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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: 92
Views: 13587

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: 1743

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: 3468

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: 3468

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
by PackardV8
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Wants to buy a Bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: Wants to buy a Bolt

Im a dyed in the wool, gas guy, and don't think I'd ever buy a total electric car. No, dad; get over it and join the 21st century. I'm a 75-year-old-car-guy who's been building gas engines for fifty years. We have a Bolt for daily use and love it. Someday, ICEs will be like horses are today; a very...
by PackardV8
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 92
Views: 13587

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

BMW made the strange decision to limit the gas tank on its "range extender" to about one gallon, instead of the 9 gallons on the Chevy Volt. I guess it gives them some sort of California CARB "points" but is way too limiting for me! I am glad he likes it though. FWIW, he chose n...
by PackardV8
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 92
Views: 13587

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

The lease gave me the flexibility to walk away from the Volt, free and clear, and obtain the Bolt EV a little over 3 months later. I wanted the similar flexibility to gain the “state of the art” for the next BEV in January 2020. . . . HOwever, it appears that the Bolt EV was: (a) ahead of the curve...
by PackardV8
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 92
Views: 13587

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

When I buy out my Bolt EV at the end of my lease in January for the residual, I will have paid approx the full MSRP that was offered to me at the time I first acquired it. And the lease company will get the benefit of the federal tax credit, which was of no value to me at that time anyway. Waiving ...
by PackardV8
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 92
Views: 13587

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

We'll see what happens to the used car pricing with 2017's start coming off lease, right now prices aren't "sensible" given what new Bolts actually sell for. I wouldn't wait for off-lease deals. The residuals I've seen are way high. It depends on what the auction market thinks the Bolts a...
by PackardV8
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: So are we all going to end up buying our cars after our leases are up?
Replies: 92
Views: 13587

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

FWIW, one has to read all the posts with some care. Here, on the other Bolt site and on other BEV sites, some contributors math and analytics require interpretation. One example is subtracting all the/ dealer allowances, credits and rebates to come up with a low purchase price; but then neglecting t...

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