While General Motors is reshuffling its business model, focusing its resources on autonomous and electric vehicles, the Chevrolet Bolt—the all-electric runabout is here and available today. It has a starting price of $36,620, which is par for course when it comes to an EV with over 230 miles of range. But the Burning Hot Orange Metallic 2017 Chevrolet Bolt above is for sale on eBay for a surprisingly reasonable price—$23,000. That’s a steep discount, but there are a few caveats. Yes, a deal that sounds too good to be true often is; However, the caveats here could be minor to some.
The Chevrolet Bolt EV comes with a rebuilt California title, which was the result of a front-end accident. The listing describes the damage as “light,” and alleges that the Bolt was “fully, properly and completely repaired,” with $3,000 in receipts as proof. The bumper, headlights, hood, tie bar, one fender, radiator with fan, driver airbag, and front seat belts were replaced. All the parts were GM OEM because, as the listing states, “where else can you get Bolt parts?”
The seller says the Chevrolet Bolt is 100-percent complete down to the last clip and fastener. The ad also says the Bolt passed all California safety inspections, too, and the buyer should have no problem registering the vehicle in California or anywhere else in the states.
The $23,000 is enticing, but the rebuilt title will likely scare off some buyers. The vehicle doesn’t come with a GM warranty, and you never know how honest a seller is. You also don’t know how hard the previous owner drove the vehicle. From the photos, the Bolt looks flawless. Then again, it’s always smart to get an independent inspection performed before buying any vehicle.
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