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by CSW
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Welp, bought my Spark at lease-end....
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Welp, bought my Spark at lease-end....

I now actually own my first Spark rather than leasing. This was my 3rd Spark I had leased. It is a 2016 and I had put 40,000 miles on it (lease allowed 32,500). Buyout was $10,400. By buying it, I "saved" paying over-mile fees and the $395 lease-end fee. GM Financial, of course, did not budge on the...
by CSW
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: battery warranty in writing location?
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: battery warranty in writing location?

Good gravy. Gives me flashbacks to the early days when i got a 2014 spark in late 2013 and the charger port was made wrong and NO superchargers would work on it........ Why on Earth would it not work with a Spark??? What so different about a Sparks system?? Well, as for the battery range on my 2016,...
by CSW
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: battery warranty in writing location?
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: battery warranty in writing location?

EA chargers do not work for the Spark??!! This is not good news! WTH man!
by CSW
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: battery warranty in writing location?
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: battery warranty in writing location?

So, to buy or not to buy, that is the question. Getting a Bolt is tempting, but lots more $$. The Spark would be enough for another 2-3 years for the commute, but then the battery will be gone enough to where it may not make the distance...... then what?? Warranty? maybe. Sell it? it be worth like 1...
by CSW
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: battery warranty in writing location?
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: battery warranty, in writing, location?

Thanks for the info. That is kinda the timeline I was figuring as well using the "seat of my pants" calculations. I really dislike dealing with a car dealership on any level, either the sales or service departments, and I wonder what kinda fight it will be if/when you take your spark in for possible...
by CSW
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: battery warranty in writing location?
Replies: 16
Views: 715

battery warranty in writing location?

Can anybody point me to where it says, in writing, that Chevy will replace the battery if capacity drops below 35 or 40%? I can't find it in the warranty booklet. I only see where it says to expect degradation up to 40% for the life of the warranty..... I ask because I have a 2016 Spark with 3 weeks...
by CSW
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: What is being offered at end of lease?
Replies: 109
Views: 40693

Re: What is being offered at end of lease?

Lease here in CA for a Volt is 275 a month with nothing down. It is on the Chevy web site.

It is nuts how GM does not negotiate at the end of the lease for Sparks. Total bad business decision from where I am looking, but maybe they know something I don't or they have other plans.
by CSW
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Went from spark to a Volt....
Replies: 2
Views: 8436

Went from spark to a Volt....

It is a different kind of life with a Volt..... had just a Spark and nothing else to get around for about 4 years prior to new Volt. Have had my Volt for about 30 days now. There are lots of differences but it is a great car still. I still have a 2016 Spark, but it is wife's car.
by CSW
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: New tire balancing
Replies: 1
Views: 1879

New tire balancing

I just got 2 new tires on the front of my spark, bridgestone ep422, and they used 2.5oz of wheel weights on each wheel. The strip of stick-on wheel weights is like 4-5 inches long. This seems excessive to me. These are not cheap tires. Americas tire did the balancing and they use the road force bala...
by CSW
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery degredation
Replies: 178
Views: 50864

Re: Battery degredation

I only accumulate battery conditioning on the energy details screen when I'm using AC and not moving (I spend a good bit of time in my Spark before work.... assuming I arrive early, which I generally do. We've had many 90°F+ days, but not over 100 in the Carolinas. My trans temp according to Torque...

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