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For anyone in the Bay Area who's interested, there's a Kinetic Blue Bolt Premier available to check out at the Moscone Center this week. It wouldn't turn on and we couldn't open the back but we could sit in it and put the back seats down.

My impressions: The interior has lots of space and plenty of head room. it's also very spartan without the car on and the displays lit. Seats are very comfortable and the back seat has lots of room.

Nice surprise: The back-up and rear-view mirror cameras have a wiper fluid sprayer for cleaning. The spots on the camera is one of my pet peeves from the Gen 1 Volt.

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For anyone in the Bay Area who's interested, there's a Kinetic Blue Bolt Premier available to check out at the Moscone Center this week. It wouldn't turn on and we couldn't open the back but we could sit in it and put the back seats down.

My impressions: The interior has lots of space and plenty of head room. it's also very spartan without the car on and the displays lit. Seats are very comfortable and the back seat has lots of room.

Nice surprise: The back-up and rear-view mirror cameras have a wiper fluid sprayer for cleaning. The spots on the camera is one of my pet peeves from the Gen 1 Volt.

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IWas there last night and saw the Bolt. I asked to see the trunk popped open but the guy said he couldn't. Gave some lame excuse about not wanting to have someone drive off with the car. The place was nearly empty and did not generate much excitement about the new vehicles on display.
 

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IWas there last night and saw the Bolt. I asked to see the trunk popped open but the guy said he couldn't. Gave some lame excuse about not wanting to have someone drive off with the car. The place was nearly empty and did not generate much excitement about the new vehicles on display.
Go back to the rear seat, unlatch the seat back, fold it forward, and crawl inside the trunk. You should find the emergency trunk opening handle and pull on it. Then crawl out the back. That will also give you the real sense of how big it is and if a human body fits, too.
 

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Go back to the rear seat, unlatch the seat back, fold it forward, and crawl inside the trunk. You should find the emergency trunk opening handle and pull on it. Then crawl out the back. That will also give you the real sense of how big it is and if a human body fits, too.
Umm.... why do you need to know if a human body fits in the trunk....????
 

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Umm.... why do you need to know if a human body fits in the trunk....????
Yeah, seriously. If it doesn't fit, that's what axes are for. :)
 

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I was trying to get my mind around how big the Bolt is and I know a Trax is as close as we can get to putting a physical object in front of us to see and touch, but as I was fooling around on the internet I stumbled upon this comparison that rang home. We owned two PT Cruisers from 2001 to 2008 (and actually really liked them, never any issues) but what surprised me was how versatile it was, we even carried four adults with ease. So I was shocked to see that the Bolt is 5 inches shorter than the old PT Cruiser (which by any standard was a compact vehicle).

I do understand the interior space is much better utilized in the Bolt. But man the Bolt will surprise many when they actually see one in real life. I can see how it's the perfect urban vehicle for a small family.
 

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Go back to the rear seat, unlatch the seat back, fold it forward, and crawl inside the trunk. You should find the emergency trunk opening handle and pull on it. Then crawl out the back. That will also give you the real sense of how big it is and if a human body fits, too.
We pulled down the rear seats to see the trunk size. But did not try and crawl in.
 

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I was trying to get my mind around how big the Bolt is and I know a Trax is as close as we can get to putting a physical object in front of us to see and touch, but as I was fooling around on the internet I stumbled upon this comparison that rang home. We owned two PT Cruisers from 2001 to 2008 (and actually really liked them, never any issues) but what surprised me was how versatile it was, we even carried four adults with ease. So I was shocked to see that the Bolt is 5 inches shorter than the old PT Cruiser (which by any standard was a compact vehicle).

I do understand the interior space is much better utilized in the Bolt. But man the Bolt will surprise many when they actually see one in real life. I can see how it's the perfect urban vehicle for a small family.
I don't know why people are saying it is a utility car. It is tiny. You will not fit 4 normal sized adults comfortably. You will not get 5 adults in the car without some serious overlap unless they are short and anorexic. When I first saw it I was surprised on how small it was compared to what everyone here was saying. They made it sound like I would be able to move the piano with it when in fact I would be lucky to get the piano chair in it.
 

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I don't know why people are saying it is a utility car. It is tiny. You will not fit 4 normal sized adults comfortably. You will not get 5 adults in the car without some serious overlap unless they are short and anorexic. When I first saw it I was surprised on how small it was compared to what everyone here was saying. They made it sound like I would be able to move the piano with it when in fact I would be lucky to get the piano chair in it.
It's interesting you say that. I was speaking with a coworker today, and she said that was the exact same reason she and her partner passed on the Model X (not enough room for the fifth adult passenger). Guess we got to throw the Model X back and ask Tesla to try again.
 

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It's interesting you say that. I was speaking with a coworker today, and she said that was the exact same reason she and her partner passed on the Model X (not enough room for the fifth adult passenger). Guess we got to throw the Model X back and ask Tesla to try again.
You could probably fit the Bolt inside of the Model X and still have a little room to spare. Considering the Model X is about a foot wider than the Bolt and she said it wasn't enough room. Now imagine losing 12 inches of width and you can see how little room the Bolt has.
 

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You've never even seen one in person. Just give it up already.
Not only have I seen one but I have been in it and looked all over it.

Here are some pictures I took:













Here are some pictures of my Brother in it. He is just a hair over 6'1"





He just like me agreed that the driver's seat was fine and had plenty of room but in the last pic we had to move the seat up just to get into the back seat and once there it would not be comfortable for any period of time driving for both the driver (unless he was under 5'2") or the person in the back.

So, yes unlike a large portion of the people on here telling me how spacious and full of utility it is yet have even set eyes on it. I can tell you that it is a small car that one would not buy if they had utility in mind.
 

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Recoil,
Thanks for posting such detailed pics!
The under hood pic shows all the electrical connections right there, front and center.
Even the big ass twin DC lines from the HV battery, (I assume).
And no big plastic cover thingy hiding it all. Servicing is finally being made easier for the tech!

Check out the coolant-to-freon heat exchanger on the right side. You can see the small Hi freon line go over to the Lo freon line becoming a coaxial single freon line as it goes aft into the cabin. Pretty cool new tech!

It looks huge compared to my Spark EV...:eek:
Let's see a pic of your Bro in the back of whatever car you bros used to get to the show. He's a big boy!!;)
 

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Not only have I seen one but I have been in it and looked all over it.

Here are some pictures I took:
How does your brother fit in the back of a Model S?
 

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I third the motion for a picture of the brother in the backseat of another EV.
 

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Not only have I seen one but I have been in it and looked all over it.

Here are some pictures I took:

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He just like me agreed that the driver's seat was fine and had plenty of room but in the last pic we had to move the seat up just to get into the back seat and once there it would not be comfortable for any period of time driving for both the driver (unless he was under 5'2") or the person in the back.

So, yes unlike a large portion of the people on here telling me how spacious and full of utility it is yet have even set eyes on it. I can tell you that it is a small car that one would not buy if they had utility in mind.
What's his height and inseam?
 

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What's his height and inseam?
It's a combination of his torso height and seating position. His spine is aimed at the low point of the roof. If his tailbone could go back a couple more inches, he would have headroom and leg room. In most cars, if you slide your butt forward you will not fit.
 
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