Go to advanced search

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: 18
Views: 1167

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: 18
Views: 1167

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: 18
Views: 1167

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: 18
Views: 1167

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: 18
Views: 1167

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 ...
by PackardV8
Sun May 24, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: New to EVs, buying a used Bolt in a few months. Which accessories / equipment do I need?
Replies: 18
Views: 1167

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

Decide if your use is around town, 200 miles per day or less; or if you want to learn the drill to take a BEV on road trips. As mentioned, if road trips are planned, then yes, a DCFC option is required. For many, it's not a requirement. We knew we don't consider today's BEVs to be western states, 80...
by PackardV8
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Lease return - Tire and scratch scrutiny
Replies: 2
Views: 3595

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: 7366

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: 49255

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: 2565

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

Go to advanced search