2011 New Cars: USA

#Ford, #Ford

All three major U.S. automakers have significant new products, even Chrysler. But the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, handsome though it is, and the redesigned Ford Explorer -- the most thoroughly revamped in its history -- will not recapture their glory days. The center of gravity has shifted in the direction of new entries like the Ford Fiesta and the redesigned Focus, the European-built Buick Regal, the Chevy Cruze, and (although you're sick of hearing about it) the Chevy Volt.

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So, you feature the Ford Edge with its "bigger grille and two more engines", or the Lincoln MKZ, or the Caddy CTS... and not a single mention of the Dodge Durango, Chrysler 200, 300 and Town & Country?? I don't ask for blind praise of the Mopar products, but what does it take Chrysler for you guys to provide at least some information about them?
With a 40 mile battery range before the gas engine kicks in the Volt is primarily for short daily commutes to work, not a long-range vehicle if you wish battery only operation. As a commuter car you won't use the gas engine and will save on engine tune-ups, oil changes, etc. It might be worth $41,000 to some but even with using no gasoline it would take a long time to recoup the extra cost of the Volt over a gas-only or hybrid Toyota or Honda. Thanks GM though for finally getting on board with electric cars, thanks to taxpayer bailout.
Yes we are sick of hearing about it the lousy Government Motors Chevy Volt, and making a thousand of them is a waste of taxpayer's money, just like keeping GM operating. We need progressive, independent, private, new manufacturer's not corrupt and lazy GM and UAW.

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