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Re: Get Rid of The Goofy Looking Headlights

Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:20 pm

Stoaty wrote:When I first got my Leaf, a few of my friends thought it was a glorified golf cart. All I had to do was put the pedal to the metal when the light turned green so they would realize "This isn't your father's EV." :lol:
Yes, when doing test drives with friends I give it the full 80kW while going uphill. Getting snapped back into the seat going uphill gets rid of any "golf cart" notions.

On topic: I'm another one who likes the look of the headlights. What I don't like about them is the gigantic cost to replace a headlight should I damage one.
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Re: Get Rid of The Goofy Looking Headlights

Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:35 pm

TomT wrote:They aren't any better on the LED cars... Easily the worst high beams I have seen on a car in decades...
LeftieBiker wrote:I can live with how the headlights *look* but the high beams are functionally pretty terrible on the non-LED cars.
A big plus 1. Fortunately, we rarely have the need for high beams when using the LEAF.
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Re: Get Rid of The Goofy Looking Headlights

Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:38 pm

A Priuschatter pointed out the resemblance between the front of the Leaf and Jar Binks. :shock: :lol:

https://priuschat.com/threads/star-trek ... st-2423421

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Re: Get Rid of The Goofy Looking Headlights

Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:47 am

I think the headlights look great, and so does the car. It has a look of high tech, and futuristic modernity that sets it apart from other cars.

I don't know why so many people have complaints about the look of the Leaf... For me, I hate the ultra modern, jagged lines of cars like the new Prius. On that and other new cars, it really looks like they WORKED HARD at making it look futuristic, and I think they are ugly...

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Re: Get Rid of The Goofy Looking Headlights

Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:27 am

I've owned this car for almost 5 years now, and the look hasn't grown on me one bit. Ugliest car I've ever owned, and I've owned minivans.
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Re: Get Rid of The Goofy Looking Headlights

Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:13 am

The headlights looked odd to me at first, yet vaguely familiar... after a couple weeks of ownership I finally put my finger on it:

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Re: Get Rid of The Goofy Looking Headlights

Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:56 am

The end is in sight.

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https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/18/2018-nissan-leaf-teaser-shot-emailed-new-headlights/

Yes, I know this has been shared elsewhere, but it feels appropriate for this thread. I've had my Leaf for over 5 years now, and I still hate the lights. I love the car, but hate the look. I "fondly" refer to it as my "dork-mobile".
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Re: Get Rid of The Goofy Looking Headlights

Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:58 am

Having the rear section of the headlights painted the same color as the vehicle helps downsize them.

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