I have owned my Bolt since July and now have about 4,300 miles on it. It replaced a leased Mercedes C class a bit after the lease ended. My other vehicle is a 2015 Hyundai Genesis (my second Genesis), and its lease will be up in June 2018. I have a Tesla M3 on order and my delivery window is now in the Feb-Apr 2018 period (was Jan-March before current delays).
When it comes to luxury, fit & finish, quality of materials, the Genesis beats the Mercedes and the Bolt. When it comes to fun to drive and other intangibles, the Bolt wins. The Bolt is packed with a lot of technology and innovations but it loses to the M3 in the following areas: 1. Range (with LR battery), 2. Performance (0-60 time is better on M3), 3. Being rear wheel drive, if GM had made the Bolt rear wheel drive, offered an optional all wheel drive and employed better styling (looks live every other hatchback on the road) they would have given the M3 a serious run for the money, 4. Power seats and Homelink, 5. A real charger network equivalent to only larger and better than Tesla's, and 6. Real OTA software updates to remedy customer complaints and add enhancements.
So far, the Bolt has been a trouble free (except for minor software bugs that randomly appear and vanish) car that works very well for living in So Cal. I would consider the range in the barely adequate only because getting around in So Cal requires considerable distances and there are times I find the 200 mile range a bit short. However, like many So Cal drivers, when traffic permits we drive fast usually 75-80mph so that has a negative impact on range. The problem is you can't get in the car pool lanes and drive slower than traffic or you risk having a bunch of drivers behind you ready to kill you. They can't get out to get around you so they are stuck and not happy about it. I really like that I never have to go to a gas station as I fill it up at night with my home level 2 charger and that maintenance is for all intents and purposes zero. For a $43K+ car (premium edition) it really lacks the materials and finish that say I'm a $43K car. Why they left out things like electric seats and a Homelink garage door opener, better visors, climate vents for rear seat passengers and used such cheap carpeting materials is a puzzle. The fact that the 2018 car is in some ways even more cheaply made says they don't read or pay attention to their buyers. Look at the threads complaining about the seat comfort and quality issues as a good example. I would have fully expected the 2018 would have addressed this issue if no other. The other issue I forgot to mention is the angle of the display screen. There are too many times when the reflection off of the screen makes it unreadable. Either allow it to be tilted to compensate for that or properly shade it so it isn't an issue.
I have owned quite a few cars over the years (I'm 73), including BMWs, Porsche's, Mercedes, Lexus, Infinity and more. For driving a sedan, the BMW's are hard to beat, still the best driving car with Mercedes close on its heel. In the sports car category, the Porsche is just a fantastic fun car but requires a lot more skill and concentration with its oversteer dynamics versus the understeer in most sedans. Where the Bolt gives these cars a run for the money is in the instant acceleration that is a real kick. The Hyundai is a very quick car for its size with very good acceleration, uses regular gas and gets decent mileage for a big heavy car at 22mpg around town and a little over 30mpg on the highway. However, there is that lag where the car is downshifting and the motor is spinning up that creates the feeling that you aren't going to make it before it suddenly lurches ahead. With the Bolt is it just instant acceleration that keeps going (as long as you can keep the darn tires from spinning and pulling you first to one side and then the other).