Yes, it does. A little background….Like you I was predisposed toward a Bolt EUV. What drove me to the Leaf was initially the fact that the Leaf is a reliable car and the Bolts are not. Consumer Reports’ latest annual buying guide recommends only one EV….the Leaf. It has a sterling 10-year history of reliability. Sure, it may not go as far as a Bolt, but it is also much less likely to be recalled.
As far as obsolescence is concerned, the Bolt will be lucky to make it to 2024 before being dropped and the Leaf will likely be replaced around 2026. Today’s Bolts and Leafs will be replaced by more desirable models and that’s a good thing.
For me, the Leaf makes sense. It will be my local driver, not my cross-country rover. I don’t worry about DC fast charging technology because all my charging will be on a 240 line in the garage. 200-225 range is all I’ll probably ever need and the Leaf delivers.