gethin
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:17 pm
Delivery Date: 17 Sep 2016
Leaf Number: 333196
Location: Langley BC Canada

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:26 am


Eastvanpedaler
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:36 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Sep 2016
Leaf Number: 425320

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:30 pm

Hi from another Canadian recent purchaser of a 2013 lease return. I'd encourage any interested lower mainlander to consider importing a LEAF from Washington State.
There are hundreds coming off lease every month. They will continue to do so for the next year.
Apparently the LEAF was Nissan's biggest selling model in Seattle in 2013.
Generous subsidies and low lease charges combined with higher fuel costs encouraged this activity.
In Seattle, I was able to find a 2013 SL Premium Package manufactured in Dec. '13. In service date was Apr. 14, so more than 6 months warranty left. Battery SOH is 95%, and it had only 8 quick charges, including one by me in Bellingham on the way home.
Importing is a slight chore, but not too difficult. The recalls (specifically the latest passenger seat sensor one) must be done prior to import. The daytime running light mod can be done in Canada and is reasonably simple if you are a diy type. (Check this forum).
If I were to do it again, I might ask the folks at the Nissan dealership in Bellingham to find one to my specs. I stopped there for a 30 minute charge and they seemed nice enough. A lot closer to home than Seattle.
Lastly, many thanks to all of you who have posted here and helped with my decision to buy a truly remarkable vehicle.

Truro411
Posts: 13
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:17 am
Delivery Date: 09 Sep 2016
Leaf Number: 301154
Location: Miramichi, NB

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:11 am

Took possession of a new to me 2015 SV w/34k km a few weeks back. Paid CA$25,000 on the road with full brake service, all weather mats, and a brand new Nissan/Aero branded EVSE thrown in. That works out to about $21,700 pre tax.

Turns out the brakes only needed to be cleaned up (still plenty of rotor and 50% pads). They just gave me the rotors and pads they ordered in to use when they are due. They were quite squealy but now they're quiet (or as quiet as they get when there is no other noise to mask them). It is sometimes disconcerting to be able to here your friction brakes because it's so quiet...

So far I'm loving this car! I live 25km from the edge of the city...in the sticks we call it here. This is perfect for this car - 25-35km @ 95km/h to my first errand, run around the city going here and there, then back home at 95km/h to plug in with 25-40% battery left after 90km.

I've already developed the habit of 3 bars of power to accelerate (unless more is needed, or desired: red light races with redneck pickups occasionally) and regenning my way to a stop.

I'm still waiting for a decent OBD dongle so I can check my SOH and but I'm confident it'll be in decent shape. I've got 12 bars and the ranges I'm seeing so far look pretty darn good, even using CC and heated seats form time to time.

Look for ClerbLeaf on Plugshare.com...and happy regenning!
2015 SV New to me
Miramichi, NB

ClerbLeaf on PlugShare

ArmyMutt64A
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:56 pm
Delivery Date: 09 Oct 2016
Location: Sandhills of NC

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:13 pm

Got a Blue 2016 SV delivered on Saturday while hurricane Matthew rained down on NC. Ended up buying it from a dealer in VA and they had one of their technicians trailer it down to me. Drove it about 80 miles this past weekend. Pretty neat car. Should make a good addition to my 2000 Xterra.

DuckStew
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:42 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Oct 2016
Leaf Number: 335034
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:17 am

My wife & I got a gently used '15 SL last Saturday locally. 4,200 miles on the car. So far, we're really loving it. We live about 19 miles from work and we feel we could get 2 days worth of use out of it if we didn't have to run errands or visit friends/family.

So far getting about 4.3 to 4.4 miles per Kwh. Combine that with the $0.06/Kw from our local power supplier (8pm to 8am), that translates to about $0.014/mile to operate. So far, just using the Level-1 charging in our garage when we park at night.

LeafSpy and the OBD-II dongle-thingy will happen later, so I can keep an eye on the battery and other data.

