I would suggestThe problem with people buying Tesla's is they won't mind knowing if build quality isn't up to a level it should be. If you observe how they buy, a lot of them are similar to those that buy Apple products, mainly iPhones. And we all know how powerful that is.
To them going Chevy will be like buying some used 4 year old Nokia phone.
There's definitely a "trendiness" aspect to the Model 3 as opposed to the Bolt, but it's also about price point. I just leased a second Bolt (first one was repurchased due to Battery issues) and had dealers talking to me about $3999 down and $400 per month. That's Model 3 money! If I hadn't been able to get the deal that I did ($2850 down, $255/month) I would not have gotten a Bolt. At equal price the Model 3 is a far better car than the Bolt. Better technology, better finish, better styling (I know, to each their taste), better charging network. The Bolt just isn't worth as much as the Model 3, plain and simple.But that's precisely why we have different target markets. Tesla is made to appeal to those who care for the "newest" thing. People that pay strictly for the name brand of a product regardless of quality or construction. The Chevy Bolt is appealing to the regular consumer who buys based on logic, and if it seems fair to them.
Apologies for bringing this back from the dead. I was looking for Bolt vs Model 3 threads and came across this one. I thought I'd get less grief posting here than creating a new thread...looks like I was wrong...Also, to be entirely honest, I didn't realize the previous posts were 3 and a half years old.And yes, now that three years in, Tesla is finally building a few of the base Model 3s, dollar for dollar, the Bolt will have a more difficult sales justification, but you leased another one anyway.
|You pays yer money and takes yer choice. It is always good to remember not everyone has the same wants or needs.|
They'd make $5K off your trade. Oh well, I guess GM will become irrelevant. Ford is getting serious about EVs.I'm sure if they got some 5k bonus for each Bolt sold, you can bet they will want to sell it then...I'd also assume most Bolt buyers are more savvy and look for deals, etc...(my pure speculation).
What everyone does need is the ability to remote connect to their car without having to pay OnStar $10/month. I just had the wonderful surprise, with my newly acquired '19 Bolt, to discover that even the basic remote start is no longer included in the base OnStar package that's included in the purchase. Frankly, considering the Bolt's competition is a base M3, it's quite ridiculous that you have to pay to remotely access your car. The M3 gets you access to your car through your phone, charging management, etc...The M3 also had more practical trunk space (let's use a stroller as a comparison basis) though it's slightly less than the Bolt has.And yes, the M3 is a better car in many ways than the Bolt. However, not everyone has need for Supercharging or low-slung sedan packaging. For urban errand running, the Bolt is better in many ways. The Bolt one-pedal is still much superior to anything else currently available, including the M3.
Right now, on Tesla's site the least expensive M3 is $40,000 or $6289 down and $400 a month.
You pays yer money and takes yer choice. It is always good to remember not everyone has the same wants or needs.
100% agree. If they're not incentivized to move the cars they don't care. The core of the problem is that Chevy has priced the Bolt too high for it to sell at that MSRP (I say this fully understanding that the battery is expensive). The only way it can realistically be sold is with huge incentives. No one looking for a small Chevy station wagon is prepared to drop $40K on such a purchase.I think the bottom line at the end of the day is you are dealing with SALESMAN.
Having worked in sales before, it's not surprising they aren't doing a thing for EVs or Bolts because it doesn't put food on their table, pay their mortgage/rent, etc...
It's a total waste of your time so most dealerships just don't bother and that's probably why their attitudes are like that at Chevy dealerships I think...
I'm sure if they got some 5k bonus for each Bolt sold, you can bet they will want to sell it then...I'd also assume most Bolt buyers are more savvy and look for deals, etc...(my pure speculation).