Congratulations. Hope you have a great experience with it.
I drove with AutoPilot for 95% of the [5500 mile] trip. It was fantastic for the highway driving. Drove with hand(s) lightly on the wheel with much less cognitive work and allowed me to enjoy the scenery while staying refreshed/alert.
If anything, I think people tend to trust Autopilot too much.
I was not a reservation holder nor have I owned a Tesla. I decided to go full electric because of the Volt but did not consider the Bolt because of the need to take trips and I am not going to wait that long to charge or have to look for a place to charge. For me autopilot said it was ready less than halfway home from Decatur to Dallas Georgia... so very quick.
Ordered 8/5 and took delivery today (Georgia) 8/29. Blue, LR, RWD, EAP, PUP, Aero Wheels.
Looks like the 2019 seats are the same. https://insideevs.com/2019-chevy-bolt-better-seats-suspension/Reportedly the 2019 Bolt will have new seats and other things.
***UPDATE: General Motors has contacted us regarding these possible changes to the 2019 Bolt. As it turns out, some information from Mike Lelli was likely misinterpreted. For the official record, front seat improvements were made for the Model Year 2018 Bolt and carry over for the 2019 Model Year. As for the suspension, the Bolt does not have a new setup for 2019, though GM says it’s always fine-tuning its products.
Keep in mind this keeps evolving with OTA updates regularly. Lot of videos on how this has evolved. Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX7M7K4QFQk It also varies quite a bit based on the road you are on...number of lanes, contrast of road to side of road, type of painted lines (single, double, dashed, dots, etc). You would need to try it on a variety of roads and places to get a real feel for it. 95% of my driving on my 5500 mile trip was using AP. My son will use his TM3 in long commute traffic which is another excellent place this shines and people rave about. Same for Volt owners using comma.ai OpenPilot. See: https://gm-volt.com/forum/showthrea...ing-Volt-with-Openpilot&p=4610399#post4610399I purchased my 3 without EAP in May. I just got the two week free trial and tried it out today. On the highway, not too bad - it keeps within the lines well and changes lanes automatically with the turn signal. It does seem to have some issues with sharper turns and trying to keep too close to the left side lines.
I always keep my hands lightly on the wheel and it feels like I have Jedi powers controlling the car. My best explanation to geeks.It feels weird when it pulls on the steering wheel, almost like a ghost driving...
Looks great! That is the color my son is getting. He is also getting tint on the front door windows to get better UV protection. Curious what % of tinting you got.
Would be interesting to hear from a Volt Premier owner compare EAP to TACC/LKA, etc., etc., etc. Since the Premier's packages only add about $1000, the $5000+ for EAP seems quite pricey. I mean useful, but pricey. I didn't order EAP, but I would also consider it for $2000. If it gets a whole lot smarter, obviously, I'd be willing to pay more for it.I purchased my 3 without EAP in May. I just got the two week free trial and tried it out today. On the highway, not too bad - it keeps within the lines well and changes lanes automatically with the turn signal. It does seem to have some issues with sharper turns and trying to keep too close to the left side lines. It feels weird when it pulls on the steering wheel, almost like a ghost driving. I still have to try out the summon and parking features. It's fun and all, but I fail to see the $5000 to 6000 value for my driving needs.
It makes me wonder if the EAP take rates are not as good as Tesla hoped. If they offer it on "sale" in the future, say at $2000, I'd probably go for it.