cwerdna wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:20 pm
Two guys at my work sold their Model 3's. One of them is down to a BRoD (GM, IIRC extended-length) SUV as he said he didn't need his 3 as he moved to be much closer to work.
Another guy reached out to me late last year. He wanted to see and ask me questions about my Bolt. He apparently sold his 3 that day. His plan was to pick up an off-lease Bolt for cheap. I guess he's back to ICEV. IIRC, he lives in Oakland and was too concerned about his 3 being broken into wherever he parked it, esp. if at a BART station. He figured a Bolt wouldn't be as much of a target and if it were cheap, he wouldn't care so much about it being damaged.
I bumped into the Oakland guy at work today. I don't know him and had only met him probably that one time. He thanked me for some discounted new Bolt info I'd sent him but said he ended up buying a cheap Rav4 for (IIRC), a couple $K.
He's still waiting for used Bolts or other used EV to come down in price. He speculated that we'll see 400+ mile EVs, driving down prices of lesser range EVs like Bolts.
I guess he really changed his mind/tune about having a new Model 3 vs. a random used ICEV or EV. I sorta don't blame him given the rep that Oakland has and the amount of car break-ins in the Bay Area as well as possible damage from jerks.
I myself am rather angry that someone hit my Bolt in a hit and run at an unknown time and place. It was only spotted when the above guy came to see my Bolt late last year. He pointed it out to me. Someone hit the the side and corner of my rear bumper cover, putting in some creases, a crack, a dent and a TON of scratches.
Bumper cover will have to be replaced.
Don't know if it happened at work or elsewhere or even when. I only have a time range of a few months and somehow I didn't notice due to a dirty car, I guess. Whoever hit me didn't leave a note. I'd rather not claim it with insurance for fear my rates may go up and for all I know, someone might hit me worse/rear end me after the repair. I'm guessing at least $1K to repair. Maybe I'll fixed after I get CA HOV sticker years down the road after the stickers expire (probably in 2025 per https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/resources/fact-s ... icle-decal
At my work, someone w/a Model 3 parked at work was also a hit and run victim by someone unknown who didn't leave a note.
It's rather disturbing to me and probably many colleagues that we can have some jerks at work who won't take responsibility.