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I don't care/need all the safety stuff, or leather (prefer cloth actually). I wish I could just get SV by itself, but as we all know, it's included with Premier. So do you guys think it's helpful, or just cool to have?
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I think it's a great feature, though I can't speak from experience, just what I've seen. One other thing to note is that although it's a new technology, it's very likely it could be reflected in your insurance premium. I know when I was shopping for cars I got a quote for a base Volt and was floored at the estimate, but knew I wanted one and figured the money I saved in fuel cost was offset by the extra premium cost. However, when I actually gave them the VIN for my '13, which has both safety packages, the actual cost dropped significantly (1300/yr down to 700). My understanding is that it was due to the safety features.
 

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Wow, that's a significant difference in insurance premium. I see that you're in B-town, so am I, LOL. Do you have a Bolt?
 

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I stay mostly on the west side of town and usually out only during my commute. I know they've sold a few here in town as I know someone who sells insurance and mentioned starting a policy on at least one shortly after they were released.
 

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Our Caddy has it, it's the same as the Bolts I've driven. Very handy when pulling into a garage with too much stuff in it. The Caddy however can record the surround cameras. There's an SD card in the trunk area.
 

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I think the safety features are worth the price. I don't have surround vision but have driven vehicles with it. It's a nice addition but I'd rank it below the safety and convenience features you say you don't want. I can parallel park so that may color my thinking.
 

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We really like the SV. Very handy when parking in lots with lines, so I use it frequently. I also wanted leather and hoped that the seats were a bit better. They have proven to be ok but nothing special. I don't like or use the reverse camera mirror, mainly because you need to refocus from distance to up close which you don't when using it as a mirror. Overall, love the car. I am not an eco type of person, so kind of lead footed and it works amazingly well. Still get 10% better than EPA numbers.
 

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"....a small car with excellent visibility anyway." Agree, My Bolt EV compared to my '89' Volvo SW visibility is close and one reason I am very happy with my purchase.
 

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I have the Surround Vision on my Bolt... I often refer to it as the best feature on the car... I use it multiple times/day.

It makes parking absolutely brain-dead easy and results in no more scuffed rims or tries while getting you as close as an inch or so from the curb. It's great for backing up too, because most times you're also turning while backing up out of a stall with cars on either side- you can see how close your corner is getting to their car.

Highly recommended IMO!
 

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I have the Surround Vision on my Bolt... I often refer to it as the best feature on the car... I use it multiple times/day.

It makes parking absolutely brain-dead easy and results in no more scuffed rims or tries (tires?) while getting you as close as an inch or so from the curb...

Highly recommended IMO!
I have a '17 Bolt Premier. LOVE this feature! It's a 100% effective prevention of curb rash of the tires and rims!
 
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