TheLondonBroiler
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Re: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV

Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:23 pm

ZNuts wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:50 pm
I told the sales guy I'm willing to take a chance at a low enough price which I stated and he said, sure, let's sit down and "work it out". At that point I say nice to meet you, bye.

Well played. I've taken their business card and written my price out the door on the back, along with my phone number, said thanks for letting me check the vehicle out and don't waste my time, hand them back their card. They've never called, but as it turns out, those were all vehicles I'm glad I didn't end up owning anyways :lol:
2015 Spark EV w/ DCFC 48,XXX miles
Purchased 1/20/18 w/ 16,5XX miles
0-40k mile efficiency avg - 5.3 mi/kwh

2019 Bolt EV w/ DCFC 66,XXX miles
Purchased 3/16/19 w/ 87 miles
Lifetime efficiency avg - 4.7 mi/kwh

ZNuts
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Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Location: Puget Sound Area

Re: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV

Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:19 am

I just saw a 2016 show up at one of the local dealer, the first 2016 since I began to look for a Spark EV. The price is actually reasonable IMO.

Does anyone know why the rarity so far is because they are still mostly under lease? If there are bunch of 2016 coming off lease that may affect my strategy.

SparkE
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Location: SF Bay Area (San Jose, CA)

Re: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV

Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:42 am

ZNuts wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:19 am
I just saw a 2016 show up at one of the local dealer, the first 2016 since I began to look for a Spark EV. The price is actually reasonable IMO.

Does anyone know why the rarity so far is because they are still mostly under lease? If there are bunch of 2016 coming off lease that may affect my strategy.
There aren't many because not that many were sold in the US (around 8K, I belive, over 4 years 2013-2016).

And most of the leases should have been returned by now (only a handful of leftover 2016s were sold in 2017). What is on the market now are ones that couldn't be sold over the past 6-12 months or so. There won't ever be any new ones made.

ZNuts
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Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Location: Puget Sound Area

Re: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV

Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:33 pm

It's done, I just joined the club. Just bought a 2016 LT1 for under $8k (tab and RTA tax extra).

The interior needs some cleaning so the dealer will detail it and I'll pick up next week. It's first registered in Oregon around mid-2016 so I'll have a few years of battery warranty left. It's the first 2016 I see in this area too.

Battery capacity per Torque Pro is 15.2, which isn't great for its age and the color isn't what I care for but I'm not shooting for perfection.

My hope is to get 5-6 years out of this than pick up a longer range EV then.

TheLondonBroiler
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Re: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV

Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:28 pm

ZNuts wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:33 pm
It's done, I just joined the club. Just bought a 2016 LT1 for under $8k (tab and RTA tax extra).
Congrats dude! I'll send you a t shirt.
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Just kidding. I made this to have fun with another forum member in the Charlotte area.
2015 Spark EV w/ DCFC 48,XXX miles
Purchased 1/20/18 w/ 16,5XX miles
0-40k mile efficiency avg - 5.3 mi/kwh

2019 Bolt EV w/ DCFC 66,XXX miles
Purchased 3/16/19 w/ 87 miles
Lifetime efficiency avg - 4.7 mi/kwh

ZNuts
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:48 pm
Location: Puget Sound Area

Re: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV

Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:32 pm

Hey, that's the color of one I got.

Picking up tomorrow morning. The dealer is about 51 miles from my house so will be a bit of adventure, :?

NORTON
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Location: KC,MO

Re: Looking.. and looking.. for my first EV

Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:47 am

ZNuts wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:32 pm
....Picking up tomorrow morning. The dealer is about 51 miles from my house so will be a bit of adventure, :?
You'll be fine.
Set the CC to a slower speed at first and see how it goes. No AC if you can... ;)

Good luck having those dogs actually charge the car fully for your trip home.

Tell them if it's not fully charged, you are walking away. :x
You have to get their limited attention somehow....

Do you know how to tell if a car salesman is lying? :lol:

You wont' be sorry !!
'14 2LT w/ DCFC. 85k miles. '17 Bolt Premier w/It All. 53k miles.
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 1st try, nope, 2nd try / cost $800. 3rd try fixed it.

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