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Has anyone reached the 100,000+ mile mark yet with their Bolt? If so, how are they holding up? I'm seriously thinking about buying a low mileage used one soon, but I'm worried about longevity. I'm thinking that if they can make it out to 150,000 miles with 80% of their original range, then this is a very doable venture, because by then you will have gotten your money's worth out of the vehicle. Anybody there yet, or close?
 

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Has anyone reached the 100,000+ mile mark yet with their Bolt? If so, how are they holding up? I'm seriously thinking about buying a low mileage used one soon, but I'm worried about longevity. I'm thinking that if they can make it out to 150,000 miles with 80% of their original range, then this is a very doable venture, because by then you will have gotten your money's worth out of the vehicle. Anybody there yet, or close?
@wrillo bought one with 106K and a month ago it was up to 120K: https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/higher-mileage-bolt.33175/post-508703
 

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You should have no issue reaching 200,000 or 300,000 miles with 80% of your original range. There has been some battery failures, but degradation is nothing to worry about with the Bolt. I haven't driven the Bolt this summer because I don't teach and avoid my 130 mile commute. I will be starting again next week and will be putting on 3000 miles a month once again. Right now I am at 56,000 miles and I brought it to the dealership three times. Twice for the free schedule maintenance and one time because I got a pebble stuck in the brake shield and it was making a horrific noise!
 

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I鈥檓 in sales and I drive all over Michigan (the populated part anyway) so I鈥檓 averaging about 3000 miles a month. I got mine in Feb of 2017 and have 71k miles on it. I鈥檝e not seen any decay in range over time. There is the usual temp dependent range differences (10F is 150 miles, 70F is 250 miles) but that鈥檚 to be expected. It doesn鈥檛 get super hot here so I鈥檓 not usually running the AC at warp speed. But we have DCFC units all over the place and range anxiety is no pager an issue. I drove it from MI to NC in April and back (2000 miles) for $31 of juice.

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I've never kept a car more than 3 years. Except now I have my ICE a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500. I have barely driven it in the nearly 1 year of owning the Bolt. But I believe I will keep the truck for a long time. As for the Bolt, I honestly expect to trade that in by 2022. I love the EV experience, and the Bolt has kept all of it's promises for me but I want more and I'm willing to pay for it. I want more tech. Some is a need for me, but it's mostly a want.
 

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I've never kept a car more than 3 years. Except now I have my ICE a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500. I have barely driven it in the nearly 1 year of owning the Bolt. But I believe I will keep the truck for a long time. As for the Bolt, I honestly expect to trade that in by 2022. I love the EV experience, and the Bolt has kept all of it's promises for me but I want more and I'm willing to pay for it. I want more tech. Some is a need for me, but it's mostly a want.
I gave you a like for being honest. The Bolt does 99.9% of US daily driving needs, but as my nephew in the retail car business says, "If folks only bought another car when the one they've got just wouldn't go any more, I couldn't afford my annual golf trip to St. Andrews and all that single barrel Scotch. I tell all my salesmen, sell the itch."

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I gave you a like for being honest. The Bolt does 99.9% of US daily driving needs, but as my nephew in the retail car business says, "If folks only bought another car when the one they've got just wouldn't go any more, I couldn't afford my annual golf trip to St. Andrews and all that single barrel Scotch. I tell all my salesmen, sell the itch."

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I do a ton of overtime and bank it as comp time and then cash it out at the end of the year and that fuels my auto purchases. I paid cash for my Bolt, I usually can do that but some cars like the truck I did dip into the HELOC a bit. I would have bought the Premium but I try my hardest to only buy what I have the cash for (unlike the truck) and I held money back to pay for the EVSE and the extended warranty (I know, probably a waste) .... through this forum I knew I was buying my warranty over the internet from the same guy that's been recommended many times here. My good friend owns a dealership chain, he always jokes that my friends that hold onto cars for many many years are killing 'his' economy. LOL.
 

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Yeah I only have 36K on mine, which is coming up on 3 years old in December, and I have absolutely ZERO battery degradation. I also always use hilltop reserve and only fast charge on certain road trips. I'm worried about stupid stuff like the bearings in the air conditioner blower and the charge door latch.
 

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In the past, I've kept cars to around 100k miles. I've never had a car become mechanically inoperable and I don't expect to have any issues with the Bolt's electric drive train.
The reason I've gotten rid of my cars, like many others, is usually because everything else starts to fall apart, and often becomes a headache to someone who spends as much time in a car as I do.. ie; headliner, trim, headlights, dashboard, radio, speakers, interior panels, window motors, fuses, .. and I do unfortunately expect that to happen, maybe not at 100 because I drive so much more now and I'll see that in less than 5 years, but I'm sure past five, those things will start to happen as they do in all cars.
 

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On the other end of mileage, these cars are great if you don't drive much. It can sit in your garage for a week, and start right up.
I had an inkling of this with my battery powered lawnmower. I didn't use it for two years--stored it in my unheated garage. Had a mowing service. Then last spring I decided to try mowing again, and it started right up, as though I had just used it yesterday. So I figure Ecars are much more reliable engine-wise than gas cars. Fewer moving parts.
 

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One of my main criteria points when buying the Bolt was a liquid cooled battery which is a definite life extender for batteries. Also, that it wont be due for an upgrade in the near future. Three years later (how time flies) we now have two Bolts. Each one is flawless, with absolutely no problems. Amazing! The Bolts have exceeded all of our expectations. The biggest vulnerability I see for the future is the longevity of the computers and other electronics. You can purchase a Bolt with confidence...
 

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Has anyone reached the 100,000+ mile mark yet with their Bolt? If so, how are they holding up? I'm seriously thinking about buying a low mileage used one soon, but I'm worried about longevity. I'm thinking that if they can make it out to 150,000 miles with 80% of their original range, then this is a very doable venture, because by then you will have gotten your money's worth out of the vehicle. Anybody there yet, or close?
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Oh come on, let's not sugar coat it...
The maintenance is crazy on this thing...
I mean, I'm only at 61K and I've had to rotate my tires multiple times AND I just had to replace them!!!
And umm.. er... uh....
There was that air filter thing... Yeah... I did that once.
And... Uh...
Windshield wiper fluid!!! I've had to refill that SEVERAL TIMES!!!!!
Man that is annoying!!!
;-)
 
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