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EVs Are The Yugo Of The 21st Century

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Posted By: RockyTCB, 3/28/2023 6:18:59 AM

Way back in the mid-1980s, communist Yugoslavia exported the Yugo, a compact car that sold for around $4,000. It was so poorly made that bumping into a pole at 5 mph could total it. Fast forward to today, and a new class of cars has a similar problem. A minor accident can cause a total loss, even if the car’s been driven only a few miles. The only difference is that these cars aren’t cheap imports from some godforsaken socialist state. These are state-of-art electric vehicles that come with an average sticker price of $55,000. Why are insurance companies totaling low-mileage EVs that have been in a fender bender?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy 3/28/2023 6:52:59 AM (No. 1435257)
Virtue signaling Leftists advancing unworkable solutions to non-existent problems AGAIN. Imagine that.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: vrb8m 3/28/2023 7:06:14 AM (No. 1435269)
Hilarious and apropos statement. Off topic, but I'm reminded of Rush's parody song, In A Yugo.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Judy W. 3/28/2023 7:34:31 AM (No. 1435285)
We'll have to excavate an entire small country for a hole to dump the junked windmill blades and electric cars.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: sw penn 3/28/2023 7:36:56 AM (No. 1435288)
"Car companies are pouring money into electric cars only because the government is holding a gun to their heads, saying build EVs or die." Oh, so very, very close... The government is holding a gun to their heads, saying build EVs AND die. They don't want you in cars at all! And, sooner or later, the public will figure it out...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: sw penn 3/28/2023 7:38:15 AM (No. 1435289)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hazymac 3/28/2023 7:40:17 AM (No. 1435290)
It's been said before, but EVs as a class are going to become extinct because they make no sense in the modern world. They're White Elephants as far as the eye can see. We'll have to return to what works: gasoline and diesel, and forget the virtue signaling before we virtue signal ourselves to death. Ford and GM might not survive. They listened to the government, and will pay the ultimate price.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40 3/28/2023 7:40:27 AM (No. 1435291)
Someone posted the other day that you have to excavate 50,000 pounds of dirt to manufacture one EV battery. A lot of space to bury the useless things like EV's, old solar panels, broken windmill blades , motors. There is a growing big list.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bur Oak 3/28/2023 7:51:24 AM (No. 1435299)
Governments are forcing citizens out of their cars by making them too expensive to own.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bobmadison 3/28/2023 8:03:34 AM (No. 1435311)
ONE MORE TIME: EVs are the biggest scam, boondoggle and hornswaggle in the history of the U.S.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pammie 3/28/2023 8:41:37 AM (No. 1435336)
Ban fossil fuel but not really....mandate EV to make incoveint....only mass transportation left! GEEZE!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: texaspast 3/28/2023 8:54:19 AM (No. 1435355)
As to his point that Ford is already losing billions on EVs - Ford picked the two worst models to go electric with - the Mustang and the F-150. NOBODY wants an electric Mustang. It's a muscle car that should have a good growl. The F-150 has to go long distances and pull a trailer, with AC! Ford may feel they have to make them, but they will be even harder to sell (meaning selling at a loss) than the 4-cylinder F-150 they tried a few years ago. An honest salesman told me it would maybe haul a few bags of trash to the dumpster, but not much more.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: NamVet70 3/28/2023 9:05:21 AM (No. 1435360)
EV cars are the second largest scam going on. The largest scam is the global warming hoax and all the ways our technology and economy have been distorted in response to this scare. CO2 does not drive climate but climate does drive CO2. The oceans are an enormous reservoir of CO2. As the earth warms or cools, the CO2 is released or absorbed in the oceans. That means you will always be able to show an very strong correlation between atmospheric CO2 and temperature. That correlation does not prove CO2 drives climate.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: nerdowell 3/28/2023 9:21:04 AM (No. 1435381)
Everybody loves to pile up on the lonely Yugo; so unfair! In the first place, it had a lot of Fiat in it--hobbled before it could even get out of the gate. Another thing--I'm told, comrades, that the ones with deluxe package lasted considerably longer-- months even. Put it in the proper context: were any of the other cars (excluding minivans, pickups and Toyotas, and Hondas)-- so great? They're still around. I saw on just a few years ago parked outside a house. And I'm sure it will remain until somebody needs the cinder-blocks. Electric cars have few issues yet to iron out, but all technological innovations are that way. Take cannons for example. The guys operating the earliest models often couldn't predict which end would fire. As to the battery issue, there's a simple solution: a trailer with a generator (Honda makes good ones I hear) and a dozen or so gallons of gas. Maybe even more if you live in the mountains, gas isn't that heavy.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: red1066 3/28/2023 9:23:15 AM (No. 1435385)
Another house fire caused by an electric an electric vehicle parked in the garage. Teens at home smelled smoke, and before they knew what was going on, huge flames engulfed the house. Teens called their parents who were at work and said the house was on fire.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Venturer 3/28/2023 9:34:38 AM (No. 1435407)
We are at least 30 years ahead of time with the EV's
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/28/2023 9:40:58 AM (No. 1435415)
NEW cars will have every government high tech bauble up to including one I agree with in principle. Blow in the tube before you start the car. Yes, I know, the drunks with still be on the road in old cars. Personally I still have my 20 year old 350Z catting it around town sober. God bless y'all extreme MAGA
