Given all the commentary from bears and "objective" third parties I decided to check out the Bolt myself. I have previous experience with the Volt, Leaf, i3, BYD E6 and of course with S and X. Since so many people have eulogized the Bolt I went to a local Chevrolet dealer to try one. I have several observations: Background 1. The Chevrolet official Bolt literature refers to 'oil changes', roadside assistance including fuel up to five gallons, and engine checks. These were obviously generic, but gave me pause that nobody in GM thought to remove them from a BEV brochure. 2. Chevrolet refers to: Charging- really meaning level 1 but not stated; Fast Charging- stated as 220 volts 23 amps and "requiring electrician installation" Ultra-Fast Charging- requires optional equipment... 3. Nobody at the dealership understood what charging options might be or whether "ultra-fast charging capability could be installed at the dealer if it had not been done at the factory. 4. The sticker on the base model I drove which has no options on the Monrony was $37,500. This dealer offered no discounts. Driving the drive ended out being quite short, my choice: 1. Acceleration was leisurely. Subjectively Leaf, i# and even the BYD seem serious 'hotrods' in comparison; 2. Regeneration was minimal, so braking was required for all stops; 3. Creep was on, salesman did not know if it could be disabled; 4. The physical environment seems to be Cruze-like, as it logically would, I guess; 5. The salesman said it had been fully charged but the range showed 119 miles. I'm fairly certain it had not been fully charged. Equipment nearly everything essential is an option: -rear camera is optional (I thought it was a requirement for 2017 models); -no cruise control- that is an option, -the higher priced Premier model is still absent several things included in the base Model 3, so: - adding the DC Fast, Lane Keeping, Diver Confidence II, and Infotainment brings the MSRP to $43,905 but still does not include a good portion of the things eluded in the base Model 3. After the silly brochure, total lack of knowledge and fairly awful high priced car I conclude that no sane person would ever under any circumstances choose a Bolt over a Model 3 base model. The additional range of the Bolt might be a factor but the Bolt if certainly not a sleek car so highway driving probably will make typical range plummet since it is shaped rather like an attractive brick. Good grief! How do Car & Driver and all the other praise this monstrosity? It's more expensive than the Model 3 and offers much less. No wonder the inventory DOH has gone above 100 days according to Automotive News. As investors we might as well ignore GM. They don't know what they're doing.