RStrasser
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:01 pm

I received my 2017 SL on September 21, 2018. I purchased it through Carvana and am very pleased with the experience. I traded my 2014 Honda Accord which Carvana picked up when they delivered the Leaf. The Leaf was from Florida where a person had a one year lease. It was auctioned in Georgia and only had 4,300 miles on it. The only negative was a missing SD map card. The Navigation does not work without the SD card. Many other features also do not work. Carvana told me to visit a Nissan dealer and have them install a new SD card. Carvana also wanted the Nissan dealer to submit a claim to their SilverRock warranty service. But the dealers in my area did not want to deal with Silver Rock. So I just purchased the SD card from a dealer and installed it. I put a review on the Carvana website describing my experience with the SD card. I received an email from Carvana the day following my review submission. They asked for a picture of the SD card receipt so they could send me a check for it. I received the check the day after I sent them the receipt photo. I like the Leaf and I highly recommend Carvana based upon my experience. But be warned buying used Leafs. Check for the SD card. They seem to go walking.

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OrientExpress
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Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:22 pm
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Leaf Number: 2331
Location: San Jose, Ca

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:03 pm

That's too bad, because the SD car is keyed to the LEAFs VIN and unless you need an extra card for your camera is useless.
2018 LEAF SL
Gun Metalic
Delivery April 10 2018

Prior LEAF:
2014 LEAF SV
Ocean Blue
Delivery May 23 2014
50,000+ miles - all 12 bars - Same range as new - No warranty issues ever!

RStrasser
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:25 pm

Yes... you do have to buy the replacement SD card from a Nissan dealer for it to work. Do not buy a SD card from eBay or anywhere else.

BuffaloBillsfan
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Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Delivery Date: 13 Oct 2018
Leaf Number: 305768
Location: Buffalo, NY

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:00 pm

Does it count if all the paperwork is done except the actual part of them handing you keys to the leaf several days from now?

highland58
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Delivery Date: 10 Oct 2018

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:24 am

Hi, we are new to this forum, we just bought a 2016 SV, a very pretty red color. It only had 7300 miles after a corporate lease. It does have all 12 bars, and charged to 105 miles. It was originally bought in this area (Seattle), so no real hot weather. Our other car is a 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV, so we are a 2 electric car family now, sharing a level 2 charger in the garage. :D

Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Delivery Date: 20 Nov 2016
Leaf Number: 313890
Location: Arcadia, CA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:34 am

highland58 wrote:Hi, we are new to this forum, we just bought a 2016 SV, a very pretty red color. It only had 7300 miles after a corporate lease. It does have all 12 bars, and charged to 105 miles. It was originally bought in this area (Seattle), so no real hot weather. Our other car is a 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV, so we are a 2 electric car family now, sharing a level 2 charger in the garage. :D


awesome! welcome to the club!

If you don't mind, can you PM me (or share on another thread) your experiences with the clarity phev? i know some folks who are still having trouble with transitioning to an EV, and they only have faith in Toyota and Honda. :(
:: Model 3 LR :: acquired 9 May '18
:: Leaf S30 :: build date: Sep '16 :: purchased: Nov '16
Date - Miles / GIDs:
May '17 - 7300 mi / 363
Feb '18 - 20.5k mi / 333

tattoogunman
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Location: Plano, Texas

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:07 pm

Brought home my new to me certified pre-owned 2015 S today, so there is now one less ICE vehicle on the roads! I was also able to drive a new 2019 SL today and the newer cars are even nicer, e-pedal is awesome! Pro pilot sort of creeped me out since I'm obviously not used to allowing a car to guide itself, but it was pretty neat nonetheless. Anyway, obligatory car in my garage shot.


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kuroneko
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Delivery Date: 25 Oct 2018
Leaf Number: 401505
Location: Somerset County, NJ

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:50 am

Hi everyone!
I just purchased a 2013 Leaf SV from a used car dealer. Admittedly I probably should have done a little more research prior to buying it, but overall I am very happy with my new (to me) Leaf. Unfortunately it has not had the best life. I am the third owner and the last two burned a decent amount of the battery. My Leaf only has 9/12 bars left, but it wasn't from the south according to the paperwork (ME & NY) so I'm not as worried. I have a very short commute so it should work well for my needs.
My dealer is trying to get a replacement SD card, because someone stole it between the time he bought it and picked it up. The Nissan dealership here has no idea how to do it and they insisted that he would have replace the entire console in the car. Big thanks to the great people on the forum here for the information on how to get a new one. I've already passed that info along to my guy and hopefully just saved him to big bucks.
I've already learned a lot just reading the different threads, and I am trying to search/dig before posting questions. I would suggest a master thread compiling a list of the best threads of common questions, but someone would have to put a lot of time into managing it. I've seen other forums do this in an attempt to cut down the number of duplicate threads. It doesn't stop people from just posting questions, but I think it does help a little for people like me who actually try to look before posting.
01/2013 Leaf SV 9/12 bars left

LeftieBiker
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:44 am

Your car was probably built before April of 2013, giving it the old, crappy battery chemistry. The thread compilation is a good idea. Calling Cwerdna! I have written a used Leaf buying guide with the bad things to look for. I'll link it here shortly.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=26662
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2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

kuroneko
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:46 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:Your car was probably built before April of 2013, giving it the old, crappy battery chemistry. The thread compilation is a good idea. Calling Cwerdna! I have written a used Leaf buying guide with the bad things to look for. I'll link it here shortly.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=26662


Yes, it is an 01/13 Leaf. I did come across your thread in my search of the forums, but thank you for sharing it.
01/2013 Leaf SV 9/12 bars left

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