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by PackardV8
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Torque steer - what's with that?
Replies: 32
Views: 8196

Re: Torque steer - what's with that?

Or 4WD. It's technically less difficult to have a 4WD EV, so when can we expect same from Bolt?

jack vines
by PackardV8
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Torque steer - what's with that?
Replies: 32
Views: 8196

Torque steer - what's with that?

None of the magazine road tests I read mentioned the full-power torque steer. The good news is the Bolt has enough power to cause torque steer. Once the driver becomes accustomed to it, there's no real problem, but ICE FWD designs engineered out the torque steer many iterations ago. Also, It's the o...
by PackardV8
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: On the Model 3 waitlist, but seriously considering a Bolt (Lease? Buy? Wait?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3483

Re: On the Model 3 waitlist, but seriously considering a Bolt (Lease? Buy? Wait?)

Yes, the Model S is just too large for local errand running and the Bolt is just right. No, supercharging doesn't yet exist for the vast majority of the US. Yes, buying a first year of a new model is risky and buying new and paying near list price is the worst economic decision one can make; I did f...
by PackardV8
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Former BMW i3 Owners - Your Thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Re: Former BMW i3 Owners - Your Thoughts?

Old thread, but yes, you've pretty much picked the few areas where the i3 has it better than the Bolt. FWIW, I haven't noticed any rearward visibility concerns in the area you mention. Yes, the i3 seats and general driving position are worlds better than the Bolt. As much as I love the Bolt, it does...
by PackardV8
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Environmental or Econommical
Replies: 9
Views: 2203

Re: Environmental or Econommical

Reasons for buying. 1) I believe EVs are good for humanity. - Less pollution - Less dependence on non-renewable and war-creating oil. - Our solar panels generate more electricity each year than we use, including two EV cars. I enjoy that. It isn't the dollars, I just feel like I can do something to...
by PackardV8
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Environmental or Econommical
Replies: 9
Views: 2203

Re: Environmental or Econommical

sometimes it has to be done out of necessity (car died, It's semantics, but a car may be killed in a collision, but they don't die. Having been in the business for many years, it's very rare not to be more cost-effective to repair an existing car than to buy new. Depreciation never sleeps. sometime...
by PackardV8
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Wheels Brainstorming Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 1389

Re: Wheels Brainstorming Thread

A bit gaudy at first look, could work well with black, but hey, it's your car; go for it! As long as we're brainstorming winter tires/wheels, the Bolt spun a right front pulling up our steep driveway when the asphalt was bare and dry. Maybe Sport shouldn't be used in low traction situations. Anyway,...
by PackardV8
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Anyone else having trouble with going to fast?
Replies: 14
Views: 3949

Re: Anyone else having trouble with going to fast?

Yes, around town it is so much fun and so quiet I find myself always 10-15 MPH over posted. Also, the low center of gravity feels so much more stable than tall, tippy trucks and SUVs, it encourages more spirited driving. Haven't done enough highway miles yet in the Bolt, but driving the son's BMW i3...
by PackardV8
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Environmental or Econommical
Replies: 9
Views: 2203

Re: Environmental or Econommical

No, no new car purchase or lease is ever "econommical". No math can ever make the fuel savings pay for a new car. The first year's depreciation always puts one forever upside-down. The best economic decision is continuing to drive the paid-for vehicle already in the garage. Having said tha...

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