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One of the local dealers just got a BOLT on their lot for test driving. Deliveries to all the other dealers are likely to follow in the next few days.
 

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As I live near the GM Proving Grounds in Milford MI, Bolts have been reported on the roads around here with MFR plates, but none are available for sale or even test drives for months. So I would consider a trip to Windsor for a test drive.
 

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The car is astounding! Comfy, FAST (Always drive in SPORT-MODE, same as VOLT), CUV-ish (moreso than my Nissan Leaf) with excellent visibility. Huge amount of room in the back (Massive improvement over the VOLT -- you could have an adult sit in the lap of another adult in the BOLT and still have leg room!).

I was satisfied with the tight turning radius (I did a hard U-turn to test this.) The video-rearview mirror is neat, but too narrow top to bottom - it sure is WIDE though from side to side.)

I did not notice the so-called 'narrower seats' - everything was comfy and spacious (I'm pretty average size though, 5'10", 165lbs).

The shifter unit was not as flimsy as I thought it might be (I still prefer the rounder 'button-free' version on the Nissan Leaf and the 'classic' style on the Volt).

The huge (yuge!) screen on the infotainment system was my only complaint, only because the colour scheme is really ---> REALLY <--- garish. Purple, Green & White? Who thought that was a good idea? I did not ask the sales guy how customizable (although I seem to recally the early concept version of the BOLT was fully customizable, not sure if the production version still allows for customizing colour and layouts).

I may have scared the salesman a wee bit as I dropped it into SPORT mode after gently reversing out of the parking spot in front of the store, and proceeded to tear out of the parking lot in the residential neighborhood (i.e. Drive it like you Stole it!). The car handles really great, and is basically the most STATE OF THE ART commuter car on the road. I say this with only having driven it for 20 minutes or so.

I was impressed.

LOL though, the dealership didn't have any L2 Chargers in their recently renovated dealership though. Amateur hour on that front. I was told they are installing one within 24 hours. I told them to install 4 of them at least if they are serious about demonstrating their commitment to VOLTS and BOLTS going forward. The countered that they had 9 Bolts on the lot, and sold 5 of them on the first day and they were serious.
 

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That sounds great! I'm just waiting to sit in one before I pull the trigger. I will be going to the Autoshow this year in Toronto! Your drive sounds like it was a lot of fun.

Your dealer had 5 Bolts on the lot!?!? WHAT?! I was under the impression that is was a delayed roll out like it was with the first gen Volt. I didn't think we would see any here in Ontario until September!! I might be able to have one in the summer then!! WOOT
 

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That sounds great! I'm just waiting to sit in one before I pull the trigger. I will be going to the Autoshow this year in Toronto! Your drive sounds like it was a lot of fun.

Your dealer had 5 Bolts on the lot!?!? WHAT?! I was under the impression that is was a delayed roll out like it was with the first gen Volt. I didn't think we would see any here in Ontario until September!! I might be able to have one in the summer then!! WOOT
If you're going to the auto show, be sure to sign up for the contest at the GM booth and give them your email. Assuming they're doing it again this year, I got $500 free auto show cash towards my volt in 2014 (was valid for any vehicle purchased 3 months after auto show, IIRC). Applied to the final price, in addition to any other discounts and offers.
 

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They said they were allotted BOLTS based on how the well dealership has been selling VOLTS over the past year or two. Judging by the interest, the Dealership expected to have all of their BOLTS sold by the weekend, all to very highly informed customers who are keen on early adoption.
 

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They said they were allotted BOLTS based on how the well dealership has been selling VOLTS over the past year or two. Judging by the interest, the Dealership expected to have all of their BOLTS sold by the weekend, all to very highly informed customers who are keen on early adoption.
I can believe that they would all be sold by the end of the weekend. I won't be able to buy one until the end of April because I'm waiting on some investments to come in but I was hugely tempted to run down and get one now when I saw that there are 2 within 50km of me in the exact spec I want! SOOO tempting!!

Thanks for the tip on the autoshow registration. Any discount is a good discount!!
 
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