So, having driven my Bolt from South Surrey British Columbia to Toronto Ontario, I think I'm now in a position to update my previous rating.
As an EV: Solid 9! ( I think anything above that would have to offer a minimum of 310mile/500km range, regardless of price point)
Traction: 6 Seems the one I got is quite a bit more stable than the demo I drove, though, it could be due to the fact that I'm quite vigilant about maintaining proper tire pressure. I now find it much more stable through normal commuting conditions.
External Aesthetics(Purely arbitrary): 8 - It's actually grown on me over the week that I've actually driven it, day in and day out.
Interior Aesthetics(Again, purely arbitrary): 8- I was lucky enough to purchase the last Bolt in Canada that hadn't already been spoken for. It happened to come with dark grey cloth seats. Much more comfortable(IMHO) than the optional leather, which I originally sat in for my test drive.
Acceleration(relative to price point): 8.5~9.0
Infotainment: 8- (But still...Seriously? No on-board navigation?) Luckily, my 8 inch HuaWei pad fits PERFECTLY in the infotainment nook so I can just use that for navigation and turn the infotainment screen off to conserve power. Even while the radio is playing.
Driver's Console: 8.5- Very much user friendly but has a few useless options on it, like, On-Star Navigation... (What OnStar Navigation???)
Regenerative Breaking: 9.5 (Absolutely AMAZING regenerative breaking system! KUDOS ENGINEERS!) Haven't changed my view here, but, have actually gained even more appreciation for it as, I only actually use my breaks several times per outing... you can actually learn to time your driving so that the regen breaking brings you to a complete stop! I still cover my break, but, barely actually use the darn thing! I can't see myself having to pay for ANYTHING for at least the first 2 years of ownership with this thing... Already saving somewhere between $500~$1000/mth on fuel. Never mind maintenance and repair costs associated with driving my ICEs... Too early to be sure as of yet but, my Bolt will pay for itself within the first 3 years of ownership. With an ICE vehicle, I'd still be in for fuel and maintenance expenses.
Visibility: 9- The more I drive it, the more I become accustomed to all that window clarity.
Drive Comfort: 8- Especially on a cross-country highway, where you can set the cruise control, put your feet up and glide from province to province. ( or charger to charger
Seating Space(Relative to class): 9- This thing was a breeze to drive across the country!
Trunk: 7.5 - 8.0 actually managed to fit 2 large pieces of Samsonite luggage in the trunk and still have space for carry-ons.
I'll rate it again (relative to me, personally) after a month or 2.
Several key points for why I'm buying the Bolt now though...
Took delivery of my Midnight Grey LT 2 weeks ago, and, I'm absolutely glad I made the purchase!
I would do it again I had to go back and make the decision again.
The cross country drive got a bit tight at times, but in the city, I drive it just like I would any of my other cars.
I use the free fast chargers available in the city and haven't even needed to install a home charging system.
I imagine that will change with more EVs on the road and possibly lining up at charging stations, but at least not until the next round of Bolt and new Leaf deliveries, next year!
Absolutely LOVE MY BOLT!
I just think they should offer a software update with the navigation... it would prompt me to extend my (currently) free OnStar phone and data subscription, for sure!