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[Poll] Would you take a Bolt over an M3 in these situations?

What would it take you to take a bolt over your M3?

  • I will take a Bolt if I like it when it comes out this year.

    Votes: 17 6.0%
  • I will take a Bolt if M3 doesn't start deliveries summer 2017.

    Votes: 3 1.1%
  • I will take a Bolt if M3 doesn't start deliveries December 2017.

    Votes: 2 0.7%
  • I will never take a Bolt over an M3.

    Votes: 225 79.8%
  • I will take a Bolt if M3 misses on a promise (e.g. range, autopilot, pricing).

    Votes: 41 14.5%

  • Total voters
    282

GSP

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After all the specs and option pricing are available for both the Bolt EV and the Model 3, I will decide which car to get to replace my Chevrolet Volt.

I will consider the Bolt EV if has comparable specs, and a comparable nationwide DC fast charging network.

I think I will be getting a Model 3. But we will see.

GSP
 
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I just don't like the Bolt, it's a weird looking car, that will probably never be for sale in Louisiana anyway and I certainly wouldn't go out of my way for it. The Model 3's price would have to be way off for me to not get it. My current car has plenty life left on it so if the M3 is late, that just gives me more time to save.
 

S4WRXTTCS

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May 3, 2015
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Snohomish, WA
For me it really comes down to the right car at the right time. That's pretty much the overriding decision.

The Model S wasn't really the right car, and I knew it wasn't. I got it mostly as temporary thing until the right EV came along. Although now that I've had it for a while it's pretty nifty and is going to be the primary competition of the 3.

The Bolt is just ugly, and I'm tired of those kind of cookie-cutter econoboxes. I get what they were trying to do, but it's like they didn't even try making it look cool.

Plus I've read that they really won't make that many a year. So I imagine it might be harder to get than people anticipate. I am expecting them to sell out of what they make, and it will be positive to the EV movement. The Volt was actually hugely important in the move to get people into EV's. Lots of people traded up from a Volt to a Model S.

I would imagine will see a lot of Bolt owners going to the Model 3/S, and a bunch of Tesla owners having a Bolt as a second car.
 

roblab

Active Member
Jul 15, 2008
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Angwin (Napa Valley) CA
The Bolt is just ugly, and I'm tired of those kind of cookie-cutter econoboxes. I get what they were trying to do, but it's like they didn't even try making it look cool.

As someone told me earlier, Making a car Ugly costs about the same as making it Gorgeous. Or GM doesn't think the Bolt is ugly.
 

S'toon

Knows where his towel is
Apr 23, 2015
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AB
As someone told me earlier, Making a car Ugly costs about the same as making it Gorgeous. Or GM doesn't think the Bolt is ugly.
Or they were just using a platform that already existed and shoved the EV guts into it.

I don't know why people keep saying it's ugly. It's not a bad looking car. I'd buy it if there was a charging network comparable to Tesla's for it. Or better than Tesla's, since Tesla doesn't have any Superchargers within driving range of any Tesla to me.
 

S4WRXTTCS

Well-Known Member
May 3, 2015
6,031
7,288
Snohomish, WA
As someone told me earlier, Making a car Ugly costs about the same as making it Gorgeous. Or GM doesn't think the Bolt is ugly.

They also didn't think the Aztek was ugly either.

The irony is the same designer (of the Aztek) also designed one of the best looking GM products in the C7 Vette.

So to me it cost less to make an ugly car if he could pull off what he did with a more expensive car. Although I do admit they share some characteristics, but I like the C7.
 

AEdennis

Active Member
Jul 23, 2013
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Wow... I guess I'm in the minority.

I'm not really interested in the Bolt EV, but voted to take one, if I end up liking it. However, like the i3 a few years ago, it takes TWO of us at home to make car purchasing decisions and we have to agree.

I thought it would be higher. At the pricepoint and range of the Bolt EV, it's not a bad deal. Besides, I would expect the Federal rebate to last longer for Chevy vs. Tesla.
 

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