You guys are a level headed bunch most days, but please fall in line and agree that from a marketing perspective and from a "perceived needs" perspective the lack of a 5th seat is HUGE! Yes the design is technically superior, but you guys have all said it before, we need an MP5.
As for Nissan and their Leaf. Come on CR, the Leaf is FULL of compromises. Even the warranty exudes that compromise. Am I the only one who sees the pack design of the Leaf as weird and seemingly randomly placed underneath the car?? Am I the only one who sees the design as far from conventional? I am guessing that at Least 50% of Leaf owners DON'T like the body design of the leaf as a whole. The headlights are good for wind, but fugly as hell. The car looks like a Nissan Murano on steroids, yet squished a bit. My favorite design element is the tail lights. That's pretty nice. Lastly, um guys... How come no one has mentioned the TOTALLY un-flat cargo floor in the Leaf? Tell me that ain't a huge compromise? How bout the energy sucking Heater (addressed/fixed this year)?
Aloha! codyozz 89 Chevy K1500 (want to convert to EV) driven 80miles/month.
2008 Specialized Hard Rock Bike (lifetime mpg; 1 coffee/5 mile trip) with 6' Bamboo cargo trailer. 400# capacity. No Volt yet....