2020 Chevy Bolt

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  1. utsug

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    Anybody here owns or have experience driving Chevy Bolt? the price discount that they are having on this car is kind of scary. The LT model you can have for as low as $25k (Premier at $29k) without even accounting for the Federal $1875 credit, state rebates and power company rebates.

    I am thinking of trading in my 2018 Prime and getting this car for work commute (100 miles RT). What do you guys think?

    Thank you.
     
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    i've heard good things from a few people who own one, is the fed credit really only 1875?

    try this thread, 'Bolt. if, then now.' by @PA Prius
     
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    @Rmay635703 has one I believe;).

    His avatar suggests it and probably has some comments on his(y).
     
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    DavidA Prius owner since July 2009

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    If you want to go full EV, and think the price can't be beat, then I'd say go for it. I would, however, consider the long-term value of Bolts in the used market several years down the road vs. what the Prime might be worth. I would bet the Prime might hold value a tad better. That said, you might be able to sell your Prime at a very decent price right now too.
     
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    Yes Federal tax credit expires this Mar 31.

    After all the rebates and incentives I got when I bought my Prime, if I trade-in my car ($19k+ trade-in value) it's break even for me.
     
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    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    $25k before incentives sounds amazing!
     
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    A little 'too' amazing, actually......
     
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    This is not the OTD price but still amazing.
     
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    Anyone comment on the quality of the ride? I would not like an enclosed go cart effect.:ROFLMAO::LOL:

    Original Insight had a horrible feel inside while driving.
     
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    i have heard it is quite good
     
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    Typical car reviewers loved the Spark EV over the ICE one for the performance increase.

    I had no complaints about my Sonic, and I use higher tire pressures. The front seat was roomier and more comfortable for me than my current Camry.
     
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    The best thing about EV's, if you have solar, you're pretty much driving for free once your panels are fully amortized. That said, GM typically charges more for the higher-end features like Lane keep assist, smart cruise control, Smart Park and the like. A better bet might be the Kia Niro. Prices, considering those extra features, are better. Best to check it out and see.
     
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    currently Bolt is $10k off MSRP before state and federal ($1875) incentives. I checked Niro as well but they don't have rebates compared to Bolt. I am seeing Bolt LT with those safety features packages and DCFC for $27,500 before tax and license.
    Hoping the dealership will give me a good trade-in value for my Prime. Carvana offered me $19,500 for 2018 Prime with 41,800 miles.
     
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    If you pull the trigger on one I'll be interested in a review.
    Hurry.....the incentive goes bye-bye in March IIRC.....
     
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