much worse in pictures than it does in person but yeah the car falls apart towards the rear in terms of looks.

        I'd recommend it anon, be sure to look into the used ev tax credit

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Silly fisher price interior. The 2nd gen is tiny and cramped.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    holy shit it's a Chevy volt and it's not on fire. where did you find this op?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      some of them didn't catch fire apparently

      You clearly don't know what you're talking about.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.4injured.com/blog/after-new-battery-fire-gm-recalls-every-chevy-volt-vehicle-ever-made/

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That article is mistitled.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I HATE GM

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