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by PackardV8
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Lease return - Tire and scratch scrutiny
Replies: 2
Views: 2333

Re: Lease return - Tire and scratch scrutiny

Yes, No, Maybe. It's so random; some don't sweat the small stuff, but they will most likely ding you on bald tires because they have to replace them to send it to the auction.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Wife just vetoed the Bolt due to seats...any new approach
Replies: 12
Views: 4395

Re: Wife just vetoed the Bolt due to seats...any new approach

Ask her nicely to go back for another test and spend enough time adjusting the seats and steering column to fit her. The manual adjustment of the Bolt seats is cumbersome and certainly not intuitive. However, getting the optimum position fore/aft/up/down/tilt makes more difference in the feel than m...
by PackardV8
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 113
Views: 37400

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

Thanks for the very detailed and authoritative report. Your out-the-door includes every last dollar paid; I've noticed others leaving out sales tax, document fees, license and other pertinent information. We have a 2017 Cajun Red Premier like yours. I should ask our dealer what it would cost to trad...
by PackardV8
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Reoccuring Rodent Damage
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: Reoccuring Rodent Damage

Our 2017 Bolt has been parked in an unsealed garage for almost three years with no rodent issues.

BTW, I know there are mice in the area because they were eating the peas in the adjacent garden. I set traps and caught a dozen of them.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: experience with lease return process?
Replies: 10
Views: 6912

Re: experience with lease return process?

Thanks for sharing and good information for those who are under the mistaken impression a lease contract is not negotiable.

jack vines
by PackardV8
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Cold Weather Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Cold Weather Issues

The Bolt software estimates range based upon most recent driving practices. There is a functionally worthless reporting which gives a total score based upon outside temperature, climate control use, driving techniques and terrain. For those of us who live on a hilltop in a cold climate, we're always...
by PackardV8
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Heat On While Fast Charging?
Replies: 21
Views: 6862

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: 10349

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: 4210

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: 10349

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...

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