LeftieBiker
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2013
Location: Upstate New York, US

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:46 pm

What matters is what the stats are now, and they are great for a 2011. Don't worry about past storage, and try to store it at 80% or less yourselves. Also try to avoid getting the battery hot (above 6 temp bars on the gauge).
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

The most offensive, tasteless phrase in use here is "Pulled the trigger." I no longer respond to posts that use it.

redcottage
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Delivery Date: 0-11-2011
Leaf Number: 017163
Location: New Paltz, NY

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:39 pm

Yep thanks, I've been reading all about the badness of batteries and heat. So far it runs between 5 and 6 heat bars. Now the build date stamped on the door plate is 11/11 but I believe the car is a 2012 model year? Regardless, that makes the battery pack almost 6 years old, I've also read that Li-on batteries are affected by age. It'll be interesting to see how much life we can squeeze out of this car down the road (no pun intended).

My wife racked up 75 miles today (way more than she'd typically drive) in all types of hilly terrain and a mix of highway and around town driving, mostly in D with 3 passengers and some light cargo. She texted a picture showing 2 bars and a GOM of 11 miles from my daughters apartment, and wondered if she'd make it the 8 miles back to home (in ECO mode). I said I think so, and sure enough we got our first LBW about a mile from home. The car suits our needs perfectly, the 75 miles today was an unusual amount of daily driving. There are 45 GIDs,
20.9% SOC and 3.5kWh left in the batteries.

Coollibrariandude
Gold Member
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Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Delivery Date: 02 Sep 2017
Leaf Number: 306722

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:53 pm

So last Saturday I took Sonoma Clean Power up on their rebate offer ($2000 plus $8500 in dealer and Nissan incentives) and went and bought a brand new red 2017 SL. A fitting replacement for my 2002 Subaru, which has a broken catalytic converter and a smog check and registration due soon
So far it's pretty cool. I don't know if the Solar Panel is useful or not but I'm glad I have it. I never thought I'd own a car with leather seats but those are pretty cool too.
I did a lot of research and test drove an e-golf which I liked a lot but the VW dealer with the clean power deal didn't have the color I wanted and I liked the Leaf's color and the fact it didn't look like all the other cars. The only thing the really bugs me about the LEAF is that it doesn't have CarPlay which the e-Golf and of course the 2018 LEAF does. The Nissan Connect system is pretty lousy bit my Subaru just had a radio and a cd player so even the crappy NissanConnect is quite the upgrade.
I live in a condo with a parking garage so I can't charge at home but Luckily there is a free public charging station in the parking lot where I work and where I work is only 11 miles away from home. So all in all I think I got a pretty good deal even if I didn't get Apple CarPlay.
And did I mention the cool solar panel?
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2017 "Coulis Red" SL with premium package, solar panel and the whole shebang. Purchased new in September '17 from Jim Bone Nissan in Santa Rosa,CA and incentives from Sonoma Clean Power.

Cornellio
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Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:59 pm
Delivery Date: 03 Dec 2015
Leaf Number: 036287
Location: SF Bay Area
Contact: Twitter

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:21 am

Nice going Coollibrariandude!

Same thing with me-- we live in a condo and can't charge at home. We just charge at the nearby Whole Foods. No problem with my short commute. I've been on lots of trips to Monterey and back from the peninsula-- no problems.
2016 Glacier White Leaf SV

orsadude2
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Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:01 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Feb 2017

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:38 am

So after 1 year and plenty of lurking on this forum and asking questions, I finally purchased a Leaf. I got a 2015 S w/QC package.
I finally got a chance to use Leaf Spy Pro and it was working so here are the stats:

AHr = 57.26
SOH = 92%
389.21V
Hx = 87.47%
odo = 22163 mi
12 QC & 797 L1/L2s
27 mV

229 GIDS 81.5%

Not sure what all this means....just want to know if I'm good for basic city transportation for the next 5 - 7 years. Bought it to transport kid to school...which is now a 100 mi/week endeavor.

orsadude2
orsadude2
Seattle, WA
2015 S w/QC

Ceasar209EV
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Joined: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:16 pm
Delivery Date: 11 Sep 2017
Leaf Number: 419004

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:48 pm

Hi everyone!

