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  •  I want one. Right now, I still need a (1+ / 0-)
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    pickup (see comment upthread).

    The day that need ceases (and I can afford it), I'll be buying a Volt.

    "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

    by blue in NC on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 05:11:21 PM PST

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    •  Better off renting a truck when you NEED it... (2+ / 0-)
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      My pickup hardly gets used anymore. The other day I decided to start it up, but the alarm and clock had drained the battery. I realized it had been almost 3 months since I used it last. (Time to hook up a larger solar charger! 1W is not cutting it in winter...)

      After 15 years it's got just about 50K on the clock because I refuse to use it for anything that does not require a truck. I can fit an awful lot of stuff in my Volt, so a normal trip to the hardware store means the truck stays home. When I need long lumber or a door, I take the truck.

      With a Volt, I can drive for the fun of it again, without worrying about the cost of gas, I find myself driving to several stores to see which one has the better quality items, it's like a time warp back to the 50's, when transpo was cheap and quality was what people demanded...

      Reducing Oil Imports One Volt at a time.

      by Volt3930 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 09:45:44 PM PST

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      •  Unfortunately, I still need the capability (1+ / 0-)
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        of my small(ish) pickup truck too often for it to be cost-effective for me to rent one when I need one.

        I love your last paragraph! What a great feeling it conjured up. Thanks!

        "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

        by blue in NC on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:49:07 PM PST

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    •  Give me (2+ / 0-)
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      ladybug53, rat racer

      a 3/8 ton electric mini pickup anyday.

      The Job Killing Republican Party is directly responsible for the Great Bush Recession.

      by earthling1 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 11:07:01 PM PST

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