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Great car!
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By Dave V
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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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So far, great car. Nice looks, good ride, very economical, averaging 4.4 miles per kWh @ $0.075 per kWh, but will go down now that winter has arrived. As a previous owner of a Chevy Volt, I'm very happy with PHEV's and BEV's, saving quite a bit by not buying gas. No range anxiety so far, gone as far as 170 miles on one trip, one charge. NO complaints so far.


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Awesome car
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By Jude Harrison
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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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Great value and fun to drive.


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A Great Electric that is Affordable
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Pete M
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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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I worked on electric cars when an engineering student in the early 1970s. and have since wondered whether I would ever be able to purchase a practical electric car in my lifetime. Well, now I have! The Bolt has great performance and my mileage/range has been at or above that advertised despite being in a vey hilly part of the country (Western PA). Many reviews have criticized the interior but I think it is fine despite being only the LT trim and my wife thinks it is quite comfortable and attractive. Others who have ridden in the car think it is plenty attractive and comfortable as well. A $60K Cadillac or Mercedes? No, but just fine for good comfortable transportation. Air conditioning on reduces the range about 10%. Have not had to use heat much yet since obtaining this in early April. Reviews I have read suggest about a 1/3 reduction in range on cold winter days. Despite being very environmentally proactive I would never have spent what a Tesla costs. The Bolt is the first reasonably priced, long range (240 mi+) and great performance EV. I had 190K great miles in a Prius over a ten year period. Looking forward to a similar great run with my Bolt.


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An amazing car..not typical GM product.
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By Phil Atomic
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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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Have owned this car for a year and have 40,000 miles on the clock. Car has had zero issues. Battery shows no degredation. Cost to operate is absurdly low. Cheaper to own than a regular Camry when you consider no maintenance cost and gas difference vs electricity. Range is a non issue unlike the leaf. Consider that first real maintenance on this car is at 150,000 miles! Add up all a gas car costs in maintenance to get to 150,000 compared to the Bolt and the higher initial cost of the Bolt quickly disappears. Then add the difference in operating costs (gas vs elec.) and the Bolt is clearly cheaper. $7,500 tax credit + $2,500 state credit makes a great difference in cost. Even if i had no tax credit, I would buy this car again.


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Ideal car
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By Raidervv
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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


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Why doesn’t everyone own one of these? Value, performance, design, comfort. A great car in every way.


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