New Leaf owner here as of Monday (Sept. 11, 2017)! Traded in my old Ford Fiesta (which had a ton of transmission problems) and bought a used 2013 Leaf S, which had the quick charge installed.

I know it's only been 2 days but dang, I'm already in love with it.

This forum has been invaluable in my decision and for research. So thanks for everything and can't wait to talk about m my new EV!

pipestem
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:03 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Sep 2017
Leaf Number: 327753

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:23 pm

H e l l o !
I got a 2015 Leaf S on Saturday. I like it. I wanted at least a 2015 S for the eco, B mode, and cruise. I did not need nor trust Carwings/Nissan Connect.

the search
I spent a month talking to the three area Nissan dealers that had new and CPO leafs and never got a good deal. Even with the 10k discount and 7.5k rebate, the dealers were jacking up the prices so best I could get was 18k net on a Leaf S. The lease offers were total duds. I did not think another 23 miles of range was worth it. Local used dealers had older stock and were no better on average.

purchase
Finally I broke down and bought it on Carvana. I never thought I would do such a thing. Red and 24000 miles, beautiful really. Delivery was painless and the thing looks and feels showroom new. Whatever they are doing to recondition the cars is worth it.

driving
So far so good. I drive it to work either 18 fast miles or 24 slow miles and either way uses 20% of charge. Over the weekend I drove 23 miles to the lake and back on 25% of charge. That seems right on the EPA estimate. New charge guess o meter is about 95 miles. I charge at work on an L2.

Leaf spy
did not work with my old obd (Veepeak) so I bought a new one coming in tomorrow, will check stats then.

With current prices, a used Leaf is a great deal. I'm tempted to buy another.

What do you think, is there any more reason to take it to a Nissan dealer ?

Cheers.

PS. Got the LELINK obd tool and it works fine. whew. Stats seem average .... ?
AHr= 56.25
SOH= 90% 385.3V
Hx= 85.38
odo= 24199
362 QC (seems like a lot ?)
371 L1/L2
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SOC= 76.5%
202 GIDs 71.9%
15.7 KWh remain
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temp= 86.6
(just got home from 17mi at 70mph)
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2015 Red Leaf S. Yes the red is important.

Tsiah
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:52 am
Delivery Date: 15 Jan 2017

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:58 pm

I've been looking at the leaf since December of 2016. Based on advice of a few members (because of my 80 mile round trip every day) I've been looking for a 2016 SV or SL (the resistive heater in the S is kind of a downer and the added cost of an S with the 30kWh battery and QC I might as well get an SV)

I finally found a CPO pearl white 16 SV with 1045 miles on it. It was a dealer loaner car at Lee's summit nissan in Missouri. I have to ship it to Utah but I got the car for $18,600 (including shipping and taxes) I'll post pictures as soon as it arrives. My wife helped me pull in the wire for my 14-50 outlet in the garage, I wired that up and assembled my openEVSE this weekend. We're ready to start using electricity and keep miles off the Odyssey.

Chadrph
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:02 pm
Delivery Date: 05 Oct 2017
Leaf Number: 312301

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:08 pm

Taking delivery tomorrow of a new 2016 Leaf SL with 41 miles on it. Was able to purchase it for $23,000 before the federal tax rebate. The car will be my primary transportation to and from work. Was planning on looking for a used Leaf at the end of this year, but couldn't pass this one up after finding it.

Did a lot of research before purchasing a Leaf, but just found this site. Appears to be a lot of good information on here. Looking forward digging into it all.

Oils4AsphaultOnly
Gold Member
Posts: 197
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:09 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Nov 2016
Leaf Number: 313890
Location: Arcadia, CA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:29 pm

Chadrph wrote:Taking delivery tomorrow of a new 2016 Leaf SL with 41 miles on it. Was able to purchase it for $23,000 before the federal tax rebate. The car will be my primary transportation to and from work. Was planning on looking for a used Leaf at the end of this year, but couldn't pass this one up after finding it.

Did a lot of research before purchasing a Leaf, but just found this site. Appears to be a lot of good information on here. Looking forward digging into it all.


Welcome Chadrph!

And that was an awesome deal!
[2013 leaf traded for 2016 leaf S30:
build date: Sep '16 :: purchased: Nov '16
1 May 2017 - 7300 miles & 363 GIDs
6 Sep 2017 - 13k miles & 359 GIDs]

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