Dollars & Sense: Unlimited vacation days; Volt's sticker shock
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February 1st, 2011
09:15 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: Unlimited vacation days; Volt's sticker shock

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Get your Volt for less: The Volt has won nearly every major award out there and stirred up tons of interest, but one criticism persists: The $41,000 sticker price. A $7,500 federal tax credit takes the cost down to around $30,000, but that won't last forever.

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Repo men: The new face of reality TV: Spike TV is about to begin production of "Repo Games," a quiz show where dispossessed car owners can earn their rides back, fully paid, if they correctly answer three out of five trivia questions.

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    if i had a shevy volt i'd get a license plate that said 'voltron'

    i miss that show.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. raven

    If I had one the plates would say BROKE after payin that price .

    February 2, 2011 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    But after I get it repoed i will just go on that game show and win it back. People say everything i know is trivial.

    February 2, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |

    the sticker price is re-volting..

    February 2, 2011 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    You're right RuffNutt, 30K is a real shock.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. NuckinFuts

    Really? $30k is too high for a vehicle that theoretically doesn't need gas (provided you live close to all the places you live)? Normal people are paying $40-50 a fill up as it is. That's an added $2,600 a year in fuel. Lol in 15 years the car pretty much paid for itself. WHAT MORE DO YOU PEOPLE WANT!? Wah wah wahhh boo hoo.. The freakin thing is made in America too! Boo hoo! $30k is too high for a car that pays for itself! Wahhahhhhhahhh... Haha! 🙂

    February 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gas Guzzler

    If it doesn't require optimum 99 octane... .I'm not buying it... .

    February 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    @Nuckinfuts, I'm cheap.

    February 2, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. jerk

    "(provided you live close to all the places you live)"...


    February 3, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar


    February 3, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |