jaja06 wrote:We are on Day 6 with our new-to-us Leaf! Husband mentioned we might be able to save a bunch of money on gas, and I went a little crazy looking at what was for sale around us. I also spent a lot of time reading around this forum and learning a lot of things about the car and various models/years/options/etc, so thank you all for the collective knowledge. I went shopping on a whim when I had Veteran's Day off, and ended up buying a car!
Our car: 2013 SV with Quick Charge (04/13 build), 24k miles, 12 capacity bars (not sure yet if I'll splurge for LeafSpy), and overall in really great shape. Still all shiny with the new car smell! So far I just love it, and I am having FUN driving it! I'm in the process of getting permission to charge at work, which will add a little extra to the financial benefit too. I'm hoping it holds up alright in the Florida climate.
For those still shopping or thinking of selling soon, we paid $7650 + $640 dealer fee so $8290.
Nice, and congratulations! I myself am an owner of a 2012 Volt that I purchased two months ago. I had to have some brake/rotor work done, and now I'm happy (mostly) with the car. I am obsessed over looking at a Leaf, and am trying to convince the wife that a third car (the Leaf I want) would be a good purchase. I might be up for a trade on a new model if the 7500 rebate is still in play.
I already have a Level 2 charging station for the Volt, and I love not having to stop for gas. I believe that I can make most of my driving work with the Leaf. My only worries are winter driving. I live near Charlotte, NC and have a 35 mile round trip commute to work. We plan on trading in one of our cars soon for the Model 3 Tesla or Chevy Bolt.
Again, congratulations...hopefully I'll be posting soon about my own purchase!