elpwr wrote:I'm Just baffled why some actual purchasers didn't spot the issue when evaluating the car. If it was that uncomfortable it should have been a "deal breaker' and the unhappy folks should never have become unhappy owners.
Don't be, because Bolt is for now the only game in town that is not badged Tesla.
I knew the seats were a disaster the moment I placed my rear end sideways on the driver's seat. And before I pivoted my body to face forward I asked the dealer: "What's wrong with this seat?"
I knew that I had no choice but to get this car "as is" and mull over the fix later, because -- once again -- Bolt still is, as of this writing, the only game in town that is not badged Tesla. Bolt to me is the proverbial lesser of the two evils: Bunny car with bad seats vs. my contribution to global warming by driving ICE. I chose the lesser evil, so to speak. And I'd appreciate, lpwr, if you DON'T take the word "evil" literally.
Look, I can adjust. I fixed the seats at a pretty unpleasant cost and I still don't like the drum-tight, two-hand-hold driving experience. No jerking on that
steering wheel. Pleasing or relaxing drive Bolt is not, not on most Calif roads. But as I said in another post, the larger question looms: who is GM targeting with this car? Shouldn't it appeal to a larger driving populace than the "this is my poor man's Ferrari" types? Does GM really think great cornering is the thing?
No. Bolt buyers are in my humble opinion regular folks who are willing to put up with the costs and inconveniences of this emerging EV tech because they care deeply about global warming, and not necessarily the sporty-to-the-hilt aspects of their personal transportation.
PS: if you don't agree just take a look at Leaf 1 sales. Leaf 1 is what I might consider a normal car in terms of driving experience, and yet it is the EV that sold the most copies worldwide so far. Sales that went on until Nissan literally stopped making it this year. So maybe it's not the sporty thing that truly attracts EV buyers but the price and the range.