In the market for a new car? Why not? And of course you want an electric. Ready to pony up about $20,000? Well, if you live in beautiful sunny California between Oakland and Sacramento, Tracy Herrin at Chase Chevrolet may have the car for you.
A 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Hatchback 1LT is available for an asking price of just $19,988. Complete with instant torque and an impressive “fuel economy” (128 MPGe city / 109 MPGe highway), this car is a great find. For goodness sake, it only has 178 miles on it!
As for entertainment, this beast has you covered. Complete with Chevrolet MyLink radio, AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth streaming, audio voice recognition, Pandora, SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial, and more, with all functions controlled through a 7″ diagonal color touchscreen. Included is a (UW6) 6-speaker system and eco-routing capability through OnStar.
But wait, there’s more. With OnStar, you would get 6 months of the “Directions and Connections” plan, including automatic crash response, stolen vehicle assistance, roadside assistance, and turn-by-turn navigation.
For the Looky-Lous, there are 15″ aluminum rims, chrome trim, a license plate bracket, unique grille, halogen headlamps, solar absorbing glass (tint?), and chrome belt-line moldings. Surely, a whip worth rolling.
The guts are equally as plush. Heated bucket seats with high backs and adjustable head rests, plenty of storage compartments, carpet floors (as if those aren’t normal), ballin’ electric blue floor mats, power doors and windows, silver trim, keyless start and entry, alarm, A/C, and the list goes on and on.
Under the hood, there’s a 520 cold-cranking amp battery, automatic electric drive unit transmission, and charge control for the battery to capitalize on off-peak hours.
How could I neglect to mention what is, perhaps, the most important feature of this fine automobile? The stylized EV is draped in a head-turning electric blue paint, sure to be an eye catcher in any parking lot.
Some may say “baby blue,” but hey… Tomato-Tomato.
Did I forget to mention the buyer will get the MSO papers and still be eligible for the $7,500 federal and $2,500 state rebate? Still a steal in any color, right?