DaveinOlyWA wrote: GetOffYourGas wrote:
evnow wrote: I've seen people say it looks small on the outside and "big" on the inside - no idea what they are talking about.
Me neither. I have sat in the driver's seat, passenger's seat, and rear seat. I wouldn't say it felt "big" from any of those perspectives. Maybe unnecessarily tall, though.
I have yet to see one in person but a look at specs of each tells me they are realistically the same size with Bolt tilted slightly towards passenger space and LEAF tilted slightly towards cargo space. If the Bolt is bigger, it could be more head room? Although I have heard it both ways. Either "the same" or "slightly more in the Bolt"
On the seat thing; they are not symmetrical. The side air bag section is not balanced with an opposing panel. Now some said it became unnoticeable after 15 mins of driving while others said it was something they could not ignore so very much a user preference. Size didn't seem to matter
Are you implying that the Leaf is a "big" car? Because by American standards it is not. The only dimension in which these cars are "big" is vertical. And unless you are 6+ feet tall, that doesn't make a bit of difference in usable space. All it does is make the car feel
larger. (Yes, I recognize that a significant portion of the population IS 6+ feet tall, but for the rest of us, i.e. the majority, the extra height doesn't matter).
Regarding the seats, I definitely could feel pressure points. It didn't bother me but I understand how it could bother some. Fitment is very subjective. Bottom line is, you should never buy any car without having sat in and driven it first.