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Had my Nightfall grey Premier with all the goodies for a week now and I’m in LOVE!! Such an improvement over my old LEAF. One pedal driving is life changing and I will never go back 200hp and 266 ft lbs torque doesn’t hurt anything either! Lol. By far the funnest car to drive that I’ve ever owned(and I’ve owned 30+ vehicles!) still can’t believe this thing cost me only 20K after discounts, rebates and 6k trade in for my leaf. What a bargain for a MSRP of 44k!!!! Any other Colorado bolt owners on here?!
 

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Welcome to the forum and we'd agree with all your initial impressions.

However, you're killin' us with the $26K. Colorado really kicks in with that $5K rebate.

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Ya I’ve been eying the Bolt for awhile now. Figured I better get on board before that 7,500 goes down in quarter 2 of next year. Couple that with Colorado’s generous 5k and it’s too good of a deal to pass up!! Now that I have a bolt my only regret is not buying it sooner ???.
 

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Welcome. I'm in CO as well. I got a pretty similar deal on my Bolt back in March (with the tax rebates). I was almost break even with my VW TDI buyback check after it was all said and done. I miss the diesel torque paired with a stickshift, but the electric torque is pretty addictive. Congrats on the purchase.
 

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Welcome!

Right on! You got in before the tax credit starts to wane. Good call!

Here's hoping that you have many very fun and enjoyable BoltEV miles ahead!
 

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I have had my Bolt in Silverthorne Colo for 14 months now (15000 miles). I have posted a lot on this site. If you have any questions about mountain driving, the effect of the big hills (the 7000 ft climb to the tunnel), tires, or anything else that might be relevant to my experience, feel free to ask. You can easily find me on the web

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We traded in our 2017 Bolt Premiere on a 2019 Premiere and after the tax credits smoke clears, we'll make about $2k on the deal. Here are the numbers:

2019 Chevy Bolt (Delivery December, 2018)
MSRP 43,970.00

Factory Invoice 39,718.52
Dealer Discount -2,500.00
Costco Cash -700.00
Docs & Regs 499.00
Cash Cost 37,017.52
IRS Tax Credit -7,500.00
CO Tax Credit -5,000.00
Net Cost 24,517.52
Trade in -27,000.00 (2017 Bolt, $24,727 Cost)
Sales Tax 398.52
Net Net Cost -2,083.96

I don't pay much attention to MSRP on these deals, but start with factory invoice, and plan to get at least $1,000 below that before fine-tuning the other numbers. Our 2017 trade-in had about 8,000 miles on the clock.

We've also got a 2017 Volt Premiere that we're planning to trade in on a 2019 that will be built and delivered before the end of March, 2019 when the GM federal tax credit starts to phase out. That will be our third Volt, and we've made money on each trade-up. I'm not completely in sync with Colorado's lefty-green politics that have resulted in the generous $5000 credit (theoretically, it's no longer just a tax credit, as it's possible to cash in on it at the time of purchase if the sale is financed, although my dealer tells me that they don't know of any bank that will do that deal). But like W.C. Fields once said, "When in Rome, do as the Romanians do!"

I have been dealing with Bozarth Chevy-Buick in Grand Junction, with an excellent salesperson, David Davis, who actually knows quite a bit about B/Volts!
 

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Welcome to the forum, and yes, one pedal driving is simply the best driving experience! I won't ever go back if at all possible! Not sure if you'll be doing mountain driving, and it looks like stanwagon drives at very high altitudes, so he certainly has me beat. I'm in California and drive from our primary residence at just over sea level to a cabin. It's over a 6000 foot climb but the Bolt handles it exceedingly well. It handles the mountain roads well due to low center of gravity and the regeneration during the return trip is awesome. Although the "miles" in the Guess-o-meter are pretty flexible, it's been great to arrive home after a round trip of a little over 140 miles with an overall usage of only 80-90 miles. Hope you enjoy your driving experience as much as we have.
 
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