teslaEmployee
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wait for 2019 leaf?

Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:10 pm

I was thinking about buying the 2018 leaf as my car got totaled recently. But I read that the BMS On the 2019 model will be much better.

My commute is 50 miles round trip and I won't be using the leaf as my primary car. I live in SF Bay area. I really need the carpool sticker and if I wait till Jan 2019, my sticker will be valid till end of 2022. If I buy right now, my sticker will be valid till end of 2021.

Any other reasons to wait for a 2019?

alozzy
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Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:33 pm

Rumor says the 2019 e-Plus won't arrive until March of 2019 and availability in the CA could trail that by quite a bit. Only the 60kWh e-Plus will have a TMS and active cooling - again, rumor.
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
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LeftieBiker
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Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:58 pm

With your commute, as long as you won't need 130 miles of range in three years, I'd get a discounted 2018.
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HerdingElectrons
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Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:51 pm

Yup & with that being the new Nissan Halo EV the dealers will be far less likely to discount them & may even be doing that "dealer adjusted mark-up" crap


You also have until Sunday to some extant to cash in on the "extra" $3K rebate PG&E is offering on the 2018 Leaf:

http://www.pgecurrents.com/2018/04/24/p ... c-vehicle/
2018 SL Pearl White, LOVE ProPilot Currently at 4.1-4.5 miles/kwh as I learn to drive pure EV & the weather gets colder.

Sept 2018: AHr= 114.52 / SOH= 99.2 / HX= 99.70% / 14 mV cell delta

2013 Prius 2, 126K & still really enjoy the car

whowutwutt
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Location: NY

Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:29 am

I just purchased my 2018 4 weeks ago taking adv of that extra 3k incentives Nissan is pushing until 9/30, I don't need more than 150 mile normally, so this fit the bill for me. Keep in mind that pricing will probably be higher with the 60Kwh battery option.

The 60Kwh Battery with improved BMS wasn't in the following announcement, will be available at a "later date" so the initial batches of 2019s probably won't see that... https://electrek.co/2018/09/14/nissan-l ... e-version/

jdcbomb
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Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:55 am

if i wait until first few months of 2019 to purchase a 2018 unit, will the tax credit have run out by then?
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teslaEmployee
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Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:20 pm

thanks for the advice everyone.. I think I will buy the 2018 version. This weekend being the last weekend of the month, I will start getting quotes from the dealers.

Evoforce
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Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:45 pm

teslaEmployee wrote:thanks for the advice everyone.. I think I will buy the 2018 version. This weekend being the last weekend of the month, I will start getting quotes from the dealers.


Buy the Bolt...
*2011 Leaf 1 bought 2/28/15 @ 28,000ish mi 10 bar (8 bars @ 11/25/15 @ 37,453 ) (New lizard @ 39,275 mi @ 1/20/2016) Now 52,166 mi.
*Tesla Model S 61,000 mi
*2011 Leaf 2 bought 4/28/15 @ 24,000ish mi 12 bar (new lizard Dec. 2014 @ 22,273 mi) Now 35,485 mi

HerdingElectrons
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Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:19 pm

jdcbomb wrote:if i wait until first few months of 2019 to purchase a 2018 unit, will the tax credit have run out by then?


Which tax credit? The federal one is good until the manufacturer sells 200K vehicles & then that rebate sunsets in stages over 12 months.

The California tax rebate is very well funded & unlikely to run out anytime soon.
https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng/reba ... ing-status

The PG&E rebate expires this coming Sunday IF they are your electricity supplier, otherwise you don't qualify.

And don't forget to look into this as well!

https://cleanvehiclegrants.org/apply/
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2018 SL Pearl White, LOVE ProPilot Currently at 4.1-4.5 miles/kwh as I learn to drive pure EV & the weather gets colder.

Sept 2018: AHr= 114.52 / SOH= 99.2 / HX= 99.70% / 14 mV cell delta

2013 Prius 2, 126K & still really enjoy the car

SageBrush
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Re: wait for 2019 leaf?

Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:34 pm

If your main motivation to drive EV is the couple years a carpool sticker is offered then lease a compliance car:

http://ev-vin.blogspot.com/2016/07/curr ... d-evs.html
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought off-lease Jan 2017 from N. California
Car is now enjoying an easy life in Colorado
03/2018: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/2018: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
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