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by PackardV8
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: New Bolt owner
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: New Bolt owner

Who leases a vehicle & only puts 4K/year on it??? Scott Hershey PA I noticed a similar pattern when shopping the lease-return BMW i3. Yes, it had an inherently short range, but most of those coming back off lease had very few miles on them. Best guess is they were leased because of the "ne...
by PackardV8
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Buying 2020 Bolt - do i buy LT or Premier Trim?
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Buying 2020 Bolt - do i buy LT or Premier Trim?

BoltEV wrote:
theothertom wrote:...adaptive cruise...

This is the first that I have read that the 2020 includes adaptive cruise control.

Are you personally aware that this feature exists on the 2020?
Agree, it does not.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 3696

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

...You did make a definite statement and then somewhat qualify it. "otherwise definitely DCFC option. DCFC allows out of town trips" Sorry, Jack, but I never made that statement! Sincere apologies. That was "summit" who shared that opinion. Again, I should have looked before I c...
by PackardV8
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 3696

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

Agree, this forum does a service to offer information to those who wander into the BEV purchasing arena clueless as to what they're getting into. For example, we've had irate posts from northern tier purchasers who claimed fraud by GM for not emphasizing there would be a 1/3-range loss in zero weath...
by PackardV8
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 3696

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

1. get a Premier if you can, otherwise definitely DCFC option. DCFC allows out of town trips 2. a hitch for bikes & extra carrying capacity. Get the #200-lbs one, not the #100-lbs offered by dealer Objection, your honor. Assumes facts not in evidence. Nowhere in the OPs question did he say he i...
by PackardV8
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 3696

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

Obsessing on the DCFC not being standard is between you and the GM Marketing Department. We know who won the debate. Who was right is for history to decide. In the long run, we're all dead. jack That is an easy attitude for you to have, Jack: I am on my 2nd "optional" DCFC on a Bolt EV; a...
by PackardV8
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 3696

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

Defining our terms is all-important.. jack vines Jack: I understand your point that you are the exception to the rule and you do not need DCFC. But you should understand that for the FEW of you (1 percent* of Bolt EV owners) that absolutely will NEVER need the DCFC (because if you need it only ONCE...
by PackardV8
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 3696

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

For me the DCFC capability is important in that it potentially eliminates having to compromise and use an ICE car (owned or rented) for longer trips, or when colder temperatures, lower efficiencies become an issue. For most of us the main point of driving an EV is to eliminate that 'carbon debt', i...
by PackardV8
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 3696

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

And you better disclose to the buyer that this feature is missing! ??? by what logic is it "missing"? That implies the seller removed an integral part of the car. Not so. DCFC always has been an option on the Bolt. Some Bolts came with it, some didn't. Is it the seller's responsibility to...
by PackardV8
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 23
Views: 3696

Re: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?

The DCFC option is a must have. Enough time has passed to once again point out that because this "must have" is optional, we ALL pay more for it, than if it were just installed as a basic feature! It has been optional since Day 1, so that GM could advertise the Bolt EV (with full federal ...

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