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by PackardV8
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Chevrolet Bolt Reviews
Topic: Winter Tires
Replies: 12
Views: 12510

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: 11
Views: 9906

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: 11
Views: 9906

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: 113
Views: 46708

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: 6121

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: 13
Views: 14250

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: 13
Views: 14250

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: 4948

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: 113
Views: 46708

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: 113
Views: 46708

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...

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