sgt1372 wrote:GernBlanston wrote:To potential buyers:
Be objective about your test drive. Drive for 30 minutes.
If you don't like the car on the test drive, don't buy it. It will not change after you buy it.
This isn't rocket science.
Don't expect sympathy from satisfied Bolt owners because you bought the wrong car and now want to do nothing but gripe about what an awful car it is.
The trouble is, there are bound to be people who jump into a Bolt just because it's the first 200+ mile EV they can afford. They are so excited to be driving a long-range EV that they forget to consider the car-ness of it all.
I fall into this camp to a degree (although I haven't bought a Bolt - not yet anyway). There are things that bother me about it. The upright seating. The tall roof. The narrow width. Enough things that I've at least put off the purchase to see what else comes along.
But, like others, I am in the market only for an EV. That means I have to make far more compromises than if i were in the market for an ICEV. I'll just try to hold my tongue and keep the complaining to a minimum. We're lucky, after all, just to have options in this space at all!