RonDawg
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Re: After 2 weeks with a Bolt, here's everything I miss about the Leaf

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:02 pm

ElectricMonkey wrote: Yes, I'm on the Bolt forum as well. The most important thing I've seen discussed there is what type of seat cushion to buy :mrgreen: And people are pissed that they've got to spend extra money on a seat cushion! That cracks me up. I've literally spent more on a bottle of wine!


I would think after spending $36+k on a car (before incentives) that the least the manufacturer can do is include a decent set of seats as standard equipment. I know GM can do it, I've rented GM compacts before.

The base model doesn't have cheap, plastic hub caps like the Leaf, and the distance from tire to rim should keep the rims from hitting the ground on pot holes.


Again as I posted above, per https://tiresize.com/calculator/ the Leaf's sidewalls on the Leaf S are actually slightly (0.2 inches) taller than the Bolt's.
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ElectricMonkey
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Re: After 2 weeks with a Bolt, here's everything I miss about the Leaf

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:17 pm

Again as I posted above, per https://tiresize.com/calculator/ the Leaf's sidewalls on the Leaf S are actually slightly (0.2 inches) taller than the Bolt's.


I can't speak to the measurements, but my observation is that the Bolt looks far less likely to hit the ground on pot holes. It's like the tires stick out from the rims more and would cover the rims or something. I suppose it might be because the Leaf I had used hub caps rather than rims.

Anyway, no need for people to get defensive. As I said, I was just having fun with you guys. Clearly technology has advanced in the last 3 years, and I'm sure Nissan will soon come out with a new EV that reflects that.

RonDawg
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Re: After 2 weeks with a Bolt, here's everything I miss about the Leaf

Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:55 pm

ElectricMonkey wrote:
Again as I posted above, per https://tiresize.com/calculator/ the Leaf's sidewalls on the Leaf S are actually slightly (0.2 inches) taller than the Bolt's.


I can't speak to the measurements, but my observation is that the Bolt looks far less likely to hit the ground on pot holes. It's like the tires stick out from the rims more and would cover the rims or something. I suppose it might be because the Leaf I had used hub caps rather than rims.

Anyway, no need for people to get defensive. As I said, I was just having fun with you guys. Clearly technology has advanced in the last 3 years, and I'm sure Nissan will soon come out with a new EV that reflects that.


Tires sticking out from the rims more might protect it from curb rash but not potholes. And curb rash is caused by careless parking, so it's totally preventable.

There's plenty of legitimate gripes with the Leaf but your thread just comes across as a Leaf-bashing thread for no specific purpose.

BTW I never had this problem with my Leaf: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/0 ... ing-glare/

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Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
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ElectricMonkey
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Re: After 2 weeks with a Bolt, here's everything I miss about the Leaf

Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:01 pm

There's plenty of legitimate gripes with the Leaf but your thread just comes across as a Leaf-bashing thread for no specific purpose.


The specific purpose is entertainment :mrgreen: Oh, and to point out how much technology has advanced in the last 3 years.

edatoakrun
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Re: After 2 weeks with a Bolt, here's everything I miss about the Leaf

Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:35 pm

ElectricMonkey wrote:
...The specific purpose is entertainment...

Another EX-LEAFer posting that they didn't know how much they were paying for a BEV with range limits that they did not understand.

Sad, rather than entertaining, to watch people make fools of themselves on a public forum...
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ElectricMonkey
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Re: After 2 weeks with a Bolt, here's everything I miss about the Leaf

Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:59 pm

Another EX-LEAFer posting that they didn't know how much they were paying for a BEV with range limits that they did not understand.

Sad, rather than entertaining, to watch people make fools of themselves on a public forum...


Well you're just a bundle of joy now, aren't you. :| Any other comments you'd like to add? I mean, let's keep this thread alive.

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mwalsh
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Re: After 2 weeks with a Bolt, here's everything I miss about the Leaf

Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:37 pm

Well I'm still OK with my LEAF aside from the little niggles I outlined in the 6 year thread.

However, I would still jump at the chance of owning a Bolt if I could afford to right now, uncomfortable seats and all! :D
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derkraut
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Re: After 2 weeks with a Bolt, here's everything I miss about the Leaf

Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:12 pm

[quote="alozzy"]I don't get the point of this thread, the OP just seems to be trying to rub our noses in it. Enjoy your Bolt, but serious who but you cares. Go hangout in the Bolt forums or do something useful instead.

Meanwhile, I'll still enjoy my Leaf and I'll not resent it for all the things it isn't. It's shortcomings, particularly with respect to range, are well documented so why on earth did you buy a Leaf in the first place?


I agree with alozzy 100%. If a NEW Bolt was around $25K MSRP, I might look at it; but I like my 6yr old Leaf just fine
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Re: After 2 weeks with a Bolt, here's everything I miss about the Leaf

Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:06 pm

I now drive an eGolf. What I miss most is the Leaf hacking community. There is Lincomatic, Turbo and others with free or low cost information programs. My eGolf is far better than my Mercedes B was but still there is no real traction battery info.
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Firetruck41
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Re: After 2 weeks with a Bolt, here's everything I miss about the Leaf

Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:19 pm

ElectricMonkey wrote:
Again as I posted above, per https://tiresize.com/calculator/ the Leaf's sidewalls on the Leaf S are actually slightly (0.2 inches) taller than the Bolt's.


I can't speak to the measurements, but my observation is that the Bolt looks far less likely to hit the ground on pot holes. It's like the tires stick out from the rims more and would cover the rims or something. I suppose it might be because the Leaf I had used hub caps rather than rims.

Anyway, no need for people to get defensive. As I said, I was just having fun with you guys. Clearly technology has advanced in the last 3 years, and I'm sure Nissan will soon come out with a new EV that reflects that.

If you don't want people to be defensive, then don't be offensive. One pretty naturally follows the other.
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