Beleaf wrote: lorenfb wrote:
Beleaf wrote: It's quite interesting to drive along with a fancy car (or park next to) like a Porsche and notice more pedestrians look with interest at the i3.
Yes, but you really don't know what they're truly thinking.
A significant number of pedestrians come over while walking past and look at the car. If I show up they are interested in the details of the vehicle, and as yet no-one has been negative about it. Well, some are concerned about the purchase cost but that is just how an EV is around here at the current stage. I actually have a Porsche as well, but it gets way less interest. Only P-car fans spend any time looking at the CS. That's just how it is.
Maybe I have never been around when Leaf owners come and have a look. Apparently they dislike other EV's. I like them all, but I didn't buy a Leaf because of the lack of battery temperature management in our hot climate. Most of the people looking at the i3 are normal fossil fuel car owners, but I have also met Tesla and other EV/Hybrid owners having a good look.
Back to the original issue, i.e. what some may be thinking when viewing an i3. Even though some may ask
questions about the i3, to conjecture that indicates that they find the appearance appealing is naive. Some
may find the i3 unappealing and wish to determine why someone would drive such an ugly vehicle and
what may be appealing other than its appearance. Obviously, few if any would ever express their true
opinions, especially with regard to its appearance.
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