blueangel78
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:40 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:46 am

Leased a 2017 S w/ Charge Package, floor/cargo mats, and cargo cover.

VPP: Yes
Term/Mileage: 36 months, 12k/year
State : CA
Leaf Trim, options : S w/ Charge Package, floor/cargo mats, and cargo cover.
MSRP : $33,815
Down payment : $2000 drive off (includes tax, title, first mo payment, etc)
Monthly payment : $99 + tax
Residual: $9,130

electromotive
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:57 am
Delivery Date: 16 Jun 2011
Leaf Number: 003243

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:26 pm

Holy crud! That is a good deal.
What dealer? Who did you work with?
Lemme guess- Dublin Nissan?
Please tell us.
thank you.

Snlj
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:55 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Mar 2017
Leaf Number: 416281
Location: Madison, WI

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:38 am

I purchased a 2013 SL last week. 15,500 miles, 12 capacity bars, manufactured in August, lived out its initial lease in Massachusetts. No Premium package, but it's super nice!

webb14leafs
Posts: 72
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:43 am
Delivery Date: 27 Mar 2017

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:44 am

Bought a 2014 S with charge package. 14,400 miles, 12 bars, and around 88% remaining capacity according to leaf spy.

Really surprised by how much I enjoy driving it. This isn't advertised enough. Reminds me of a civic, only quieter. Only car of similar size that I enjoyed driving more was a jetta turbo.

I have a 42 mile daily commute and free charging at work. It's perfect for me.

Only problem is my wife now likes it too!!!

Personally, I think the used market is what's going to take the EV market mainstream. The math on a <$10k car that doesn't need gas or fluid maintenance is pretty compelling. Everyone in my office is now scouring autotrader every day contemplating a new leaf. Once people start realizing how nice the ride is, and get over their range anxiety it will take off.

I'm also not worried about capacity degradation. The '11s and '12s got the shaft, but I don't think it will be unreasonable to pay $3K-4K (optimistically assuming the cost of replacement comes down in the next 3 years) for a new battery. It's not the same as replacing an engine on a gasser. The thermal expansion and contraction on a normal combustion engine means the fits will always be less than ideal, resulting in fatigue, premature wear, stress on other components, engine noise, etc... With the leaf, you replace the battery and the car runs perfectly. The '11s and '12s still ride like brand new in spite of the battery issues. Replace their batteries with a lizard battery and you have a car that runs like it did the day you bought it. What other 7 year old car can you say that about?

jim0266
Posts: 34
Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:14 am
Delivery Date: 17 Mar 2017
Leaf Number: 330446
Location: Akron, Oh

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:19 pm

Ran into a Leaf owner a few weeks ago. I had no idea used Leaf's are sweet deals. That encounter lead to a 2014 SV CPO with Premium Package. 8,717 miles, 100% SOH according to LeafSpy for $9,800 plus tax. Telematics also upgraded.

The sales guy suggested I meet their Leaf Tech, reading my geek enthusiasm for the Leaf. The tech said there are lots of improvements to the 14's. He said there is little he's had to do the Leafs. He recommended a yearly caliper service (I'm in NE Ohio) and have the car aligned once a year too. Change the break fluid every few years and to trickle charge the battery one a month and change the cabin air filter as recommended. He also said to avoid lots of charging to 100% when you are still pretty full. Work the battery if possible.

Now an ICE cars seems barbaric when I drive it. Would like to get another 7-10 years out of our 07 Prius. By then longer range EV's make it feasible not to own an ICE car ever again.

pyromancy5
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Apr 2017

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:47 am

This seems like a good place to start posting. Hi everybody. I'm new to this board, but not to car specific forums. I was a Saab 9-2x owner until last week. I was actively involved in the online community of that car's cult following. It's nice to see another car specific forum with knowledgeable members.

Saturday I picked up my first Leaf, a CPO 2014 SL in Pearl White with 35k miles, 12 battery bars and premium package for $10,900.

I have a charging station I can use at work, but I also just ran a 220v outlet to the garage for a Siemens Versicharge that I installed yesterday.

So far, I love this car. Coming from a bare-bones wagon made in 2004, I'm still amazed by the level of comfort and tech in this car.

Any other Columbus Ohio Leaf drivers on the board?

Phatcat73
Posts: 423
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:44 pm
Leaf Number: 401511
Location: Buffalo Grove, Il

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:11 am

Congrats on the deal! What's the history of the car? Warm climate or moderate? Youj can get the history from carfax or for free via your dealer. How long is your commute? Living in a climate season, you may experience range drops by ~30% during the cold months. Good pick on the EVSE as well as we have the same one and enjoy the built in delay timer feature. Research the Leafspy app for detailed metrics on your battery.
2016 SV; purchased 20-Jan-17, <5k, 98% SOH; 01-Apr-17
2013 SV; purchased 6-March-13 44k, 81% SOH; 3-Apr-17
2015 S; purchased 29-July-14, moved to AZ Nov-2014, 19k, 83% SOH; 30-Mar-17
(LD storage) 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x2), 101k

pyromancy5
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Apr 2017

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:33 am

Phatcat73 wrote:Congrats on the deal! What's the history of the car? Warm climate or moderate? Youj can get the history from carfax or for free via your dealer. How long is your commute? Living in a climate season, you may experience range drops by ~30% during the cold months. Good pick on the EVSE as well as we have the same one and enjoy the built in delay timer feature. Research the Leafspy app for detailed metrics on your battery.



So, the car was in GA for the first 2 years, and then was owned for about a year by one of the sales managers at Germain Nissan where I purchased it. I'm in Bexley (Columbus) Ohio, and my commute is 7 miles round trip. I also have access to an L2 charger at work, so I can fill up there as needed during the week, and fill up at home on the weekends.

With my last car, I was averaging about 6000mi a year, and we did a lot more running around for errands in my car than my wife's. Now if we do a trip to Cincinnati or somewhere else, we'll take her ICE Focus.

I'll have to check out that app, sounds like it can give good info. The dealer agreed to repaint the scuffed up bumper, and also split the cost of the TCU upgrade so that only cost me 100 bucks. Inside, the car looks new. It was nicely detailed. I love the leather, and I was able to use the heated steering wheel and seat on a chilly day.

alozzy
Posts: 523
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:25 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Jan 2017

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:35 am

If it's this car then it came from Illinois originally:

http://www.starnissan.com/inventory/use ... p2ec331810

EDIT: Sorry @pyromancy5, I was obviously typing while you were and by the time I posted, you had already posted back
Vancouver, CA owner of a 2013 Ocean Blue SV + QC, purchased 01/2017 in WA
Zencar 12/20/24/30A L1/L2 portable EVSE
1-1/4" Curt #11396 hitch
After market, DIY LED DRLs
LeafSpy Pro + Konnwei KW902 ELM327 BT OBDII dongle
Loving my first BEV :D

pyromancy5
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:17 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Apr 2017

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:06 am

alozzy wrote:If it's this car then it came from Illinois originally:

http://www.starnissan.com/inventory/use ... p2ec331810

EDIT: Sorry @pyromancy5, I was obviously typing while you were and by the time I posted, you had already posted back



NP. Mine is an SL :D 10,900 for an S with almost as many miles, there's some "room to work" with that dealer...

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