Diggle
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Rate Chevy Bolt

Thu May 26, 2016 2:47 pm

If you had to give a rating to Chevy Bolt on a scale from one to ten how would you rate it? Excited to see the ratings the Chevy Bolt Forum members give the car!

Rivu
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Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Fri May 27, 2016 12:33 pm

I'm planning to replace my current car with Chevy Bolt EV so I might be a little biased :D but I'd give it a solid 7 any day!

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Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Fri May 27, 2016 2:36 pm

Well this is a really vague question.

If I'm rating it for how well it is designed to meet the needs/desires of the typical American driver, I would rate it about a 5. Its range is enough, but it's not supported with any infrastructure. GM has stated they will do nothing to change that. Also, the car is small. Americans love their monster SUVs, and this thing is tiny by 2016 standards. I think many will be put off by its size alone. It's also still very expensive (compared to gas cars), starting at $37,500. I don't know how many non-enthusiasts will buy it.

As an electric car, I would rate it a 9. It really hits many of the things that an electric needs - solid range, quick performance, affordable price. Given the state of technology, it is a huge step forward.

As far as meeting what I am looking for, it's probably about a 7. It hits much of my needs - long range, pure EV (I will never buy another gas-powered car, not even a hybrid), room for the family, and quick performance. It is missing a few things, though. I really hate the narrow/tall body style. I long for something low and wide; a sports-car stance. This car's focus is on being a people mover, and I want something that's much more engaging to drive. So will I buy one? Maybe. Tesla's Model III hits all the notes that the Bolt misses for me. But with Tesla I have concerns about the car's build quality, and the company's longevity. I also worry about service - there are tons of Chevy dealers, no Tesla service locations within 100 miles though.
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Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Mon May 30, 2016 10:47 am

GetOffYourGas wrote:Well this is a really vague question.

If I'm rating it for how well it is designed to meet the needs/desires of the typical American driver, I would rate it about a 5. Its range is enough, but it's not supported with any infrastructure. GM has stated they will do nothing to change that. Also, the car is small. Americans love their monster SUVs, and this thing is tiny by 2016 standards. I think many will be put off by its size alone. It's also still very expensive (compared to gas cars), starting at $37,500. I don't know how many non-enthusiasts will buy it.

As an electric car, I would rate it a 9. It really hits many of the things that an electric needs - solid range, quick performance, affordable price. Given the state of technology, it is a huge step forward.

As far as meeting what I am looking for, it's probably about a 7. It hits much of my needs - long range, pure EV (I will never buy another gas-powered car, not even a hybrid), room for the family, and quick performance. It is missing a few things, though. I really hate the narrow/tall body style. I long for something low and wide; a sports-car stance. This car's focus is on being a people mover, and I want something that's much more engaging to drive. So will I buy one? Maybe. Tesla's Model III hits all the notes that the Bolt misses for me. But with Tesla I have concerns about the car's build quality, and the company's longevity. I also worry about service - there are tons of Chevy dealers, no Tesla service locations within 100 miles though.


Your take on the Chevrolet Bolt was really interesting. Thanks for sharing with Chevy Bolt Forum.

Diggle
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Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Tue May 31, 2016 7:07 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:Well this is a really vague question.

If I'm rating it for how well it is designed to meet the needs/desires of the typical American driver, I would rate it about a 5. Its range is enough, but it's not supported with any infrastructure. GM has stated they will do nothing to change that. Also, the car is small. Americans love their monster SUVs, and this thing is tiny by 2016 standards. I think many will be put off by its size alone. It's also still very expensive (compared to gas cars), starting at $37,500. I don't know how many non-enthusiasts will buy it.

As an electric car, I would rate it a 9. It really hits many of the things that an electric needs - solid range, quick performance, affordable price. Given the state of technology, it is a huge step forward.

As far as meeting what I am looking for, it's probably about a 7. It hits much of my needs - long range, pure EV (I will never buy another gas-powered car, not even a hybrid), room for the family, and quick performance. It is missing a few things, though. I really hate the narrow/tall body style. I long for something low and wide; a sports-car stance. This car's focus is on being a people mover, and I want something that's much more engaging to drive. So will I buy one? Maybe. Tesla's Model III hits all the notes that the Bolt misses for me. But with Tesla I have concerns about the car's build quality, and the company's longevity. I also worry about service - there are tons of Chevy dealers, no Tesla service locations within 100 miles though.


That was a great review! Enjoyed reading your take on Chevrolet Bolt EV. I'm sure other Chevrolet Bolt EV Forum members will enjoy too. Why don't you share it on a different thread?

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Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:24 pm

I'd rate Chevy Bolt an 8 or 9. I'm quite impressed by the car.

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Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:05 pm

Do you guys think Chevy Bolt is better than Hyundai IONIQ?

laev
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Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:51 pm

Based on the reviews I give it a solid 8. I do like the perspective about the lack of infrastructure taking the rating down a bit. I think it's important to hold the manufacturers accountable to provide in part at least the systems to make these vehicle practical to all

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Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:51 pm

Just by the marketing alone I think the Bolt will beat the Ioniq in initial sales

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Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:58 am

Too soon.

From Internet research, and countless glowing reviews, I was convinced that I was going to buy a Volt...that is, until I drove one. Lesson learned: Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.
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