jjeff wrote:I wish the Leaf was bigger
I'd prefer it to be taller, dislike having to sit down in the seats, I like the seating in something like a Rav4 or CRV.
I'd MUCH prefer the rear seats and cargo to be bigger. I can get by with the front seats but especially cargo area is woefully small.
Weight is OK, heavier is generally better for a decent ride. My old light(1650 lbs) Geo Metro got great mileage but drove very light, also basically a death trap, but I survived
IMO the Leaf has too much low end power now(I never venture out of ECO) can't see why I'd want it geared lower High end seems OK, easily does 80 and I have no real need to go faster.
Never use the GOM and I agree about blind spots, MUCH worse than my Metro or Scion Xb. I removed the rear seat headrests for a bit better view.
All cars are a compromise, in my case being a BEV was #1 priority, I overlooked many things to attain that, if you like a smaller/lighter BEV then maybe an i3? I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting an iMe, although it is smaller and lighter
Sounds like you want a small SUV BEV. I think that would be a huge seller. Looks like the first to market will probably be the Tesla Model Y. VW also has an SUV "I.D." BEV coming in a few years and I hear murmurs that Ford might build a 200-mile SUV BEV, maybe similar to the Escape in size?