Used Car of the Day: 2020 Chevrolet Bolt
If you're looking for a new-ish EV, this forum user has a 2020 Chevrolet Bolt for sale.
This Premier-trim Bolt has almost 22,000 miles on it and the Idaho-based seller seems frustrated with the car's "slow" charge times.
He or she will "consider" including a 240-volt charger and 20-foot extension cord. The seller wants $31K for the car.
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Danny Albarran on Jan 07, 2023
Real world Chevy Bolt owner here. Bought a new one in September of 2020 and have put almost 30k miles on it, have yet to take it in for the battery recall swap, but I am on the schedule for later this month.
I have to say, in defense of the Bolt, it is an excellent car for the money (paid just under 22k OTD after tax credits). Interior fit and finish has held up extremely well after 2+ years shuttling kids of various ages (3, 3, 6, and 11) around town (obviously never more than 2 at a time, not much room for more than that). It has been used primarily as my commuter to and from my work at a fire station 40 miles or so from my house.
I bought it as a trial balloon into the EV foray, and it has exceeded my expectations. It is not a road trip car, I would not take it more than 100 miles away if I expected to get back on the same charge. Using the A/C or the heater, or driving over 72 really saps the range. Have not paid a cent for maintenance thus far. You just get in and go, and when the battery gets below half or so, I plug in at home on a level 2 charger overnight and it's ready to go when I leave the house the next morning for work at 430.
If you were a 1-car family, it would take some imagination to make an EV work for you, but if you can have 2, an EV (and a dirt cheap one at that) is a great commuter.
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