Phatcat73
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:56 am

Congrats! The range of the 30kw battery is a welcome improvement. Regarding lease vs buy. The technology advancements in the next 6-12 months will significantly push down resale more so, IMO than the last few years. If I look at the out of pocket expense, buying out my lease will cost about $3000 more than purchasing outright. However I'm a gambling man and realize that Nissan has been offering some significant residual discounting near lease turn in. I suspect this will continue in about 2-3 years upon gen 1 lease turn ins, particularly as the competition will be fierce and 150-200 mile range vehicles will be the baseline at an even lower entry price point than today's discounted Leafs.

My $0.02
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lkkms2
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:22 am

Phatcat73 wrote:Congrats! The range of the 30kw battery is a welcome improvement. Regarding lease vs buy. The technology advancements in the next 6-12 months will significantly push down resale more so, IMO than the last few years. If I look at the out of pocket expense, buying out my lease will cost about $3000 more than purchasing outright. However I'm a gambling man and realize that Nissan has been offering some significant residual discounting near lease turn in. I suspect this will continue in about 2-3 years upon gen 1 lease turn ins, particularly as the competition will be fierce and 150-200 mile range vehicles will be the baseline at an even lower entry price point than today's discounted Leafs.

My $0.02


Yes, I agree on two points. Because of the recent competition:

1) Your gamble may be a good one and the purchase price on the residual may come down nicely in 2-3 years, and
2) thanks to the competition (Bolt, Ioniq, M3), the current Nissan Dealer discounts and Nissan rebates are MUCH better that 5 1/2 years ago when I got my first Leaf in 2011.

In a few years I may decide to upgrade again while giving one of my friends a good deal on my 2017 Leaf :) and continue the spread of EVs.
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bongo2
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Yesterday I picked up a Silver 2015 S with 24,000 miles and 12 bars on the battery for 7,900 + taxes = 8,900. Basic charger and everything else, but I was surprised to learn today that it has one rear heated seat (not both).
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jjeff
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:56 pm

bongo2 wrote:...but I was surprised to learn today that it has one rear heated seat (not both).

Never heard of that :? note it may just have one switch but it should heat both rear seats(I don't believe any do the seat backs).
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bongo2
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:08 am

Oh, maybe they are both heated. It's one switch and I thought that when I moved from one side to the other it wasn't heated but it may have been the influence of my butt on the one seat that made it feel different!
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arnis
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:41 pm

One switch and two butts are heated. Not the center.. nor the backrests.
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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:49 pm

bongo2 wrote:Oh, maybe they are both heated. It's one switch and I thought that when I moved from one side to the other it wasn't heated but it may have been the influence of my butt on the one seat that made it feel different!


I think there's a sensor so the seat only heats if someone is sitting there.
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'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 Ahr
@ 29 months, 29k, 286 GID, 60.88 Ahr
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Deathwater
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:27 pm

Just picked up a 2017 Leaf SV in Silver

Couldn't resist. Local electric company offered a 10k rebate off MSRP.

so far, going to work and back actually GAINS distance remaining. I'm liking it.
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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:30 am

:?: So, it's downhill both ways?
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 Ahr
@ 29 months, 29k, 286 GID, 60.88 Ahr
@ 31 months, 30.3k, 274 GID, 58.39 Ahr

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Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:16 am

Deathwater wrote:Just picked up a 2017 Leaf SV in Silver

Couldn't resist. Local electric company offered a 10k rebate off MSRP.

so far, going to work and back actually GAINS distance remaining. I'm liking it.


Going to guess that you meant that you charge enough at work to cover your round trip commute usage plus a little extra?
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