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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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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.
PLP, I may follow in your footsteps. I grew up as a Porsche fan (my dad has owned 6 over the course of his lifetime, including a 2000 Boxster S he bought new), and will likely pick up a Boxster or Cayman as an occasional fun car. I wish the prices had stayed down, but the past 2-3 years the 986 market has started the appreciation trend after bottoming out. The 987 market has already sailed beyond what I can justify as a toy and not transportation. It's a bit embarrassing that in 22 years of driving I probably don't have more than an hour of operating a manual transmission. Some day (assuming they are consumption taxed out of budget with the trend away from ICE).
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