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New '20 Bolt in Oasis blue...

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Hi, have a '13 Volt that I love and it got me into EVs. Now it has a driveway companion. Went looking at the Bolt LT with just DC fast charge and heated seats/wheel, and was going to get either Kinetic Blue or Cayenne Orange. The local dealer had one of each color with just hose options. But when we got to the dealership my wife saw one in the showroom in Oasis and had to have that color...



So we drove the one on the lot in Kinetic Blue with just the heated seats/wheel and loved it. But they didn't have the Oasis with just those options (the one pictured above had just the DC fast charge, but no heated seats/wheel). They did have one in Oasis that had the DC fast charge, heated seats/wheel AND the driver confidence packages (another grand in cost), but we really didn't want all those driver aids. They said they'd sell it to us for the same cost as the no driver aids version we drove, so we agreed and it followed us home. So now we have the Bolt and the Volt.





Spent the weekend driven all over southern MD with it, and even after 4 hours on the backroads around Deale, MD and the western Chesapeake, we still had just under half the battery charge when we got home to Pikesville, MD. I knew from driving the Volt that what seems like not much range actually covers a lot of ground, but it's still kind of eye opening just how far the Bolt's range encompasses, even in colder weather. With the current incentives from GM it's a no-brainer to choose the Bolt, either as a purchase OR a lease.
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It's a bit greener/tealer in person than the Corvette blue, and just a white roof away from being a very '50s color combo. When I first saw it in the dealer ads for the car, it looked off. But in person, and after spending time with it, it's really a striking color.
 

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I have to ask. I have a 50 mile commute sometimes in 0 degree F weather at the coldest going 75 mi/hr. Would you still be comfortable going 100 miles without a charge in that scenario? (Can't charge at work.... yet.)
Yup. Even in the coldest freezing weather I am seeing 170+ miles on the GOM. ;)

Took it all over northern MD and southern PA this past weekend. Again, 4 hours in the seat driving all over the backroads of rural MD and PA and still only used up about 100 indicated miles of range. And I know I wasn't going 25 mph, either. Almost at a thousand miles total on it since getting it with under 20 miles on it. Love it so far! And the color has been well received. NIce to be able to see it in a parking lot in a sea of grey cars!



 

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Seat Comparison

Since you have the older one to compare seats with, how much better is the seats in the '20? Reason I ask, I test drove a light blue '17 today with only 12K miles on it and loved it, other than horrible seat. Couldn't live with that for more than an hour at most. Have read new ones are better. Would apprec your take on it.
I've spent upwards of 6 hours at a time in the '20 cloth seats and wasn't uncomfortable. They were supposedly upgraded for '19 I think, but not sure. Also the cloth is more comfortable than the leather in the Premier.
 

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Well after 3 years I traded it in on an MSRP swap for a ‘23 EUV Premier Redline. Miss the blue. So sad they don’t have fun colors anymore. So black on black on black will suffice.

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