This is actually a bit tough.
I've been following pure-electric, pure-hybrid, and plug-in hybrid cars for a long time, even before the Tesla Roadster was available. When it came out, I wanted
one, but well-over-$100k (I figured at least 120 to 130 after Calif taxes and fees and home charger and so on) for a limited-range toy was kind of an issue. Then there's the fact that convertibles and I don't really get along: I've been bald since about age 25.
Then I moved to Utah, made lots of money off the house sale (though if I'd only known that the bubble would run 3 more years I could have had another $200k after taxes), and could actually have bought one, but there was still the convertible thing, and not enough room in the Roadster. So I was watching the Model S too, but here in Utah, even 300 miles of range is probably not enough.
My current car is getting old (it's 12 years old now!). It is in good shape (garage + proper care => Subaru should last 20+ years) but it is kind of creaky, mileage is not great, and I would like to have something nicer for non-camping-type trips (for forest service roads, the Subie's AWD and ground clearance are important). In the last year or so I started looking at all the possible replacement options, from true replacements (another AWD or even 4WD vehicle like another Subaru or a 4Runner or some such) to a simple higher-mileage hybrid that requires keeping the Subaru (Did you know you're not supposed to take the RX450h off road? That kind of ruins the whole point!), etc.
Meanwhile the Volt came out, but not in Utah. The Karma was promised at roughly $90k, would be sold in Utah, and looked so much nicer. Then the Karma really did come out, but at $105k (the tax credits should just about cover Utah sales tax and registration, and the home charger cost will basically disappear into the house remodel at this point; if I get the Fisker/Lear unit at Home Depot it's just $750, hardly even worth noticing
). So I did the test drive, and that was just so much fun.
Had the Volt come out first (well, it did, I mean here in Utah) I probably would have one of those now. But it didn't, so they lost out.