Juliansleaf
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 10:51 am
Delivery Date: 10 May 2017

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu May 11, 2017 11:33 am

Yep, you're right. They forgot the cable. I live out of town, there isn't anything close to me. I think the closest was 24 miles. I doesn't help that they delivered it with 34 miles of charge either. I wasn't brave enough to risk it...

danamo
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:19 am
Delivery Date: 13 Apr 2017

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun May 14, 2017 7:25 pm

I am the new owner of a 2012 SL, with 28.000 miles and 80% SOH battery with 11 bars. $8800 out the door, and had to put new tires on it, but it is very clean. I bought it off a used car lot, and they knew nothing, I think they may have been a little relieved to get rid of the weirdo car. I was able to talk to the former owner, and he worked for the post office, and drove it back and forth to work and seemed to baby it. I thought I wanted a 2013 S, but there is a shortage in Chicago lately. When I first started looking there were a bunch of 2013's under 10K, but lately there have been zero, and I had to adjust my goals because I can only put so much crazy energy into this project. We bought the car about 25 miles from our house, and it wasn't charged, so we asked the salesmen to charge it and we would pick it up the next day. Well, of course, the charge timer was on so it didn't charge and they knew nothing about the override. When I got in and it wasn't charged, my husband was a little freaked, but we went to Walgreen's and found a level 2 that worked, but the level 3 was a mystery. Then I remembered that we could go to a Nissan dealer, and we did, and then it charged and I made it home!! So far, super happy, it's our second car so I can get to work, 30 miles RT, no sweat. Thanks for all of the help on this forum!

Juliansleaf
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 10:51 am
Delivery Date: 10 May 2017

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed May 17, 2017 10:21 am

So sad update...I don't have a new leaf. Battery is only at 9 bars and car will not make it to work for me. I am having to return it. I went through Carvana, and I'm not really happy about all this.....

Phatcat73
Posts: 412
Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:44 pm
Leaf Number: 401511
Location: Buffalo Grove, Il

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed May 17, 2017 10:25 am

Maybe - Find out the inservice date (beginning of 5 year batt warranty)
Get LeafSpy and understand if you're "about" to lose that extra bar soon. You may be on the brink of losing bar 9, and get a brand new 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

Oils4AsphaultOnly
Posts: 80
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:09 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Nov 2016
Leaf Number: 313890
Location: Arcadia, CA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Wed May 17, 2017 12:56 pm

Juliansleaf wrote:So sad update...I don't have a new leaf. Battery is only at 9 bars and car will not make it to work for me. I am having to return it. I went through Carvana, and I'm not really happy about all this.....


That's a bummer. Sorry it didn't work out. :(

Out of curiosity though, how did you determine that a used 2012 leaf was going to work for you (and then later not work)? From your post history there were no indications on what your needs were or what area you're in. A used leaf isn't a crapshoot or chance, but it's not a one-size-fits-all vehicle either.
[2013 leaf traded for 2016 leaf S30 (7300 miles & 363 GIDs @ 1 May 2017)! ... still getting a model3 though. :D

neva6
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu May 11, 2017 11:54 am
Delivery Date: 11 May 2017

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri May 19, 2017 11:56 am

New Leaf owner here! Brought home a 2017 Pearl White SV model. Very excited to own an electric car and hope that I never go back to driving an ICE vehicle again.

Solar panels and a level 2 EVSE are in the works.

Cheers

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