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The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:57 am

With the "impending" delivery of Leafs ... this thread is for people to describe their experience as they pick up their Leaf.
1st Leaf : 2/28/2011 to 5/6/2013
2nd Leaf : 5/4/2013 to 3/21/2017
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread : Omkar ?

Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:00 pm

Split rest of the posts to a different "impending" thread.
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omkar
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread : Omkar ?

Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:16 pm

Nice thread ;) We just got home after picking up the Leaf this morning. We were at the dealership for 4 hours which was a drag but it is finally here! There was a reporter from the OC Register, Lois Evezich, who asked us some questions and took some pictures. She said they would probably run the story on Friday in the Auto section. Our salesperson at Connell, Chris Klee, did a great job of familiarizing us with all of the controls in the Leaf. I know I will be digging into the manuals and Carwings even more now.

The car drives great. I had driven it during the test drive at the OC Auto Show but that was a pretty limited drive so it was nice to get on the freeway and spend some more time in it.

I just stopped by home to post an update. Going to go show it to some family now. I might be meeting up with Boomer in a bit to test out the L2 charging.

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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread : Omkar ?

Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:18 pm

omkar wrote:Nice thread ;) I might be meeting up with Boomer in a bit to test out the L2 charging.


Bring her on by, Omkar, if it works out for you. I'll post some pix on my blog for you LEAFers.
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread : Omkar ?

Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:19 pm

Congrats ! So, finally the first non-celebratory Leaf delivery.

Did you buy or lease ? When you get time post anything about the buying process that might come in handy for others ...
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread : Omkar ?

Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:21 pm

wow!! what a way to start the New Year!

tell us more !!
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread : Delivery starts 1/1/11

Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:28 pm

Good job Omkar. Why so long at Connell? I don't want to spend 4 hours picking mine up (if it ever gets there to begin with).

"Test drive sir?"
"No thanks"
"Familiarize sir with the features?"
"No thanks"
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread : Delivery starts 1/1/11

Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:31 pm

i would spend all day there if it meant getting my Leaf today!
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread : Delivery starts 1/1/11

Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:43 pm

Mine is being shipped from Rairdon's on a truck. There will be sign here Sir and drive up the drive way. Or I should say drive off and show family and friends then up the drive way. :mrgreen:
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread : Delivery starts 1/1/11

Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:52 pm

We leased the Leaf for 36 months (15,000 miles/year). We put $2000 down and the payments are $445.23/month. I'll try to get a scan up of the numbers (there are a lot of them).

4 hours - I don't understand why. It wasn't like we were negotiating on price lol.. A little bit of time was with the reporter, a little bit getting the features explained to us (he had a checklist to go through), a little bit on the test drive, a little bit signing papers.. But we spent way too much time twiddling our thumbs. My wife actually left to try to go pick up some food and bring it back.

UPDATE: Below are the numbers. They are specific for my situation but I think they should be still be helpful to others
[*] MSRP=$35410 Price I paid=$34410
[*] $2000 down payment + $7500 credit = $9500 that is listed
[*] Residual of 44% of MSRP is based on 15k miles/year and 36 month lease
[*] The interest rate was 4.9% (Money factor of ~.00204)

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