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2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:22 pm

So what does everyone think of the analog odometer. I have mixed feelings. I love most eof the new leaf and it will make a nice upgrade from our 2016SV in a few years. But I kinda don't like the analog speedometer. I'm trying to wrap my mind around why they would do this. Opinions????
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:42 pm

webeleafowners wrote:So what does everyone think of the analog odometer. I have mixed feelings. I love most eof the new leaf and it will make a nice upgrade from our 2016SV in a few years. But I kinda don't like the analog speedometer. I'm trying to wrap my mind around why they would do this. Opinions????

I wonder if it's one of many options? My wife's truck has an analog option and two digital options.

Edit: I like it.

Also, I wonder if the capacity bars are gone...
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:51 pm

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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:52 pm

I much prefer a proper gauge to a number. I like getting not only speed, but rate of change info. It's higher-quality information and it's observable without having to look right at the thing. I'd love a HUD, but absent that, the new speedo looks great.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:07 pm

It's apparently an actual analog gauge, not a digital display set to look like one. Its the only choice, and it sucks - especially without a top screen or HUD for speed. Definite downgrade. Makes me wonder if the headlights are Crap, too.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:50 pm

My last four cars have all had just a digital or both types and I have gotten so used to digital that analog speedometers annoy me now.

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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:53 pm

It isn't even a very good analog unit. Hard to read, and looks like it was made for a Chinese truck.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:01 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:It isn't even a very good analog unit. Hard to read, and looks like it was made for a Chinese truck.


What's hard to read? Seems very clear to me. (may need to open image in a new tab to zoom in).

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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:02 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:... Makes me wonder if the headlights are Crap, too.
LIke the current ones already are? I struggle to even know if mine are even one sometimes. and the full beam is not so great. I hope they are better... they look like they push light out the front instead of out the top.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:38 pm

What's hard to read? Seems very clear to me.


It isn't hard to read with the car parked. Going highway speeds, however, the numbers are too small to read in a small fraction of a second, thus causing you to look down for a little too long for safety. I'd happily trade the electronic parking brake to keep the upper Speedo display.
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