I don't want to shit in another man's new car thread, so here's your answer to why I have bottomless spite for the Chevy Volt
I can't stand the idea of everyone else on the forum being on the hook for your car and your house. OP is free to do what he likes, it just doesn't sit right with me, and it gets my dander up whenever I see one.
The Volt is just like the light rail: some legislator's toy train set. We (and I mean you and me and our kids) are being put into debt in order to fund things like this, and there's no way to account for it. It's pure vanity. So, since you asked, i have an ethical problem with it.
I hereby claim your Grumpy Gus title, sir. [/curmudgeon]