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/28/2023 9:44:19 AM (No. 1435423)
There's a reason the left is pushing the EV... it's so you can start pushing it instead.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Strike3 3/28/2023 9:52:32 AM (No. 1435440)
EVs have been touted for their superior acceleration. I was behind a matchbox version at a light yesterday and when it took off, it was incredibly slow and reached an amazing 40 mph in a 45 zone. I had the urge to push it. Something was wrong with either the car or the driver, maybe both.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MickTurn 3/28/2023 9:56:37 AM (No. 1435448)
EV's are rolling Fire bombs!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Vaquero45 3/28/2023 10:09:10 AM (No. 1435464)
I remember the Yugo quite well. I talked to a body shop manager at a dealership in suburban Detroit when they had a Yugo franchise. He used to inspect new Yugos for quality control problems when they got to the dealership. One day, he “totaled” a Yugo while it was still on the truck! In the insurance industry, a car is deemed a total loss when the cost of repairs, plus the salvage value, equals or exceeds the actual cash value. I think it would be hard to determine the salvage value of an electric vehicle, given that the batteries make up such a large part of the car. They can’t be used in the repair of another vehicle after they’ve been in a collision; no shop would want to take that chance. So what are they REALLY worth?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/28/2023 10:16:20 AM (No. 1435477)
The trick to the free market is that it supplies goods that compete for the buyers' dollars. EVs, gasoline or diesel powered...they're all out there for you to consider and buy. Don't like EVs? Don't buy one. That's the free market. May be the best vehicle win.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 3/28/2023 10:16:28 AM (No. 1435478)
They're worse than the Yugo. With the Yugo, the refill of gas only took minutes. With an EV, the recharge can take hours to all day.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: 3XALADY 3/28/2023 10:17:27 AM (No. 1435481)
Insurance on my two year old car went up 25% last year because of the increased value of used cars. I shudder to think what the EVs will do to the insurance market.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 3/28/2023 10:40:32 AM (No. 1435512)
Yugos were better cars. You could fill the tank in five minutes and drive hundreds and hundreds of miles. The creature comforts in a Yugo weren't as good, but as a functional vehicle to get you somewhere, they were far more workable.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue 3/28/2023 10:49:32 AM (No. 1435525)
YUGO stands for ... ''you go push it''! EVs are so metrosexual.LOL.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 3/28/2023 11:39:48 AM (No. 1435588)
I love the title.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 3/28/2023 11:42:02 AM (No. 1435589)
The Ford Motor Company is being run by a pack of fools. If you own Ford stock, get rid of it.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Avanti1 3/28/2023 11:57:01 AM (No. 1435596)
#21 Government mandates and subsidies are the anithesis of the "free market." They are tools used by elitists to promote an agenda. Consumers in a free market will voluntarily convert to electric vehicles when they are competitive in cost. performance and meet the consumer's needs. Let it happen.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 3/28/2023 11:57:10 AM (No. 1435597)
I knew Yugos were on their way out when a local dealership had a BOGO sale on new Yugos. You, too, can spend $5000 and get TWO new cars!! One for driving and one for someone to drive to pick you up when the first one broke down!! Needless to say, we passed on the deal. Meanwhile in my little neck of the woods, I couldn't tell you where the nearest EV charger was. I live in a condo complex a d there isn't a single one in a parking lot for 300 condos. I couldn't even run an extension cord, nor would I want to. At least I know that my little Toyota won't burst into flames just sitting in its parking space in front of my home!!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/28/2023 12:11:19 PM (No. 1435603)
The only hope for the EV market is about ten to twenty years in the future where news technology might actually make it viable. Not holding my breath.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: czechlist 3/28/2023 12:32:33 PM (No. 1435617)
Wonder how many are aware that EVs are totalled for the slightest damage to the battery pack.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: rytwng 3/28/2023 12:34:15 PM (No. 1435618)
Not practical cars. A expensive fad. I'd rather have a little Fiat.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Ronaldus Magnus 3/28/2023 1:31:58 PM (No. 1435644)
Free Market?? I point out to people, every time we drive by an EV, that we helped pay for it. Gov subsidies use taxpayer dollars. Many of these EVs are the second or third car for people with more money than us, yet our tax dollars help them purchase a car. There was a solar energy company near my work. Solar panels. They used an old farm house, barn, and shed. There were signs on 2 of the buildings, a few vans and trucks. About a week after all the State and Federal subsidies ceased, so did the company. The signs on the buildings were gone, as well as the vans and trucks.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/28/2023 1:35:08 PM (No. 1435649)
I have read the EV's are of special light metal, so they can be operated by battery. I notice we never hear anything about the safety of these vehicles, or crash safety.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: DVC 3/28/2023 2:58:49 PM (No. 1435674)
How many realize that this is just a slightly modified Fiat 128 built by the Communists? A friend had an actual Fiat built Fiat 128, and after too many screwy things going wrong in the first 35,000 wheel bearings failing and suspension arm bushings failing, he got rid of it. This was in the early 1970s. So, the original wasn't much, and the Communist version was even worse.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: GoodDeal 3/28/2023 4:00:22 PM (No. 1435691)
I think think Edsel would be making EVs. Take away all of the government subsidies for them and they die a swift death in the marketplace.
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