Audi Chief Says Chevy Volt Is a “Car for Idiots”

Audi’s North American president has dismissed GM’s Chevy Volt as a “car for idiots,” reasoning:

He is said to believe very few people will be willing to pay $40,000 for a car that competes with $25,000 sedans, and is not itself a luxury car.

“No one is going to pay a $15,000 premium for a car that competes with a (Toyota) Corolla,” he said. “So there are not enough idiots who will buy it.”

He argued that the Volt is simply “for the intellectual elite who want to show what enlightened souls they are.”

I think this guy is right.  The Volt is struggling – the government is the major purchaser of the car.  But that’s what we get with government subsidies: sub-par products that few want or need.  Can someone remind me again why the government has chosen to provide tax credits to people who purchase the Volt?  I’m sure it has nothing to do with all the lobbying funds GM has provided to the administration.

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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One Response to Audi Chief Says Chevy Volt Is a “Car for Idiots”

  1. Steve L Reid says:

    Would someone see to it that my big brother see’s this

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