LeftieBiker
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:33 am

The top contenders on my list are the Leaf (new), a i3 REX, and Ioniq EV.


I suggest you cross off the i3 REX, due to serious reliability issues with the REX. Cwerdna can fill you in on that.
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captslow
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:43 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
The top contenders on my list are the Leaf (new), a i3 REX, and Ioniq EV.


I suggest you cross off the i3 REX, due to serious reliability issues with the REX. Cwerdna can fill you in on that.


Thanks! As far as my OP, do you think I can ask the dealer to discount the Leaf more?

Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:23 am

captslow wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:
The top contenders on my list are the Leaf (new), a i3 REX, and Ioniq EV.


I suggest you cross off the i3 REX, due to serious reliability issues with the REX. Cwerdna can fill you in on that.


Thanks! As far as my OP, do you think I can ask the dealer to discount the Leaf more?


If you're not in a hurry, then I think you definitely can. The 40kwh leaf sales are slowing down: https://insideevs.com/monthly-plug-in-sales-scorecard/

Nissan offered some pretty nice discounts when they needed to move metal, and with #rapidchargegate still fresh, and a 60kwh (w/ TMS) leaf coming in less than a year, I'd be willing to bet that we'd see $4k discounts before the end of the year.
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Valdemar
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:07 am

captslow wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:If you are in a Hot part of SoCal, you might want to consider leasing, even for a worse deal. The battery probably won't hold up very well in the heat. You would likely get a new battery under warranty in that case, but would you be ok with the range diminishing to 90 miles or less before it happened?


I'm in the LA-San Gabriel area, with a 40-mile round trip commute. It's definitely not Death Valley, but not Minnesota either. I'm not new to leasing, so I'm pretty open to it. I just need to do more research since I'm used to leasing other makes.

The top contenders on my list are the Leaf (new), a i3 REX, and Ioniq EV.


With a 40-mile RT commute you might be well served by a Honda Clarity EV for $200/mo + tax that comes with 20,000 annual miles, they extended the lease program until October I think.
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captslow
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:42 pm

Not sure if the Clarity EV is my cup of tea. Looks like I have some time on my hands and wait for some better discounts.

I've been reading up on the battery issues and #rapidgate. I'm open to tweaking my lifestyle to use DCFC sparingly, and I'm not sure if the weather here is warm enough to be a contributing factor. Looks like I need to look into it more.

LeftieBiker
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:44 pm

The weather in Upstate NY is hot enough to increase degradation, going by LeafSpy. Assume that SoCal is as well.
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Valdemar
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Re: Leaf Price / Discount discussion thread

Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:56 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:The weather in Upstate NY is hot enough to increase degradation, going by LeafSpy. Assume that SoCal is as well.


Is there any data already about the 2018 pack? I was down 1 bar on the original 2011 pack before the 2nd summer, I'm finishing my 3rd summer on a replacement Lizard with all 12, not for much longer though.
'11 SL, totaled
-1CB@33k/21mo, -2CB@53k/33mo, -3CB@68k/41mo, -4CB(41.5AHr)@79k/49mo, -5CB(38.85AHr)@87.5k/54mo
-0CB(66.14AHr)@87.5k/54mo (BBB)
54.94AHr, SOH 86%, 130k miles
9kW Solar

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