Yesterday we picked up our new Chevy Bolt from a dealership in Toronto. Here's my initial impressions 24 hrs in (we only sat in one at the Toronto Auto Show - no test drive before purchasing) :
1. We have no issues with the seats. They're firm, but not uncomfortable to us. Tons of leg room in the back for the kiddies and adults alike.
2. Glad we got the two-tone seats - that colour scheme comes with the black dash colour - no issues with glare.
3. It's **** fun to drive!
4. Love L mode and the regen paddle. Where have you been all my life! Drove around the City of Peterborough in L and didn't lose a km in range (caveat to this is that we've driven the car so little, there's little data for the computer to guesstimate the range properly)
5. Dash display and main infotainment panel is fantastic. I don't mind the angle of the infotainment panel - I'd disregard complaints regarding this.
6. Setting up location based charging rates - peak, mid and off peak - was a bit tricky - took a while to figure out, but was able to finally set Hydro One's time of use scheme
7. I see what people are saying about the rearview mirror camera - when it is in the camera view, the eye has difficulty transitioning from one focal length to another.
8. Reverse overhead camera view is awesome (although one camera is askew) - reverse camera out the back is terrible. They need to upgrade this to an HD camera.
9. It's soooo **** quiet (love it) - except for the slightly annoying pedestrian warning sound (don't love it).
10. Brakes - Touchy to start, but become mushy as you continue to apply. Really have to get on the brakes more than my other cars. (mute issue of course in L mode!)
11. Wireless charging pocket - too **** small!! I have an iPhone 6+ in a thin Otterbox case and there's no chance of getting it in there. Like many others, I'm left trying to figure out where to put my iPhone. (I have a thin wireless gizmo that allows my iPhone to charge wirelessly) The pocket under the infotainment screen is too small too.
That's it for now. Time to head back out to the car and check out all the other bells and whistles in the infotainment screen...