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Loving my new Bolt which I've had for 5 days. I got Volt #58 in 2011, then got another one in 2013 when the lease ran out. Then I got a Tesla Model X. I had too much $$ tied up in the Model X so I sold it to my rich brother and got a Bolt. So far, I'm very happy about my decision.

Quick question: is this the best forum for Bolt owners? Would anyone suggest another place to learn and share Bolt stuff?

Thanks!

PS. Does this post belong somewhere else?
 

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Your post is in the right spot. We have far more Bolt owners than Bolt owners, but we're working on that! LOL Seriously, while we don't have a huge number of Bolt owners, the ones we have are active posters who share quite a bit of technical info. At this point in time there just isn't the same number of Bolt owners.
 

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Your post is in the right spot. We have far more Volt owners than Bolt owners, but we're working on that! LOL Seriously, while we don't have a huge number of Bolt owners, the ones we have are active posters who share quite a bit of technical info. At this point in time there just isn't the same number of Bolt owners.
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Congrats man. Bolt is a great car for the price. Tesla claims they'll make a 200mile range car for $35k but it won't be out for a year or two if ever. Tell us more about things you like about it.
 

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From a model X to a Bolt. Interesting. I've sat in both (but driven neither, but have driven model S's).

While it's nice to have a high end car, I'll admit it's also rather liberating to have cheap(er) cars that you don't worry about. I've had nice/rare, which I constantly worried about parking in public, as I knew it would attract attention. After that I got a cheap commuter car, which was reliable, never a concern, and I never worried about it, driving it anywhere.
 

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From a model X to a Bolt. Interesting. I've sat in both (but driven neither, but have driven model S's).

While it's nice to have a high end car, I'll admit it's also rather liberating to have cheap(er) cars that you don't worry about. I've had nice/rare, which I constantly worried about parking in public, as I knew it would attract attention. After that I got a cheap commuter car, which was reliable, never a concern, and I never worried about it, driving it anywhere.
I hear you . I wouldn't want to drive a nice car across the southern border . But , if I had and old Buick I wouldn't worry about . Sometimes there is piece of mind in owning a piece of sheeet.
 

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Quick question: is this the best forum for Bolt owners? Would anyone suggest another place to learn and share Bolt stuff?
Welcome to gm-volt.com
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Stick around, and you're sure to see why.
Enjoy your Bolt!
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I'll probably never be able to afford a Model X, but I'm super curious what that sweeping front windshield is like from the driver's perspective. Can you share your thoughts OP?
 

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From a model X to a Bolt. Interesting. I've sat in both (but driven neither, but have driven model S's).

While it's nice to have a high end car, I'll admit it's also rather liberating to have cheap(er) cars that you don't worry about. I've had nice/rare, which I constantly worried about parking in public, as I knew it would attract attention. After that I got a cheap commuter car, which was reliable, never a concern, and I never worried about it, driving it anywhere.
Wait, which is the cheap commuter, the Volt or the C-Max? :-D
 

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Thanks for all your comments and questions. A few observations:

- I love the Bolt - it's zippy, nimble, and fun to drive.
- Yes, it's not a Tesla, but like several folks said, I'm not as nervous parking it and worrying about it.
- The Tesla's sweeping windshield was awesome - a lot of fun in the rain too. I loved the falcon-wing doors (never had any problems with them). The X had a lot more room, but I find the Bolt has more room than you'd think (I'm 6'5" and I'm very comfortable in the Bolt).
- The Bolt sits higher than my 2 previous Volts - I was getting tired of climbing out of them. Not as high as the Model X, but still quite easy to get in and out.
- I used a DC fast charger yesterday. It was pretty good, but not like a Tesla Supercharger... and I don't seem to find them where I want them (like conveniently located on my way up to Seattle which was a breeze in the Tesla). Perhaps I'll figure out a convenient route with DC fast chargers, but the Tesla made that process easy. Maybe there's an app similar to what the Tesla did when it mapped my route, where to charge, how long to charge at each place in order to get the next, etc.
 
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