Now onto my 2010 Zero S project bike (which will soon be powered by 7 Leaf cells!).
'15 Leaf SL
'10 Zero S project bike

A few and dwindling number of ICE vehicles

oleviking
Posts: 37
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:35 am
Delivery Date: 21 Oct 2016
Leaf Number: 301969
Location: Orlando, FL

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:43 pm

I have had the 2016 SV for about a week, went on a shake down drive today of about a 100 miles, stopped at a Nissan dealer to QC in Lakeland, FL and then back home. Had A/C running and going about 65 mph, got around 3.5 miles/KWH, so quite satisfied with that on the Interstate. Getting about 4.5 miles per KWH around town. Question - why did the QC blow the horn at 88% on the outbound charge and then I stopped the charge at 91% on the inbound charge?

Still working on the understanding of the charging process.

LeafMuranoDriver
Posts: 315
Joined: Wed May 13, 2015 8:15 am
Delivery Date: 01 May 2015
Leaf Number: 323189
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:57 am

oleviking wrote:Question - why did the QC blow the horn at 88% on the outbound charge and then I stopped the charge at 91% on the inbound charge?

Still working on the understanding of the charging process.

Haven't had that happen on my 15 but maybe it honks at a certain battery temp, similar to when inflating tires and it hits 36?psi.
2015 Leaf S w/ QC
Mfg: Jan. '15 // Pur: May '15
Best: 6/27/15 - 1,416 Miles - 292 GIDs - 63.11 Ahr - 22.6 kWh - 100% SOH - 97.2% Hx - 4 QC, 29 L2
Worst: 12/12/15 - 4,616 Miles - 259 GIDs - 55.02 Ahr - 20.1 kWh - 99% SOH - 82.8% Hx - 17 QC, 96 L2

marblekit
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:51 am
Delivery Date: 26 Oct 2016

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:50 am

LeftieBiker wrote:Leafs built Jan-March of 2013 generally show faster degradation than Leafs built from 4/13 on. Since you have the charge to 80% option, I suggest you use it when you don't need a full charge. When you do, try to time the end of charge with a time near your departure. Finally, if the car loses another bar soon, you have been scammed by someone who reset the BMS to show 12 bars - for a few weeks. If that is the case I suggest you get them to take it back. LeafSpy can tell you more about that.


How can you use LeafSpy to tell if the BMS was reset or not? Also, how do you know when your Leaf was built?

LeafMuranoDriver
Posts: 315
Joined: Wed May 13, 2015 8:15 am
Delivery Date: 01 May 2015
Leaf Number: 323189
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:23 pm

marblekit wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:Leafs built Jan-March of 2013 generally show faster degradation than Leafs built from 4/13 on. Since you have the charge to 80% option, I suggest you use it when you don't need a full charge. When you do, try to time the end of charge with a time near your departure. Finally, if the car loses another bar soon, you have been scammed by someone who reset the BMS to show 12 bars - for a few weeks. If that is the case I suggest you get them to take it back. LeafSpy can tell you more about that.


How can you use LeafSpy to tell if the BMS was reset or not? Also, how do you know when your Leaf was built?

Answer to your first question is - it's not possible. 2nd question - check the label on the inside door jam of the drivers door.
2015 Leaf S w/ QC
Mfg: Jan. '15 // Pur: May '15
Best: 6/27/15 - 1,416 Miles - 292 GIDs - 63.11 Ahr - 22.6 kWh - 100% SOH - 97.2% Hx - 4 QC, 29 L2
Worst: 12/12/15 - 4,616 Miles - 259 GIDs - 55.02 Ahr - 20.1 kWh - 99% SOH - 82.8% Hx - 17 QC, 96 L2

Marckubu
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:17 am
Delivery Date: 21 Oct 2016
Leaf Number: 403088

Re: The official "I got my Leaf" thread

Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:45 am

Image

I picked up my Leaf on Oct 21st. 2013 SL for $10,269 including tax, tags, notary fee and registration. 23,100 on the clock when I bought it. I have absolutely no complaints. It came with a Level 2 charger that I hooked up in my garage. At 100% charge I see 84 miles on the dash display. I've only been charging to 80%. Everything is great so far.
2013 Leaf SL
Emmaus PA

Return to “General / Main Owners Forum”