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This morning I spotted my first Bolt EV on the road. A nice white one. In traffic it looked like a cross between a Honda Fit and and an RAV4. It was fairly non-descript. I would have missed it had I not knows what I was looking for. In fact the only reason I was looking in the direction was that there was a Volt in front and one behind, and those always catch my eye. But it it was decent looking and not odd in any way.

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White is one of the colors I am considering. I know some are disappointed the Bolt EV does not look like a sedan (how could it?), but I think the CUV styling is fine.
 

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Front doors to the back, it looks like a pretty normal segment, hackback, wagon, CUV, whichever name you want to choose it...The single largest factor is the short and extremely raked windshield and hood...The Bolt EV certainly wasn't the first vehicle to have this look but it's a look that Joe Q Public has not found "sexy"...If you added at least a foot to the front to decrease the the rake, I believe the majority will prefer it...
 

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I surprised myself by liking it as much as I did. It looked like it had a lot of space, which is a weird thing to say since I've sat in one. LOL I think what I'm saying is that it looks better on the road than sitting in the showroom or parked at the curb. I wasn't really thinking about getting a Bolt EV but I may be changing my mind.
 

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Love everything about the Bolt! I see one in Red on a parking lot where I work sometimes and like it. I REALLY like that Yellow/Orange we've seen in European pix! Reminds me of my 69' 2002 Beemer! Looking for lease price to drop to 200 by end of the year. I hate how us VOLT/BOLT owners are getting screwed on resale value. Will keep my 2011 Volt for a LONG time! 23rd one built.
 

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Front doors to the back, it looks like a pretty normal segment, hackback, wagon, CUV, whichever name you want to choose it...The single largest factor is the short and extremely raked windshield and hood...The Bolt EV certainly wasn't the first vehicle to have this look but it's a look that Joe Q Public has not found "sexy"...If you added at least a foot to the front to decrease the the rake, I believe the majority will prefer it...
Perhaps, but a short and raked windshield and hood seems not to have hindered Honda Fit sales.
 

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I surprised myself by liking it as much as I did. It looked like it had a lot of space, which is a weird thing to say since I've sat in one. LOL I think what I'm saying is that it looks better on the road than sitting in the showroom or parked at the curb. I wasn't really thinking about getting a Bolt EV but I may be changing my mind.
Have you test driven one? Zippier than any EV/PHEVs in its price range...
 

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Perhaps, but a short and raked windshield and hood seems not to have hindered Honda Fit sales.
Let's look at total US sales (primary Bolt market) for the following 2016 Honda vehicles:
Fit: 56,630 sales (note this is the cheapest of the three)...
CR-V: 357,335 sales...(#1 selling CUV)
Civic: 366,927 sales...(beat the #1 CUV!)

Whether the rake, segment or anything else, the Fit is hindered by 300K/year less sales...

http://www.hondanews.com/releases/-american-honda-sets-all-time-sales-records-powered-by-demand-for-cars-and-trucks?page=2
 

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If you added at least a foot to the front to decrease the the rake, I believe the majority will prefer it...
Yes, but I don't think the Bolt is a car that anyone will buy for its looks. Adding a foot of useless length in front might make it slightly less homely, but also less practical. Now, if you could give me an extra foot or even 8 inches in the rear cargo area, that would be very useful. But it still would not make the Bolt any prettier.
 

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Front doors to the back, it looks like a pretty normal segment, hackback, wagon, CUV, whichever name you want to choose it...The single largest factor is the short and extremely raked windshield and hood...The Bolt EV certainly wasn't the first vehicle to have this look but it's a look that Joe Q Public has not found "sexy"...If you added at least a foot to the front to decrease the the rake, I believe the majority will prefer it...
Does Joe Q Public find any two box "sexy"? They all look the same to me. The only thing I'd say about the Bolt EV is that it's shorter than some, which of course may just be a slightly different way of saying the hood is short. :D
 

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White is one of the colors I am considering. I know some are disappointed the Bolt EV does not look like a sedan (how could it?), but I think the CUV styling is fine.
I originally reserved a white Bolt EV, but when the order/shipping/delivery process broke down, I was stuck with Night Fall Grey as my only option. But after seeing them in person, I preferred the grey. In my opinion, the white erases the accent that bisects the hood, and the result is that the car looks even stubbier. Several of the colors actually enhance the effect, and make the front of the car look more three dimensional.
 

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In my opinion, the white erases the accent that bisects the hood
I'm unsure what accent you are referring to, Ladogaboy. All the accents I can think of are black, which the white highlights. So you are referring to something else I suspect.
 

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The Honda Fit sells less because of its small size. Average Americans still link security and size together; larger being safer. Civic & CRV are bigger in size and more established in the marketplace by several generations over the Fit.

To me, the Bolt form factor is like a larger sized Fit.
 

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The Honda Fit sells less because of its small size. Average Americans still link security and size together; larger being safer. Civic & CRV are bigger in size and more established in the marketplace by several generations over the Fit.

To me, the Bolt form factor is like a larger sized Fit.
Exactly my point with me pointing out sales...
 

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To me, the Bolt form factor is like a larger sized Fit.
Is Bolt larger than the Fit? Specs say the Bolt is a few inches bigger in all three external dimensions (lwh), but the cargo volume and passenger volume are almost identical for the two cars. I guess that's why they call it "Fit"!
 

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Exactly my point with me pointing out sales...
In that case all cars should be a truck, whether you want a truck or not.
 

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Average Americans still link security and size together; larger being safer.
Applies to airplanes too, I never felt so safe as when I flew on an Airbus 380. I'm amused by passengers scared by commuter aircraft, since what I own weighs like 1600 lbs fully loaded.
 

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Applies to airplanes too, I never felt so safe as when I flew on an Airbus 380. I'm amused by passengers scared by commuter aircraft, since what I own weighs like 1600 lbs fully loaded.
I dunno - you'll crash at a much slower speed in a 1600 MTOW aircraft than in an Airbus...
 

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I'm unsure what accent you are referring to, Ladogaboy. All the accents I can think of are black, which the white highlights. So you are referring to something else I suspect.
It's a bend in the hood that gives it a beak-like shape. That disappears in some of the colors like black and white, and the lack of contrast makes the nose look a bit stubby in my opinion.
 
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