powersurge wrote:$33k for a Bolt is fantastic... It is in Leaf territory, as in the New York area, the dealers have never discounted the Leaf more than about $1500 off list....
I am a realist, and If I could get a Bolt for $33k "out the door", I would certainly buy one.... I have only seen loaded Bolts for the $43k+ range.
I think he was in right place at right time. The car is just now leaving the factory so guessing the dealer is not making much on the deal but its literally being taken off the truck and driven away and it still boasts the dealership's sales
its a good price but LEAF still thousands cheaper and the longer range of the Bolt (pretty sure I could EASILY do 275 in Summer) would barely make it here. CCS options are simply not here yet and in some areas, are completely barren. I have 2 destinations I hit twice a year, once in early Spring, once in Fall usually before the bad weather hits and its 222 and 238 miles RT I would use for the Bolt and as we all know, that won't cut it in Spring. The LEAF due to charging stations locations makes the 222 mile journey 278 miles or 294 RT but is EASILY done with even a 24 kwh LEAF (which I did in both seasons)
The reality is I simply wouldn't get squat from the fed tax credit on a Bolt purchase which simply changes everything.
Finally the lack of basic driver aids on the Bolt is quite frankly making it easy to rationalize away the benefits of the extra range that would only be used part time.
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