Motor Trend + Limbaugh At War Over The Chevy Volt

Motor Trend, one of the most respected international motoring magazines currently in print was attacked by Rush Limbaugh earlier this week. The magazine launched an intelligent, logical and sensible rebuttal at Limbaugh who has not responded.

It all kicked off when Limbaugh said;

“Folks, of all the cars, no offense, General Motors, please, but of all the cars in the world, the Chevrolet Volt is the Car of the Year? Motor Trend magazine, that’s the end of them. How in the world do they have any credibility? Not one has been sold. The Volt is the Car of the Year.”

Rush Limbaugh

Motor Trend came back with a blog posting here that made Limbaugh look downright stupid. In short Motor Trend explained that;

  • - Rush has never driven a Volt.
  • - Rush drives a Maybach 57S on a daily basis, that’s a $450,000 USD car from “socialist Germany”.
  • - Rush has 6 other cars valued in the millions, only 1 of them is American.
  • - They reminded Rush that the last time he tried to talk about the Volt he got his facts embarrassingly wrong when he claimed it has a “total range of 40 miles” and that it was the most expensive Chevy apart from the Corvette. Neither is true as a quick Google search would have shown him.

Motor Trend finished their rebuttal with a knife twist;

All the shouting from you or from electric car purists on the left can’t distort the fact that the Chevy Volt is, indeed, a technological breakthrough. And it’s more. It’s a technological breakthrough that many American families can use for gas-free daily commutes and well-planned vacation drives. It’s expensive for a Chevy, but many of those families will find the gasoline saved worth it.

If you can stop shilling for your favorite political party long enough to go for a drive, you might really enjoy the Chevy Volt. I’m sure GM would be happy to lend you one for the weekend. Just remember: driving and Oxycontin don’t mix.

Perhaps Rush will think twice before going after people who research before they speak and also have a public forum with millions of readers but I doubt it.

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This GREAT! Thumbs up for Motor Trend!


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