PackardV8 wrote:Bottom line - if a Bolt gets us where we need to go reliably, what does it really matter if a newer, better, more expensive BEV comes along in three years? (Does anyone really believe better and less expensive BEV will go together in the near future? I know I don't. Just ask those who've been on the $35,000 Tesla waiting list for how long now?)
Make that 3 leasees; although since I leased with 15,000 annual miles, I may not go over the mileage allowance.
I owned my 83 Volvo for 13 years. I owned my 97 Chrysler Sebring soft top convertible for 12 years. I purchased an 08 Chrysler Sebring hard top convertible the week Chrysler declared bankruptcy at a $15,000 savings and expected to own it for another 12 years.
However, having a geek background, BEVs and PBEVs are technology.
Not being happy with an 80-100 mile range with then state of the art BEVs, in 2013 I leased a Chevy Volt 1.0 for three years and I was the first one "off the lot" with my Chevy Bolt EV 3 year lease in January 2017.
Paying for a lease gives me the option to walk away from the car and get the "latest and greatest" technology that would then be available.
It is starting to look like the Model 3 at $35,000 is vaporware and I will not want a "luxury" BEV like the Jaguar iPace or the upcoming Volvo model, so indeed my options may be limited.
If so, I'll just go back to driving my Chrysler and wait for something better to come out, just like I did for the four months after I returned my Volt and waited for my Bolt EV!