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Not to downplay your frustration in a right-handed world but if you take two steps to your right before using your left hand, it works fine. I tried this after reading your post. Worked for me.
 

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Oddly enough this has come up before, without much support. It's such a simple fix I can't understand why it is not done as a matter of course.
 

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Oddly enough this has come up before, without much support. It's such a simple fix I can't understand why it is not done as a matter of course.
Because there is a simple two-step answer to the problem as BlueStar has tested... with a two-step return as ItsNotAboutTheMoney points out. It's a twist, twist on the Hokey Pokey dance. lol:D
 

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Because there is a simple two-step answer to the problem as BlueStar has tested... with a two-step return as ItsNotAboutTheMoney points out. It's a twist, twist on the Hokey Pokey dance. lol:D
Yes, without as much shaking of your tush, unless you really swing that way.

Seriously, how much expense and engineering would it take for a second indentation in the hatch?

In today's culture of 'isms' I'm surprised 'dexterism' is not more of an issue. It is a basic characteristic of at least one in ten people.
 

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Heck, I'm right handed and would love to have both handles. When I pull stuff out, I normally pack everything into my right arm - and then have my left free to close hatch/trunk.
 

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Some fuss over a left handle assist! I don't even use the right hand assist.
What about getting rid of right hand drive on the Gen2 Volt. Lefties don't appreciate that they have a left hand drive monopoly. Somewhere there's a Brit or Ozzie feeling slighted.
 

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And then take steps back to your left to get the stuff out of the cargo area...
Why are you using that handle to open the hatch?
I only ever use it to close. I press the hatch button (centre) and lift right there when opening. Try that.

And upon closing, I use whatever hand is free, doesn't matter right or left. I honestly can't see how this is a burning issue, especially if you follow BlueStar's recommendation should you absolutely need to use your left hand only.

I haven't seen the inside of the hatch, but I'd bet there is stuff there. They couldn't but a handle on both sides, or they would have. It's such an easy add.
 

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As a right handed user, I wondered why they didn't add a handle on the left. I often take stuff out while standing to the left side and can't reach the handle. My vw's had handles on both sides. A bit short sighted on gm's part.
 
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