Hi Don:My wife so hated the looks and the interior of the i3 that it was never a serious contender. However, we did take it for a test drive. Just seemed horribly overpriced. For half or less we could have gotten a Spark EV, which was as fast and only slightly less comfortable. I will say that when I first saw pictures of the i3 I thought it was horrible, but in person thought it looked OK. Then again I thought the Aztek was OK. Apparently no accounting for taste.
Rather than comparing the i3 to the ELR, which is really in a different class altogether, I'd compare the i3 to the Volt. Doing that the Volt seems like a vastly better deal.
Then you should try the 2016 ELR!It was interesting, have pix and comments here. Felt great to be back in the ELR after the test drive.
Aztek, Huh? what about the Pacer, Gremlin and <shudder> the Pinto Station Wagon (with the rear port hole windows)?? Compared to those the Aztek and the i3 aren't so bad.To me, in the looks department, the i3 belongs right next to the Pontiak Aztek as one of the worst butt ugly cars ever made. Yuck