Re: Motortrend article: 100 MPG+ Chevy Volt, GM's "Moon Shot"

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It could be fast (in a straight line) as a Corvette and it still wouldn't be sporty. A FWD midsize family car can't be made "sporty" by the addition of ugly plastic cladding and red backlighting for the gauges. A manual transmission option, decent sport seats, and a real handling suspension would be a good place to start. ================================================Unfortunately the manual transmission was only available on a very few base models, but as for the rest of the car, I consider it sporty. Like Mike said, it isn't a "sports car", but I do consider it a sporty car. As for the red backlighting for the gauges, that has nothing to do with the Grand Am. That is a Pontiac tradition, and has been for many many years. It also happens to look incredible at night. My SSEi Bonnie looks like the cockpit of a fighter jet.
================================================The fact that GM *thinks* that the Grand Am is sporty is also why people who want sporty cars don't think of GM as an option. ================================================ I disagree. Take a look at the Corvette, and Camaro.

It's not really a *lemon* per se, it's just an awful car. A complete ergonomic disaster, and loud as hell and slow to boot. It could get 90 mpg and I'd still want to trade it in. ================================================And as I have stated before, the problems you have with the car (beside's comfort) are not something all Impala's are affected by. I have several family members who own them, and love them. As for comfort, that is in each's mind. What you find comfortable, I may find uncomfortable, and vise versa.
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