Volt Birth Watch 94: Ed Welburn Defends Volt's Design

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  • Ingvar Ingvar on Sep 17, 2008

    Welburn has that quirky smile that people have when they are forced to push something they don't really belive in. It's not that he is lying, but he knows he's bullshitting, and hopes for god that nobody will figure it out. The smile makes him look like the mouse that just swallowed a cat.

  • Amac Amac on Sep 17, 2008

    The car's overall shape isn't so bad, it's the usual gimmicky GM embellishments all over the place that make it look lousy. Wipe off all the makeup and you might have something. It doesn't matter though, this car won't have a chance with the Prius and Insight around. Too little, too late... in typical GM fashion.

  • Areitu Areitu on Sep 17, 2008

    I don't think it looks half bad. There's some Acadia (imo, one of the best looking GMs out there) in there. The rear end looks a bit Bangle'd and very awkward. They didn't talk about those silly-looking window bezels, though. I suppose they serve to increase the visual height of the greenhouse, while allowing high doorsills inside, to impart sportiness. The iInterior looks fairly gimmicky. I don't know how close to production this car is but I wouldn't be surprised of it was revised again. The thing I'd be worried about is all that glossy plastic getting scratched up and dusty very easily. quasimondo : September 17th, 2008 at 2:15 pm I thought people like Macs because, “they just work.” surprise, surprise. 60% of the time, they work 100% of the time. My sister and I own a macbook and macbook pro, respectively. So far so good.

  • S is for Supra S is for Supra on Sep 18, 2008

    Wow a production car that doesn't look like a concept! That has never happened before. Pipe dream design meets reality and reality always wins. This thing could look almost as bad as an Aztek and it will sell just fine even at $40k. GM will sell every one they can make in the first 2 years. I'll gladly put money on it if I was a betting man, which I am.