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All good things come to an end......

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:35 pm
by blownb310
It ended in the same place where it all started almost six years ago. I turned in my first electric car to Keeler Honda, just two months shy of the June 3 return deadline. It had 65k miles on it. The salesman who looked it over for the odometer disclosure statement remarked on how nice and new the car still looked. I showed him the original light gray cloth floor mats, that were perfect because they never had a shoe touch them. I had them covered the entire time. He raised his eyebrows up when he realized that this lease went for six years. He had never seen that before. Of course I had to explain to him about the Fit EV story, as virtually no one at a Honda dealer knows anything about them. The last photo is of the car driving away behind the building, never to be seen again. It was because of this car that I founded my local EV group, have hosted 5 National Drive Electric Week events, and will never buy another ICE car.

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Re: All good things come to an end......

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:22 pm
by Dtomko
Nice, Mike. I wish I could have sent mine off like that.

Did you get the Bolt?

Drew

Re: All good things come to an end......

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:07 am
by nylpug
Hi all,

I will be returning my Fit two months early next week. It already has 100,400 miles on it. Didn't want to wait till end of June as my tires are fairly worn out. When I return it, do I need to clean and wash/detail the car or Honda doesn't really care about the condition of it since it is a compliance car? The car is showing its age outside and inside.

The past 58 months, the car has been great----no maintenance cost whatsoever, maybe except for the 6 or 7 tire patches due to nails in tires.

Re: All good things come to an end......

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:01 am
by blownb310
Dtomko wrote:Nice, Mike. I wish I could have sent mine off like that.

Did you get the Bolt?

Drew
Yes, I couldn't refuse $10k off of the sticker price and the full $7,500 tax credit next year. My Bolt LT had a sticker of $39,240 and at Maquire Chevy in Ithaca, NY [which thankfully is a no haggle dealership] I paid $28,998 plus tax and a small DMV fee [because I transferred plates]. :)

Re: All good things come to an end......

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:04 am
by blownb310
nylpug wrote:Hi all,

I will be returning my Fit two months early next week. It already has 100,400 miles on it. Didn't want to wait till end of June as my tires are fairly worn out. When I return it, do I need to clean and wash/detail the car or Honda doesn't really care about the condition of it since it is a compliance car?
You don't have to but I did. I've never seen a really worn out looking Fit EV. I think it would be fun to see some ;wear and tear' pics. Can you take a few please? :D

Re: All good things come to an end......

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 6:05 pm
by blownb310
The Bolt EV is basically a Fit EV clone with the 60 kWh battery. After looking at these photos, which display how the two cars are almost identical in proportions, it would be hard to deny that GM took a good look at the Fit EV before they designed the Bolt EV. Ya think?

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Re: All good things come to an end......

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:49 am
by Coaster151
Too bad they didn’t copy the drivers seat. I nearly purchased a new Bolt last month but backed away after I climbed back into my Fit EV and realized how inferior the Bolt’s seat is. I picked up a CPO VW e-Golf instead.