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by PackardV8
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 49
Views: 3865

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

I'm in the same boat, I'm just starting to think about what I want to do with my bolt. I actually have much less than 10k/yr, I'm doing about 5k/yr, so I don't know how that might affect the residual? Is that number negotiable when you turn in the car? Doesn't the dealer want to sell it to you? Als...
by PackardV8
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 49
Views: 3865

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

Don't believe everything one is told; that leases are not renegotiable. Our son is leasing an i3 and would buy it but the residual is too high. I asked the question on the BMW forum and got this reply. At the end of my 2014 i3's 30 month lease last August, my residual was $29K. I found comparable us...
by PackardV8
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: How Much I Paid for My Bolt
Replies: 546
Views: 107707

Re: How Much I Paid for My Bolt

I Only complaint I had with the dealership is them tacking on Accessories at $995 after the deal was verbally made, accessories which were already on the car (tint, pinstripe and lifetime nitrogen)! I told them take the pinstripe and tint off or the deal is off. They hemmed and hawed, but eventuall...
by PackardV8
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 49
Views: 3865

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

So in regards to "dickering" with the finance company, I'd like to know if anybody has historically had any success on this front. I asked when my Spark EV lease was up and they told me immediately that there was absolutely no negotiating whatsoever and that I could either turn it in or p...
by PackardV8
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV
Replies: 12
Views: 2749

Re: Chevrolet maintenance schedule for the 2017 Bolt EV

We had a similar experience. Our dealership sent a notice recommending changeout of the 2017 Chevy Bolt's brake fluid at the 25,000 mile mark. I've never before heard of an almost new vehicle needing the brake fluid changed as a matter of routine maintenance re: without having the brakes themselves...
by PackardV8
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Audi E-Tron road test in Motor Trend
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Audi E-Tron road test in Motor Trend

What is difficult to understand is the Audi E-Tron has one-pedal capability, but they choose to downplay that as if it were a liability. You can dial in low and high regen settings if you wish; the latter allows the E-Tron to be driven with one pedal like a Tesla or a Jaguar I-Pace in similar modes....
by PackardV8
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Audi E-Tron road test in Motor Trend
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Audi E-Tron road test in Motor Trend

Anyone else read this road test in the March 2019 Motor Trend? I'm prepared to agree and accept the Audi E-Tron will be a very good BESUV, but then for $75,000, it should be. My problem is with the biased and really slanted opinions; Angus Mackenzie goes on for most of two pages praising Audi's inte...
by PackardV8
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 49
Views: 3865

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

From these forums we learned that the technology is changing so fast that it made sense to lease. Yes, No, Maybe. As long as the BEV in the garage accomplishes the needed transportation chores, does it matter that there's something newer, better, more expensive out there three years later? YES! Of ...
by PackardV8
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Decided to Lease a Bolt This Week - What Is Your Opinon of these terms?
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: Decided to Lease a Bolt This Week - What Is Your Opinon of these terms?

To answer the OPs question - No, I wouldn't lease on those terms. IMO, the technology is changing so rapidly that it'll probably be in your best interest to walk away from the car in three years. There'll be better (and less expensive) EV's on the market by then. That's why I wanted to lease but the...
by PackardV8
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 49
Views: 3865

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

From these forums we learned that the technology is changing so fast that it made sense to lease. Yes, No, Maybe. As long as the BEV in the garage accomplishes the needed transportation chores, does it matter that there's something newer, better, more expensive out there three years later? Our son ...

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