bobo
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Location: CA/OR border

Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:43 am

My biggest complaint is harsh ride. Must be a combination of very stiff suspension/ low profile tires?
Plus maybe weight of batteries. Might even be the worst car I have ever had for "ride". :(
But all in all I really like the car. Lots of pluses.
And yes the seats could be better.

marspilgrim
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Location: Chicago

Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:42 pm

I give it a 9/10. The only thing I actually want is better sun visor coverage and extension. I've heard the 2019 extends, maybe the dealer can swap them? Another inch of seat cushion padding would be welcome. Give those in back an inch less leg room since 98% of the time I'm the only one in the car. Also I can see auto cruise control as a huge plus since the car has the range to travel. We have it in our Forester and it's awesome on road trips.

I don't need power seats. I've had those and I set it once and never touch it again so what's the point? Although my wife and I are close enough in size that changing vehicles doesn't require adjusting the seats. Range covers all my needs as does storage space. I've had sunroof's but can easily live without one. Integrated garage door opener is nice but I've lived with the clicker for decades so no big deal. I also laugh at car reviews that tsk-tsk as they scratch hard plastic on the dash. Everyone does that once during the test drive and then they never touch those areas again unless they're dusting.

And tires, but I can't deduct points for that. The industry I'm sure is working on better tires for EV's. Something sticky enough to handle the torque and curves but doesn't hurt mileage. I'm hoping the new generation of all weather tires are decent for Chicago seasons with less than a 15% hit on range would be nice. I'd like to avoid a set of winter tires if possible. I'll need new tires for this winter, if anyone has recommendations?
2017 Bolt EV Premier

SeanNelson
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Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Rate Chevy Bolt

Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:20 am

marspilgrim wrote:I give it a 9/10. The only thing I actually want is better sun visor coverage and extension. I've heard the 2019 extends, maybe the dealer can swap them?

Yeah, you should be able to swap them with visors from a newer Bolt. I swapped the visors in my 2017 Bolt with extending ones from a Volt and I couldn't be happier.

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