Left Out - 2011 Chevrolet Volt Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Chevrolet Volt Long Term Road Test

2011 Chevrolet Volt: Left Out

November 23, 2011

chevrolet volt rear hatch

File this in the Whiny Baby Pants bin.

I'm left-handed. I know it's the (cool! creative!, wonderul!) minority of handedness, but would it kill automakers to put two grab-handles in their rear hatches? Look at all that blank space on the left of our long-term Chevy Volt's rear hatch, doing absolutely nothing but begging for a grab handle. That vast swathe of plastic practically screams, "Ooh, grab me!" doesn't it? (I think it actually said that to me when I was taking this picture.)

This isn't a Volt-specific tragedy, either. It's rampant in the automotive world. My personal car, a Honda CR-V, only caters to the righties, too. I deal with this injustice every. damn. day.

Fine. I learned to use right-handed scissors in kindergarten. I can learn to close a hatch that way, too.

Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 12,278 miles


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