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Comment: Re: The reason is more simple (Score 1) 569 569

Depends on how you define "much better option". Given that I'm only going to commute in the thing; I have charges at home and at work; the chevy volt is fugly; chevy have a history of making cars that have crap build quality (including the volt); I don't need to lug around a heavy ICE to get to work and back, the eGolf is a far better choice for me.

Comment: Re:You don't understand the universe (Score 1) 210 210

And why do you think they'll out compete people taught to be flexible and open minded?

Because in practice, that default position morphs into "incapable of critical thinking about objective reality and causality, and spending your life trying to make sense of the world while being poisoned with a crippling case of mixed premises and moral relativism" - that's why. Being open to new facts is important and wonderful. But being an intellectual invertebrate is unfortunately what's generally being indoctrinated.

Comment: Re:The reason is more simple (Score 1) 569 569

No, $159 with about 3.5k down. And no, the point of a lease in the case of an electric vehicle is that you'll pay about $8000 total with the ~$120 * 35 + $3.5k deal, less $2500 tax rebate. The end result is $5500 - which will be substantially less than the depreciation even on a petrol vehicle, let alone the depreciation on an electric vehicle (with its battery aging rapidly after 3 years, and much better tech available presumably).

You'd be utterly insane to actually buy the thing with that deal.

Comment: Re:The reason is more simple (Score 1) 569 569

$229 a month is VW's list price. If you actually go to a dealer they'll give you $159 a month straight off the bat with no negotiation (at least in the bay area). If you then actually phone a bunch of them up and argue about the price you'll get down a lot further.

Shame you don't live in a relevant state though :(

Comment: Re:The reason is more simple (Score 4, Interesting) 569 569

First, the current price is actually about $27.5k, because the gvmnt gives you $7.5k cash in hand. Second, as someone who just leased an eGolf, you can get the base price down to about $26k before you even apply the gvmnt incentives if you're half good at arguing.

Comment: Re:The reason is more simple (Score 4, Interesting) 569 569

The reason you haven't heard of the eGolf is two fold:
1) It's very new. VW only started selling them about 4 months ago
2) VW deliberately went out of their way to not make it look electric - there was no fan fare about this new fancy electric thingamabob, because it looks exactly like any other Golf.

At these prices, I lose money -- but I make it up in volume. -- Peter G. Alaquon