garsh
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Delivery Date: 05 Apr 2012
Location: Pittsburgh PA

I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:02 am

One day after joining the 7-bars club, I passed 100,000 miles on my Leaf! The Leaf will soon be replaced with a Tesla Model 3 for my normal work commute, but it's going to live on as our 3rd vehicle, as we have a 16yo learning how to drive, and I can't imagine trusting him with the Tesla anytime soon. ;)

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2012 Black SV, 7 bars, 101,000 miles

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jlv
Posts: 969
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:08 pm
Delivery Date: 30 Apr 2014
Leaf Number: 424487
Location: Massachusetts

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:33 am

garsh wrote:as we have a 16yo learning how to drive, and I can't imagine trusting him with the Tesla anytime soon.

I feel even my LEAF has too much instant torque for a new driver. I taught all my kids to drive on a manual VW, but that's a skill that is in the decline at this point.

But before you let him ever take out the Tesla, turn on Chill mode and set the speed limiter. (I assume the 3 has Chill mode).
LEAF '13 SL+Prem (mfg 12/13, leased 4/14, bought 5/17, sold 11/18) 34K mi, AHr 58, SOH 87%
Tesla S 75D (3/17)
Tesla X 100D (12/18)
70K 100% BEV miles since '14
ICE free since '18

Lothsahn
Posts: 327
Joined: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Delivery Date: 04 Jan 2018
Leaf Number: 007797

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:47 am

jlv wrote:
garsh wrote:as we have a 16yo learning how to drive, and I can't imagine trusting him with the Tesla anytime soon.

I feel even my LEAF has too much instant torque for a new driver. I taught all my kids to drive on a manual VW, but that's a skill that is in the decline at this point.


I think Eco mode would be perfect for a new driver. Ah, the days of manual transmissions. Or in the case of my leaf, the days of transmissions...

One day not far in the future, we'll all be talking about how cars lurched when they did this thing called "shift", and our grandkids will look at us like we're crazy.
2011 Silver SV, purchased 2018, lives in Missouri (previously in CA)
LeafSpy Pro + BAFX Products OBDII dongle
Battery swap 2019/04/24 (87% SOH, 12 bar)

Reddy
Posts: 1544
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:09 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Aug 2011
Leaf Number: 006828
Location: Pasco, WA

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:41 pm

Thank you!!!!! That's 100,000 miles that the fossil fuel industry will never get.
Reddy
2011 SL; 9 bar, 45.80 AHr; 45,000 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
Long: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... al#p226115"
Cold: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 60#p243033"

DarthPuppy
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Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:45 pm
Delivery Date: 11 Aug 2013

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:56 pm

Reddy wrote:Thank you!!!!! That's 100,000 miles that the fossil fuel industry will never get.


Yes, thank you indeed!
'13 Leaf SL
'18 Honda Clarity Touring PHEV

smkettner
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Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:13 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Feb 2014
Location: Orange County, CA

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:10 am

No way could I have made 100,000 on the Nissan battery with all those lost bars. Congrats to you for making it.
I am sure I have driven 100,000+ electric miles but I am on my second EV.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
RAV4 traded in for I-Pace Dec 2018

garsh
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Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:27 am
Delivery Date: 05 Apr 2012
Location: Pittsburgh PA

Re: I've joined the 100,000 mile club

Mon May 13, 2019 3:08 am

I ended up selling my Leaf this week.

I went to get it inspected. They said it would need $800 worth of suspension work in order to pass. I declined. The car isn't worth much more than that (about $2000 according to KBB). So after picking it up from the garage, I drove straight to CarSense (similar to CarMax) and got an offer for $1500, which I took.

It had 101,850 miles at the end. It was a fun introduction to electric vehicle ownership, but I'm quite disappointed in the battery degradation I experienced. I still need a vehicle for the 16yo to drive, so I think I'm going to pick up a Chevy Volt. They seem to have a good reputation for maintaining the battery well. And the 2nd generation Volts actually have more all-electric range than my Leaf did at the end.
2012 Black SV, 7 bars, 101,000 miles

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