AbelGoddard
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Request for Meetup/test drive in Dallas

Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:17 pm

Hi! I'm currently a Ford Focus Electric driver, with a lease that is ending. I'm needing a short term 2-3 year car and I want to stay electric if at all possible. I'm intrigued by the Spark - and I would love to get inside one to check it out. But of course it's discontinued and no dealer near me has one. Is it possible that anyone in Dallas would meet with me so I could check it out?

NORTON
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Re: Request for Meetup/test drive in Dallas

Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:11 pm

"Inside one" is exactly like a gasser Spark, except for the displays and it's much faster and much quieter!!
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +71 K miles.
Mostly free charging! Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 2nd guess not covered by warranty and cost $800. 3rd guess fixed the problem.

AbelGoddard
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Re: Request for Meetup/test drive in Dallas

Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:14 pm

That's great to know. I know the Spark EV has been discontinued - but not sure of the regular Spark. Maybe a dealer will have one I can sit in!

NORTON
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Re: Request for Meetup/test drive in Dallas

Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:48 am

Actually the '16 Spark Gassers look different on the outside. They may be different on the inside. I don't know what I'm talking about.... :lol:

But I do know if you are considering a cheap BEV in the 80-90 mile range , a used Spark EV can't be beat!!
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +71 K miles.
Mostly free charging! Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 2nd guess not covered by warranty and cost $800. 3rd guess fixed the problem.

AbelGoddard
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Re: Request for Meetup/test drive in Dallas

Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:25 am

I suppose mostly I just need to confirm that I can comfortable get into and out of the car, and and be comfortable while driving of course. Apparently there's a recall on the gas Spark, and the only ones I've found are sitting in Service and unavailable to drive. But a salesman might be able to let me sit in it tonight. If all goes well physically, I have a line on a new 2015 - right? - that would be awfully cheap for me.

NORTON
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Re: Request for Meetup/test drive in Dallas

Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:23 pm

AbelGoddard wrote:.. But a salesman might be able to let me sit in it tonight. .. I have a line on a new 2015 - right? - that would be awfully cheap for me.
A brand new 2015 ?! and cheap ? Now that is a find!!

Too bad you can take a gasser out for a spin, just so you can smile that much more when you drive the EV. :lol:
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +71 K miles.
Mostly free charging! Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 2nd guess not covered by warranty and cost $800. 3rd guess fixed the problem.

ncerna
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Re: Request for Meetup/test drive in Dallas

Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:29 pm

You will not regret buying a Chevy Spark EV. I just bought mine a couple weeks ago. I love it.
The most fun car I've ever owned.

zmt
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Re: Request for Meetup/test drive in Dallas

Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:46 am

Bumping this thread because I too am looking for someone in DFW with a spark EV that I can inspect. I'm looking at getting an EV and while there are plenty of i3s around to check out, there are on average... 0 sparks for sale in DFW (one if you go ~75 miles out of town). If a forum member has one that they'd be willing to let me drive I'd happily return the favor in either my exotic Dodge Grand Caravan, or actually kinda rare manual 4th generation Acura TL.

Interestingly I saw someone in a spark EV on the way to work today. First one I've seen in the wild since I started looking a couple months ago.

AbelGoddard
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Re: Request for Meetup/test drive in Dallas

Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:36 am

PM sent.

I did get that 2015 brand new Spark. It was in Maryland and I had it shipped to me.

fox
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Re: Request for Meetup/test drive in Dallas

Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:24 pm

If you don't mind sharing, what did you pay for it, I'm going to guess $23000 plus shipping.

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