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Would A 'Vette Tempt You Away From Your Electric Volt?

 
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

2011 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

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With GM's generous offer of a free loaner vehicle should you be concerned about the safety of your Chevy Volt, we're sure many will take the opportunity to pick a car with similar utility.

A Cruze or Malibu, perhaps. Maybe even a Sonic if economy and around-town trips are a priority. Some people noticed that GM didn't specify a list of cars you had to choose.

So could you take out a Camaro then? Or... maybe even a Corvette? So Jalopnik asked GM. "Yes," they said. "Even a Corvette".

That's some impressive generosity from the General, but even though you could realistically be rumbling around in Chevy's V8 supercar while your Volt is being looked at, GM isn't expecting a rush of Volt customers wanting Corvette loaner cars.

"Theoretically if you wanted to get into a Corvette, the customer's Volt Advisor will work to get them into one" said Greg Martin from GM. But Martin reckons green-conscious Volt buyers aren't likely to be interested in a V8 sports car that does 16 mpg city, 26 highway.

It also means Camaros and Silverados are unlikely to be snapped up too quickly, shunned in favor of something a little more sensible - like the aforementioned Sonic, or maybe a 42 mpg Cruze Eco.

Still, it's nice to see Chevy's customer focus in the face of adversity, and for a small bunch of Volt owners the sight of a 'Vette on their drive might offset the disappointment of not having their Volt...

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  1. No way. I don't want that old clunker. I'm keeping my Volt. Far better than a gas-powered car any day.
     
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  2. I agree. With these rollercoaster gas prices, only the upper 1% of the American society would go for the Vet. I wonder what would happen if GM could offer the Nissan Leaf as a replacement for the Volt? I wonder if anyone would ever look back at the Volt?
     
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  3. It would be interesting to know if anyone does take GM up on their offer. I suspect that all Volt owners know that they are not in danger, after all how many people stay in their totaled car for several days/weeks after the accident?
     
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