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by PackardV8
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Heat On While Fast Charging?
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Heat On While Fast Charging?

The question not asked, but it's also possible to leave the AC on while making a quick errand stop. I do it often in the summer; lock the car, walk away and am always gratified to return to a cool car and note the range estimate didn't even drop one mile.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: Winter Tires
Replies: 12
Views: 2444

Re: Winter Tires

Does anybody run studs? Don't you think you get better traction with studs, vs the non studded winter tires? Does anybody run studs? Don't you think you get better traction with studs, vs the non studded winter tires? Having been in the tire business in the frozen ass-end of nowhere and driven in i...
by PackardV8
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: More impressive than expected!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1852

Re: More impressive than expected!!

I'm leaning towards the Goodyear Assurance Weatherready but still researching options. My OEM's are almost at 4/32 and have enough trouble with rain so I'll need something by fall. We only get about 3-4 good snowfalls to get through otherwise the roads here are mostly dry or wet (sand and salt appl...
by PackardV8
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: Winter Tires
Replies: 12
Views: 2444

Re: Winter Tires

Up here in the frozen ass-end-of-nowhere, there's no such thing as an all-season tire. In higher elevations where snow and ice can be expected we regularly see vehicles upside-down in straight, flat stretches of road. Pull over to help and invariably, all four-feet-to-the sky are more than half-worn...
by PackardV8
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Must have Mods for Bolt EV
Replies: 4
Views: 2014

Re: Must have Mods for Bolt EV

Since the #1 question always asked is "how far will it go?", I'm dismayed that none of the above suggestions deal with enhancing the car's range; just the opposite, some are range-reducing. Just goes to show that, once you own an EV, range is simply not an issue, especially with a Bolt. J...
by PackardV8
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Must have Mods for Bolt EV
Replies: 4
Views: 2014

Re: Must have Mods for Bolt EV

I am starting my Mods List for my Bolt. Here are my first, most important Items. I am open to suggestions if anyone thinks of anything I have missed. I thought it would need headlight improvements, however it says it comes with HID headlights/projectors already, so maybe it will be significantly be...
by PackardV8
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 94
Views: 20633

Re: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?

There are literally giveaway prices right now. I"m seeing Premiers in the 28K range, LT's in the 24K range. Link please. X2 - I had convinced a relative to buy a Bolt and after wading through the smoke and mirrors of the advertising, he couldn't get a Premier for less than $30K. Only 12% of th...
by PackardV8
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: parent leasing and transfer to child / license plates etc
Replies: 3
Views: 2900

Re: parent leasing and transfer to child / license plates etc

While I haven't done this in MI, leases get bought, sold and transfered every day by the thousands. So yes, it's doable and no, it isn't rocket science. Just speak with whomever made the lease.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Should I feel confident buying a used high-mileage Bolt?
Replies: 9
Views: 5962

Re: Should I feel confident buying a used high-mileage Bolt?

No, if the high miles came via a family driving Uber/Lyfft/urban delivery 24/7. All the suspension, brakes, steering, doors, windows, hatch, seats, take a pounding. Why do you say that? I just purchased a new 2019 Bolt EV to replace my leased 2017 and I expect to pay off the loan in 18 months with ...
by PackardV8
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Should I feel confident buying a used high-mileage Bolt?
Replies: 9
Views: 5962

Re: Should I feel confident buying a used high-mileage Bolt?

Yes, no worries if the mileage is an individual with a long daily highway commute.

No, if the high miles came via a family driving Uber/Lyfft/urban delivery 24/7. All the suspension, brakes, steering, doors, windows, hatch, seats, take a pounding.

jack vines

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