kevintylernelson
Posts: 49
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:02 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Jun 2014
Leaf Number: 7410

Re: Committed LEAF 2018 Buyer: Raise Your Hand

Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:12 pm

jonathanfields4ever wrote:
kevintylernelson wrote:Figured I throw my 2 cents in. I totally agree with the people complaining about the leg room. I just test drove the 2018 SV and noticed this immediately, what a huge let down. It just seems so unnecessary for that Y-shaped portion to expand so much into the leg room space. I'm only 5'10" and do not have super long legs, and it became uncomfortable 15 mins into the drive. My father already complains about the lack of leg room in my 2014 SL, there's literally no way I would realistically be able to drive him around, or have him drive my car. I was already on the fence between the Leaf and Bolt, my choice is now clear.


They really should have tried to move the rear seats back and made some things in the cabin smaller. The trunk is massive. The Leaf is much bigger than the Note, but actually has less interior space.



This 100%, I was pretty surprised by the amount of interior space inside the Bolt when I first test drove it. The center console is practically non-existent when compared with the new Leaf. Plus it's completely flat in the rear seats floor area, which is a nice feature if you're trying to haul something like a large picture frame.

jonathanfields4ever
Posts: 55
Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:55 pm
Delivery Date: 15 Feb 2018
Location: Kyoto

Re: Committed LEAF 2018 Buyer: Raise Your Hand

Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:50 pm

kevintylernelson wrote:
jonathanfields4ever wrote:
kevintylernelson wrote:Figured I throw my 2 cents in. I totally agree with the people complaining about the leg room. I just test drove the 2018 SV and noticed this immediately, what a huge let down. It just seems so unnecessary for that Y-shaped portion to expand so much into the leg room space. I'm only 5'10" and do not have super long legs, and it became uncomfortable 15 mins into the drive. My father already complains about the lack of leg room in my 2014 SL, there's literally no way I would realistically be able to drive him around, or have him drive my car. I was already on the fence between the Leaf and Bolt, my choice is now clear.


They really should have tried to move the rear seats back and made some things in the cabin smaller. The trunk is massive. The Leaf is much bigger than the Note, but actually has less interior space.



This 100%, I was pretty surprised by the amount of interior space inside the Bolt when I first test drove it. The center console is practically non-existent when compared with the new Leaf. Plus it's completely flat in the rear seats floor area, which is a nice feature if you're trying to haul something like a large picture frame.


The Bolt is a very impressive vehicle. I wish it were available here.

If American car makers can ever crack this market it will be with EVs. People said the cell phone market was impossible. Japanese handsets were too good and the people are too nationalistic about their products. But now Apple dominates and every Japanese handset runs Android. Perhaps Tesla will try to make a push when (if?) the right hand drive Model 3 comes in 2019/2020.

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