Walking around some blocks of the student neighborhood near the University of Oregon on a gray winter’s day can be as depressing as recalling much of GM’s decline and fall products from the seventies on. It’s a sea of dull and cheap apartments already looking shabby and run-down rental houses, fronted by waves of drab colored hand-me-down Toyotas, Nissans, and the like. But every so often, a cheery sight appears, like this cherry-red 1979 Malibu coupe. It’s there to remind me that GM was still able to hit a few high notes while cranking out Vegas, Monzas and Citations; and that it hadn’t yet totally forgotten the magic formula that it first hit upon in 1955 and reprised with the ’64 Chevelle: a trim and tidy RWD coupe weighing about 3,000 pounds and powered by the SBC V8. Quite the mood elevator indeed.
Funky D"Some men are Baptists, others Catholics. My father was an Oldsmobile man."— Ralphie Parker
Funky DEV performance is fantastic. Their range and battery replacement costs not so much. Killing off the V8-power models is a big mistake as they are still solid sellers.
Funky DSoooooooooo ...[list][*]Locally sourced parts are going to be more expensive than their Chinese counterparts (not a knock, just a fact)[/*][*]Prices of EVs are already up sharply[/*][*]So let's cut subsidies and make them even more expensive.[/*][/list]What a way to "reduce" inflation, which is just one of the major fails in this Charlie Foxtrot of a bill.
KcflyerGuess we know who didn't give enough bribe money (aka campaign contributions) during the latest cycle. Got to pay to play boys and girls.
Ima65688420I'll consider an EV when it can do what my ZR2 diesel can do with similar range and refuel times.