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So, finally got around to putting my gti up for sale. Figured I'd better go get gas, and take it to work once or twice to get the rust off the brakes (hasn't moved since I got my bolt this summer) before ppl come to test drive. And..
sweet mother of god, do I ever miss that car. Don't get me wrong, I like the bolt, and after waiting since 2017 for ev prices to fall / my wealth to grow, I will never switch back to ice, but holy crap, is it ever nice to get back into a "driver's car". Trip around the block to get gas took ~ 1/2hr, thanks to general hooliganism.

It's not about power either, the bolt and gti are essentially dead even 0-60.. but it is literally everything else. The handling, the stiffness of and feedback from the steering, bolsters that protrude farther from the seatback than I do.. H*ll, not a lot of cars put a mechanical handbrake in cars these days, and I put mine to good use that trip, despite only parking once. ;)

Now I get, the bolt wasn't made to be that car, but for at least the 2017-2019 versions, they are really far from it. I'm curious, all you 2020+ (especially the 2022) owners, do the newer models get any less like riding on top of a pretty darn fast refrigerator?

Don't get me wrong, I'm here for quite a while. I love that chevy was one of the first to do what they did (take musk's specs for the model 3, make it a little less good, and a lot more available) so early on. But I could definitely see me changing teams down the road to a couple year old ID.X (electron fueled gti) if the bolt stays as is.

Let me finish on a positive though.. Yesterday right at closing, I get to chevy dealer to pick up the bolt w some fresh blizzaks on the factory rims. I'm the last customer, and the service techs are getting outside as I do. Pulling out of the lot, I decide to get a little squirrely (I mean the tires did look like they had a little too much tread on them, and I had an audience) to the amusement and grins of said service techs.

No doubt enjoying the job security my future tire purchases will bring. :)

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sweet mother of god, do I ever miss that car. Don't get me wrong, I like the bolt
Who is mother of god? I mean, which god? Could you be more specific? :D

Man, you sound like... me.
And since I could not justify getting another hatchback, and I always wanted to have the GTI, but my wealth was not there yet... I ended up getting an old Boxster.
She loves the 911's headlights/front (first water cooled era), so the Boxster worked just fine.
Plus the engine sound... priceless.
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The GTI’s replacement never leaves the garage lol.
That's the thing.
All my cars are meant to be... driven.
Maybe I will be avoiding snow as I do not want to spend fortune on winter tires, but I will let it breathe the cold, winter air.
Up here in the northern tier, even if one chooses days when there is no snow, residue from the magnesium chloride used to de-ice the roads will attack the car, especially the aluminum wheels and the grit from the sanding will pit the windshield and fascia.

jack vines
I agree. I live here as well (zip 48823).
Yet again - if the car does not leave the garage - what is the point of having it?
I bought it, I will use it. Especially those cars that give me a smile.

If it was a Chevy Equinox - I would not even want to seat in it.
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jack vines, who puts on the best winter tires money can buy, because of necessity he will be driving in harm's way.
so do I.
I will just not spend money on winter tires for Boxster as I will not be driving it on regular basis in snow. I will pull it out only to have fun of RWD car in snow on summer tires :D

Q5 and Bolt are getting best treatment possible.
No, let me take it back - best reasonable, or best compromise.
Snow - Q5 Michelin, Bolt General. Hakapaanadlalalant - or whatever the name is - was too expensive and I would never really see improvement over Alimax Arctic.
The rest of the season - both on Continentals. Q5 - something, I do not remember, Bolt just received Pure Contact LS.
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