I've been thinking about this since October & the day I placed my order. The slow roll out has given me more chance to think. I just got a VIN and "prepping to ship" message so I will need to make up my mind in 2 to 4 weeks.
I STILL CAN'T DECIDE!
I've read just about every blog, article and thread.
I STILL CAN'T DECIDE!!!
So I have basically concluded there is NO BETTER DEAL one way or the other. At this point, it is a tie.
I can afford to go either route.
I THINK I will want an upgraded "something" in 3 years.
On the other hand, my previous vehicles I have kept 18, 16, 12, and I still have an 11 year old hybrid now.
( And the 16 y.o. was a 2000 Honda Insight and the NiMH batteries lasted 16 years.... my current hybrid has 11 year old NiMH batteries and I get the same Ah out of them now as when new...). So I expect the Bolt will last 10 - 15 years too. IF I want to keep it that long.
Also I always like to tinker and modify my vehicles. Solar panels anyone????
I have never leased and don't know the rules about tinkering and modifiying. What if I get a scratch or dent during my lease? Or seat or carpet stains?
I think I'd have no problem staying under 12,000 miles per year. 15,000 for sure.
Any help helping ME decide is appreciated.