EVdriver581
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Moving on, but loved my Bolt

Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:56 pm

I recently sold my 2017 Bolt Premier back to GM because of the battery problem. I thoroughly enjoyed my Bolt and I was going to purchase the refreshed 2022 model, but was disappointed that it isn't coming with the new Ultium battery system. Additionally, I don’t like the new taillight configuration, nor the fact that they didn’t follow the Bolt EUV rear hatch design and eliminate those sharp points that have drawn blood several times. Little things I know, but that’s just me. So, it’s on to the Tesla Model 3. The Tesla charging network is so much better than the multitude of charging companies “regular” EV drivers have to put up with and the majority are just level 2…if they are working when you get there. And just one app on my phone!

It’d been great being on this forum. You folks take care and be Safe!

Robert

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Re: Moving on, but loved my Bolt

Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:24 pm

How many Bolts are being bought back? Seems like a lot. GM keeps secrets though.

People like their Bolts, but the Niro spanks it:

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" The Tesla Model S and Model 3 were the top ranked premium EVs with scores of 798 and 790, respectively."

https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/01/ch ... nce-study/

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Re: Moving on, but loved my Bolt

Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:42 pm

One more thing to add about the JD Power GM Authority statements on the Bolt:
They say the Tesla Model 3 isn't "mass market" like the Bolt or Niro or Leaf is, so they didn't include it in the graph, even though the Model3 scored much higher than any of the others. Now, the Model 3 sold about 200k in 2020, and the Bolt sold 20k, so which is "mass market"? Just seems strange they put Tesla in a different category even though they sell soooo many of them.
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/01/ch ... nce-study/

EVdriver581
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Re: Moving on, but loved my Bolt

Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:57 pm

By the way, I have a very nice front set of WeatherTech mats and an all-weather 3D Maxpider Kagu rear mat, free to anyone who wants to come get them in Chester, VA.

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Re: Moving on, but loved my Bolt

Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:49 pm

Please let us know the financial details of your Tesla 3 purchase, and how much was "stripped down" from its $65K model to make it financially satisfactory to you.

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Re: Moving on, but loved my Bolt

Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:50 pm

BoltEV wrote:Please let us know the financial details of your Tesla 3 purchase, and how much was "stripped down" from its $65K model to make it financially satisfactory to you.


He did say "Tesla Model 3", not "model S". I just checked, and the "standard range plus" model 3 is a tad over $30K (30,690), and not $65K.

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Re: Moving on, but loved my Bolt

Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:48 pm

SparkE wrote:He did say "Tesla Model 3", not "model S". I just checked, and the "standard range plus" model 3 is a tad over $30K (30,690), and not $65K.
I just checked, and the Tesla Model 3 "standard range plus", their cheapest one, has a $38k MSRP. Are you saying you can get one for $8k off MSRP? I didn't know that. I thought Teslas just went at MSRP, unlike other makes who haggle of course.

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Re: Moving on, but loved my Bolt

Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:27 pm

I went to the tesla.com web site, and clicked "order now". That was the price that popped up. It might be because I live in CA and maybe there is a discount / rebate from the state that is automatically applied.

At any rate, FAR from the $65k someone stated.

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Re: Moving on, but loved my Bolt

Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:13 pm

SparkE wrote:I went to the tesla.com web site, and clicked "order now".
Wondered about that, so I went to tesla.com. ......... Tesla pulls some weird shee-at on their website when it comes to pricing. The Tesla Model 3 is still a great deal at it's cheapest base price, no doubt though.

I see a strange "Gas Savings" applied to the purchase price, a whopping $4,300, which I think simply means thats what you might save over many years in gas vs. electrons. Odd to see this on a price calculation on tesla.com:

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Colorado state incentives are at $2,500 right now. The "Gasoline savings" is really a maintenance/energy per-mile cost they should not include in the purchase price of course.

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Re: Moving on, but loved my Bolt

Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:34 pm

Yup. I didn't notice. The price I posted was "potential savings" (the default) and not "purchase price" ($38500). Sneaky bastards.

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