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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.

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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.

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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 registrstion 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 leafs 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.

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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

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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%
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.

Seattle, WA
2015 S w/QC

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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!

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