I requested some sort of compensation for two reasons. One, the battery recall happened the day after I took delivery, so I've been under a charging and parking restriction of some sort the entire time I've owned it. Second, they dropped the MSRP on the car by over $6000, which made an immediate drop of the trade in value of mine by the same amount. They gave people who bought in 2022 a cash rebate for the same amount, but because I got mine in late 2022 I didn't get a dime. I wasn't expecting a full price buyback, but that's what they ended up offering. So I will end up driving a Bolt EUV for free for 18 months, while gas/diesel prices were sky high. I've saved a ton of money driving an EV during this time.
I'd love to pick up a used diesel X3 or smaller Mercedes, but they simply don't exist for less than $50k, and I'm not going to spend that kind of money. I haven't decided if I am going to get a used Mercedes GLC plug in hybrid or a new Ford Escape PHEV. I'm leaning towards the GLC 350e, because the initial loss of value is gone, and it appears overall a nice comfortable car. Planning on a long road trip this summer, so comfort will be important. Also why I'm not looking at another EV, since range and charging is still less than stellar.